All posts by: Robin Bloor

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May 30, 2007

What is CEBP (Communications Enabled Business Processing)?

BPM is yesterday’s news. Actually it’s last century’s news. It was born about 20 years ago – the first company offering that kind of development capability being Pegasystems Inc. Other companies probably claim that honor, I’m sure and it doesn’t matter much as far as this article is concerned, because the point is that BPM […]

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April 25, 2007

Why You Need To Worry About Web 2.0 Malware

You probably know that out there in cyberspace there are web sites that are designed specifically to infect you with some kind of malware. You’re not worried because, well, you don’t visit those kinds of sites. You confine your web surfing activities to safe places; the companies you deal with regularly and dependable sites like […]

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March 16, 2007

Why 64 Bits Will Soon Matter

Cast your mind back fifteen years, if you can. Believe it or not that was when the IT industry suddenly started to get excited about 64 bit computing. IBM (in conjunction with Apple and Motorola) had already embarked on the design of the 64 bit Power PC chip and Digital announced the 64 bit Alpha […]

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February 12, 2007

Social Networking and ThinkPlace

At Lotusphere last month, with a great deal of fanfare, Lotus announced upgrades to its whole software portfolio and introduced two new products Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections. The latter of these two, a collection of social networking capabilities, garnered most of the press attention – and with good reason, because it stands as a […]

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January 9, 2007

It’s Curtains For Portals

Portals first emerged when the browser captured the hearts, minds and imagination of the software industry. With the advent of the browser, the windowed desktop was suddenly passé and the assumption was that the browser itself could become a kind of desktop. It wasn’t websites like Yahoo!, Excite, Lycos and AOL were also dubbed portals […]

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November 27, 2006

The (Probable) Pitfalls of SOA

By Robin Bloor, Partner The (Probable) Pitfalls of SOA By Robin Bloor, Partner It’s a little early to report on the pitfalls of SOA. Most companies haven’t gotten far enough to get into trouble yet. There have been a few false starts, where companies confused BPM with SOA (BPM is just a part of SOA) and […]

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October 31, 2006

Social Networks

by Robin Bloor, Partner We hear the words “Social Network” a great deal these days. It’s an Internet phenomenon that is bearing fruit, both by virtue of launching successful ideas and by providing much appreciated services to Internet users. It began with Craig’s List, not long after the Internet itself became a phenomenon. Craig Newmark […]

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August 31, 2006

The Virtual End Game

by Robin Bloor, Partner   I’m not sure which year it was that virtualization became a new word. Maybe it was 2002 or 2003. I remember IBM introducing its “On Demand” marketing vision and using the term as though it were already in Webster’s. I thought: “nice idea, but actually only VMware is delivering this […]

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July 28, 2006

A Bold Move: HP Acquires Mercury

 By Robin Bloor Question: In what way was HP’s system management portfolio like Mercury’s system management portfolio? Answer: It wasn’t. In a nutshell, that’s the main point of HP’s $4.5 billion acquisition of Mercury. HP’s software business was growing strongly and so was Mercury’s, both with revenues in the region of $1 billion. They were […]

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June 21, 2006

Anti-Virus Software: The Game is Almost Up

Anti-Virus Software: The Game is Almost Up  By Robin Bloor, Partner  A few months ago, AV-Test.org – that’s the name of the web site, by the way, the organization itself is located in Germany at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg – monitored the responses of AV companies to new viruses over a 3 day […]

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