Business Process Management - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1952 en Red Hat polishes business process management suite http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/red-hat-polishes-business-process-management-suite-237623?source=rss_business_process_management <p>Thanks to its 2012 acquisition of Polymita, Red Hat has added major functionality to its software suite for managing business processes, making the package an appealing choice in the enterprise market for BPM (business process management) software.</p> <p>"Rather than building this stuff ourselves, we were able to leverage the technology from Polymita and bring this to market sooner," said Phil Simpson, Red Hat principal product marketing manager, of the new release of Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6. "Polymita brought a lot of technology that was very business-user friendly."</p> Applications Red Hat Business Process Management Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:02:38 +0000 admin 237623 at http://www.infoworld.com Ex-Microsoft architect's startup focuses on SaaS integration http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/ex-microsoft-architects-startup-focuses-saas-integration-237107?source=rss_business_process_management <p>A former Microsoft architect has founded a startup called Azuqua aimed at tackling the problem of joining together and automating business processes from multiple SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications.</p> <p>The proliferation of SaaS and the "API [application programming interface] economy," provides a vast opportunity for a service that can easily pull together processes from multiple applications to serve various scenarios, CEO Nikhil Hasija said in an interview prior to Tuesday's launch of the company's platform.</p> Applications Application Development Cloud Computing Business Process Management Enterprise Application Integration SaaS Startups Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:50:53 +0000 admin 237107 at http://www.infoworld.com Celebrating Unix heroes: 15 computing pioneers http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/116636/celebrating-unix-heroes-15-computing-pioneers-225494?source=rss_business_process_management <!--paging_filter-->A look at 15 early Unix pioneers and their contributions to the computer industry<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A look at 15 early Unix pioneers and their contributions to the computer industry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/116636 </div> </div> </div> IT Management Business Process Management Sat, 24 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000 admin 225494 at http://www.infoworld.com ProcessMaker 2.5: Open source workflow made faster, simpler http://www.infoworld.com/t/applications/processmaker-25-open-source-workflow-made-faster-simpler-225159?source=rss_business_process_management <div id="image"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/processmaker.jpg" alt="Colosa ProcessMaker 2.5" /></div> <p>ProcessMaker 2.5 is the latest iteration of Colosa's open source BPM/workflow solution for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as business unit projects. A classic LAMP application built with PHP, ProcessMaker is available in a free community edition, subscription-based enterprise editions, and cloud editions that Colosa hosts on Amazon EC2 and elsewhere. There's also a version tailored to SugarCRM users.</p> Applications Application Development Open Source Software Application Development Business Process Management PHP Web Open Source Software Applications Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Lab Notes 225159 at http://www.infoworld.com Annoying programs vendors trick you into installing http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/112235/annoying-programs-vendors-trick-you-installing-223423?source=rss_business_process_management <!--paging_filter-->A look at the slowing, system-gunkifying software that you don't want on your system but is nonetheless there<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A look at the slowing, system-gunkifying software that you don&#039;t want on your system but is nonetheless there </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/112235 </div> </div> </div> Access Control Business Process Management Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 223423 at http://www.infoworld.com The 10 most important milestones in Web browser history http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/101315/the-10-most-important-milestones-in-web-browser-history-218749?source=rss_business_process_management <!--paging_filter-->From ARPANET and Mosaic to Internet Explorer vs. Firefox, Web browsers have made the Internet into something we can't live without<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From ARPANET and Mosaic to Internet Explorer vs. Firefox, Web browsers have made the Internet into something we can&#039;t live without </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> pcworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/101315 </div> </div> </div> Internet Business Process Management Sat, 18 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 218749 at http://www.infoworld.com 25 must-have technologies for small businesses http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/25-must-have-technologies-small-businesses-217465?source=rss_business_process_management <p>Running a small business isn't easy. I know. I run one. As a freelance writer, I've learned that you need to run your writing career as if you were running a business.</p> <p>Writing takes up about 10 percent of my time in a good week. The rest is spent on invoicing, accounting and sales. I spend more time on client relations, managing contractors, website optimization, social media promotions, product development, security monitoring, and on and on and on than I ever do on writing.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Business Process Management Cloud Storage Data Mining Anti-virus Collaboration Software CRM Mobile Apps Project Management Software Video Conferencing Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:50:01 +0000 admin 217465 at http://www.infoworld.com Software AG goes all-out for in-memory data processing http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/software-ag-goes-all-out-in-memory-data-processing-213846?source=rss_business_process_management <p>Software AG is adding in-memory capabilities to the Enterprise Service Bus with Version 9.0 of its sprawling webMethods software suite, while the new Terracotta In-Genius will use in-memory technology to speed the processing of business intelligence.</p> <p>BigMemory, the in-memory data platform of Software AG's Terracotta business unit, also got a boost Monday with an upgrade to version 4.0, available now. It can be more easily integrated with Hadoop, supports Java 7, and can deliver up to 60 percent faster data access, the company announced at the Cebit trade show.</p> Business Intelligence Business Process Management Predictive Analytics Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:37:36 +0000 admin 213846 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft Office Web Apps vs. Google Docs http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/83495/microsoft-office-web-apps-vs-google-docs-211487?source=rss_business_process_management <!--paging_filter-->5 reasons why Google Docs is better, 5 reasons why Web Apps is better<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 reasons why Google Docs is better, 5 reasons why Web Apps is better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/83495 </div> </div> </div> Business Process Management Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 211487 at http://www.infoworld.com Top 10 Google business tools http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/74995/top-10-google-business-tools-207442?source=rss_business_process_management <!--paging_filter-->Google is so ubiquitous in our everyday digital lives that it's easy to overlook the many tools it offers for businesses<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google is so ubiquitous in our everyday digital lives that it&#039;s easy to overlook the many tools it offers for businesses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> pcworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/74995 </div> </div> </div> Business Process Management Applications Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 admin 207442 at http://www.infoworld.com Cloud, mobile, HANA help SAP boost Q2 revenue http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/cloud-mobile-hana-help-sap-boost-q2-revenue-198490?source=rss_business_process_management <p>SAP's revenue for the second quarter grew 18 percent over the same quarter last year to €3.9 billion ($4.9 billion) following record software revenue of over €1 billion, it reported on Tuesday.</p> <p>The business software company in Walldorf, Germany, said all regions posted double-digit software revenue gains, while demand for SAP's new offerings continued to grow.</p> Applications Business Intelligence The Industry Standard SAP Business Process Management Business Intelligence Technology Business Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:08:08 +0000 admin 198490 at http://www.infoworld.com Fire up a workflow engine to improve software development http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/fire-workflow-engine-improve-software-development-205102?source=rss_business_process_management <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workflow_engine" target="_blank">Workflow engines</a> are underused and underappreciated. Most companies configure or develop enterprise software so that it implicitly reflects their business processes and leave it at that -- big mistake.</p> <p>To use a workflow engine, you create a state diagram via a graphical tool or configuration file. As the workflow engine executes the file, it&nbsp;enables you to map and store the state of the system and hook into state transitions that trigger events and functionality.</p> Application Development Business Process Management Development Tools Java Programming Open Source Software Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 205102 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM buys Emptoris for contract managment, supply software http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ibm-buys-emptoris-contract-managment-supply-software-181868?source=rss_business_process_management <p>IBM has signed a deal to buy supply and contract management software vendor Emptoris in another bid to fill out its growing catalog of business-to-business and business-to-consumer commerce technologies, the company announced Thursday. Terms of the deal, which is scheduled to close in the first quarter of next year, were not provided.</p> Applications The Industry Standard IBM Business Process Management M&A ERP Supply Chain Management Business Intelligence Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:48:52 +0000 admin 181868 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe ends mobile Flash Player, reveals enterprise pullback http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/adobe-ends-mobile-flash-player-reveals-enterprise-pullback-178474?source=rss_business_process_management <p>UPDATED 8:25a PT -- Adobe Systems is ending development of its Flash plug-ins for mobile browsers, the company <a href="http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2011/11/flash-focus.html" target="_blank">confirmed today</a>. Instead, Adobe will focus on <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/html5/download-infoworlds-megaguide-html5-175982">HTML5</a> and, to a lesser extent, its AIR runtime environment. Adobe says it will work on tools that convert Flash content and apps to HTML5 and AIR versions for use on mobile, rather than continue to develop its mobile Flash Player.</p> Applications Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Adobe Flash Business Process Management Content Management Mobile Apps Applications Technology Business Wed, 09 Nov 2011 11:30:00 +0000 admin 178474 at http://www.infoworld.com The true value of social networking at work http://www.infoworld.com/t/collaboration-software/the-true-value-social-networking-work-171653?source=rss_business_process_management <p>"Get back to work!" It's the battle cry of the hard-nosed, get-it-done, productivity-focused manager. It was also the battle cry of my colleague J. Peter Bruzzese in a recent post, "<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/if-you-must-have-in-house-social-tools-go-sharepoint-170637" target="_blank">If you must have in-house social tools, go with SharePoint</a>," where he questioned the wisdom of encouraging employees to electronically socially network, when really they should be focusing on the work at hand instead.</p> IT Management Business Process Management Collaboration Software IT Strategy Content Management Social Networking Consumerization of IT Wed, 07 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 171653 at http://www.infoworld.com OpenText acquires Operitel for learning software http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/opentext-acquires-operitel-learning-software-171697?source=rss_business_process_management <p>Open Text has purchased Operitel, maker of learning and portal software that is integrated with <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/5-tips-sharepoint-2010-deployment-and-configuration-123">Microsoft SharePoint</a>, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.</p> Applications Business Process Management Content Management Microsoft .Net Tue, 06 Sep 2011 15:07:51 +0000 admin 171697 at http://www.infoworld.com How to succeed as IT's new business analyst http://www.infoworld.com/t/business-process-management/how-succeed-its-new-business-analyst-167956?source=rss_business_process_management <p>Business analysts aren't business analysts anymore. At least, they shouldn't be.</p> <p>Or maybe it's that they should be, but haven't been. The bottom line is that business analysts should be the folks who analyze the business, helping managers figure out how to make things work better. But as the job's traditional responsibilities have been to determine what software is supposed to do -- what the "requirements" are -- there's no point fighting a vocabulary battle.</p> IT Jobs Business Process Management IT Training Technology Consulting Consumerization of IT Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 167956 at http://www.infoworld.com Reinventing a pivotal role for IT http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-strategy/reinventing-pivotal-role-it-167317?source=rss_business_process_management <p>The Agile family of development methodologies is pushing business analysts into a new role, and the coming IT transformation is pulling them into it as well. The role? Analyzing the business, not the software requirements.</p> Application Development IT Jobs Business Process Management IT Strategy Consumerization of IT Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 167317 at http://www.infoworld.com OpenText buys BPM vendor Global 360 for $260M http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/opentext-buys-bpm-vendor-global-360-260m-881?source=rss_business_process_management <p>Content management vendor OpenText is moving further into BPM (business process management) software, scooping up Global 360 for US$260 million, the company announced Wednesday.</p> <p>Companies use BPM software to create, put in place and manage various business processes, such as the steps involved in purchasing supplies, fulfilling orders, or hiring new workers.</p> The Industry Standard Business Process Management M&A Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:28:49 +0000 admin 166881 at http://www.infoworld.com OpenText adds personnel directories to BPM suite http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/opentext-adds-personnel-directories-bpm-suite-710?source=rss_business_process_management <p>As part of an update to its Metastorm BPM (business process management) software, content management software provider OpenText has added a personnel directory to its Metastorm Smart Business Workspace product.</p> <p>"The primary focus of this release is taking what we have learned from social media," said Sandra Moran, OpenText senior director of product marketing.</p> Applications Business Process Management Mon, 11 Jul 2011 23:39:04 +0000 admin 166710 at http://www.infoworld.com