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Today's organisations compete through more efficient and better executed business processes. Business process management (BPM) is an approach and technology for implementing well-defined, well-executed processes.


BPM software has 'nowhere to go' – says leading BPM software company - 21 Oct 2014

From 'I don't even use the phrase BPM any more,' says Appian CEO Matt Calkins. This might sound like an odd statement coming from the head of a company whose business process management (BPM) software has for many years featured in the top right quartile of Gartner's BPM Suites Magic ... read more..

Businesses hit digital roadblock due to paper processes - 16 Sep 2013

From A survey of business and IT leaders has found that paper-based processes are creating inefficiencies. Despite the growth of computerisation in recent decades, businesses still use paper in key processes. The Coleman Parkes study based on interviews with 735 senior business and IT decision makers found that, in 75% ... read more..

Business-Critical SharePoint – Webinar - 22 Aug 2013

Join Microsoft and ClearPeople for a Webinar on August 29 Learn how to improve productivity and process efficiency across your organisation with SharePoint and line-of-business data in this 45-minute webinar presented by Microsoft and ClearPeople. This 45-minute webinar on Business-Critical SharePoint (BCSP) is a lead-in to the major event on September 19. Microsoft ... read more..

Improve Efficiencies and Reduce Costs with Business Intelligence & Business-Critical SharePoint - 22 Aug 2013

Date: 19 September 2013 Time: 9.00am-3.00pm Location: Microsoft's office in Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL (see map). Nearest tube station is Victoria Cost: Free of charge includes free morning tea Enrol: Click here Overview: Discover how to improve productivity and process efficiency across your organisation with Business Intelligence portals, SharePoint and ... read more..

Gartner: real-time analytics will be key for most high-performing companies - 04 Mar 2013

From ComputerworldUK The large majority (70%) of high-performing companies will manage their business processes using real-time predictive analytics or 'extreme collaboration' by 2016, says analyst house Gartner. Gartner said one of the more effective techniques for business process improvement is intelligent business operations (IBO), in which processes are 'aware' of and can ... read more..

No. 8: IT Service Management - 29 Mar 2012

A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership, presentations, videos and news to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key issues in IT service management.The key element of ITSM is that, rather than simply focus on technology and the internal IT organisation, IT leaders ... read more..

Getting What You Need from IT Security (OpinionWire 9 March 2012) - 09 Mar 2012

Iceland to Become a Low-Cost Data Centre DestinationIceland's new and unique multi-tenant data centre will be an attractive low-cost destination for many IT workloads eventually. UK co-location provider Verne Global built the facility on a former Nato base near Keflavik airport, with modular IT infrastructure from Colt Technology. Verne ... read more..

Insecure software development undermines business value - 16 Dec 2011

No software developer sets out to produce bad code and create insecure applications, but there appears to be a lack of understanding towards securing software in the corporate infrastructure. Security weaknesses in software systems of enterprises are routinely exposed by hacking incidents; the Sony and breaches are the most ... read more..

Insecure software development undermines business value - 25 Nov 2011

software development Routinely, the security weaknesses in software systems of enterprises are exposed by hacking incidents immediately the recent Sony and breaches come to mind. The majority of these incidents are back-door breaches. Bola Rotibi from (ISC)2 explores the need for security considerations to be part of the ... read more..

New services for NCC Members - 04 Jul 2011

Following input earlier in the year from the NCC Members Advisory Board, we are pleased to announce two new services for NCC Members: Analyst Digest and our Professional Development Service. Every day new research, articles and white papers get posted on the web research that could provide you with ... read more..

Agile Project Management (Edinburgh) - 14 Jun 2011

14 June 2011 Download the presentations Agile - The New World Order This seminar will demonstrate how you can introduce an Agile approach into your organisation: how to get the buy-in from the business, how to get the approval of the technical team and the steps you need to ... read more..

The organisation can rest assured that its IT is doing a good job! - 18 May 2011

Michael Dean discusses Northern Ireland Housing Executives accreditation to the National Computing Centre Standard for IT Departments with Colleen Long Assistant Director and Head of IT Services at NIHE. The Northern Ireland Housing Association (NIHE) which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is Northern Irelands Regional Housing Authority, ... read more..

Adopting agile project management - Webinar - 24 Mar 2011

Webinar on 24 March 2011 This webinar will show how you can introduce agile methods into your organisation: how to get the buy-in from the business, how to get the approval of the technical team and the steps you need to take to make all your projects successful. In short, you ... read more..

Mobile devices are being used to prevent fraud (OpinionWire 11 March 2011) - 14 Mar 2011

Mobile devices are being used to prevent fraudThe growing use of mobile devices for a whole range of business and private applications provides many advantages. However, while we all appreciate the benefits of instant access to information on the move, there are often security implications that need to be addressed. ... read more..

HP buys Vertica, joins Big Data party (OpinionWire 25 February 2011) - 25 Feb 2011

HP buys Vertica, joins Big Data party Less than a month after stopping support of its ill-fated NeoView data warehousing range, HP has acquired Vertica Systems to fill the gap for Big Data warehousing and analytics. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011. This is ... read more..

SharePoint 2010 - Putting together the business case - 15 Feb 2011

15 February 2011 Networking Seminar Download the PDF presentation slides: The Business Case For SharePoint 2010 - Ian Woodgate SharePoint 2010Putting together the business case - Stephen Fox In the last three years, the adoption of Microsoft SharePoint as an IT infrastructure platform has been ... read more..

Agile Project Management (London) - 09 Feb 2011

09 February 2011 Download the PDF presentations Download the PDF flyer: Agile Project Management solutions from the NCC Agile - The New Standard Agile project management practices are becoming the standard in the ... read more..

Agile - The New Standard - 27 Jan 2011

Mint Hotel, Manchester, 26th January 2011The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London, 9th February 2011 In the current economic climate, Agiles iterative steps where chunks of work form stepping stones, allow for tangible hands-on ownership by the business as the software is built. This visibility to the business ensures deliverables are on ... read more..

Agile Project Management (Manchester) - 26 Jan 2011

26 January 2011 Download the PDF presentations Download the PDF flyer: Agile Project Management solutions from the NCC Agile - The New Standard Agile project management practices are becoming the standard in the software industry. ... read more..

Software Asset and Licence Management - 25 Jan 2011

One of the few remaining ways to realising cost efficiencies Software Asset Management (SAM) is the most efficient way for organisations to gain control of their software estate from both a licence compliance and financial perspective. The most effective SAM licence management and optimization strategy will enable organisations to achieve ... read more..

Aligning IT with the Business - 29 Sep 2010

29 September 2010 NCC research indicates that IT Departments continue to strive to achieve better and more effective strategic alignment with the business they serve*, perhaps to maintain or improve service levels with static or reduced budgets. But why is it still, continue to strive? Why is alignment not the ... read more..

Should IT service management go back to basics? (OpionionWire, 23 July 2010) - 16 Jul 2010

Ovum is witnessing what is hopefully the start of an interesting go-to-market trend for IT service management (ITSM) software vendors a change of product markitecture, from ITIL alignment to addressing key IT challenges in better meeting business needs and demonstrating IT-delivered value. While ITIL is still and will continue ... read more..

Business agility (Straight Talk, Q1 2010) - 11 Jun 2010

In this issue: BPM for the Agile organization Moving from recession to recovery with business intelligence Turning data into intelligence in the public sector Glued on security doesnt work Business agility ... read more..

Business process management - making the case - 25 May 2010

business process management Wayne R. Snell, Senior Director at Lombardi, explores the arguments for business process management. For several years running, improving Business Process Management (BPM) has become a top priority for companies. CIOs and IT executives continue to place business process improvement as the top business priority for their ... read more..

Bringing ILM inside the box - 25 May 2010

Information lifecycle management IT budgets are shrinking even as the reliance on data and application availability grows. IT managers must spend carefully to keep from negatively impacting the bottom line and one area where IT departments can realise significant savings is storage. Adrian Groeneveld of Pillar Data Systems provides a ... read more..

Metadata management - an essential component of integration projects - 25 May 2010

information management Tim Cianchi, Business Unit Leader at Zuhlke, looks at the impact metadata management has on business IT systems and considers how organisations can approach systems and information in a way that both addresses general business efficiency and integration requirements. For as long as organisations have been recording ... read more..

BPM - collaborate for success - 12 Mar 2010

Business Process Management has been around for some time but interest has significantly increased over the last few years as organisations seek greater agility in turbulent times. What was once the preserve of larger organisations is now becoming mainstream. Butler have researched the experiences learned from BPM adopters and have ... read more..

Business Process Management: Creating a Platform for Organisational Agility (Ovum Butler Technology Evaluation and Comparison Report) - 03 Mar 2010

Although Business Process Management (BPM) solutions were already beginning to gain a great deal of traction in the market, the global economic climate of the past year has created an even greater interest as organisations look to the products to help streamline their processes. Although this has mainly been by ... read more..

Keeping one step ahead in a mobile world - 22 Feb 2010

We hear a great deal about the efficiencies of mobile working, as well as the environmental benefits. Sadly, we also hear a great deal about the vulnerabilities of mobile technologies, especially in terms of data protection. Too often and once is already too often as far as the people ... read more..

The Challenge of Digital Landfill - 25 Nov 2009

A decade into a new millennium, much of our IT infrastructure is fit for digital landfill and we are continuing to pour money into it at an alarming rate. The current approach to IT is to custom-build systems and incrementally change them as required. As the degree of change ... read more..



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