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Michael Roberts | September 6, 2017
Even as of September 2017, many IBM Cognos customers are still deeply invested in older Cognos 10.x (or earlier) releases—and with good reason. The earlier releases are stable, scalable, and, after many years of incremental upgrades, very powerful. The initial releases of Cognos 11 (say, 11.0.4 or earlier) were missing some key functional components, and it has taken IBM a while to catch up... + continue reading
Joel Krishnan | September 5, 2017
IBM has taken a big leap forward in its Digital Process Automation journey by joining hands with Automation Anywhere, the largest player in the RPA space. The BPM platform is used to transform or improve a process and provide end-to-end process visibility. While improving or transforming the business process, it provides some automation by way of straight through processing and through the... + continue reading
Raj Chaudhary | August 29, 2017
The term “microservices” has sprung up in the last couple of years. While there is no precise definition, one can conceptualize a microservice architecture as a method of developing software applications as a suite of small, modular, independently deployable, services in which each service runs a unique process and communicates through a well-defined, lightweight mechanism to serve a... + continue reading
Sabari Mukherjee | June 30, 2017
Microservices and APIs Microservices enable agility when working in cross-functional teams, building independently deployable services. These services are exposed as publicly accessible APIs, and are fundamental to a suitably structured hybrid integration. The API assembly in a hybrid reference architecture is typically composed of new and existing microservices likely to communicate using... + continue reading
Parthasarathi Jayapathi | June 29, 2017
Overview Business activity monitoring (BAM) and reporting in real time are some of the essential features that most of the firms around the world (including large banking/financial, healthcare, insurance, automotive, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment organizations) are looking for. BAM plays a vital role in BPM world. Among the BPM products in the market, IBM BPM is one of the most... + continue reading
N.R. Vijay | April 25, 2017
In November of 2016, OECD held a meeting on Big data: Bringing competition policy to the digital era. The meeting identified that the use of big data by firms for the development of products, processes, and forms of organization has the potential to generate substantial efficiency and productivity gains. For instance, it can improving decision-making and forecasting, as well as allow for better... + continue reading