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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Activiti 5.0 GA, the Apache 2 Licensed BPMN 2 Engine Released

by Josh Long on  Dec 02, 2010 3

Alfresco has just released version 5.0 GA of the Activiti engine, an Apache2 licensed BPMN 2.0 implementation. InfoQ talked with project lead Tom Baeyens on the new release. Tom is also the creator and former project lead for the jBPM project.

Will Business Adopt BPMN 2.0?

by Boris Lublinsky on  Sep 15, 2010 4

With BPMN 2.0 starting to get traction in the IT community and the new “native” BPMN execution engines, the question still remains if BPMN 2.0 is going to be widely adopted by the business community.

Visualize First. Build Later.

by Dave West on  Jun 28, 2010 16

A Computerworld article and webinar announcement, both featuring the use of iRise, to visually capture business application requirements calls attention to this growing product segment.

Alfresco Announces Activiti Project, an Apache 2 Licensed BPM Engine

by Josh Long on  May 22, 2010

Alfresco announces their open source, Apache 2 Licensed Business Process Managment engine, Activiti, with former jBPM lead Tom Baeyens at the helm.

Is Standalone BPMS Really Dead?

by Boris Lublinsky on  May 13, 2010 10

In his latest post, Tom Baeyens argues that despite its usefulness, the time of BPMS has passed and suggests bringing BPM closer to its potential users – application developers.

Introducing Business Entities and the Business Entity Definition Language

by Boris Lublinsky on  Apr 28, 2010 7

A new developerWorks article - Data4BPM - proposes two new standards, the Business Entity Definition Language (BEDL) and BPEL4Data for the holistic design and execution of process with Business Entities.

Business Rules Management - the Missing Link?

by Boris Lublinsky on  Mar 31, 2010

A new discussion in the blogosphere is bringing up the question of whether business rules should be used to dynamically guide business process execution.

Forrester Releases Free Research Report on Lean for Business

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 01, 2009 1

Forrester Research, in preparation for their Business Technology Forum next week, has released an analyst report for free download, entitled "Lean: The New Business Technology Imperative." Aimed at management, it discusses Lean as a whole-business imperative, and its impact on IT, cautioning: "Don’t get so caught up in eliminating waste that you forget to create value and increase flexibility."

Using BPM And SOA To Maximum Business Value

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jun 25, 2009

Industry analyst Neil Ward-Dutton, writes that the combination of Business Process Management (BPM) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is seen as technically complementary. There are different views on how the two concepts play together, however, the author maintains that there is enough synergy between them to increase business value.

Interview: Miko Matsumura on AlignSpace

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Apr 21, 2009

In this interview, Miki Matsumura, Deputy CTO of Software AG, introduces a new collaborative platform for business process practitioners: AlignSpace. He explains that middleware is just one part of the equation when it comes to integration projects, he sees a lot of value coming from enabling people to collaborate more efficiently.

Improving the Business Process Simulation

by Boris Lublinsky on  Mar 18, 2009

While interest in Business Process Management increases, Business Process Simulation is becoming more and more important. Recent blog posts by Keith Swenson and Bruce Silver discuss important aspects of the Business Process Simulation.

A Workflow-as-a-Service Platform using SilverLight

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 05, 2009 2

SnapFlow is the latest Workflow-as-a-Service platform to launch. Gopinath Dhanakodi, VP of Engineering, explains his technical choices while Samad Wahedi comments on why they decided not to use BPM standards as they aim at providing workflow for the masses.

BPEL: Who Needs It Anyway?

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jan 31, 2009 11

A new article by Keith Swenson follows InfoQ’s article “Why BPEL is not the holy grail for BPM” to show BPEL’s limitations and the ways they can be overcome by direct BPMN execution.

IBM's BPM Zero Project: RESTful Worflow Management

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 29, 2008 8

Christina Lau introduces IBM’s vision for BPM-as-a-Service: a light-weight BPMN based scripting engine for RESTful services. This vision is well in line with products currently on the market. The product is incubated at Project Zero and will eventually be deployed with WebSphere sMash.

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