Business Process Management

BPM suites are all about improving workflow. They allow everyone involved to see how certain tasks are performed within an organisation, allowing them to be improved. They can bridge the divide between the IT department and other parts of a business – providing a common language for building better workflow processes.

Putting this in the cloud can improve collaboration and transparency, not least with outside partners including government or other compliance bodies. When modelling a new business process, cloud-based BPM could provide major cost-savings.

News

Horizon 6 release beefs up VMware's end user computing ambitions

Jun 30, 2014 Alex Hamilton

VMware looking to help companies manage a scaleable fleet of virtual machines

IBM targets supplier relations with cloud-based software

May 22, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Big Blue's new analytics software hopes to grow customer engagement with partners and suppliers

Collaboration word cloud

Cloud-based tool could help simplify business partnerships

May 15, 2014 Rene Millman

IBM launches cloud service aimed at improving collaboration and processes between organisations

Entrust takes to the cloud for security management

Apr 9, 2014 Jane McCallion

New service will consolidate management of disparate services

Red Hat and Hortonworks team up in big data management effort

Feb 14, 2014 Jane McCallion

Release of JBoss Data Virtualization 6 heralds greater collaboration between the two companies.

Advice

How to help your workforce make the change to the cloud

Aug 19, 2014 Mark Samuels

What happens when the upheaval is just that bit too drastic?

How to work with (and without) cloud standards

Jul 7, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

Is excessive bureaucracy killing cloud standards? Can you work without them?

Best business apps to download in 2013

Jun 10, 2013

We all download apps now. Every month, we're going to be publishing a list of the best business apps

How cloud is helping to deal with Olympics disruption

May 20, 2012 Sue Tabbitt

With the Olympics weeks away, we look at measures two companies in the south east have taken to protect themselves

How cloud is changing the face of employment

May 11, 2012 Sue Tabbitt

The ability to host core services in the cloud has created new opportunities for employers and workers alike

Case Studies

Hotel meets customers' demands with cloud-based system

Jun 25, 2012 Miya Knights

Lack of reliability from an on-premise hotel system led to the Hunley Hotel turning to cloud to meet demand

How cloud brought a global enterprise back on track

May 29, 2012 Maxwell Cooter

GTA Travel had a problem with some old-fashioned procedures, it's now fully embraced SaaS to become a more connected enterprise