Is On-Premise BPM Still Relevant?
By Manish Nepal
Cloud-based BPM platforms are taking the application development market by
storm. But does that mean on-premise software is becoming obsolete?
Like the daily newspaper that many thought would be dead by now, on-premise
business process management tools are probably here to stay for the
foreseeable future because a lot of enterprise IT directors are not convinced
that their enterprise data is ready to transition to the cloud. Many
enterprises prefer on-premise BPM software because it is tangible, visible,
and exists within the enterprise boundaries. IT leadership feels that they
have to have datacenters within their ‘jurisdiction' in order to keep their
corporate data safe.
On-premise vs. Cloud-based Offerings
A shipping company, with a team strength of 500 people, is looking for a BPM
solution to manage their custome... (more)
The Most Important Question to Ask Before Automating Your Workflow (and Two
Having automated workflows sounds like a sexy thing. And it is. It feels
pretty awesome to be able to initiate a process with a button and forget
about it while the work gets done.
But that doesn’t mean you have to automate every process in your office. I
mean, I think people can take care of replacing the copy paper on their own,
right? Right? Come on, people.
Because automation shouldn’t be blatantly applied to every corner of your
business, it’s good to start with a very basic question be... (more)
This is the first part of the multi-part series on "What is PaaS all about?"
Let’s start by looking at the “Platform” story prior to Cloud.
Enterprise IT did a lot of heavy lifting. They handcrafted the platform by
combining various products such as App Servers, Web Servers, Databases,
Middleware, Integration Servers, Portal Servers, and Workflow Engines.
Not only did Enterprises IT create a unique combination for them, they also
ended up redundantly deploying it for various projects within the enterprise.
There was no common or central runtime platform, although they always
This is Part 2 in my series on the topic of PaaS (Platform as a Service) and
in this post I cover why PaaS for enterprises is more than just DevOps and a
larger "technology convergence" in the core "Software Engineering" area is
leading this perfect storm called PaaS. The first part is: What is PaaS all
about? - Part 1: It's about Abstraction
Before I go deep into this topic, I want to clarify "technology convergence"
from "programming environment optimization" primarily in the context of this
post. The programming environment optimization is more commonly referred as
"DevOps". ... (more)
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15-20 years ago, enterprise application development, as we know today,
wasn’t all that clear. All I can deduce, in a retrospective analysis –
digging the internet, is that people knew the different puzzle pieces which
are needed, in building an enterprise application. For example,
Need for abstracting business rules for modifying rules separately from
rest of the application lead to the creation of the the BRE category with
companies like iLog (now with IBM), Selectica (my ex-employer which is no
longer in the BRE space – sad!), Talarian... (more)