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By Francesca Sales News Jul 20, 2015

Five 'platform dichotomies': Challenges of a platform strategy

A successful platform strategy can make or break a company in today's digital era, said Accenture's CTO at the MIT Platform Strategy Summit. He listed the five big challenges companies face as they shift to a ... Continue Reading


By Linda Tucci News Jul 24, 2015

The platform business model: An introduction

Airbnb does it; Uber does it. What about your organization? Sangeet Paul Choudary lays out the fundamentals of the platform business model. Continue Reading


By Mark Thompson Jun 02, 2015

Government as a platform, or a platform for government? Which are we getting?

Government as a platform is the latest buzzword in Whitehall - but is that really what they are going to deliver? Continue Reading


By Bryan Glick Jul 23, 2015

GDS unveils payments platform prototype in government-as-a-platform strategy

New system would provide a standardised way to take payments from citizens for online public services Continue Reading


Evaluate Jul 20, 2015

ERP platform giants push into SMB market

With more tailored offerings available, SMB customers look to ERP platform vendors SAP and Oracle for on-premises or cloud products. Continue Reading


News Jul 16, 2015

Lift and shift vs. re-platforming cloud apps

When evaluating a new technology, some people like to go all in, with gusto, and adopt it hook line and sinker. Then there are folks whose MO is to take baby steps: Dip a toe in the water and do a lengthy proof of ... Continue Reading


By Francesca Sales Jul 10, 2015

'Platform revolution' signals the end of industry boundaries

We're in the midst of a platform revolution, Accenture's CTO says. Does your company have a platform strategy in place? Also in Searchlight: Microsoft slashes 7,800 jobs; IBM unveils ultra-powerful chip. Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Evaluate Apr 29, 2015

Which container platform should my organization deploy?

Despite the buzz around Docker, it's not the only container platform. So how do I know which container technology is right for my organization? Continue Reading


By Lee Doyle Get Started Jul 02, 2015

Successful NFV platforms hinge on middleware selection

When selecting NFV platforms, communication service providers should look for highly reliable middleware that allows them to adapt their networks over time. Continue Reading


By Andrew Reichman Get Started Jun 30, 2015

Five virtual storage platform tips for a VM environment

Adding another layer of virtualization to a virtual server environment can complicate management and design. Here's how to avoid the pitfalls. Continue Reading