Adrian Bridgwater
Technology Editor
159 Articles Published
Appian end-to-end process automation starts with partners
Partners, partner, partners. It’s a term we never hear i.e. enterprise software company spokespeople are, typically, far too focused on their customers, customers, customers line to leave enough room for the partner play. But if truth be told, it’s often...
Nutanix analysis details ‘cloud smart’ workspace embrace of multicloud
Hybrid multi-cloud computing Nutanix has announced the findings of its sixth annual Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report. The study is intended to measure global cloud adoption and related trends. The 2024 report reveals that the majority of respondents are...
NTT Low-Latency Network connects urban & suburban datacenters in US & UK
The ERP Today editorial team is fond of sourdough bread, wearing flowers in its hair, walks on ‘seafront’ promenades and major-scale technology companies working with emerging tech innovations such as photonics and light-based optical computing. As luck would have it,...
DataStax acquires Langflow for easier gen-AI, at scale
Enterprises need more mission-critical applications and services, they need more expansive data fabric layers, they need more beautifully connected and integrated interfacing structures and they need more granular control over the minutiae of detail associated with managing the ‘new’ world...
Kubecon + CloudNativeCon 2024 Europe: Solidifying branding & training for cloud-native natives
What does every cloud container orchestration platform technology want on its birthday? A new set of branding, right? Among the actions and activities playing out at Kubecon + CloudNativeCon 2024 Paris was a chance to design the 10th-anniversary logo for...
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Quiet thriving in the HCM workplace?
"Head of HR wanted, must be fluent in HCM technology" the job ads read. Here's why thriving in HR's developing role means more than just understanding people.
Couchbase accelerates AI-adaptive apps with vector injection
Desite the name, Couchbase, Inc. doesn’t sit around. The cloud database platform company has recently introduced vector search as a new feature in Couchbase Capella, its Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) and Couchbase Server to help bring of AI-powered ‘adaptive applications’ to the fore....
NTT & Red Hat ‘edge up’ AI analytics with IOWN 
Chips are great. Whether we’re talking about the fried potato variety or the silicon wafer kind in either Central Processing Unit (CPU) or Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) variants. But processing always has a shelf-life and we all know the wider...
CloudBolt drives ‘cloud ROI’ with augmented FinOps
CloudBolt styles itself as the cloud ROI company – a statement that it brands with an appropriately bold trademark™. The company pledges to be ‘singularly focused’ on solving the most pressing problem with cloud today i.e. increasing return on investment...
SAP observability widened by Dynatrace & SoftwareOne collaboration
What’s better than one enterprise sofwarehaus? Two of course. This month sees Swiss SoftwareOne Holdings AG open new observability views into SAP environments by working with Dynatrace. The collaboration is hoped to allow companies to use  AI to optimize SAP...
Dynatrace acquires Runecast, a new vector in cloud-native context-rich security
  Bidding to validate its claim as the leader in unified observability and security, Dynatrace started its annual user, practitioner & partner convention this year with a ‘day zero’ style announcement that preceded the main Dynatrace Perform event itself. Before...
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Dated but still feted: The Big Data universe
Big Data is big. To paraphrase the late, great Douglas Adams on space: You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. And that's nothing compared to the hype around it.
Everlane dresses sharper with Algolia AI search
As much as we filter, prepare, provision, powder and preen the web, not every user is able to find what they need at the right point in time across the device they prefer (or are compelled to use) in every...
The open source energy infrastructure stack strengthens
There’s the Linux Foundation, that body that we all know and respect to act as stewards of the Linux kernel and champion the use of open source technologies first and foremost for their efficiency as well as their (cost &...
How to be an AWS partner at re:Invent 2023
The biggest re:Invent 2023 takeaway: you have to be tough to be a partner working with AWS cloud infrastructure and services.
NTT ‘inclusive core’ network technologies point to 6G era
Networks are changing. As we draw to the end of a computing era defined by Moore’s Law and the proposition that processing power can continue doubling (roughly every 18-months) due to advances in silicon wafer technologies, organizations have been working...
Qualys CEO Thakar: A unified view of business-related risk management & remediation
There are cybersecurity companies, but there are also enterprise software vendors who work in the vulnerability management zone that we would not classify as cyber firms in the traditional sense of technologies ‘simply’ circulating around malware, ransomware and system security...
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UiPath AI10 awards point to coal-face of AI deployment
UiPath used its Forward VI conference this week in Las Vegas to detail the winners of its inaugural UiPath AI10 Awards programme.
UiPath and SAP deepen partnership and endorsements at Forward VI
Automation platform technologies need pertinent software application development topographies to apply themselves to in order to shine, provide outcomes-based functionalities that lead to new efficiencies… and to illustrate and validate their effectiveness. Equally, enterprise software platforms – especially the more...
Infor Now 2023 – live from the Big Easy
Infor staged the US leg of its Infor Now 2023 user, partner and practitioner conference this week in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Workday fuels future work strategies with multiple tiers of AI
Workday held the US leg of its annual user event in San Francisco this week. Workday Rising was a vibrant mix of Human Resources (HR) people, finance specialists and software application development professionals all blended into one heady mix of...
Algolia: Why dogs need AI-powered search too
Technology is all-pervasive. Modern applications and data services are found in oil & gas petrochemical installations, across manufacturing facilities, throughout the retail, pharmaceutical and financial industry verticals and – of course – pretty much everywhere in between. So then, that...
Basis CTO: Avoiding ‘SAP stalemate’ means being smarter than spreadsheets
The basic laws of physics play out every day in the global software supply chain. So let’s ask ourselves what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?  Many large SAP customers across the globe are facing this conundrum...
Linux Foundation Energy powers-up & opens wider
LF Energy is part of the open source Linux Foundation bastion of new and emerging sub-foundations (not an official term, but arguably illustrative enough to clarify the point) and works to provide open technology guidance, standards and community opportunities for...
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Solid air: building secure clouds
Building contemporary software applications is complex, we still exist in a world where systems are created with instabilities.
Cloudy vision begone? How to clarify our view of SaaS in the name of security
A murky mass of cloud instances is not good for business. Instead, we want cloud clarity, visibility and observability to secure virtualized compute and data services.
VMware drives cloud orchestration & operations at edge
VMware used its VMware Explore 2023 conference in Las Vegas this week to cover a raft of announcements. Among the key news items is the newly launched VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator, a technology designed to enable organizations to deploy, manage...
What to expect from Infor Now 2023
Infor is one of those organizations that falls into the smaller (rarer) 10% or so of firms that actually preview its forthcoming events with a fully-detailed set of information and stories related to what attendees might expect. Not known as...
UiPath takes AI to new altitude with Project Wingman
Enterprise automation software company UiPath has taken its automation platform one cloud strata higher with its latest Artificial Intelligence (AI)-fuelled updates. The newly announced Project Wingman enables users to create RPA-style automations from simple natural language prompts.  The project is...
Cohesity C-suite: We’re ‘radically simplifying’ secure data management
Data security and information management company Cohesity is aiming to fuel its next stage of company, platform, ecosystem and leadership growth with specific developments in both back office (infrastructure enhancement and augmentation) and front of office developments. Among the more...
Databricks lays down pattern for deeper AI, buys MosaicML 
AI is multifarious, multiform, multi-vector, multi-workflow and both multi-model & multi-modal in its form, use cases and underlying architecture. Because of this core truism – and the fact that AI is only ever as smart as the data resources and...