Profile of Sandy Kemsley
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is a systems architect and analyst who specializes in BPM and Enterprise 2.0.
Articles by Sandy Kemsley
posted in May 2008
I recently had a chance to demo OpenSpan, which is one of the tools that you can consider for bringing those legacy apps into the modern age of composite applications. If you're like many, you have multiple, disparate apps - Windows, legacy, Web, whatever - operating as functional silos... Mashups can help you eliminate re-keying of data between apps...
I had a chance one-on-one meeting with Wolfgang Hilpert, SVP of NetWeaver BPM, just after I attended an overview of SAP's BPM product... As I suspected, and wrote in my last post, SAP is not looking to compete in the general BPMS market for non-SAP customers; rather, they see SAP's tools becoming those of choice for SAP customers...
I have one initial impression of SAPPHIRE: this conference is huge. More sessions run simultaneously than you'll find in total at most conferences. There are 30 official conference hotels. Wow... After a review of the massive schedule, I finally made it to a session: Ginger Gatling, SAP NetWeaver BPM Product Manager, giving an overview of the BPM component in SAP...
Speaking at this week's "TUCON 08" TIBCO user conference in San Francisco, Christopher Ahlberg, founder of Spotfire and now president of that TIBCO division, discussed disruptive technologies transforming the BI platform - in-memory processes, interactive visualization, participatory architecture, mashups - and the prospect of linking those technologies to the event-driven world of classic TIBCO.