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Australian In-Country Hosting for Appian Cloud? Check!

We announced on Monday that Appian’s customers in Australia now have more options for their BPM deployments, thanks to our close partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The minute AWS turned on its new Service Region in Australia, Appian Cloud was up and running. We were ready right out of the gate because AWS gave ... Read More

DorobekINSIDER Discusses “A Guide for Federal CIOs”

Earlier this week, DorobekINSIDER host Chris Dorobek spoke with Appian’s VP of Solutions, Evan McDonnell. You can hear the interview on GovLoop. The topic of conversation was how federal CIOs can navigate and make sense of the slew of information technology directives coming at them from the Administration. The veteran federal technology reporter wanted to discuss the ... Read More

Ovum Industry Congress 2012: Learn How CIOs Can Use Modern BPM Software to Tackle Their Biggest Challenges

“Failure to adapt to the spread of disruptive technologies such as cloud, big data and mobility into every industry sector, and more importantly into society at large, will put companies at risk…[T]he CIO should be a major enabler of innovation for the business and play a central role in operational strategy.” These words are from ... Read More

Stop the Federal Government COTS Madness

The Federal Government’s poor IT performance is an old story, but it got renewed attention this week because of two new documents.  The first was Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel’s release of his final “Shared First” strategy document which sets guidelines that should lead to better returns on IT investment.  The other event was a memo ... Read More

The Art of the Possible with Modern BPM for Insurance

The famous German statesman, Otto von Bismark, is credited with saying “Politics is the art of the possible.”  So too goes technology, particularly in insurance.  Lots of things are theoretically possible to do with insurance information systems, if there are no constraints on resources.  Insurance CIOs are never in that position.  In fact, they are ... Read More

A Preview of Appian’s BPM Software Vision at CIO Perspectives

Appian is a regular sponsor of CXO Media’s “CIO Perspectives” conference series. At tomorrow’s CIO Perspectives New York, our CEO Matt Calkins will discuss Appian’s vision for BPM software in the modern age of mobility, cloud computing and social business collaboration. This will be a preview of the keynote presentation Matt will deliver next week ... Read More

Gartner, Forrester and More Predict the Future of Business Process Management Software at Appian World 2012

It’s an exciting time for business process management software. As the technology drives deeper into the mainstream of enterprise IT, it is intersecting with enterprise mobility and social business collaboration efforts. As more BPM projects mature into enterprise-wide process improvement programs, Cloud BPM is offering a new way to scale BPM initiatives. As Big Process ... Read More

Hear Appian’s Vision for Business Process Management Software at Appian World 2012

Our CEO, Matt Calkins, calls the current state of Business Process Management software offerings “feature-incomplete.” The flurry of BPM technology acquisitions by stack vendors over the last two-plus years may create an attendant assumption that the market has “matured.” While important leaps forward have been made, Appian believes BPM software has yet to reach its ... Read More

Hear the Latest on BPM Software for Improving Federal Procurement

Federal procurement practices continue to be a hot topic of discussion as government agencies look for new ways to comply with Obama Administration mandates to reduce waste, deliver projects more quickly, and increase the efficiency and transparency of operations. Many federal procurement teams are turning to BPM software and Appian’s Acquisition Business Management solution to ... Read More

Salvaging Investments in the Wake of ERP’s Demise

Ask not for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for…ERP. These monolithic, cumbersome and inflexible systems are not up to the challenges and requirements of the Mobile, Cloud and Social Age. If you have experience dealing with an ERP system – simply using one or, heaven help you, trying to extend one to fit the ... Read More