Please don’t read this post incorrectly. I don’t mean to disparage anyone in the janitorial profession. But if you’re an IT professional seeking to show value to your upper management, this is a question you need to be asking yourself.
Is your job turning into the IT janitor?
Appian is a proud sponsor of the upcoming CIO Perspectives event series. Mark your calendar as CIO magazine brings its premier IT networking and learning events to Dallas (February 16) and Atlanta (March 23). This is a great opportunity to refresh your professional networks for 2011 and gain peer insights on your most pressing IT and business challenges for the new year.
Appian has set the date, booked the facility and opened the registration for the 3rd and largest Appian global user conference, Appian World 2011!
As with previous Appian user conferences, the event is completely free to Appian customers, partners, and those simply interested in learning more about Appian and Business Process Management. Whether you are a business or IT professional, a process improvement expert or a BPM newbie, with a commercial organization or working in the public sector, this is a must-attend event.
At Appian World 2011, BPM industry luminaries and leading practitioners will share the insights you need to drive business value through process improvement. More »
I had another chance to speak with Enterprise Technology Management (ETM) in a roundtable podcast hosted by Dana Gardner from Interarbor Solutions and a couple other BPM vendors. Topics in this roundtable discussion included different perspectives on current and future trends in Business Process Management, the evolving role of IT over the next decade, and modern day SOA best practices.
As usual, ETM does a great job selecting topics that are meaningful to today’s IT professionals and gathering insights from experts across the industry. You can click on the podcast link and register to download and listen to this informative roundtable discussion.
Director Product Management
I recently had the opportunity to sit down in a podcast with Ali Klaver, Managing Editor of Enterprise Technology Management (ETM) to discuss the growth of BPM inside corporations, common benefits customers are realizing with BPM and how BPM is increasing the collaboration between IT and business.
We certainly live in exciting times in the BPM industry. We have seen dramatic consolidation in the industry as well as dramatic growth in adoption of BPM platforms. If you are an IT professional, and not up-to-speed yet on BPM, I encourage you to listen to the podcast and start your research in how your role will be changing over the next several years. The future is all about alignment of IT/Business for a common “Shared Purpose”, agile development, SaaS and Cloud offerings, and using a common tool to jointly model and manage your enterprise processes and applications.
To listen to this podcast, follow the link to the ETM website and register. ETM additionally offers a variety of other great resources to learn about trends in the IT and BPM industry.
Malcolm Ross, Director Product Management, Appian
Appian was the sole BPM vendor sponsor at the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. We were there because, as I noted in a previous post, we believe that BPM technology is a powerful remedy for the competing challenges facing IT: developing and deploying new business-driving services, while also fighting the fires to maintain existing systems.
Gartner issued a press release from the show outlining the “Nine Most Contentious IT Issues for the Next Two Years.” Almost all of them are directly related to process control and improvement within IT. Whether talking about business expectations that have outstripped IT capacity, infrastructure and application modernization, or accountability and risk management, it comes down to process: More »