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The Evolution of Supply Chain Finance

There was a time when supply chain finance and trade finance (or supply chain financing) were synonymous. There’s still an active debate over exactly what we should call third-party financing based on buyers’ approved invoices. Outside of those debates, the…

PTC Acquires Axeda and Assembles Palette of Capabilities to Drive IoT in the Enterprise

In December of last year PTC acquired one of Blue Hill’s favorite tech companies, ThingWorx. Since early 2012 ThingWorx has, in our opinion, proven itself to be the crème de la crème of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to…

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PTC Scores Big with Axeda Buy - Now Perfectly Positioned to Drive Enterprise IoT

Blue Hill will soon post a detailed PTC Market Alert I’ve written that digs with some depth into PTC‘s announcement yesterday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Internet of Things vendor Axeda. It is worth getting a jump…

Why the IBM / Apple Deal Matters to You: Five Key Questions

In response to IBM and Apple’s announcement that IBM will be Apple’s strategic global partner for enterprise mobility services, Blue Hill Research has identified the key questions that you need to think about as you consider the implications of this…

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The Hidden Costs of Spreadsheets in Compliance and Risk Management

Due to their versatility and ubiquity, spreadsheets tend to become the default solutions for a variety of enterprise functions. Within compliance and risk functions alone, they frequently occupy roles supporting process management, controls management, risk analysis, audit, and reporting. However,…

BI Platform vs. Tool: Choosing Birst Over Tableau for Enterprise Business Intelligence Needs

This report summarizes the decision process of five firms as they navigated the BI vendor selection process with a specific focus on two often compared competitors Birst and Tableau. Each of the five studied firms are current Birst customers and…

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