I like the animated slide deck on www.theprocessfactory.com’s home page asking whether Western businesses can hope to compete in the face of both the domestic and international pressures facing all companies today.
There are some thought-provoking facts about the rise of India and Russia as competitive forces in particular, and outsourcing in general, which I had not seen previously.
It’s been put together by Jon Pyke, former CTO of UK-based workflow and BPM firm Staffware (which was bought by Tibco) and now The Process Factory CEO. He’s a bit of a guru in the BPM and workflow spaces, having written umpteen articles and books on the topic, and he also happens to be chair of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) that still guides a number of key standards in the space.
Today Pyke’s The Process Factory is mostly doing BPM and workflow consultancy, though a little birdie tells me it may not be so very long before he or his firm once again get into software in a big way. Watch this space.