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Blended Perspectives

McKinsey’s Double Whammy (or why aren’t you investing in the tools?)

McKinsey’s Double Whammy (or why aren’t you investing in the tools?)

“Double Whammy” is defined as a “two-fold blow or set back”. The first “whammy” is that according to McKinsey, only 5% of executives understand that for high performing teams, collaboration and dev ops tools, are the number one contributor to achieving a 5 fold revenue improvement…

Jira Service Management  – What You Need to Know

Jira Service Management – What You Need to Know

JSM (Jira Service Management) is a game changing play by Atlassian to retire JSD as a pure product and replace it with a more comprehensive overall capability to support the full ITIL spectrum.

New Apps in the 500 Club! – December 2020

New Apps in the 500 Club! – December 2020

Welcome to the new Apps in the club! When we started our analysis over a year ago, we wanted to understand if there was any major Pareto effect in the marketplace. Also we needed a way to determine who we should prioritize in adding to our categories. As a reminder vendors self select their categories on the Atlassian Marketplace. Its certainly democratic yet it can mean if you want to know who the real players are in any category, there is a lot of “noise”.

Appfire – Still On Fire!

Appfire – Still On Fire!

On December 22nd Appfire made its 5th major takeover of 2020 acquiring Artemis Software and its suite of apps. The takeover of Artemis strengthens Appfire’s app portfolio, particularly in Publishing (MultiExcerpt) and Collaboration (Survey and Vote Macros).