Research Library


Bloor has a library of over 800 published research papers that provide incisive but cost effective decision support information. Our research publications can help your organisation by giving you:

  • Greater insight into the business issues technology is addressing
  • Thorough concise reviews on technologies and the issues they address, with comparisons between all the vendors and the ways in which they solve the problems
  • Detailed evaluations of individual IT solutions, effectively communicating their value and the issues they address.

Here are some of our latest papers—to see others, please select an option from the right-hand menu or use our search facility.

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Big data and the mainframe - issues and opportunities
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The purpose of this paper is to examine those issues, which arise when big data implementations transition beyond skunk works and into general-purpose use.

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DATPROF
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In this paper, we will discuss DATPROF and its test data management offerings.

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Governance for Spreadsheet Models
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While this paper focuses on spreadsheets the technology we are discussing is also appropriate for governing other EUC (end user computing) resources.

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Governance for Spreadsheet Models Apparity
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Spreadsheets are used for multiple purposes. One of the most common use cases is building and on-going use of models.

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Understanding data in hybrid cloud environments
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The first question we address in this paper is what do we really mean when we talk about the hybrid cloud?

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Overcoming the complexity gap - the role of automation in optimising network performance and security
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This document describes how the complexity gap has come about and how it is impacting organisations. It then describes how automation of network security ...

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Evolving uses of the kill chain framework - using threat lifecycle management to defeat insider threats and ransomware
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The use of a threat lifecycle management technology will provide organisations with the visibility that they need throughout all stages of the cyber kill chain

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Data Masking 2017
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This Market Update compares the capabilities of different data masking vendors that provide anonymisation capabilities.

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The Chief Data Officer: getting the basics right
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Before a CDO can think sensibly about what data the business might want to leverage they must get a handle on the data assets that the company already possesses.

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Tricentis Tosca TestSuite
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Continuous testing is becoming not just a nice-to-have, but a necessity.

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Blueprint and Storyteller
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This paper focuses on Storyteller plus particular elements of Blueprint that complement Storyteller.

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Managing Data Lakes
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This paper discusses why data lakes need to be managed and the sorts of capabilities that are required to manage them.

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Clinical Correspondence Maturity - an NHS cost-management opportunity
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One of the biggest "hot potatoes" in the UK today is the question of the NHS (National Health Service) and its cost/benefit equation.

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NHS Technologies - Bloor's Framework for NHS Technology Maturity
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This Report will be of interest to practitioners trying to improve maturity in the NHS and to their managers.

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Test Data Management
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This Market Update compares TDM (Test Data Management) products.