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 visit our Research website.

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Conformiq Creator and Conformiq Transformer
By: Philip Howard
This is a technical evaluation of Conformiq's tools (Creator and Transformer) for test case generation. These have been designed to automate test processes and procedures. The products are model-driven and use activity diagrams to graphically capture details about the system…

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By: Philip Howard
This is a technical evaluation of Hexawise, which is a modern pairwise testing tool. In fact, it is arguably inaccurate to call it a pairwise testing tool: more appropriate would be to describe it as a test design tool, since…

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CA Agile Requirements Designer
By: Philip Howard, Daniel Howard
This paper represents a technical evaluation of CA Agile Requirements Designer: what it does and how it works. CA Agile Requirements Designer is a tool for capturing, designing and modelling requirements (or changes thereto) in a flowchart, from which test…

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All about graphs: a primer
By: Philip Howard
Over the last few years graph databases have been the fastest growing sector within the database market (see and RDF databases, which are listed separately but are actually a subset of the overall graph market, have also been growing…

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IBM Informix on Cloud
By: Philip Howard
This paper discusses the use of the IBM Informix database in the cloud and, more particularly, within hybrid cloud environments. Many experts believe - and we agree - that hybrid cloud will be the de-facto standard for mission critical deployments…

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Graph and RDF databases Market Update 2016
By: Philip Howard
Graph databases represent a significant growth area. There are arguably three reasons for this growing interest and each pertains to a particular sub-sector of the graph market. The first is that graph databases are designed to handle many-to-many relationships, which…