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What is Design Thinking? - by @dt
"I Like, I Wish, What If – Meet as a group and any person can express a “Like,” a “Wish,” or a “What if” succinctly as a headline. As a group, share dozens of thoughts in a session. It is useful to have one person capture the feedback (type or write each headline)."
creativity  design  thinking  digital  literacy 
2 hours ago
Ding dong, digital calling! Why the Avon Lady badly needs a modernizing makeover - by @whostu
"Once upon a time the Avon Lady was a business innovation. Those days are gone and the 130 year old cosmetics giant badly needs a modernizing digital makeover."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  productivity  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
2 hours ago
Why Multicloud Will Win When the Cloud Wars Go Global
Data privacy is increasingly critical, particularly as breaches become both more frequent and more devastating. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is certainly a reflection of what will become more tightly monitored if not regulated space.

But even with GDPR, there will be industry-specific regulations that mandate protections, especially around data that is of security interest. In some cases, enterprises will find that tight control over data, being mindful of national borders, provides the right balance of risk mitigation and control."
analysis  contributed  technology  top  stories  eu  general  data  protection  regulation  juniper  networks  multi-cloud 
2 hours ago
An IoT-driven economy requires technology-empowered firstline workers - by @joemckendrick
"With the rise of the Internet of Things and associated artificial intelligence, it's more important than ever that firstline workers receive the training, support and technology tools they need to deliver on meeting their customers' needs. Manufacturers, in particular, are seeing a dramatic shift in their business models, with more revenue coming from aftermarket service and support, especially as they develop the ability to monitor products and run analytics for predictive maintenance."
digital  transformation 
yesterday
What can enterprises learn from Facebook’s no good, very bad week? - by @jonerp
"Facebook just had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. The stakes are high - and the enterprise lessons are plenty. Here's my analysis."
content  marketing  digital  and  ux  application  design  media 
yesterday
How do we create meaningful work in an age of automation?
"New workplace trends such as automation, AI, and the gig economy are generating a need for policies that create jobs and work that is more fulfilling."
future  of  organizations  &  work 
yesterday
Oracle pushes onward with the information utility - by @denispombriant
"Oracle launches autonomous PaaS and extensions to its SLA and data center network - another step towards building a dominant information utility."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  it  service  management 
2 days ago
The false choice between automation and jobs via @dahowlett
"Societies everywhere will have important choices to make in response to these challenges. Some may be tempted to try to halt or slow the adoption of automation. Even if this were possible—and it may be as futile as King Canute’s attempts to turn the incoming tide—it would mean foregoing the beneficial productivity effects the technology would bring."
2 days ago
13 Russians Indicted for Massive Operation to Sway U.S. Election
"To do this, they launched an operation to support the Trump campaign and denigrate Hillary Clinton. In April 2014 the agency formed a department focused on the US population and operated on social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. By 2014, its strategy included fomenting distrust in US presidential candidates and the US political system."
2 days ago
FedEx leaks highly sensitive customer data
"The data came from the acquisition of Bongo International that FedEx made back in 2014. It later renamed and then shutdown the business unit in April 2017. What is not clear is how long the data has been exposed. Was it originally exposed by Bongo before the acquisition? Did it become orphaned data after the company was shutdown? Either way, there is evidence that the data has been exposed for some time."
homepage  slider  latest  news  security  amazon  bongo  international  data  breach  privacy  egress  software  fedex  gdpr  kromtech  national  id 
2 days ago
Pepsi lacks digital fizz in a disrupted retail sector - by @whostu
"Pepsi's not exactly tub-thumping its digital evangelism in the same way as Starbucks and McDonald's - and now is not the time for 'wait and see'."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  social 
2 days ago
Microsoft Business Applications Analyst Forum – a scorecard - by @dealarchitect
"The event was very well paced and covered wide ground with slides, panels and demos. From a business process perspective, CRM dominated especially with recent moves with LinkedIn and partnering with Adobe. That was understandable because the audience was heavily skewed towards CRM analysts."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
2 days ago
Oracle Fiscal Year-end Checklist - via @UpperEdge
"Many customers approaching Oracle’s fiscal year-end that are deep into negotiations have found themselves being pressured into a sale by Oracle to avoid an audit. These customers are often in an unenviable situation, lacking negotiation leverage and unsure of how best to proceed. In most cases, these customers do not have a well-thought-out negotiation plan and Oracle is boxing them into a corner to drive a sale, leaving them very concerned and frustrated."
3 days ago
Why humans will always be smarter than artificial intelligence - by @philww
"Machines are good at pattern matching but our ability to learn unlimited patterns means humans will always be smarter than artificial intelligence."
digital  skills  and  training  future  of  work  machine  intelligence  ai 
3 days ago
Meltdown-Spectre flaws: We've found new attack variants, say researchers
"Intel and AMD may need to revisit their microcode fixes for Meltdown and Spectre."
3 days ago
Betterment Tested Three Performance Management Systems So You Don't Have To
"As Founder and CEO of Betterment, Jon Stein realized startups can't just establish one way to measure employee performance — they have to continually iterate as they grow. Here's how to do it well."
3 days ago
I Spent 29 Years Adopting Channels for Customer Service – Here is What I Learned - by @ekolsky
"The slow rise of mobile highlights the inane aspect of the “mobile-first” or “mobile-only” movements. Until now, further data in this study shows that less than 7% organizations have implemented a mobile app and just 2% more than one mobile app, the “rise” of mobile in customer service meant supporting service websites via mobile browsers – hardly a new channel."
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3 days ago
Unless you’re careful, the Millennial mindset will confuse GenX and Boomers - by @dahowlett
"Mixing millennials with Boomers and GenX'ers generates interesting problems around how a business innovates. Here's my story from the trenches."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity 
3 days ago
3 DevOps Insights from NIO, Maker of Self-Driving Cars and a Kubernetes Power User
"When we think Internet-of-things (IoT), we’ve been trained to think internet-connected toasters, fridges and thermostats. There might be a lot of these devices, but they won’t produce much data. The much bigger part of IoT will be industrial devices, like self-driving cars."
case  study  contributed  top  stories  internet  of  things  kubernetes  portworx  sponsored 
3 days ago
The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager
"The goal of a user guide is to set blindingly clear expectations on how to collaborate without extra second guessing. The reality is that we all could use some level of assurance, regardless of how well we think we read people.
4 days ago
State of the cloud 2018 – as public expands, private cloud falls away - by @krmarko
"The latest RightScale State of the Cloud survey shows a rapid rise in enterprise spend on public cloud, notably Azure and AWS, while private cloud declines"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  it  service  management 
4 days ago
The GDPR Clock Is Running Out. Now What?
"Many organizations impacted by new European Union data privacy rules that go into effect May 25 are still blind to some of the basics."
4 days ago
Should AI bots lie? Hard truths about artificial intelligence
"For jobs where teamwork between an AI and a human is essential, we're likely to find that extended training is necessary, much like the training police dogs get with their handlers. AIs may not need trust, but people do -- and not just the augmentees."
4 days ago
Enterprise hits and misses – readers critique algorithms and everyone critiques Facebook - by @jonerp
"This week - readers sound off on algorithms-gone-wrong. Plus: GDPR as marketing differentiator. Facebook gets a searing critique and digital gets a career survival guide. Plus: your weekly whiffs."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
4 days ago
Progress Report - Microsoft wants to enable the digital feedback loop with its Biz Apps and more - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Microsoft is late to the ERP suite game. It certainly has put the leadership team in place, now it comes to delivering. 2018 already saw the ERP market leader announce an on premises product, a key lesson learnt that when you don’t develop fast enough, customers will dictate the platform."
azure  cloud  crm  erp  hcm  holger  mueller  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  nextgenapps  nextgenerp  paas 
4 days ago
Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years—and Mark Zuckerberg's Struggle to Fix it All | WIRED
"Facebook prides itself on being a place where people love to work. But Fearnow and his team weren’t the happiest lot. They were contract employees hired through a company called BCforward, and every day was full of little reminders that they weren’t really part of Facebook. Plus, the young journalists knew their jobs were doomed from the start."
5 days ago
AI advances up Oracle cloud stack with launch of autonomous PaaS - by @philww
"AI advances up the Oracle cloud stack as autonomous PaaS joins its cloud platform alongside the already launched autonomous database"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  it  service  management  machine  intelligence  ai  ux  application  design 
5 days ago
As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent
"“It is remarkable to see how A.I. has emerged as a top priority for the Chinese leadership and how quickly things have been set into motion,” said Elsa Kania, an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security who helped translate the manifesto and follows China’s work on artificial intelligence. “The U.S. plans and policies released in 2016 were seemingly the impetus for the formulation of China’s national A.I. strategy.”
5 days ago
‘Fake News’, Trump and digital transformation – the challenge for news media - by @whostu
"A tale of two Thom(p)sons - Mark and Robert, media moguls at rival publishing empires, facing up to digital disruption and the challenge of transforming business models in an era of 'Fake News'."
digital  and  content  marketing  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
5 days ago
6 Challenges of Agile at Scale for ERP - via @UpperEdge
This blog is the first installment in a series on deriving benefits from Agile at Scale, specifically when these techniques are applied to a large ERP implementation. Through our experience and research, we have identified 6 challenges that must be overcome to effectively execute Agile for an ERP implementation.
5 days ago
He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
"That future, according to Ovadya, will arrive with a slew of slick, easy-to-use, and eventually seamless technological tools for manipulating perception and falsifying reality, for which terms have already been coined — “reality apathy,” “automated laser phishing,” and "human puppets."
6 days ago
Tackling AI, IoT, Voice UIs and more – Acumatica fleshes out its next gen tech plans - by @jonerp
"At the 2018 Acumatica Summit, Acumatica laid out their approach to next-gen tech, from AI to IoT to blockchain. After the demos, I went behind the scenes with Acumatica's Ajoy Krishnamoorthy. Here's my review - and what I'd like to see next."
internet  of  things  machine  intelligence  and  ai 
6 days ago
Should brands should stop ad spending? Survey says yes
"User generated content can enable marketers to reach people with content that resonates -- without the expense of an ad campaign."
consumerization 
6 days ago
Signs that your disruptive innovation is fading - by @denispombriant
"That’s a particularly nasty problem for social media companies and other tech vendors today as customers are rethinking their use. Ten years ago social media was hailed as a great new thing that could link people around the world and offer new possibilities for business and even world peace. Today not so much."
featured  posts  trends  &  concepts  crm  disruption  disruptive  innovation  humantech  onward  sloan  business  review  zichermann 
6 days ago
How GDPR is changing the way we market to customers - by @bmosherzinck
"May 25, 2018 looms for EU-concerned marketers like a data transparency judgement day. But as Barb Mosher Zinck learned from Demandbase, diligent marketers have a chance to differentiate themselves through privacy."
digital  and  content  marketing  gdpr 
6 days ago
News Analysis - Oracle wants to make the whole cloud stack autonomous - by @holgermu
"MyPOV – When Ellison announced the self-autonomous database at Oracle OpenWorld in fall 2017, something was missing: The application of the same principles to the overall technology stack. After all – what is an autonomous database good for, when it gets compromised by network security issues that do not have the benefits of autonomous capabilities. So, this is a key follow up announcement."
ai  autonomous  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iaas  machine  learning  nextgen  apps  oracle  paas  saas  self  driving  architecture 
6 days ago
The digital worker survival guide: it's much more about attitude than skills - by @pfersht
"It’s not just about performing predictable tasks, it’s also about helping your firm devise new ways of doing things – that is the magic that makes staff valued. The truth is the singularity is a gimmick to jazz up advances with intelligent computing capability; the reality is the present and the future of the workplace are converging before our very eyes, and the survival of the digital worker depends on our ability to be looking constantly at where our firms are going and being part of that journey."
7 days ago
Capgemini’s Warner on the AI voice imperative – brands are falling behind on conversational commerce - by @jonerp
"Retailers aren't moving fast enough with conversational commerce. That's the message from Capgemini's Shannon Warner - and she's got the data to back it up. Here's my NRF 2018 review."
machine  intelligence  and  ai  professional  services  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
7 days ago
Machine Learning’s Greatest Potential Is Driving Revenue In The Enterprise - by @louiscolumbus
"CIOs challenging the status quo of their organization’s analytics direction are more likely to rely on roadmaps for defining and selling their vision of machine learning’s revenue contributions. More than 70% of early adopter CIOs have developed a roadmap for future business process changes compared with just 33% of average CIOs."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  ai  artificial  intelligence  byline=louis  columbus  cio  machine  learning 
7 days ago
Rootstock Asserts Manufacturing Cloud ERP Leadership in the Salesforce Ecosystem - by @pjtec
"But the game and success factors have changed significantly over the years. Kenandy’s struggle is further evidence that it is very hard for companies or individuals who established themselves in the on-premise ERP software world to make the shift to the cloud.

Kenandy was constantly redefining itself over the years. Initially it targeted large enterprises like Del Monte Foods and was poised to be a manufacturing version of Workday of sorts. Then the strategy changed to target mid-market companies, as well as move away from pure manufacturing to product companies and brands."
7 days ago
Hortilux cultivates an illuminating IoT approach with Mendix - by @jwentyman
"Dutch manufacturer of grow lights Hortlux has developed a digital platform where IoT-sourced insights, harvested from commercial greenhouses, are shared with customers."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  internet  of  things  iot  robotics  and  ai  use  cases 
7 days ago
A Rapid Implementation of ERP Financials at BLD Brands - by @tomdunlap
"Asked how the speed of this implementation ranked with the others he’s done, Gale said this was the fastest. “All of my previous projects involved manufacturing modules which required more setup,” he said. Previously, his fastest implementation was four months. The BLD project is quite an achievement, considering that Gale has given access to the system to all 134 store managers and another 30-plus field-based managers."
7 days ago
SPOS #605 - Next Level Negotiation Skills With Chris Voss - podcast via @mitchjoel
During Chris's 24 year tenure in the Bureau, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School.
six  pixels  of  separation  mitch  joel  mirum  marketing  advertisement  communication  public  relation  social  media  management  & 
7 days ago
Cisco data center analysis demonstrates public cloud services driving infrastructure spending - by @krmarko
"A Cisco report detailing forecast data center growth demonstrates clear trajectories for buyers to consider. There will be some tricky decisions though and industry decisions might be harder still."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture 
7 days ago
Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?
The trouble is that the source of innovation is shifting – from human ingenuity to data-driven machine-learning. Google’s self-driving cars are getting better through the analysis of billions of data points collected as Google’s self-driving cars roam the street. IBM Watson detects skin cancer as precisely as the average dermatologist because it has been training itself with hundreds of thousands of skin images. Siri and Alexa are getting better at understanding what we say because they never stop learning. Of course, it takes plenty of talented, creative people to build these products. But their improvement is driven less by a human “aha-moment”
7 days ago
Amazon Health - by @benthompson
"This is certainly ambitious enough — basically intermediating U.S. employers and the U.S. healthcare industry — but in fact this only sets the stage for the wholesale disruption of American healthcare. First, Amazon could not only open up its standard interface to other large employers, but small-and-medium sized businesses, and even individuals; in this way the Amazon Health Marketplace could aggregate by far the most demand for healthcare."
articles 
8 days ago
Understanding the factors contributing to successfully traversing business model disruption - by @denispombriant
"The holy grail of business model sustainability can no longer depend on past success. Here are factors that will help in transitioning to the new normal."
digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise 
9 days ago
Five Strategies for Slaying the Data Puking Dragon.
"The point is, if performance is in the territory you expect, how important is it to tell our leaders: The performance is as it always is.

Look for the outliers, deeply analyze the causal factors that lead to them, and take that to the executives. They will give you a giant hug (and more importantly, a raise)."
advanced  analytics  digital  web  metrics 
9 days ago
Is Kodak’s blockchain initiative another blockchain mirage?
"This ‘chasing the blockchain’ attempt to recreate itself does seem bound to end in failure, as Kerrisdale Capital describes. But it may be less to do with the indictment of blockchains and more to do with crude financials. Nevertheless, this fall of this once- titan requires observation to see who is right."
blockchain  business  homepage  slider  latest  news  crypto-asset  cryptocurrency  cryptographic  kodak  kodakcoin  kodakone  photos  wenn  digital 
10 days ago
GDPR best practice use cases highlight burden and opportunity
"Marketing executives and IT decision makers can help organisations cope with growing customer concerns and regulatory pressures."
data  privacy  regulation  use  cases  gdpr 
10 days ago
How AI and Laser-Shooting Robots Can Boost Productivity in the Construction Industry
"According to the company, these relatively impressive improvements are made possible by their software, which is capable of differentiating between the complex set of interior components on any given construction site, ranging from plumbing, to electrical wiring and ventilation ductwork. All these items can be scanned three-dimensionally and mapped into Doxel’s cloud of data points, which are accurate up to 2 millimeters."
science  technology  top  stories  algorithms  artificial  intelligence  construction  deep  learning  doxel  lidar  robotics  robots 
10 days ago
Intel’s latest chip is designed for computing at the edge - by @ron_miller
"As we develop increasingly sophisticated technologies like self-driving cars and industrial internet of things sensors, it’s going to require that we move computing to the edge. Essentially this means that instead of sending data to the cloud for processing, it needs to be done right on the device itself because even a little bit of latency is too much."
cloud  enterprise  hardware  tc  intel  edge  computing  system  on  a  chip 
10 days ago
Digital media disruptions XX – Facebook elevates comments over shares + Alexa’s content future - by @jonerp
"In this edition – why Facebook's comments over shares News Feed change matters far beyond Facebook. How to tell the real influencers from the fakes, and: why brands should reckon with Alexa for content."
content  marketing  digital  and  iot  robotics  ai  user  experience  media 
10 days ago
GE and Digital Transformations: Dont jump to conclusions - by @dealarchitect
"Go ahead and malign GE. Short its stock. But don’t ignore what it has shown us as possible when it comes to Big D. If you get timid and go with small d projects you will make the same mistake so many companies made in the 90s. Instead of proper process reengineering we took the easy way out – so called best practices embedded in packaged software. We ended up with massive overruns, bloated costs but not much better processes. With small d, yes you will feel good about being in the cloud, but your products, field service and business models will not have evolved."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary 
10 days ago
The Post-Moneyball World and Optimizing for Developer Happiness - by @sogrady
"If developers are more properly valued industry-wide, then, how do organizations outperform their competitors in attracting and retaining developer talent? The answer is that it’s harder. When you’re the only company with free food, ping pong tables and a kegerator at the office, it’s easy to differentiate yourself from a hiring perspective. When those benefits become standard, or are countered with even higher quality and more difficult to replicate perks, developer recruitment becomes challenging."
analytics  devops  work  life  balance 
11 days ago
Enterprise hits and misses – voice forces transformation and blockchain gets practical - by @jonerp
"This week - Boiling down the blockchain debate into practicalities. Plus: brands are falling behind on voice and Alexa is listening. Your whiffs include a Twitter sale for journalists - and why Musk didn't whiff this week."
hits  and  misses 
11 days ago
The Impact of Spectre and Meltdown on the Cloud
"Spectre is worse. Not because we actually know how to use it to do something bad. Yet. It is worse because we don’t know how to mitigate it in a generic way, and because it proves that Meltdown wasn’t a flash in the pan. The threat remains, and erodes trust. When and if someone devises a practical exploit, we may indeed see a mitigation for it show up quickly. The exploit may be responsibly disclosed by security researchers at a company like Google. But it is entirely possible that hostile state actors will get there first, and the damages done between now and then may be considerable and difficult to quantify."
analysis  contributed  technology  top  stories  heptio  meltdown  security  side-channel  attack  spectre 
11 days ago
2018 – are we feeling the manufacturing revolution?
"Clearly there is a lot of work yet to be done by many manufacturers around the world. We have discussed such things as IIOT, ERP and Servitization in this article. However, there are many more tech drivers which directly affect manufacturers. Areas such as artificial intelligence, Automation/Robotics, Additive Manufacturing and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) will also change the face of manufacturing."
erp  features  homepage  slider  latest  news  bi  crm  digital  optimisation  iiot  iot  manufacturing  plex  servitization 
12 days ago
Akamai has laid off 400 workers or 5 percent of global workforce - by @ron_miller
" Akamai, the Cambridge Massachusetts content delivery network and network services provider, announced they had laid off 400 people in their earnings call with analysts yesterday. On the call, Akamai CEO Tom Leighton indicated that the 400 people represented 5 percent of the the company’s 8000 worldwide workforce."
cloud  enterprise  personnel  tc  akamai  layoffs  cdn 
12 days ago
Dreaming the Analyst Dream: How to Run a Great Analyst Event - by @josheac
"If your products are so cool, user-friendly, and leading edge, don’t just tell us, let us at them. I’ve been to a couple of analyst events where we got to build, configure, test, or otherwise play with a new tool, product, or capability, and they’re pretty much the most memorable ones I’ve been to. Most of us analysts are pretty technical – or should be – and I know we would learn more with our hands on the mouse than sitting in a room with the lights low, the HVAC system murmuring, the nth speaker droning on and on…zzzzzz."
12 days ago
Built.io and Contentstack bring on the headless CMS experience - by @philww
"Built.io spinoff Contentstack provides a headless CMS to deliver adaptive content within a personalized, responsive and multi-channel digital experience."
crm  and  customer  experience  digital  content  marketing  ux  application  design 
12 days ago
Microsoft Q2 FY 2018 Earnings: Advancing the Cloud - via @UpperEdge
"Given Microsoft’s focus on moving its customers deeper into the Cloud, we fully expect (and have already seen) an aggressive sales organization looking for every opportunity to pitch the need to either adopt Office 365, move to a more robust Office 365 plan, or go all-in with Microsoft 365. But buyer beware — don’t let any “special” one-time discounting be the reason you jump in or purchase up."
12 days ago
Acumatica Summit 2018 in review - the quest for modern ERP - podcast with @jonerp + @brianssommer
"In their Nashville sit down, Brian Sommer and Jon Reed break down Acumatica Summit 2018, with an eye towards what constitutes modern ERP software (and modern go-to-market). The guys discuss the big takeaways and talk about the reasons behind Acumatica’s growth surge. Topics include the challenge ERP vendors face with external (big) data and IoT, as well as Acumatica’s approach to next-gen (AI, ML, etc). They wrap by discussing Acumatica’s challenges and what other vendors can learn from their approach. Note: several articles referred to in this podcast can be read on diginomica.com. Yes, you can get Busting the Omnichannel on iTunes."
uncategorized 
13 days ago
Rishi, Slack can be right for you. You just need the right tools and practices to focus your work. - by @ross
" Although Slack is positioned as a productivity tool, it becomes counterproductive when misused. Instant messaging applications enable communication that is online, synchronous and on-demand. This tends to be appropriate for interrupt-driven teams like those in customer service and sales. However, project-oriented teams tend to suffer from inundation. As a software developer in product development, I constantly seek and protect long-uninterrupted blocks of time. That is when I am able to create value of higher quality, faster."
technology  software  attention  communication  distraction  productivity  slack 
13 days ago
Is blockchain the answer to security risk in supply chains? - by @madbennett
"Digital connections add new security risks to the supply chain. Companies including IBM and Maersk believe blockchain may provide the answer"
fintech  infrastructure  security  spend  management 
13 days ago
Alibaba Cloud growing like gangbusters, but still far behind AWS and other market leaders - by @ron_miller
" Last week Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba announced its Q3 earnings. Cloud revenue was $553 million, an impressive 104 percent year-over-year increase. That comes out to a run rate in the range of $2.2 billion, well behind Google which announced it is pulling in a billion dollars a quarter and still buried behind the market leaders all of whom reported around $4 billion+ a quarter."
cloud  tc  alibaba  aws  market  share  synergy  research 
13 days ago
The Strong Shall Inherit the Nasdaq - by @anshublog
"But today, we live in a near utopian economy, at least here in the United States which contributes majority of earnings for many of these tech companies. The unemployment rate is lower than ever in last 10 years, demand is healthy, and everyone has more money than a year ago thanks to tanking gas prices."
business  cryptocurrency  stock  market  venture  capital 
13 days ago
How BLD Brands built a business platform with Acumatica ERP – crawl/walk/run style - by @jonerp
"BLD Brands needed a new cloud ERP platform. Live at the Acumatica Summit 2018 in Nashville, their new CEO told me how he did it - including vendor evaluation, impressing auditors, and why crawl -> walk -> run makes sense for ERP."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
13 days ago
Event Report - ADP rethink - Great event and a lot in the making - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, ADP will have to switch the format of the event from vision heavy to more product centric. It would almost be a crime in the positioning category not showing and sharing with its global customers what is happening with Lifion and Pi."
adp  constellation  research  fow  future  of  work  global  hr  hcm  holger  mueller  integration  nextgen  payroll  user  conference 
13 days ago
Into the eye of the storm, DevOps' bravest warrior finds new hope
"The greatest challenge organizations face in accomplishing the goals of DevOps, Berkholz was telling his audience minutes before I was finally let in, was getting all the stakeholders in the same room together. Though a virtual room has some merits, a physical one, he argued, is far preferable. Stakeholders need to see each other, they need to be talking, and they need to be gleaning expertise from one another. Emphasizing a point I have made about tech conferences for nearly four decades now, he told attendees, when people are in the same room together, they find ways to care about one another."
13 days ago
If we all hate adverts then why do we love Super Bowl adverts? - by @dahowlett
"Is it the end of the ad era? Some experts think so. This is an industry that needs reinvention."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  advertising 
13 days ago
A Framework for Supply Chain Leaders to Understand Supply Chain Analytics - by @lcecere
"While blockchain and cognitive computing are believed to be the most disruptive within five years, less than 7% of companies are actively testing these technologies today. While immature, the two together offer great promise. We continue to push the envelope to help companies test these technologies through the share group for the network of networks. The next session is at the GS1 Headquarters in Chicago on April 4th-5th. Let me know if you are interested in joining the discussion and learning more."
big  data  supply  chains  global  chain  analytics  insights  community  cognitive  descriptive  ontology  reporting  schema  on  read  sentiment  analysis 
13 days ago
Ringing in a belated New Year with SAP, Oracle, and the CRM Watchlist 2019 - by @pgreenbe
"I promised that I would cover my speculations about Oracle and SAP, and to fulfill my obligations for 2017, here they are -- in 2018. The best way to put it is, when it comes to both Oracle and SAP, I'm very cautiously optimistic for very different reasons. But caution rules the day, and these are speculations, not deep analysis."
13 days ago
How Dakota Red made a modern ERP move in the concrete industry with Acumatica - by @jonerp
"Being a CFO of a concrete company with no visibility into inventory across locations isn't fun. Dakota Red's CFO changed all that with a move to Acumatica. But could a cloud ERP move address his company's vertical needs?"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases  manufacturing 
13 days ago
Data Scientist Is The Best Job In America According Glassdoor - by @louiscolumbus
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Data Scientist has been named the best job in America for three years running, with a median base salary of $110,000 and 4,524 job openings.
DevOps Engineer is the second-best job in 2018, paying a median base salary of $105,000 and 3,369 job openings.
There are 29,187 Software Engineering jobs available today."
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13 days ago
Questions Consulting - 2017 ERP news overview - compiled by @ggheorghiu
"The main reason for not including these sorts of news in my analysis is that I don’t believe they have a direct impact on the decision-making process of an ERP buyer. For example, there are so many award programs in existence that it’s hard to tell what purpose they serve. I found that 80% of the 50+ vendors I researched received at least one prize or award over the past year, which shows that this is not necessarily a great differentiator between ERP vendors."
15 days ago
How GE Went From American Icon to Astonishing Mess - via @vijayasankarv
"If all goes well, GE will become a more mundane brand. It will be less about spreading the gospel of innovation, managerial excellence, or digital disruption and more about making really good jet engines, gas turbines, and medical equipment, selling as many units as possible, and upselling clients on software and maintenance plans. Perhaps it will be liberating. Being an icon isn’t worth what it once was."
15 days ago
Reflect on 2017 and Hope for 2018 - Part 2 - SAP HR podcast via @stevebogner
"In our year-end podcast we reflect on what stood out for us in 2017 and how we want to see that change or improve in 2018. Joining me were Amy Grubb, Brandon Toombs, Luke Marson and Jarret Pazahanick. It turned out to be a lengthy discussion so we present it here in two parts: Part 1 is all about payroll, and part 2 is about the rest: EC, on-boarding, recruitment, GDPR and more."
15 days ago
A Taxonomy of Troublemakers for Those Navigating Difficult Colleagues
"Drawing from her talk at First Round’s New York CEO Summit and her book, The Schmuck in My Office, Foster categorizes the types of people whom others find difficult at work — and shares how to identify and interact with them. She outlines the telltale signs of two of the most common profiles and suggests language to avoid and embrace to make headway with them. Whether you’re 5 or 5,000 people strong at your company, use this guide to troubleshoot these archetypes in the wild."
15 days ago
Digital Trends 2018
"Digital transformation, then, is driving business change and technology innovation. Over the past few years, several technology trends have emerged or accelerated as a result of the modernization needs of businesses. For 2018, G2 Crowd research is tracking a list of these tech trends, and we’ve identified four broad technology areas that serve as the anchors or framework for ongoing analysis of technology trends, and their impact on modernizing businesses.

These technology anchors are:

AI
IoT
Cybersecurity
Digital Platforms"
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