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Salesforce is acquiring ClickSoftware for $1.35B | TechCrunch
Another day, another Salesforce acquisition. Just days after closing the hefty $15.7 billion Tableau deal, the company opened its wallet again, this time announcing it has bought field service software company ClickSoftware for a tidy $1.35 billion.

This one could help beef up the company’s field service offering, which falls under the Service Cloud umbrella. In its June earnings report, the company reported that Service Cloud crossed the $1 billion revenue threshold for the first time. This acquisition is designed to keep those numbers growing."
Another  day  Salesforce  acquisition.  Just  days  after  closing  the  hefty  $15.7  billion  Tableau  deal  company  opened  its  wallet  again  this  time  announcing  it  has  bought  field  service  software  ClickSoftware  for  a  tidy  $1.35  billion.  one  could  help  beef  up  company’s  offering  which  falls  under  Cloud  umbrella.  In  June  earnings  report  reported  that  crossed  $1  revenue  threshold  first  time.  acquisition  is  designed  to  keep  those  numbers  growing. 
13 days ago by jonerp
The State Of 3D Printing, 2019
"Proof of concepts and prototyping dominate 3D printing applications in 2019. Manufacturers are increasing their reliance on 3D printing as part of their broader manufacturing strategies, with production use up to 51% of all respondents from 38.7% in 2018. The following compares 2019’s purpose of 3D prints versus the last five years of survey data."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  3d  modeling  printing  forecast  in  manufacturing  prototyping  design-to-manufacture  louis  columbus'  blog 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
AIOps Users Found in the Wild
"AIOps early adopters have been identified. Nine percent of the 846 respondents to a Turbonomic survey have rolled out artificial intelligence or machine learning (AI/ML) IT management into production. Another 28% are “experimenting” with AI/ML for IT management, but we don’t know if that means an internal expert is creating algorithms or if a vendor product that touts AI/ML under the hood is being piloted."
machine  learning  monitoring  research  this  week  in  numbers 
may 2019 by jonerp
Why prescriptive analytics matters – the view from Profitect customers
"Prescriptive analytics has my attention. Most users don't have time to assess data - they need exception alerts and next best actions. Here's what I've learned talking to Profitect customers."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  use  cases 
may 2019 by jonerp
Demystifying Zoho – CEO Sridhar Vembu reveals Zoho’s ambitions in a post-ERP world
"Zoho's ways can be mysterious, but their growth is undeniable. At Zoholics 2019, talks with CEO Sridhar Vembu cast a new light on Zoho's ambitions - including that pesky "are you an ERP vendor?" question, and a future... beyond software?"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
april 2019 by jonerp
CIO’s Guide To Stopping Privileged Access Abuse – Part I
"The following are five strategies CIOs need to concentrate on to stop privileged credential abuse. Starting with an inventory of privileged accounts and progressing through finding the gaps in IT infrastructure that create opportunities for privileged credential abuse, CIOs and their teams need to take preemptive action now to avert potential breaches in the future."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cybersecurity  gartner  louis  columbus'  blog  privileged  access  management  in  the  modern  threatscape  credential  abuse 
april 2019 by jonerp
NICE Interactions ’19 review – MoneyGram’s call center cloud transformation sets the tone
"I wasn't sure what to expect from NICE Interactions. What I got was a memorable show that raised provocative questions. Customers like MoneyGram made a vivid case for call center transformation - plenty to debate and analyze here."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  service  management  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
april 2019 by jonerp
The CIO at Del Monte Foods, he says yes to IT cost savings from cloud migration
"Working with Accenture, the company moved 200 servers and a sizeable application footprint to the Amazon Web Services cloud in just four months."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
april 2019 by jonerp
Zoholics 2019 review – Zoho One customer Purolite shares lessons on cloud adoption and adapting to change
"Zoholics 2019 was a milestone event for Zoho, with important product announcements - and an upstart challenge to new rivals. Early highlights include these four lessons on cloud software transitions from Zoho One customer Purolite."
crm  and  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
april 2019 by jonerp
Digital With Impact – Brian Sommer’s opus for the 21st century enterprise
"Brian Sommer's Digital With Impact is not a soft read. For many it might be a wakeup call, for others, it may be depressing. But for those ready to take action, it's a goldmine."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  future  of  work 
april 2019 by jonerp
Real-time for the win – how Donnelly Custom Manufacturing excels at short-run manufacturing with IQMS
"Some say short-run manufacturing is the future. For Donnelly Custom Manufacturing, it's driven their success for 35 years. In this diginomica exclusive, we share what Donnelly has learned about succeeding in short run manufacturing - and the challenges they've overcome."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases  manufacturing 
april 2019 by jonerp
You want AI with that? McDonald’s latest tech gambit gets highly personal
"McDonald's splashes out $300 million on its very own AI tech firm - personalised burger menus on the way!"
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  machine  intelligence  ai  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  social  use  cases 
march 2019 by jonerp
Adobe Summit 2019 – how Avianca Airlines is facing the transformation challenge
"With all the hype around customer experience at Adobe Summit, it's time to put it to the test. Here's what I learned from the CTO of Adobe customer Avianca Airlines about their ambitious transformation project."
crm  and  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  use  cases 
march 2019 by jonerp
Adobe Summit 2019 analysis – CX hype is countered by Chegg’s digital turnaround story
"The CX hype at Adobe Summit day one was no surprise. Adobe countered that hype by featuring customers making digital moves - none more persuasive than Chegg. Here's my day one analysis."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  use  cases 
march 2019 by jonerp
Why Sportable Scoreboards moved to cloud ERP, and what they’ve learned about change – Oracle MBX ’19
"Sportable Scoreboards is not your typical Oracle customer, but they wouldn't have it any other way. At Oracle MBX/CX 2019, their team told me about their manufacturing niche, and why a move to Oracle Cloud Applications is core to their future growth."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  manufacturing 
march 2019 by jonerp
IT Spending: Top Down vs. Decentralized Decision Making
"Looking at the list of current and future organizational changes, decentralization is obviously not a priority for IT leaders. Only 8 percent plan to move IT budgets to individual business units while 34 percent want to move them towards the CIO. Furthermore, only 12 percent plan to co-locate IT staff to business units."
culture  research  this  week  in  numbers 
march 2019 by jonerp
Oracle MCX 2019 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan shares why moving to the cloud is just one part of business transformation
"I've done plenty of stories on moving legacy systems to the cloud. But at Oracle Modern CX 2019, I dug into a story of a deeper transformation. Here's how Jac Amerell of Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan earned buy-in for change - and the business case to fund it."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  use  cases 
march 2019 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – CIOs take the digital plunge, but digital transformation needs buy-in
"This week - CIOs get serious about digital, but questions about the ROI of digital transformation persist. Plus: the open source powder keg and "everything" as a service. Blockchains need some blocksplaining. Your whiffs include privacy meltdowns."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  hits  and  misses 
march 2019 by jonerp
The State of Recruiting Technology in 2019 — A Year of Consolidation, Growth & Innovation
"Oracle and IBM, in particular, are hemorrhaging market share (see above) and customers are now demanding that their core recruiting platforms do more than just process applicants. They must also become global marketing platforms that engage their audience (i.e. candidates), drive corporate initiatives such as diversity and inclusion, and support career and pay progression."
"Oracle  and  IBM  in  particular  are  hemorrhaging  market  share  (see  above)  customers  now  demanding  that  their  core  recruiting  platforms  do  more  than  just  process  applicants.  They  must  also  become  global  marketing  engage  audience  (i.e.  candidates)  drive  corporate  initiatives  such  as  diversity  inclusion  support  career  pay  progression.featured  posts  technology  software  hr  hrtech  recruiting-technology  venture  capital 
march 2019 by jonerp
How Edge Computing Will Deliver on the Promise of 5G
"That’s because it’s not meant for us. Like most technological advancements, industry will come first. The promise of 5G is in swarms of drones and fleets of autonomous vehicles. It’s in lightweight industrial wearables that process crucial information rapidly. It’s in robots. And, yes, it’s in the augmented reality game we’ve all been waiting for, “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.”

This promise of 5G will be most likely delivered on the edge, taking it from conference marketing to real-world feasibility. In fact, 4G can already deliver a 5G-like experience with edge computing."
That’s  because  it’s  not  meant  for  us.  Like  most  technological  advancements  industry  will  come  first.  The  promise  of  5G  is  in  swarms  drones  and  fleets  autonomous  vehicles.  lightweight  industrial  wearables  that  process  crucial  information  rapidly.  robots.  yes  augmented  reality  game  we’ve  all  been  waiting  “Harry  Potter:  Wizards  Unite.”  This  be  likely  delivered  on  edge  taking  it  from  conference  marketing  to  real-world  feasibility.  fact  4G  can  already  deliver  a  5G-like  experience  with  computing.edge  iot  events 
march 2019 by jonerp
74% Of Data Breaches Start With Privileged Credential Abuse
"Enterprises who are prioritizing privileged credential security are creating a formidable competitive advantage over their peers, ensuring operations won’t be interrupted by a breach. However, there’s a widening gap between those businesses protected from a breach and the many who aren’t. In quantifying this gap consider the typical U.S.-based enterprise will lose on average $7.91M from a breach, nearly double the global average of $3.68M according to IBM’s 2018 Data Breach Study."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cybersecurity  ibm  2018  data  breach  study  louis  columbus'  blog  privileged  access  management  in  the  modern  threatscape  report  credential  abuse  security 
march 2019 by jonerp
Exclusive – how Innovative Composite Engineering excels at manufacturing quality and security with IQMS
"Success in manufacturing is not for the timid or the laggards. But IQMS ERP customer Innovation Composite Engineering has found a winning formula. Here's what they told me about their keys to success, from traceability to security to business intelligence."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  internet  of  things  security  use  cases  manufacturing 
february 2019 by jonerp
Walmart hits road bumps in UK and India, but e-commerce soars in the US
"Walmart's got a couple of issues to deal with internationally, but omni-channel progress in the US is soaring ahead."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  e-commerce  retail  and  omni-channel 
february 2019 by jonerp
Technology for social good – stopping the poachers and saving the planet with AI, drones and sensors
"Bleeding-edge tech is being put to good use to take on some of the world's biggest conservation crises."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  iot  robotics  and  ai  machine  intelligence  use  cases 
february 2019 by jonerp
Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market-share needle | TechCrunch
While becoming cross-platform compatible isn’t exactly a radical notion in general, it most certainly is for a company like IBM, which if it had its druthers and a bit more market share, would probably have been content to maintain the status quo. But if the majority of your customers are pursuing a multi-cloud strategy, it might be a good idea for you to jump on the bandwagon — and that’s precisely what IBM has done by opening up access to Watson across clouds in this fashion.
"While  becoming  cross-platform  compatible  isn’t  exactly  a  radical  notion  in  general  it  most  certainly  is  for  company  like  IBM  which  if  had  its  druthers  and  bit  more  market  share  would  probably  have  been  content  to  maintain  the  status  quo.  But  majority  of  your  customers  are  pursuing  multi-cloud  strategy  might  be  good  idea  you  jump  on  bandwagon    that’s  precisely  what  has  done  by  opening  up  access  Watson  across  clouds  this  fashion. 
february 2019 by jonerp
Digital Transformation, IT, and the Rest of the Company
"The IT department and the rest of the company don’t always see eye-to-eye, but everyone agrees that achieving greater operational efficiency is a top priority for DX. Non-IT believes producing revenue and reducing costs are primary priorities for digital transformation, while those are only secondary concerns for IT. In contrast, IT is more interested in integration, security, and maintaining system resilience."
cloud  native  culture  research  this  week  in  numbers 
february 2019 by jonerp
Jim Snabe, Chairman of Siemens, expands on Dreams and Details
"I had a fascinating conversation with Jim Snabe in an effort to get under the skin of how large and successful enterprises might respond to uncertain conditions"
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  change  management 
february 2019 by jonerp
Building high performance surfboards to catch the global wave – Firewire’s cloud ERP journey with Acumatica
"The Acumatica Summit put me in front a slew of customers. First up? A surfboard company that must compete in a modern world of manufacturing sustainability, global customers and online commerce."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
january 2019 by jonerp
Change as a discipline – how Accumold excels at data-driven manufacturing with IQMS
"Transformation is perceived as a huge project that pushes against cultural norms. But for micro molding pioneer Accumold, change has always been a constant. Here's how they've harnessed data to fuel their growth - and how they were in on IoT before the buzzword existed."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  internet  of  things  use  cases  manufacturing 
january 2019 by jonerp
Want to build more revenue in manufacturing? Real-time monitoring is the key
"Manufacturers face global competition and pricing pressures in 2019. But some are thriving. How are they pulling it off? Louis Columbus of IQMS reveals customer views on the impact of real-time monitoring."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  iqms  partner  zone  manufacturing 
january 2019 by jonerp
NRF 2019 – All retailers are in the data business now; Chick-fil-A shows why.
"The big lesson from NRF 2019 is that you're not winning in retail without tackling your data problem - and turning it into an asset. Here's an illustrated view of how Chick-fil-A approached this problem, and how modern data analytics, in this case Tableau, fits in."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel 
january 2019 by jonerp
Security Worries Rise as Container Adoption Increases
"Of the 266 that have containers in production, 47 percent said the containers had vulnerabilities, with that figure rising to 58 percent for those with more than 100 containers in production. The percentage of those that “don’t know” if there are vulnerabilities declines as the number of containers running increases."
application  security  containers  research  this  week  in  numbers 
january 2019 by jonerp
Which Analytics And BI Technologies Will Be The Highest Priority In 2019?
"82% of enterprises are prioritizing analytics and BI applications and platforms as part of their budgets for new technologies and cloud-based services. 78% of enterprises are prioritizing advanced analytics, and 76% data preparation. 54% say AI, machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are also a high investment priority. The following graphic ranks enterprises’ investment priorities for acquiring or subscribing to new technologies and cloud-based services by analytics and BI initiatives or strategies. Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  analytics  bi  and  in  the  age  of  ai  big  data  intelligence  cloud  computing  lake  louis  columbus'  blog 
january 2019 by jonerp
The Year That Was – the Stuart version
"A tough year for some in the retail sector, but progress on the omni-channel journey for others."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  crm  customer  experience  content  marketing  enterprise  in  the  real  world  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  social 
december 2018 by jonerp
The Year That Was – the Phil version
"Frictionless enterprise, digital transformation, headless, serverless, XaaS, robots and scandal - Phil's look back on 2018 has it all."
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  crm  customer  experience  enterprise  in  the  real  world  frictionless  future  of  work  infrastructure  machine  intelligence  ai 
december 2018 by jonerp
The Year That Was – the @jonerp version - the rise of the best of breed cloue enterprise and the CX farce
"Jon's year brought him from AI hype overload to use case inspiration and back again. Hot topics include the digital skills gap, the farce of customer experience, and the return of the best of breed enterprise."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  hits  misses  machine  intelligence  ai  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel 
december 2018 by jonerp
Preparing millennials for the age of automation
"Overall, about 30% of the time spent in most occupations could be technically automated-but in only about 5% of occupations are nearly all activities automatable, writes Anu Madgavkar in Live Mint."
mgi  in  the  news 
december 2018 by jonerp
How Tilray is pushing to scale with the cannabis market – and Acumatica SaaS ERP
"Puns aside, nothing is growing like the cannabis market. This week, I got the update from Tilray's Cuba Flowers on the heels of their IPO. Flowers is facing a whole new scale. He also has new expectations for Acumatica's cloud ERP - it's an integration game now."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
december 2018 by jonerp
Open Source Investment: Show Me the Money (and Time)
"The battle for open source acceptance has been won. The next battle is creating a sustainable funding mechanism for open source developers. Companies that have created open source business models are facing challenges as companies like Amazon Web Services provide services based on OSS projects. Yet, public shaming like seen in the tweet below will not change this phenomenon. Instead, large cloud customers may be able to generate more open source investment by cloud providers if there is proof that involvement in projects has a demonstrable impact on service quality."
programming  languages  open  source  research  this  week  in  numbers 
december 2018 by jonerp
Tech powers The Bike Project’s work in helping refugees navigate new lives
"The London-based charity is using CRM and an SMS alerting system in its work of reconditioning second-hand bicycles and donating them to new arrivals to the UK capital."
crm  and  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  social 
december 2018 by jonerp
ThoughtSpot users advice on analytics – ‘Jump in, make mistakes, keep talking’
"A session at a recent ThoughtSpot conference give some users space to talk about their experiences in adding analytics to their business management armoury."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
december 2018 by jonerp
Hudson’s Bay – claiming retail uniqueness, but still struggling with omni-channel 101
"Hudson's Bay is a retailer that's still struggling to get to the foothills of omni-channel retail basics."
crm  and  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  social 
december 2018 by jonerp
IQMS Pinnacle 2018 – How Eldon James is turning their integrated manufacturing vision into reality
"IQMS Pinnacle 2018 brought an inspirational message of customers using manufacturing ERP and shop floor automation to thrive in tough markets. But does that match up to customer realities? First up: my use case interview with PVC-free plastics manufacturer Eldon James."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  machine  intelligence  and  ai  robotics  use  cases  manufacturing 
november 2018 by jonerp
How Plex disrupted the analyst day – via a shop floor tour with customer Coastal Automotive
"Analysts are spending the day with Plex Systems again - what could happen? Nothing predictable, thank goodness. On deck: a revealing shop floor tour with Plex customer Coastal Automotive. Here's my illustrated review."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
november 2018 by jonerp
Parkinson’s UK takes battle for a cure to the cloud with Snowflake Computing
"Director of Digital Transformation Julie Dodd believes that a joined-up data approach could hold the key to tackling the neurodegenerative illness once and for all."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  future  of  work  productivity 
november 2018 by jonerp
New Relic’s Lew Cirne and the art of knowing your place
"Knowing where your company is addressing needs is a recipe for success."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  devops  nosql  the  open  source  stack  digital  enterprise  in  real  world 
november 2018 by jonerp
How Talend mobilizes the data behind Domino’s digital deliveries
"Domino's has proven that the pizza business is absolutely a digital business. But what does that look like on the back end? Here's an inside view of Domino's data platform - and how Talend powers it."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
november 2018 by jonerp
How Adore Me stepped off the BI rollercoaster and brought self-service analytics to business users
"Self-service analytics sounds cool - so does achieving high levels of user adoption. But there's always more to the story. At Looker JOIN 2018, BI developer Diana Streche gave me an unflinching look at their analytics journey with Looker - and how she herself had to change."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  enterprise  in  the  real  world  frictionless  use  cases 
november 2018 by jonerp
Former Coca-Cola CIO reveals the recipe for AWS transformation
"Former Coca-Cola CIO Miriam McLemore tells AWS audience how process and culture change were key elements of its cloud transformation."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  frictionless 
november 2018 by jonerp
The New York Times – far from ‘failing’ as a Subscription Economy exemplar
"Donald Trump reckons it should be called "the failing New York Times", but in reality it's a digital transformation success story. "
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  content  marketing  enterprise  in  the  real  world  social 
november 2018 by jonerp
Sage Intacct Advantage 2018 – customers speak to the results of financial transformation
"I'm always pushing vendors for customer use cases to validate their next-gen aspirations. Sage Intacct Advantage 2018 brought a welcome twist: a series of customer presentations backed up by financial transformation proof points."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
october 2018 by jonerp
Jet-powering Walmart to go on the offensive – e-commerce chief Marc Lore has battleplans
"In the final part of our focus on Walmart's digital transformation, Marc Lore has some big questions to ask - and answer."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  e-commerce  machine  intelligence  ai  retail  omni-channel 
october 2018 by jonerp
How Nationwide Insurance uses Tableau to drive its data-driven ambitions
"Becoming data-driven is a worthy ambition. But that doesn't mean it's easy. At Tableau Conference 2018, Michael Warling of Nationwide Insurance told me about their progress - and how a decentralized approach to Tableau fits in."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
october 2018 by jonerp
Bank of America CEO – digital-only is not the way to go in banking
"Bank of America is investing in a combination of digital innovation, platform consolidation and branch expansion. "
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  financial  services  fintech 
october 2018 by jonerp
How Heroku built its self-service analytics future on the Looker platform
"In 2013, Heroku gave Michael Schiff a job offer he couldn't refuse. But could he build the kind of analytics platform today's business users would embrace - and avoid BI bottlenecks? At Looker JOIN 2018, Schiff shared his story."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
october 2018 by jonerp
SAP TechEd 2018 – How Kaeser Kompressoren is selling compressed air as a service with the help of SAP Data Hub
"Every now and then, a customer use case really stands out. I picked up a dandy at SAP TechEd 2018, via a long-time SAP customer that keeps their tech - and business models - right on the edge of what's possible."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  internet  of  things  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  use  cases 
october 2018 by jonerp
Inforum 2018 – Flint Hills Resources shares how to pull off a rapid CloudSuite Financials implementation
"Contrary to some marketing messages you might see, SaaS ERP implementations are not easy. At Inforum 2018, I attended a presentation from a CloudSuite Financials customer that showed how they pulled off a go-live in ten months. The lessons are instructive."
"cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
october 2018 by jonerp
#SuccessConnect 2018 – inside Ernst & Young’s drive for a purposeful workplace - by @jonerp
"Project Dovetail is aimed at building bridges between Blockchains and, further out, sticking them together in collaborative environments that make practical sense in business terms"
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  future  of  work  hcm  use  cases 
september 2018 by jonerp
How Medivis plans to use augmented reality and AI to change medicine
"Typically I don't write about how cool augmented reality and AI are. But the experts at Medivis think they can change healthcare with these technologies - and the help of partners like Paperspace."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  healthcare  transformation  machine  intelligence  and  ai  use  cases  augmented  reality 
september 2018 by jonerp
How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village
"The Indian government, however, had been hoping for more: It had asked for WhatsApp to develop tools to help trace the origin of messages, ostensibly to help authorities hunt down the creators of the fake videos.

Carl Woog, a spokesperson for WhatsApp, provided the following statement to BuzzFeed News: “We believe that building ‘traceability’ into WhatsApp would undermine end-to-end encryption and the private nature of WhatsApp creating the potential for serious misuse. As we go forward, WhatsApp remains committed to working with others in society on the challenge of misinformation though we will not weaken the privacy protections we provide.”
"The  Indian  government  however  had  been  hoping  for  more:  It  asked  WhatsApp  to  develop  tools  help  trace  the  origin  of  messages  ostensibly  authorities  hunt  down  creators  fake  videos.  Carl  Woog  a  spokesperson  provided  following  statement  BuzzFeed  News:  “We  believe  that  building  ‘traceability’  into  would  undermine  end-to-end  encryption  and  private  nature  creating  potential  serious  misuse.  As  we  go  forward  remains  committed  working  with  others  in  society  on  challenge  misinformation  though  will  not  weaken  privacy  protections  provide.” 
september 2018 by jonerp
Macy’s shows signs of omni-channel life, but needs to sell the idea harder to sceptical Wall Street - by @whostu
"Macy's CEO sees the omni-channel balance being achieved at last, but Wall Street investors remain unconvinced."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  e-commerce  retail  omni-channel  social  use  cases 
august 2018 by jonerp
GAP CEO sees his retail assets as digital, data and real-world stores
"Art Peck is loving the store, loving digital and loving data - preaching omni--channel religion."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  e-commerce  retail  omni-channel  use  cases 
august 2018 by jonerp
Five questions I’m chasing about retail’s digital winners and losers – a Shop.org preview
"With Shop.org 2018 right around the corner, here's five questions I'm chasing on retail's digital winners - and losers. And yeah, Alexa is in there somewhere."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  e-commerce  machine  intelligence  ai  retail  omni-channel 
august 2018 by jonerp
CF Industries on their move to S/4HANA Cloud – “We’re not cloud-first; we’re business-first”
"Debates on the virtues of cloud ERP will be settled by customers. CF Industries VP and CIO Tom Grooms gave a straight shooting view of the dangers of code customization - and how he's planning for growth with S/4HANA Cloud."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
august 2018 by jonerp
Small Robot Company plants seeds of Farming-as-a-Service via Tom, Dick and Harry
"The ag-tech start-up is developing an AI-powered platform that Tom, Dick and Harry can use to help farmers improve yields and make more money."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  iot  robotics  and  ai  use  cases 
august 2018 by jonerp
Cloud ERP isn’t a handshake deal – it’s a value extraction challenge. Here are the stages.
"Cloud ERP benefits don't just happen - you have to earn them. Here's the value stages I've charted from years of customer interviews - and the debates I've had about them."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
august 2018 by jonerp
Ab fab – Edwards turns to Hadoop in push for smarter semiconductor factories
"The company, which builds critical subsystems used in chipmakers’ fabrication plants, is using MapR’s distribution of Hadoop as the foundation for predictive maintenance and more."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
august 2018 by jonerp
The blockchain begins finding its way in the enterprise
"In spite of the growing interest we have seen over the last 12-18 months, blockchain lacks some basic underlying system plumbing, the kind any platform needs to thrive in an enterprise setting. Granted, some companies and the open source community are recognizing this as an opportunity and trying to build it, but many challenges remain."
blockchain  distributed  ledger  enterprise  in  the  use  cases 
july 2018 by jonerp
Can vendors like Workday, Salesforce ever get enough AI?
"As Salesforce buys Datorama and Workday acquires stories.bi, we ask can enterprise application vendors ever get enough AI in their product portfolios?"
As  Salesforce  buys  Datorama  and  Workday  acquires  stories.bi  we  ask  can  enterprise  application  vendors  ever  get  enough  AI  in  their  product  portfolios?analytics  planning  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  crm  customer  experience  future  of  work  machine  intelligence  user 
july 2018 by jonerp
Finance organizations are biggest digital transformation fans – three exemplars
"Fujitsu reckons finance is ahead of the industry pack when it comes to digital transformation and three use cases back up the point."
crm  and  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  financial  services  fintech  productivity  social  use  cases 
july 2018 by jonerp
How Kiva uses data analytics to lend a hand (and money) to refugees
"The micro-loans platform has demonstrated that, despite perceptions of being risky borrowers, refugees repay loans made on its site at the same rate as other recipients."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  financial  services  and  fintech 
july 2018 by jonerp
Ocado CEO – here comes the next generation of robots in retail
"Ocado’s tech story keeps getting stronger, even if it comes at a cost to the bottom line."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  e-commerce  future  of  work  iot  robotics  and  ai  machine  intelligence  retail  omni-channel 
july 2018 by jonerp
Bringing industrial analytics to bear on real world problems – a Baker Tilly example with Plex
"Cloud ERP is too often hindered by lack of ability to pull in external data sources for decision making. At PowerPlex 2018, Baker Tilly showed how industrial analytics can make a bottom line impact for Plex customers. The use case is instructive."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
july 2018 by jonerp
This Week in Programming: The End of the API Economy (As We Know It)?
"As ProgrammableWeb cautions at the end of its article, “should you be considering creating or investing in a company that depends on using or providing an API to do business, you’ll do well to think long and hard about what you’re doing. Given the current state of affairs, an API provider can bring your business to a grinding halt because of an arbitrary whim.”
digest  top  stories  development  this  week  in  programming 
july 2018 by jonerp
8 ways to wake up from the digital nightmare and succeed
"Going digital is tough and yet there are ways to do so. It means taking bold steps. Are you willing to do so?"
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  xaas 
july 2018 by jonerp
CommLive18 – How JLL uses @FinancialForce as a growth driver
"We're always on the hunt for modern ERP use cases that push beyond efficiency into business growth. That was the case at FinancialForce Community Live, where I had an illuminating sit down with JLL, the winner of a FinancialForce customer award for business model innovation."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
june 2018 by jonerp
FedEx recruits robot army to fight e-commerce battle
"FedEx’s Ted Dengel outlines some of the key challenges that greater automation will help the deliveries giant to tackle."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  robotics  use  cases 
june 2018 by jonerp
Talend CEO – IT must get unstuck from a legacy cycle to turn data into a business asset
"Talend Connect brought heady conversations about avoiding cloud lock-in and realizing a multi-cloud, serverless potential. But as my conversation with CEO Mike Tuchen shows, it's really about a practical way to fund innovation within IT budgets - and deliver data assets to the business."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  devops  nosql  the  open  source  stack  digital  enterprise  in  real  world  machine  intelligence  ai 
june 2018 by jonerp
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