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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 
22 hours ago by jonerp
5 Things Every Executive Needs To Know About Identity And Access Management
"Executives have a strong sense of urgency to improve Identity and Access Management (IAM) today to assure the right individuals access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons. IAM components like Access Management, Single Sign-On, Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM), Advanced Authentication, Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), IoT-Driven IAM, and Privileged Access Management address the need to ensure appropriate access to resources across an organization’s entire attack surface and to meet compliance requirements."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cybersecurity  identity  and  access  management  louis  columbus'  blog  mfa  multi-factor  authentication  pam 
16 days ago by jonerp
5 Ways To Demystify Zero Trust Security
"To Chase Cunningham’s point, more customer use cases need to be created, and thankfully that’s on his research agenda. Starting the conversation with each vendor visited by asking for their definition of Zero Trust either led to a debate of whether Zero Trust was needed in the industry or how their existing architecture could morph to fit the framework. Booth staffs at the following companies deserve to be commended for how much they know about their customers’ success with Zero Trust: Akamai, Centrify, Cisco, Microsoft, MobileIron, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Trend Micro."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  akamai  capgemini  centrify  cisco  ledios  cyber  louis  columbus'  blog  microsoft 
4 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
Top 25 IoT Startups To Watch In 2019
"The most successful IoT startups selling into enterprises excel at orchestrating analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and real-time monitoring to deliver exceptional customer experiences. As a group, these top 25 IoT startups are showing early potential at enabling profitable new business models, revitalizing industries that have experienced single single-digit growth recently. Each of these startups is taking a unique approach to solving some of the enterprises’ most challenging problems, and in so doing creating valuable new patents that further fuel IoT adoption and growth."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  internet  of  things  startups  louis  columbus'  blog  top  25  iot  2019 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
Digital Transformation’s Missing Link Is Zero Trust
"Gaps exist between the results digital transformation initiatives are delivering today, and the customer-driven value they’re capable of. According to Gartner, 75% of digital transformation projects are not aligned internally today, leading to delayed new product launches, mediocre experiences, and greater security risks than ever before."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cybersecurity  louis  columbus'  blog  mobileiron  palo  alto  networks  privileged  access  management  (pam)  world  economic  forum 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
How Machine Learning Improves Manufacturing Inspections, Product Quality & Supply Chain Visibility
"Manufacturers’ most valuable data is generated on shop floors daily, bringing with it the challenge of analyzing it to find prescriptive insights fast – and an ideal problem for machine learning to solve.

Manufacturing is the most data-prolific industry there is, generating on average 1.9 petabytes of data every year according to the McKinsey Global Insititute. Supply chains, sourcing, factory operations, and the phases of compliance and quality management generate the majority of data."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  inspectorio  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning  manufacturing  mckinsey  global  institute’  product  inspections  quality 
11 weeks ago 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
Reinventing After-Sales Service In A Subscription Economy World
"91% of manufacturers are investing in predictive analytics in the next 12 months, and 50% consider Artificial Intelligence (AI) a major planned investment for 2019 to support their subscription-based business models.
New subscription business models and smart, connected products are freeing manufacturers up from competing for one-time transaction revenues to recurring revenues based on subscriptions.
By 2020, manufacturers are predicting 67% of their product portfolios will be smart, connected products according to an excellent study by Capgemini."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  digital  disruption  internet  of  things  iot  louis  columbus'  blog  manufacturing  services  revenue  subscription  economy 
november 2018 by jonerp
SAS exposes the contradictions in Analytics and the true nature of AI
"Understanding the context and role that AI can play today and in the future is crucial in recognising the true opportunities that it offers. But the simple reality underpinning AI is the fact that data is important. Organised data is more important especially for organisations that wish to derive value from assets they own which so far they undervalue. This is akin to owning a plot of land in the City, as yet unbuilt upon. As it exists it is nothing but a piece of empty space. But what could it be?"
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november 2018 by jonerp
Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021
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30% of tech leaders globally predict blockchain will disrupt their businesses by 2021.
IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics have the greatest potential to digitally transform businesses, making them more customer-centered and efficient.
26% of global tech leaders say e-Commerce apps and platforms will be the most disruptive new business model in their countries by 2021.
IDC predicts worldwide IoT spending will reach $1.1T by 2021."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  analytics  internet  of  things  (iot)  iot  kpmg  louis  columbus'  blog  robotics 
november 2018 by jonerp
How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019
"Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  blockchain  industry  4.0  internet  of  things  (iot)  louis  columbus'  blog  manufacturing  smart  traceability 
november 2018 by jonerp
How To Protect Healthcare IoT Devices In A Zero Trust World
"Healthcare and medical device manufacturers need to start taking action now to secure these devices during the research and development, design and engineering phases of their next generation of IoT products. Specifying and validating that every IoT access point is compatible and can scale to support Zero Trust Security (ZTS) is essential if the network of devices being designed and sold will be secure. ZTS is proving to be very effective at thwarting potential breach attempts across every threat surface an organization has. Its four core pillars include verifying the identity of every user, validating every device, limiting access and privilege, and utilizing machine learning to analyze user behavior and gain greater insights from analytics."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  accenture  capgemini  centrify  healthcare  internet  of  things  (iot)  iot  louis  columbus'  blog 
november 2018 by jonerp
Assume Your Top Partners Compete With You By Year 4
"This is part of life in SaaS. Not only does competition grow as folks take notice of your progress — especially after about 4-5 years, once you get big enough even the top execs at BigCos can see it — but it often starts with your partners. It’s natural. The ones that see the biggest synergies are also the ones that see the easier path to directly expanding into your space. We touched on this a bit back in the early days of SaaStr here."
startup  lessons  blog  posts  growth 
september 2018 by jonerp
Google Needs To Make Machine Learning Their Growth Fuel
"Google needs new AI- and machine learning-driven businesses that have lower Total Acquisition Costs (TAC) to offset the rising acquisition costs of their ad and search businesses. CB Insights found Google is experiencing rising TAC in their core ad and search businesses. With the strategic shift to mobile, Google will see TAC escalate even further. Their greatest potential for growth is infusing greater contextual intelligence and knowledge across the entire series of companies that comprise Alphabet, shown in the graphic below."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  cb  insights  google  ai  machine  learning  louis  columbus'  blog  patents 
september 2018 by jonerp
Identities Are The New Security Perimeter
"18% of healthcare employees are willing to sell confidential data to unauthorized parties for as little as $500 to $1,000, and 24% of employees know of someone who has sold privileged credentials to outsiders, according to a recent Accenture survey.
Privileged credentials for accessing an airport’s security system were recently for sale on the Dark Web for just $10, according to McAfee."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cybersecurity  louis  columbus'  blog  next-gen  access  zero  trust  security 
august 2018 by jonerp
Glassdoor’s 10 Highest Paying Tech Jobs Of 2018
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Software Engineering Manager is the highest paying position with an average salary of $163,500 with 31,621 open positions on Glassdoor today.
Over 368,000 open positions are available across the 10 highest paying jobs on Glassdoor today.
$147,000 is the average salary of the top 10 tech jobs on Glassdoor today.
12.7% of all open positions are for software engineers, making this job the most in-demand in tech today."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  glassdoor  highest  paying  tech  jobs  louis  columbus'  blog 
august 2018 by jonerp
Where Business Intelligence Is Delivering Value In 2018
"Dashboards, reporting, end-user self-service, advanced visualization, and data warehousing are the top five most important technologies and initiatives strategic to BI in 2018."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  bi  intelligence  dresner  advisory  services  louis  columbus'  blog  predictive 
july 2018 by jonerp
More Catfished By A Candidate: Why Not Hire Him Anyway? And Answers To Other Burning Questions
"While there was certainly the possibility that he could have been a top performer, at the end of the day, I just couldn’t take that chance. The most unsettling thing to me was the length that he went to in order to craft his story—fake LinkedIn profile, a whole story around why he was leaving the job, fake references."
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june 2018 by jonerp
Five Reasons Why Machine Learning Needs To Make Resumes Obsolete
"The comparative analysis of high achievers’ characteristics with applicants takes seconds to complete, providing a list of prospects complete with profiles. Machine learning-derived profiles of potential hires meeting the high performers’ characteristics provided greater contextual intelligence than any resume ever could."
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may 2018 by jonerp
How To Close The Talent Gap With Machine Learning
"Many CEOs are also making greater diversity and inclusion their highest priority. Using advanced AI and machine learning techniques, a company founded by former Google and Facebook AI Scientists is showing potential in meeting these challenges. Founders Ashutosh Garg and Varun Kacholia have over 6000+ research citations and 80+ search and personalization patents. Together they founded Eightfold.ai as Varun says “to help companies find and match the right person to the right role at the right time and, for the first time, personalize the recommendations at scale.”
business  featured  posts  technology  software  artificial  intelligence  eightfold.ai  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning  recruiting  recruitment  talent  management 
april 2018 by jonerp
The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2018
"Dashboards, advanced visualization, ad-hoc query, data integration, and self-service are the most-required Cloud BI features in 2018. Sales & Marketing need real-time feedback on key initiatives, programs, strategies, and progress towards goals. Dashboards and advanced visualization features’ dominance of feature requirements reflect this department’s ongoing need for real-time feedback on the progress of their teams towards goals. Reporting, data discovery, and end-user data blending (data preparation) make up the next tier of importance."
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april 2018 by jonerp
10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing In 2018
"Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations are is achievable with machine learning. Attaining up to a 30% reduction in yield detraction in semiconductor manufacturing, reducing scrap rates based on machine learning-based root-cause analysis and reducing testing costs using AI optimization are the top three areas where machine learning will improve semiconductor manufacturing. McKinsey also found that AI-enhanced predictive maintenance of industrial equipment will generate a 10% reduction in annual maintenance costs, up to a 20% downtime reduction and 25% reduction in inspection costs. Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 pp., PDF, no opt-in) McKinsey & Company."
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march 2018 by jonerp
Why Quicksprout’s Neil Patel is Wrong [ SEO is NOT Dead! - by @bobwarfield
"The questions you need to ask yourself are simple:

Is my business built on chasing the latest hype, fashion, and trends or something more solid?
Do my customers always embrace the latest greatest or are they more mainstream?
At the present rate of growth, how long before the new new thing takes over enough to really impact my business?"
featured  posts  technology  software  blog 
february 2018 by jonerp
2018 Will be A Breakout Year For Supply Chain Analytics - by @louiscolumbus
"66% of supply chain leaders say advanced supply chain analytics are critically important to their supply chain operations in the next 2 to 3 years. The Hackett Group found the majority of supply chain leaders have a sense of urgency for getting advanced supply chain analytics implemented and contributing to current and future operations. The majority see the value of having advanced analytics that can scale across their entire supplier network."
business  technology  software  analytics  and  big  data  bi  byline=louis  columbus  logistics  louis  columbus'  blog  supply  chain  management 
january 2018 by jonerp
Google Rankbrain SEO [ Best SEO Strategy Insights in 2018 - by @bobwarfield
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It knows with great certainty when you have multiple pages targeting the same content or intent. It is therefore really good at penalizing you for that.
It knows when there’s a great web page for a certain concept that uses different keywords than what you’re searching for. You can still rank higher for targeting the exact keywords, but this capability shifts SEO from targeting keywords to targeting concepts and most importantly targeting high quality."
featured  posts  technology  software  blog 
january 2018 by jonerp
Researchers Found Two Major Security Flaws In Processors That Affect Most Of The World's Computers
"In a blog post responding to the research, Intel said the flaws described had "the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from computing devices that are operating as designed," but that the company "believes these exploits do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data."
In  a  blog  post  responding  to  the  research  Intel  said  flaws  described  had  "the  potential  improperly  gather  sensitive  data  from  computing  devices  that  are  operating  as  designed  "  but  company  "believes  these  exploits  do  not  have  corrupt  modify  or  delete  data." 
january 2018 by jonerp
How to be a 10x engineer: Business value for technologists - by @dberkholz
"Marketers can expect plenty of shiny new toys to play with in 2018. But that's not going to get us there. Here's four things NOT to do in 2018, and one unsexy - but important - thing marketers must get right."
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december 2017 by jonerp
HPE Re-Discovers itself, but is it on the right track?
"However, HPE has strength in certain verticals and is bringing to market products and services that focus on those areas. For example, its new Express App Platform is for manufacturers that want Cloud benefits in an on-premise infrastructure that is tailored to their specific needs and technology. Competing with the other big hardware vendors in specific niches is more likely to be successful than a broader market strategy."
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december 2017 by jonerp
73% of Executives Are Researching & Launching IoT Projects In 2017 - by @louiscolumbus
"Manufacturing-based IoT connections grew 84% between 2016 and 2017, followed by energy & utilities (41%). Transportation and distribution (40%), smart cities and communities (19%) and healthcare and pharma (11%) are the remaining three industries tracked in the study who had positive growth in the number of IoT connections. The following graphic compares year-over-year growth by industry for the 2016 to 2017 timeframe."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  internet  of  things  forecast  iot  louis  columbus'  blog 
october 2017 by jonerp
How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Business In 2017
"The research found significant gaps between companies who have already adopted and understand Artificial Intelligence (AI) and those lagging. AI early adopters invest heavily in analytics expertise and ensuring the quality of algorithms and data can scale across their enterprise-wide information and knowledge needs. The leading companies who excel at using AI to plan new businesses and streamline existing processes all have solid senior management support for each AI initiative."
featured  posts  technology  software  artificial  intelligence  boston  consulting  group  (bcg)  cloud  computing  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning  mit  sloan  management  review 
september 2017 by jonerp
Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 Adds 5G, Edge Computing For First Time
"Gartner added eight new technologies to the Hype Cycle this year including 5G, Artificial General Intelligence, Deep Learning, Edge Computing, Serverless PaaS.
Virtual Personal Assistants, Personal Analytics, Data Broker PaaS (dbrPaaS) are no longer included in the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies."
featured  posts  technology  software  ai  amazon  web  services  analytics  artifical  intelligence  cloud  computing  landscape  deep  learning  gartner  hype  cycle  for  emerging  technologies  louis  columbus'  blog 
september 2017 by jonerp
Can Hard Work Beat Intelligence? [Hint: Wisdom Beats Both!] - by @bobwarfield
"I like spaces that have learning curves because as I just said, you can create a barrier to entry and you’re not just selling a commodity based on cost. So, my ventures always involve a learning curve.

Consequently, I try to can gain as much wisdom as possible early on before I’ve invested much. Front load the areas that look like they’ll require a lot of learning, in other words."
featured  posts  startup  lessons  blog 
september 2017 by jonerp
Will IBM reinvent software licensing with containers?
"When considering microservices and processes running in a container, it is hard to see how companies will justify asking customers to pay a per month figure. Charging only when the container is live will appeal to many customers. They will be much more relaxed about taking on new microservices and this, in turn, has the ability to fuel a new era of software development. Developers able to see an immediate return on their development are more likely to build more microservices."
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july 2017 by jonerp
Your Guide to the Best Analytics of the Marketing Masters - by @bobwarfield
"My series on the Top 15 Masters of the Digital Marketing World is all about that approach. In this article, I want to talk about what tools the Top 15 are using for their website analytics."
startup  lessons  blog  marketing  master  profiles 
july 2017 by jonerp
73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business - by @louiscolumbus
"73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business. The data and insights gained from IoT are most often used for improving product quality or performance (47%), improving decision-making (46%) and lowering operational costs (45%). Improving or creating new customer relationships (44%) and reducing maintenance or downtime (42%) are also strategic areas where IoT is making a contribution today according to the Cisco study."
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july 2017 by jonerp
How AWS And Azure Competing Is Improving Public Cloud Adoption - by @louiscolumbus
"Only 37% of current Azure users expect to add or replace their Public Cloud provider, compared to 53% of current AWS users and 50% of GCP users. The study found that approximately 40% of respondents expect to add or replace their cloud provider in the next two years, compared to 43% who predicted that last year. Companies who have adopted Microsoft Azure are least likely to replace/add other vendors, as only 37% of current Azure users expect to add or replace, compared to 53% of current AWS users and 50% of GCP users."
business  featured  posts  amazon  aws  web  services  security  cloud  computing  landscape  louis  columbus'  blog  saas  early  adopter  research  economics 
june 2017 by jonerp
Business Intelligence And Analytics In The Cloud, 2017 - by @louiscolumbus
"Public cloud is the most preferred deployment platform for cloud BI and analytics, and the larger the organization toe more likely they are using private clouds. 46% of organizations selected public cloud platforms as their preferred infrastructure for supporting their BI, analytics, and data management initiatives in 2016. 30% are relying on a hybrid cloud platform and 24%, private clouds. With public cloud platforms becoming more commonplace in BI and analytics deployments, the need for greater PaaS- and IaaS-level orchestration becomes a priority."
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march 2017 by jonerp
2017 Is Quickly Becoming The Year Of The API Economy - by @louiscolumbus
" Individual persona needs must drive API development, and this encompasses the device(s) they use, apps they regularly work with and the workflows across all apps on a platform. When an app or platform provider has anticipated the persona needs and charted customer journeys, it shows in the APIs created. The APIs reflect customer preferences much more clearly and are more efficient in delivering great apps as a result. Providing an API code base that has these features accelerates new app development and opens entirely new channels for selling."
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march 2017 by jonerp
Social Media: Threat to Democracy? by @maggiefox
"When I was first enchanted by social media over a decade ago, the promise was the democratization of opinion; the ability to be heard without the need for a broadcast license, the opportunity for governments, companies and communities to connect directly, without interference. Little did I think we would end up more isolated than ever, thanks to software features that were initially intended to give us more of what we liked, but which have driven us instead into blind alleys where we have no exposure to differing viewpoints."
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november 2016 by jonerp
What is The Key to Maximizing IT Labor Cost Optimization Efforts?
"Resource rate reductions: Renegotiating your rate cards based upon the findings of the resource rate market assessment is a common approach to reducing costs. Renegotiations with incumbent suppliers can be very complex. The level of success in realizing the market validated rates is directly linked to the effectiveness of your supplier conditioning and negotiation strategy."
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july 2016 by jonerp
GE Digital Provides a Report of Progress on Digital Industrial Efforts
"GE Digital executives went to great lengths to point out their belief that industrial based IoT applications and network opportunities will be a far larger market segments that consumer focused IoT applications, pegging the latter segment as greater than $225 billion by 2020. That stated, during open Q&A, executives indicated a belief the 2017-18 timeframe will be the point of industry inflection in IoT enabled efforts. From this author’s lens, that is fairly consistent with comments and observations we’ve heard from other IoT focused technology and services providers."
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june 2016 by jonerp
Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016 - by @louiscolumbus
"Exponential data growth with unstructured data being over 80% of the data an enterprise relies on to make decisions daily. Demand forecasts, CRM and ERP transaction data, transportation costs, barcode and inventory management data, historical pricing, service and support costs and accounting standard costing are just a few of the many sources of structured data enterprises make decisions with today."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  big  data  cloud  computing  enterprise  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning 
june 2016 by jonerp
Election Season 2016: Is Infor a Legitimate Third Party Candidate?
"Infor has displayed serious dedication to developing a beautiful and efficient user experience by creating an internal New York City based design agency, Hook & Loop, consisting of over 100 employees whose sole job is to improve user experience and design. Infor’s intention is to create an attractive and productive user experience that doesn’t require super users."
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march 2016 by jonerp
Evaluating S/4HANA? Don’t let SAP omit these financial items
"Thus far, customers have not been rushing to adopt S/4HANA for a number of reasons. One component being, the license and migration cost uncertainty. Since SAP is primarily focused on closing deals based on the potential value of S/4HANA, it is imperative that customers build their own business cases and require SAP to provide the appropriate level of financial transparency to enable customers to make an informed, educated decision"
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march 2016 by jonerp
Sleepless Nights for Select Comfort – Rough ERP Go-Live Leads to 25% Hit on Stock Price
"So what went wrong? We have attempted to piece together our assessment of what likely went wrong through an analysis of the company’s earnings transcripts, comments left on Glassdoor, Consumer Affairs and LinkedIn, as well as letters to shareholders from Select Comfort and the activist investor Blue Clay."
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february 2016 by jonerp
8 Questions to Evaluate the Resiliency of Business Transformation Program
"Numerous studies have shown that transformations are successful about 50% of the time. This high failure rate can be attributed to any number of causes. One significant failure point is the lack of engagement of the transformational leader in a robust and comprehensive program risk management process."
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january 2016 by jonerp
Outsourcing Switching Costs – Do They Really Matter?
"In 2016 the global market for IT outsourcing will approach 300 billion dollars. Roughly 1 billion dollars of contracts will come up for renewal and one third of that business will be retendered. One thing that is certain is that contract renewal is big business. It is also clear that the incumbent vendor will have significant negotiating leverage. If the proper counter measures are not applied, customer negotiating teams will be transferring a significant portion of shareholder value over to their providers."
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november 2015 by jonerp
S/4HANA – What CIOs and IT Procurement Teams Should Be Doing Now
"SAP has also put in place a long term business capability based strategy to incentivize migration to the S/4HANA platform. SAP has indicated that some of the major enhancements that will be introduced in the S/4HANA platform will not be incorporated into ECC or Business Suite, thereby creating a pressure point for moving to S/4HANA as these new business capabilities become standard practice within specific industries."
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august 2015 by jonerp
Why Oracle Customers Need to Care About Oracle’s Cloud Strategy
"Oracle Cloud_20150811As a follow-up to our article describing Oracle’s three on premise licensing models, there is another significant factor that is impacting these deals lately, and that is Oracle’s aggressive push to increase its Cloud Subscription Agreements."
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august 2015 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Aidan Cullen, CFO of CliQr - by @dergelCFO
"I’ve always been a long term planner and thinker. I started my career in public accounting getting the fundamentals. I then went into internal audit consciously thinking about where I need to go for my success. That gave me an understanding of what’s underneath the hood of a company. From there I started to specialize in the functional roles and business partnerships, so I went to engineering and managed an engineering group worth about 120 million dollars."
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august 2015 by jonerp
Navigating an Oracle Software Audit – Here’s What To Expect
"However, you also could have been systematically selected for an audit by Oracle’s License Management Services (LMS), which tends to occur every 3-4 years. With that said, let’s discuss what you can expect from Oracle and how to navigate this license audit process."
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august 2015 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Craig Foster, CFO of Amobee - by @samueldergel
"The following is from an interview with Craig Foster, recently hired as CFO of Amobee, as announced in CFO Moves. This interview was edited for clarity"
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may 2015 by jonerp
3 Things That Must be Addressed in Your Cloud Agreement to Stay Out of The Security Breach Headlines
"Given the current trend to adopt cloud solutions, it has become even more critical for organizations to ensure their cloud agreements effectively addresses security and data breaches. The good news is, if done correctly and with the proper level of insights, there are ways to mitigate the risks associated with such breaches."
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may 2015 by jonerp
Investing in More Organic, Sustainable and Ethical Food Supply Chains - by @bob_ferrari
"Supply Chain Matters has featured numerous prior commentaries regarding the difficult challenges and structural business challenges facing large consumer packaged goods producers and their associated supply chain ecosystems. Yet while the industry continues to respond with severe cost cutting and a sense of crisis, the industry may well be overlooking the more important strategic need for meaningful investments in organic and sustainable food supply chain capability and supplier development."
consumer  goods  focused  supply  chain  controlling  costs  food  and  beverage  green  procurement  sourcing  sustainability  in  chipotle  mexican  foods  products  industry  management  challenges  independent  blog  analysis  insights  on  pacific  matters  segmentation  strategy 
april 2015 by jonerp
Salesforce.com’s Q4 and Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call: Three Key Takeaways
"For those prospective customers evaluating Salesforce.com’s solutions or any existing customers with a forthcoming renewal, you should expect Salesforce.com to be very difficult to negotiate with in terms of upfront discounting and downstream price protections."
blog  Salesforce.com 
march 2015 by jonerp
Industry Disruptor: Tesla and the Automotive Driving Experience - by @bob_ferrari
"Is it any wonder that when news broke that Apple was working on its own secret development of an electric vehicle, that social media lit-up like fireworks and the automotive industry shuttered.
In today’s industries, change is constant and the termed clock speeds of product innovation are indeed accelerating. Supply chain teams will invariably be either on-board facilitators or unfortunate obstacles to these changes."
automotive  supply  chain  high  tech  and  consumer  electronics  manufacturing  strategies  product  lifecycle  management  service  industry  disruptors  intersection  of  matters  blog  tesla  motors 
march 2015 by jonerp

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