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To Change or Not to Change: The Decision to Stay on the Green Screen
"Let’s consider a few reasons why you may not want to replace your legacy system, just yet:

They simply don’t break: Like your Grandad’s 1992 Honda or Swiss watch, the thing will pretty much run forever. The technology behind the old IBM mainframes is simple and sturdy, and as long as it is cleaned and maintained it will work. Cloud ERP systems, on the other hand, are only as reliable as your users’ internet connections.
Your business has not changed: We find many scenarios where companies have been doing the same thing for 30 years, and with good reason. Consider a company that manufactures a niche supply part for an industrial manufacturing segment. It may be specialized enough that the barriers and cost of entry is too great for competitors to chase and they have consistent clientele. With no desire to expand, there may be no reason to change what’s working."
digital  strategy  erp  software  selection  cloud  cyber  security  cybersecurity  failures  independent  consultants  top  10  systems  for  2020 
9 days ago by jonerp
Undercover: “Independent” ERP Software Selection Firms
"We have stressed this time and time again, but “independent” on paper or promises does not mean your selection firm is truly independent. There are vast mechanisms for vendors, implementation partners and other influencers to create bias within an “independent” firm. The most common is financial, but there are also firms who are simply too lazy to keep up with the changing enterprise technology market and rest on the few vendors they have worked with in the past. This is also very common for smaller shops that were formed by consultants that have moved from the Big 5 consulting space."
erp  software  selection  independent  consultants  best  consultant  top  10  systems  for  2020  what  is  of  breed  erp? 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
Self-Serve ERP Software Please
"ERP software has evolved to the point where it can allow a self-serve methodology to work efficiently and potentially save companies money. Algorithms help point clients in the right direction towards ready-to-use pathways. When done right, this is a win-win. The client gets to interact/transact in their preferred way, and the company can redeploy its human assets."
digital  strategy  hcm  implementations  organizational  change  management  artificial  intelligence  implementation  iot  self-serve  erp  software  top  10  systems  for  2020 
november 2019 by jonerp
What’s New In Gartner’s Hype Cycle For CRM, 2019
"Four new technologies are on the Hype Cycle for CRM, reflecting enterprises’ need for greater integration of diverse systems and the demand for more predictive and prescriptive analytics-based insights. The four technologies include the following."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  2019  gartner  hype  cycle  for  crm  sales  louis  columbus’  blog  partner  relationship  management  configure  price  quote  cpq  customer 
october 2019 by jonerp
What’s New In Gartner’s Hype Cycle For AI, 2019
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Between 2018 and 2019, organizations that have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) grew from 4% to 14%, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey.
Conversational AI remains at the top of corporate agendas spurred by the worldwide success of Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and others.
Enterprises are making progress with AI as it grows more widespread, and they’re also making more mistakes that contribute to their accelerating learning curve."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  ai  cloud  computing  gartner  hype  cycle  for  artificial  intelligence  2019  louis  columbus'  blog 
october 2019 by jonerp
How to Define Your Digital ERP Strategy in 2020
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How important is flexibility vs. scale to your business model?
What are you internal IT competencies, and what would you like them to be in the future?
How does this all align with and support your corporate strategy and objectives – or does it?
How big of a change are we really willing to make as part of our transformation?
How much time and money are we willing to invest?
What is our risk tolerance as an organization?
How will organizational change management need to support our answers to these and other questions?"
digital  strategy  best  transformation  erp  failures  predictions  software  in  2020  industry  for  top  10 
october 2019 by jonerp
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. 
august 2019 by jonerp
SAP S/4HANA Change Management: How to Handle the People Side of Your Transformation
"Finally, SAP’s Activate methodology doesn’t adequately address organizational change management, either. Not that it necessarily should, as it is a software deployment methodology rather than a transformation toolset. But this puts the onus on SAP customers to manage the organizational change components of their projects."
organizational  change  management  sap  s  4hana  implementations  how  to  plan  for  an  s4  hana  implementation  project  my  life  as  expert  witness  failure  at  lidl 
july 2019 by jonerp
CIO’s Guide To Stopping Privileged Access Abuse – Part 2
"Enterprise security approaches based on Zero Trust continue to gain more mindshare as organizations examine their strategic priorities. CIOs and senior management teams are most focused on securing infrastructure, DevOps, cloud, containers, and Big Data projects to stop the leading cause of breaches, which is privileged access abuse."
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may 2019 by jonerp
The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2019
"An all-time high 48% of organizations say cloud BI is either “critical” or “very important” to their operations in 2019. Organizations have more confidence in cloud BI than ever before, according to the study’s results. 2019 is seeing a sharp upturn in cloud BI’s importance, driven by the trust and credibility organizations have for accessing, analyzing and storing sensitive company data on cloud platforms running BI applications."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  amazon  web  services  analytics  aws  intelligence  cloud  bi  analysis  forecast  for  2019  computing  louis  columbus 
april 2019 by jonerp
Your Business Blueprint Should Dictate Your SAP S/4HANA Implementation – Not the Other Way Around
"If you talk to a sales rep from SAP or a system integrator such as Deloitte, Accenture, or Capgemini, they will tell you the opposite. They will say that SAP “best practices” should define your business and that your people should just change to adopt to software functionality. They will also push you to implement SAP as quickly as possible – not because it’s best for your business, but because it’s best for SAP and the system integrator."
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march 2019 by jonerp
How to Avoid Losing Control of Your SAP S/4HANA Transformation
"One of the biggest mistakes is to hand complete control of the project over to your system integrator. Yes, they probably have a deeper competency in SAP than your team does, but you need to be the one to manage their resources, expectations, and deliverables. They should report to your project team rather than managing the overall project. And if things aren’t working out and can’t be remediated, don’t be afraid to fire your SAP system integrator."
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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
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
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
Monday’s Musings: Seven Common Failures Plague Board Room Strategy In Digital Transformation
"Laggard market perception cascades failure and customer disillusionment. Declining brands and organizations in laggard industries stripped of brand equity enter an era of negative market perception. Instead of redefining the mission and purpose with new business models, orgs often take a short cut of branding without substance. Seen as devoid of innovation with a commoditized non-differentiated offering, every stakeholder from employee, customer, partner, supplier, and investor lowers expectations of success. The result – leaders who focus on short term gain, declining employee morale, lack of interest by investors, and lower quality from suppliers. Partners lose interest in creating co-innovation and co-creation ecosystems with laggards. Customers no longer find an affinity for a brand that has sold its soul and will not pay for premium pricing when they no longer see value."
"Laggard  market  perception  cascades  failure  and  customer  disillusionment.  Declining  brands  organizations  in  laggard  industries  stripped  of  brand  equity  enter  an  era  negative  perception.  Instead  redefining  the  mission  purpose  with  new  business  models  orgs  often  take  a  short  cut  branding  without  substance.  Seen  as  devoid  innovation  commoditized  non-differentiated  offering  every  stakeholder  from  employee  partner  supplier  investor  lowers  expectations  success.  result    leaders  who  focus  on  term  gain  morale  lack  interest  by  investors  lower  quality  suppliers.  Partners  lose  creating  co-innovation  co-creation  ecosystems  laggards.  Customers  no  longer  find  affinity  for  that  has  sold  its  soul  will  not  pay  premium  pricing  when  they  see  value.2018  apps  strategy  best  practices  board  room  boardroom  priorities  promises  transformation  c-suite  cdo  ceo 
may 2018 by jonerp
What’s Missing From Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant For CPQ
"Magic quadrants and market analysis grids are designed to guide enterprise buyers to the best possible technologies for their needs. The recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) Application Suites, 2018 (client access reqd.) doesn’t address the most challenging problem enterprises face making CPQ strategies work, which is enterprise-wide systems integration. Members of the CPQ vendor landscape are growing complacent and need to intensify innovation efforts too."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  2018  and  quote  (cpq)  application  suites  byline=louis  columbus  configure  cpq  crm  gartner  magic  quadrant  for 
april 2018 by jonerp
Can Google’s Project Loon and Tesla’s Solar Grid save Puerto Rico?
"Google and Tesla are stepping up to offer help where the US Federal government is slow to move. While the ideas sound good in principle, there are hurdles to overcome. The upside is that these efforts, if successful. will provide proof points for sustainable resources."
digital  government  and  public  services  technology  for  social  good 
october 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
Summer News Analysis - Google introduces Google Hire - by @holgermu
"Google is getting more and more in the enterprise software space / SaaS market. Good to see it knows that e.g. data migration and reports are a must for the enterprise. It will have to answer questions soon in regards of plans to offer more than recruiting capabilities, e.g. onboarding and learning come to mind."
constellation  research  google  cloud  platform  for  work  gsuite  hcm  holger  mueller  hr  lean  recruiting  talent  acquisition  depth  chart 
july 2017 by jonerp
SAP Indirect Access: What the Diageo Case Means to SAP Customers
"The bottom line… SAP has gone all in on the Diageo case, and has been all in on this concept for years because SAP’s future revenue and share of the cloud market is on the line. SAP has clearly developed and is executing on its strategy to incent adoption of SAP cloud solutions. SAP has also positioned itself to capture incremental revenue even if a customer elects to choose an alternative best-of-breed solution."
sap  charge  for  indirect  access  court  case 
march 2017 by jonerp
MIT’s Food Computers Set the Stage for Open Source Agriculture
"There are some indications of this shift: the appearance of urban rooftop farms, an explosion of interest in automated hydroponic systems. The problem with all these systems is that their platforms are proprietary, and the lack of a common platform between them means these won’t necessarily scale up."
"Most  of  us  probably  don’t  think  too  much  about  the  foodstuffs  we  buy  in  supermarket.  But  behind  scenes  today’s  food  production  system  relies  on  a  centralized  industrial-scale  supply  chain  that’s  still  dependent  upon  soil-based  agriculture  for  majority  our  crops.Most  crops.culture  science  technology  top  stories  big  data  computer  computing  machine  learning  massachusetts  institute  open  source 
january 2017 by jonerp
MIT’s New AI Data Extraction System Teaches Itself by Surfing the Web
"The new system could be a boon to accelerating research tasks that may have required more tedious, manual effort from humans previously. Not only would a system like this save time, it could also save lives: the researchers foresee that such a system could be used by healthcare providers, as a tool for aggregating patient histories under a more unified structure, which would improve the quality of care that a patient receives."
science  technology  top  stories  artificial  general  intelligence  association  for  computational  linguistics  conference  on  empirical  methods  natural  language  processing  deep  q-network  machine  learning  massachusetts  institute  of  mit  reinforcement 
january 2017 by jonerp
New Analysis – Google enables citizen developers and developers with Google App Maker - by @holgermu
"Earlier today Google announced Google App Maker, an important step in Google’s overall portfolio to get a bigger piece of enterprise automation, addressing the citizen developers and the larger capacity of low code developers that together have the potential to build user driven end user applications and maybe more."
appdev  google  cloud  platform  compute  engine  for  work 
december 2016 by jonerp
Parity Check: The Software Budget’s Appetite Kept in Check by the Bottom Line
"Don’t be fooled by reports of huge spending increases on as-a-service software. Five years after Marc Andreessen famously declared that software is eating the world, the reality paints a more nuanced picture."
analysis  research  top  stories  application  development  apptio  gartner  parity  check  society  for  information  management  software  budget 
november 2016 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Jim Burns, CFO of Accela
" I think the combination of getting the mentors through my career that not only helped and coached me, but took chances on me to do jobs that I had never done before. Because I had kind of shown a track record before. I always believe your job isn’t just to run it, your job is to make it substantially better when you left the role versus when you started it"
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august 2016 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Vinay Mehra, CFO of POLITICO - by @dergelcfo
"Sometimes, as a CFO, you tend to look at things are pretty black and white. Things are just numbers. But when you get involved with a non-profit, the thing that I’ve come to appreciate is – sometimes, when you are making an investment, you don’t have a true ROI, from a financial perspective. But you will have ROI from a human impact."
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march 2016 by jonerp
Cisco Buys Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion - by @ron_miller
"Cisco announced today it was buying Jasper Technologies, a company that sells an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. With Jasper, Cisco gets a company that understands the burgeoning Internet of Things market. While IoT is term bandied about quite a bit, it simply means connected machines talking to one another over the internet."
cloud  enterprise  fundings  &  exits  tc  cisco  jasper  technologies  internet  of  things  mergers  and  acquisitions  for  startups 
february 2016 by jonerp
After Paris, Encryption Will Be a Key Issue in the 2016 Race
"As the world reels from the Paris attacks, presidential candidates and tech companies will be forced to face questions on encryption with new urgency."
election  2016  encryption  peace  for  paris  business 
november 2015 by jonerp
Disrupting DevOps: A Market Map of the Container Ecosystem - by @alexwilliams
"For months at The New Stack we have worked on ways to visualize the Docker and container ecosystem for our new eBook series (now available for download). We looked at the market from all different perspectives, but realized that there was no simple way to analyze it. There are a few factors that make it complex:"
data  research  ebook  technology  top  stories  codenvy  container  ecosystem  containers  continuous  delivery  docker  market  map  for 
october 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
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
Wanted: Supply Chain Architects! - by @lcecere
"In the last and final stage of network design maturity, the focus is on a clean sheet of paper. The question is not to optimize what exists, but to develop a road map of what should exist. This work is useful to shutterstock_86016574baseline the current state of the business and brainstorm higher levels of performance."
demand  market-driven  new  technologies  supply  chain  excellence  insights  community  cognitive  learning  five  stage  maturity  model  for  network  design  logistics  lora  cecere  metrics  that  matter  risk  management 
may 2015 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Ken Goldman, CFO of Everbridge - by @samueldergel
"If you think about, going back 20 – 30 years ago. CFOs were thought about as the Chief Accountant, Green Eye Shade, Risk Manager. They were someone to protect the company. While protection is part of my mandate, I would say that it really starts with enablement. My job is to enable the company to achieve success and greatness. I spend all of my time thinking about “How to do I do that?” Yes, protection is important, limiting the downside. But nobody ever built a company by just limiting downside. It’s about investing in upside."
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april 2015 by jonerp
Getting Started as a Blogger: A Contract with Your Readers - by @daedtech
"Also, caveat emptor. What I’m telling you here essentially amounts to, “here’s what I’ve learned through some reading and collaborating and a whole lot of trial and error.” I have a pretty decent reader base and sometimes I even get paid to write (and, recently, to help others get better at writing), but I am not Lifehacker or some kind of blogging empire. I’m a guy that’s been treating the world to two or three rants per week for a number of years."
you  asked  for  it  blogging  writing 
march 2015 by jonerp

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