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Enterprise hits and misses – KFC and Pizza Hut cook the omni-channel, while we debate the enterprise user experience
"In this holiday-streamlined, snow-bitten version of hits and misses, Jon dices the week’s biggest stories, shares best-of picks from the enterprise web, and, as always – your weekly whiffs. And yes - it's another self-whiff as a typo generates guffaws at Jon's expense."
hits  and  misses 
15 hours ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Marriott stinks, Quora is questionable, and the omni-channel is elusive
"This week: As the holiday season rolls on, retailers's omni-channel woes persist. Plus: I blow a couple gaskets rounding up advice after the Marriott and Quora breaches. Then, there is an AI article whiff to reckon with."
hits  and  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel  security 
7 days ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Amazon re:Invents (without Oracle), cloud HR faces transformation
"This week: Amazon gloats at re:Invent, but is there a day of reckoning ahead? Plus: digital transformation gets a real world gut check. As always, your best-of-web picks and whiffs."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  digital  transformation  frictionless  enterprise  hits  misses 
12 days ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Thanksgiving can’t save us from AIOps
"In this special Thanksgiving week edition of hits and misses, Jon picks the diginomica high points, the best of the enterprise web, but - no whiffs this time around. We do turkeys instead."
hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
20 days ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Black Friday looms, SAP splurges on Qualtrics as CX heats up
"In his latest travel-streamlined, road-punchy version of hits and misses, Jon picks the highlights from the week’s biggest shows, his best-of picks from the enterprise web, and, as always – your weekly whiffs. SAP's acquisition of Qualtrics gets special attention."
crm  and  customer  experience  hits  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
27 days ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – tech leaders weigh in on AI and IoT, but can AI save us from ourselves?
"In this “ducks over schmucks" version of hits and misses, Jon picks the highlights from the week’s biggest shows, his best-of picks from the enterprise web, and, as always – your weekly whiffs."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  hits  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
5 weeks ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – IBM gets Red Hat, the tech media goes trick or treating
"In the latest “road burn” version of hits and misses, Jon picks the highlights from the week’s biggest shows, the highs from the enterprise web, and, as always – your weekly whiffs. Plus: separating the best IBM - Red Hat analysis from the rest."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  hits  misses  open  source 
5 weeks ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Oracle OpenWorld blowout coverage as event season hits its final push
"In the latest “Jon feels the road burn” version of hits and misses, he picks the highlights from the week’s biggest shows, the best of the enterprise web, and, as always – your weekly whiffs."
hits  and  misses  professional  services  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel  new  it  as  a  service 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – making sense of the Chinese server sabotage allegations, as silly season rolls on
"In this streamlined, “Jon feels the road burn” version of hits and misses, he picks the highlights from the week’s biggest shows, the best of the enterprise web, and, as always – your weekly whiffs. And: an anti-whiff!"
governing  identity  privacy  and  security  hits  misses 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – blockchain gets explained, Abobe – Marketo gets analyzed, and event season rolls on
"In another streamlined, “Jon feels the road burn” version of hits and misses, Jon picks the highlights from this week’s biggest shows, the best of the enterprise web, and, as always, some classic whiffs."
hits  and  misses 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Dreamforce dreams, Infor informs, and Microsoft ignites
"In this streamlined, "Jon feels the road burn" version of hits and misses, he picks the highlights from the week's biggest shows, the best of the enterprise web, and, as always - your weekly whiffs."
hits  and  misses 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – recruiting tech needs a fix, vendor contract negotiations need transparency
"This week - why recruiting tech stinks, and how to fix it. Plus: contract negotiations pitfalls, and why product management is broken. Your whiffs include AI security preening and Google being Google."
hcm  and  the  digital  future  of  work  hits  misses  professional  services  talent  management  new  it  as  a  service 
september 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – blockchain is a paradox; AI is a customer service automater
"This week - Blockchain is officially a paradox, and AI is a riddle for customer service teams to solve. Plus: diginomica gets critiqued, and personalization gets humanized (or does it?). Your whiffs go from rattlesnake bites to a big pile o' Skype."
crm  and  customer  experience  service  management  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai  blockchain 
september 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – big data falls, blockchain rises, and security trusts no one
"This week - a look at Google's big data fall from grace - an opening for blockchain, or not? Also: security's weak link, and the zero trust imperative. Ideas versus execution, data silos, and whiffs-a-plenty."
governing  identity  privacy  and  security  hits  misses  machine  intelligence  ai  blockchain 
september 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – summer retail blowout, IBM Watson healthcare media showdown
"This week - a summer retail blowout, with an omni-channel winners and losers update. Plus: IBM Watson's healthcare forays got a media spanking, but were the right issues aired? Enterprise analytics, programming ethics - and whiffs-a-plenty."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  hits  misses  machine  intelligence  ai  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
august 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – surviving tech projects and debating enterprise blockchains
"This week - tech gets a project survival guide, cloud ERP gets a benefits roadmap. Enterprise blockchain use cases get a fresh look, and security is a zero trust issue. Plus - your weekly whiffery. Jon's back."
hits  and  misses 
august 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise Hits and Misses (truncated) – Part II of the Jon’s on vacation edition
"Jon is still away on his much deserved vacation - getting some much needed time off from the rest of the diginomica team - but the Hits and Misses show must go on!"
hits  and  misses 
august 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Autonomous AI is scary, Slack buys (parts of) Atlassian
"This week - Slack screws up my hits and misses deadline by buying parts of Atlassian. Plus: why AI is both scary *and* practical. Oh, and look out for CX washing. Your whiffs include... a multi-tenant Zebra? Plus, turnabout is fair, so Den grills (and gets grilled)."
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
july 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – IT dies and is resurrected, while personalization tries to scale
"This week - a worthy debate about the death and rebirth of IT stems back to Nicholas Carr. Also: the problem of personalization at scale and the Dante's Inferno of ERP. Your whiffs include a brazen GDPR violation and the absurd cure to AI's problems."
crm  and  customer  experience  frictionless  enterprise  hits  misses  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
july 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – pseudo AI gets exposed, and women in tech rock on
"This week - diginomica's female contributors kick ass (as usual), and frame the issues for women in tech. Plus: pseudo AI gets exposed while the debate over the future of work rages on. Community debates spark (and are sparked). Your whiffs include - my own celebrity Instagram account?"
hits  and  misses 
july 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – fighting through digital nightmares; IT does matter after all
"This week - fighting through digital nightmares, and overcoming bad legacy projects. Plus: turns out IT matters after all - but was Nicholas Carr wrong? DevOps is about culture, and Salesforce gets a cloudy report card. Whiffs run from silly to serious."
digital  skills  and  training  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  hits  misses  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
july 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – retailers get serious about data, agile gets a reckoning
"This week: retailers get serious about data and analytics while Amazon gets called out on privacy. An Agile Manifesto author rails on "faux agile", debate ensues. Your whiffs include the perils of live mics, and the dumbest smart lock in the world."
devops  nosql  and  the  open  source  stack  digital  skills  training  hits  misses  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel 
june 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Buyers are changing, Workday is buying, and the Microsoft – Github debate continues
"This week - Another no-vacation-for-you surprise as Workday buys Adaptive Insights. The B2B buyer is changing faster than sales can keep up, and Microsoft's Github acquisition provokes debate - and a big whiff."
content  marketing  hits  and  misses  open  source  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
june 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – retail gets a digital report card and AI incrementalism gets a debate
"This week - retail gets a digital transformation checkup and the AI incrementalism debate is joined. Also: are lean, agile, and design thinking useful, or slick selling tools? Your whiffs include a close encounter with my LinkedIn doppelganger."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  professional  services  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel  user  experience 
june 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – AI is incremental and GDPR gets some comic relief
"This week: AI is incremental - or is it on the wrong track altogether? Plus: with GDPR looming, spleen is vented. Customer experience meets a curmudgeon, Adobe and Magento meet a press release cynic. Plus: your weekly whiffs."
hits  and  misses 
may 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – GDPR causes sleep deprivation, Google’s voice AI demo causes techno-hangover
"This week - don't fear GDPR, embrace it: but get ready for a bit of sleep deprivation. Also: Google awes techno-fans with Duplex voice AI, quickly backslides into ethical/PR quagmire. Analytics project failures get scrutiny, and I do the Klout victory dance."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
may 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – mobile banking gets real but KPI culture fails
"This week: mobile banking and fintech advances, but KPI culture gets a skewering. Also: event season peaks, and we're on the case. Your whiffs include road burns - and the perils of bloated keynotes."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  financial  services  fintech  hits  misses  mobile 
may 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Domino’s vs McDonald’s in digital, Google vs Microsoft in the cloud
"This week: Domino's is winning in digital, McDonald's not so much. Google wants Microsoft's enterprise cloud business, and blockchain's supply chain limitations are assessed. And: ridiculous whiffs, including premature project celebrations."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
may 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – retail searches for metrics, cloud BI pushes towards adoption
"Every time I talk to someone about the viability of blockchain, I get challenged to show a real project beyond the obvious bitcoin use case. IBM has been working to build large enterprise projects blockchain and today they offered an irrefutable example that they have dubbed TrustChain, a blockchain that proves the provenance of jewelry by following the supply chain from mine to store."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  hits  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
april 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – GDPR looms, Facebook squirms, and SAP gets direct about indirect
"This week: with GDPR looming, Facebook sits on the regulatory hot plate. Plus: a rebuttal of Microsoft's Windows divisional dissolve. SAP finally announces its licensing updates, which we dissect. And: I'm in the whiffs section again."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  data  privacy  governing  identity  security  hits  misses  regulation 
april 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – data breaches, Facebook overreaches, and Microsoft Windows fades
"This week: data privacy in the crosshairs due to breaches, myopic legislation, and, of course, Facebook. Plus: Microsoft Windows does a sharp turn to slow fade. Customer service FAQ blowout, and whiffs-a-plenty."
crm  and  customer  experience  service  management  data  privacy  governing  identity  security  hits  misses 
april 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – scraping Cambridge Analytica for insights, and negotiating better AI projects
"This week: Extracting lessons from Cambridge Analytica's ethical morass. Plus: the art of negotiating AI projects, and minimizing "risk bias." Google and Uber face setbacks worth watching. And yes, loads of goofy and baffling whiffs."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
march 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – can AI save the legal system? And who will save software user events? - by @jonerp
"This week: AI's disruptive impact on the legal system (and hacking it from within). Also: why software user events need a rethink. Your whiffs include failed Twitter apps, and robots flipping burgers (and humans)."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
march 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – cyberwarfare gets a wake up call and automation forces a skills review - by @jonerp
"This week: why cyberwarfare needs a truce, and an automation career session from someone who gets it. Plus: AI-driven "coaching networks" and five emerging trends. The whiffs are plentiful - are you ready to get cognified?"
governing  identity  privacy  and  security  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
march 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – AI gets personal and security gets political - by @jonerp
"This week - the AI versus humans debate gets personal, with an enterprise twist. Plus: security whistleblowers get jobbed. Design thinking gets a revisit, and you get loads of acerbic whiffs."
hits  and  misses 
february 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – readers critique algorithms and everyone critiques Facebook - by @jonerp
"This week - readers sound off on algorithms-gone-wrong. Plus: GDPR as marketing differentiator. Facebook gets a searing critique and digital gets a career survival guide. Plus: your weekly whiffs."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
february 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – voice forces transformation and blockchain gets practical - by @jonerp
"This week - Boiling down the blockchain debate into practicalities. Plus: brands are falling behind on voice and Alexa is listening. Your whiffs include a Twitter sale for journalists - and why Musk didn't whiff this week."
hits  and  misses 
february 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – HR tech tries to get modern, while SAP gets Callidus - by @jonerp
"This week: HR tech tries to get modern, but gets trifurcated instead. And: the weak link in customer experience. SAP surprises and buy Callidus. Your whiffs include peacocks, banned by United."
crm  and  customer  experience  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work  hits  misses 
february 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – WEF takes on the world, Apple takes on the enterprise - by @jonerp
"This week: WEF debates bring a tech reckoning to the enterprise. Plus: Apple's enterprise pursuits get an inspection, and "serverless" gets demystified. Your whiffs include usual suspects - and vanity bloggers."
future  of  work  hcm  and  the  digital  hits  misses 
january 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Davos vs the enterprise, PaaS vs security threats - by @jonerp
"This week: Why PaaS and infrastructure automation matter against threats like Spectre and Meltdown. Also: SEO for 2018, connected car dilemmas, and Davos versus the enterprise. Your whiffs include a slew of whiffy awards, and Facebook's navel-gazing Newsfeed overhaul."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  hits  misses  security 
january 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – digital skills gaps, contingent workforces, and the chippy Meltdown - by @jonerp
"This week: cue the digital skills and contingent workforce debates. Plus: the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities buzzkill the shiny new toys at CES. Your whiffs include robots posing as women, Facebook bailing on "M" - and Intel."
future  of  work  governing  identity  privacy  and  security  hits  misses 
january 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – debating digital futures and blockchain’s distributed ledger - by @jonerp
"This week: debating the future of digital. Are we headed towards empowered subscribers or disempowered plebes? And: a contrarian blockchain piece ruffles marketing feathers. Your whiffs include several reader contributions."
digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
january 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – the 2017 cheeky blogger awards edition - by @jonerp
"Yep, it's the final hits and misses of 2017. That means I hand out some cheeky awards to the enterprise blogging community - as always, unsuitable for framing. Plus: whiffs galore."
hits  and  misses  robotics 
december 2017 by jonerp
The 2018 enterprise software un-predictions - by @brianssommer + @jonerp
"Weary of tech predictions and 2018 game changers? You've come to the right place. It's time for a heaping helping of holiday satire - our second annual enterprise software un-predictions. "
hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
december 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – the rise of the cybercrime bots and the toning down of AI expectations - by @jonerp
"This week: the rise of the cybercrime bots as businesses shore up their defenses. Plus: why you need to tone down your AI expectations. Netflix turns content ROI assumptions on its head, and whiffs-a-plenty."
hits  and  misses 
december 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – AI faces workplace diversity, Amazon faces re:Invent overload - by @jonerp
"This week: what is the role for AI in workplace diversity? And why were analysts frustrated at AWS re:Invent? Plus: retail carnage with Amazon versus everybody else. Loads of whiffs this week as the social media spank tunnel ramps up."
diversity  hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
december 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Black Friday gets a retail assessment, B2B buyers face a dichotomy - by @jonerpy
"This week: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the books - we glean insights from the chaos. Plus: B2B buyers face a dichotomy - why technology buying remains a conundrum. Your whiffs include Twitter potshots, breaches, and an unfair/hilarious video about Millennials."
crm  and  customer  experience  hits  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
november 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – AI finds consequences, Uber rides into the security quagmire - by @jonerp
"This week: the consequences of AI enterprises need to reckon with. Plus: consumer brand-pimping versus buyer trust. And - Uber drives though the mud again. Plus my first pre-whiff ever."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
november 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – omni-channels near holiday stress test, digital gets critiqued - by @jonerp
"This week: it's omni-channel or bust as holiday season kicks in. Plus: do digital with a capital D - or don't bother. Dreamforce gets a wrap, and you get your weekly whiffs."
hits  and  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
november 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – AI gets machine washed and automation gets real - by @jonerp
"This week: the dangers of machine washing as AI heats up and Dreamforce kicks off. Plus: beware data store bragging and automation denial. Your whiffs include LinkedIn getting exposed and Boing Boing getting bonked."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
november 2017 by jonerp
The ludicrous press release awards – “have you leveraged your #blockchain?” edition - by @jonerp
"Yes, it's time to put a satirical buzz saw to the PR flatulence around "game changing" tech. This time around - blockchain. But to my surprise, my snark got (partially) disrupted by genuinely interesting use cases."
digital  and  content  marketing  hits  misses  blockchain 
november 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – McDonald’s and Dunkin’ vs Starbucks, blockchain vs the skeptics - by @jonerp
"This week: McDonald's goes for the digital trojan horse against Starbucks, while Dunkin' brews their own. Plus: blockchain earns credibility from real-world advancements. Your whiffs include live music on planes - and I get a Halloween whiff called on myself."
hits  and  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
november 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – conversational UIs vs vendor lock-in, algorithms vs privacy - by @jonerp
"This week - can conversational UIs smash walled gardens? Or will they lead to a new phase of vendor lock-in? Plus: Google and Facebook and their algorithmic foraging. And, of course, your whiffs."
hits  and  misses  mobile  user  experience  ux  application  design 
october 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – accountants overcome big data denial, CIOs fight for digital trust - by @jonerp
"This week: accountants move past big data and AI denial, while Walmart and Disney make aggressive moves against rivals. CIOs fight for digital trust after data breaches - and your weekly whiffs."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  security 
october 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – big data infatuations and ERP’s IoT problem - by @jonerp
"This week: cleansing our big data infatuations. Also: can ERP systems handle the next-gen needs of IoT? Your whiffs include hard lessons for smoking punks, while Dove's marketing team gets the spank tunnel."
hits  and  misses 
october 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits & misses – Avoiding security worst practices while Microsoft Ignites and Oracle opens - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Security best practices revealed - but worst practices are all too common. Plus: wrapping a big event week with Microsoft Ignite and kicking off Oracle OpenWorld. And: your weekly whiffs."
data  privacy  hits  and  misses  security 
october 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Deloitte gets breached and AI gets practical - by @jonerp
"In this edition: the Deloitte breach fallout begins, while Oracle and SAP up their games for conference season. Plus: stop AI-washing. Your whiffs include privacy self-breaches and corporate fight songs."
hits  and  misses 
september 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – debating K-waves, disruption and Apple’s Town Squares - by @jonerp
"This week - debating K-waves and disruption vs incrementalism. Apple's AI and Town Square ambitions get a workover - your whiffs include Twitter gurus from hell."
hits  and  misses 
september 2017 by jonerp
The ludicrous press release awards – AI game changers edition - by @jonerp
"It's time to hand out some awards of dubious quality. This time, the winners are the AI hypoholics, who gleefully blast us with hyperbole, unaware that their moment of reckoning has arrived."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
september 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – industrial robots rise while Equifax fails its credit check - by @jonerp
"This week: The industrial robot versus decentralized work futures. Also, Equifax as the symptom of an even bigger problem. Your whiffs include Epipen running out of PR ink, and jobsworths screwing up."
future  of  work  hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai 
september 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – conversational apps vs status quo, AI vs design thinking - by @jonerp
"This week: are conversational apps are more disruptive than we think? And can design thinking robot-proof our careers? Whiffs include cheap shots at Microsoft - and overpriced juicers."
future  of  work  hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
september 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – debating work futures and email, the enterprise cockroach - by @jonerp
"This week: debating contingent work, job displacement, and robots in the warehouse. Plus: email, the killer enterprise app that will not die. Your whiffs include my attempt to rename Facebook's enterprise product."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
august 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – retail storefronts and AI optimists fight back - by @jonerp
"This week - a retail pulse check shows storefronts are fighting back by re-inventing. AI and jobs optimists bolster their case while Elon Musk fires flares. And: some very whiffy awards."
e-commerce  hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  retail  the  omni-channel 
august 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – automating deep learning and handling software audits - by @jonerp
"This week: why automating deep learning matters, and how to hedge against software audits. Plus: the omni-channel blues. Your whiffs include the most unflattering tech headlines of the week."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
august 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Google’s diversity problem and AI’s industry adoption issues - by @jonerp
"This week: why Google's diversity problem is our problem, and boiling down AI adoption by industry. Your whiffs include some satirical awards, including my own fact check failure."
diversity  hcm  and  the  digital  future  of  work  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai 
august 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – AI woos cybersecurity, McDonalds goes digital - by @jonerp
"This week: Can AI give companies the edge over cybercriminals? Will McDonalds become as digital savvy as Starbucks? Your whiffs include a blockchain post on a no-elbow-grease diet."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  security 
august 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – CxOs vs the status quo, microservices vs SOA - by @jonerp
"This week: Practical tips for aspiring CxOs in the face of change - and why microservices might succeed where SOA fell short. Your whiffs include an early whiff-of-year candidate."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  digital  transformation  frictionless  enterprise  hits  misses 
july 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Infor does AI, Workday does PaaS, the media does IBM Watson - by @jonerp
"This week - Infor unfurls its AI play; Workday explains its PaaS moves. IBM Watson gets - and gives - a critique, and the future of work gets another flogging. Plus: your whiffs."
diversity  future  of  work  hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
july 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – AI hype, retail upheaval and world-changing - by @jonerp tech
"This week: AI hype and ethics vs automation. Retailers respond to Amazon's dominance. Emerging tech is about purpose, not convenience. And: a guest whiff."
hits  and  misses 
july 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – public sector grapples with digital, Uber grapples with itself
"In this edition: the public sector wrestles with AI, APIs, and smarter cities. Uber purges, Adobe conquers, and a supply chain analyst reveals. Plus: a special awards version of your whiffs."
hits  and  misses 
june 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – integration and AI stand out, cloud manufacturing rises - by @jonerp
"In this edition: why AI and integration top the enterprise event list, and why the cloud manufacturing market is gaining steam. Your whiffs include: some usual suspects that have really upped their (bad) game."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai 
june 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – tech gets political and the IoT gets a caution - by @jonerp
"In this edition - tech gets political and so do we. Plus: IoT gets a critical review as smart cities go under the microscope. Your whiffs include unplugging airlines, deleting production systems, and defying tornados."
hits  and  misses  internet  of  things  iot  robotics  ai 
june 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Shell Downstream CIO issues digital warning, HfS sparks talent debate - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Why Shell's Downstream CIO believes that CIOs must earn their business relevance or walk the career plank. HfS sparks a debate on the future of work and the obsession with digital efficiency over a purpose that matters. Also: what we've learned over the event season about AI and customer-savvy. Your whiffs include Facebook stepping in it, Google stepping in it twice, and: I go back on my airlines ban to assess British Airways."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  future  of  work  hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
may 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – diginomica on cybersecurity, SAP and Salesforce on tour - by @jonerp
"In this edition: diginomica does cybersecurity, while AI alarmists meet an optimist. Salesforce has a world tour and SAP had a big show - we've got your breezy roundup. Grappling with workplace diversity is one theme this week; pizza is another. Food-related whiffs abound, with Pizza Hut asking for - and receiving - viral shaming. Finally, can AI ever make better music than the Biebs?"
diversity  hits  and  misses  security 
may 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – quick hit Sapphire Now special, plus cyber insecurities via WannaCry
"As for the financials, the GP Investments Acquisition Corp. will issue 63.8 million shares of its stock at $10 a share to Rimini Street Shareholders. Cash to GP Investments Acquisition Corp. will close the deal, cut debt and bolster the balance sheet. GP Investments Acquisition Corp. will hold 25 percent of Rimini Street shares.

Rimini Street said the enterprise value for the combined company will be about $837 million, or 2.8x estimated 2018 revenue of $295 million."
hits  and  misses  security 
may 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – enterprise apps get intelligent and AI gets scrutinized - by @jonerp
"In this edition: enterprise apps unbundle as "intelligent agents" crop up everywhere. AI gets put to the A/B test with a slew of pieces on AI pros and cons. Tableau goes for subscription pricing while Jive goes... ? Your whiffs include a naive assessment of journalists, and a dorky attempt to close the open web. Plus: Stuart's pursuit of digital pizza earns a sneaky tribute to a movie legend named Spicoli."
frictionless  enterprise  hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
may 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Infor Birsts, Jive surprises, and SuiteWorld does HR - by @jonerp
"In this edition: vendor news makes waves with Infor acquiring Birst, invoking a debate on the merits of cloud BI. Plus: a last minute (big) surprise from Jive - acquired. Diginomica interviews NetSuite customers galore, while NetSuite makes a big SuiteWorld HR play. Plus: how to avoid digital dystopia. Whiffs-a-plenty, including AI obviousness and yeah, I call another self-whiff."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  hits  misses 
may 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – the future of automotive and the downside of multi-cloud - by @jonerp
"In this edition: the future of automotive - through a filter of clouds past. Plus: the downside of multi-cloud and the need for "data fluency." Data use cases, machine learning audits, and, yep, AI for community managers. Your whiffs include: more airline fiascos and the riveting excitement of the Microsoft-LinkedIn integration. Adam Sandler and Kenny G make their first hits/misses appearances."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  hits  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
april 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – marketing reckons with AI, hotels get Airbnb wake-up call - by @jonerp
"In this edition: marketing tech gets put to the AI field test, while hotels gear up for a pea-brained offensive against Airbnb. Plus: Slack gets called out, digital advertising gets exposed, and Delta forces United to move over in the fails race. Corporate creativity and low-code get a gut check. Your whiffs are bountiful, including - a whiff against myself?"
hits  and  misses  machine  intelligence  ai 
april 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – collaboration ferments digital, United breaks PR - by @joenerp
"In this edition: fresh customer stories fuse collaboration and digital change. Plus: Customer engagement faces off against United's continued disservice. Bi-modal IT gets a different kind of spanking, and H-1 Visa changes force a skills rethink. And yeah - whiffs-a-plenty."
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  crm  customer  experience  hits  misses 
april 2017 by jonerp
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