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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 
5 days ago 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 
13 days ago 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 
16 days ago 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 
26 days ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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 
5 weeks ago 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 
5 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
7 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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
Enterprise hits and misses – IoT security gets real, AI gets vertical - by @jonerp
"In this edition: IoT security gets real - and what to do about it. Plus AI gets vertical, and practical, as several smarties shine light on what AI can actually do in 2017 (and it ain't chatbots). U.S. ISPs get a problematic win over privacy, and the Oracle-wants-Accenture rumors get a roasting. Your whiffs include a dog that did, self-driving car infatuations, and my old stomping grounds - skewering music pirates and their philosophical defenders."
hits  and  misses  internet  of  things  iot  robotics  ai 
april 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – avoiding technical bankruptcy, and rethinking enterprise blockchains - by @jonerp
"In this edition: why technical bankruptcy is innovation quicksand. Also: IBM changes the enterprise blockchain debate with its blockchain as a service offering. Plus self-disruptive CIOs, ERP lawsuits, and diversity gets real. Your whiffs include, of course, United Airlines and its wardrobe (policy) malfunction. But that's not the only whiff of note."
hits  and  misses 
march 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – IoT and analytics push ahead, banks and blockchains hit crossroads - by @jonerp
"In this edition: fresh IoT and IBM Watson use cases point to new business models. Plus: using customer data without damaging trust. The banks hits a crossroads with blockchain pursuits; bad coverage ensues. AWS outage in review, and Wall Street gets SaaS jitters. Plus: whiffs-a-plenty."
hits  and  misses  use  cases  blockchain 
march 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – collaboration gets ready for prime time, and innovation is BS - by @jonerp
"In this edition - the collaboration market heats up, and the founder of Linux calls BS on tech "innovation." Weekend news steals the show, with SAP winning an indirect access court case with a bitter aftertaste. Uber gets called out for by a female ex-employee, and Yahoo is an open door - for customer data. Whiffs include, appropriately enough, the BS awards, and a fun/awkward email exchange."
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  frictionless  enterprise  hits  misses 
february 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – IoT adoption needs standards, the H-1B needs a rethink - by @jonerp
"In this edition: why IoT adoption is slowed by lack of open standards. And: why tech companies are taking action on H-1Bs, and that's not all. Feature charts erodes trust; does AI erode the middle class? Your whiffs include Megadeth getting puppet-mastered, and IoT devices running amok."
hits  and  misses  internet  of  things  iot  robotics  ai 
february 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – WEF gets real on the digital economy, data scientists get called out - by @jonerp
"In this edition - the World Economic Forum (WEF) sets a thoughtful/problematic tone for AI and the digital economy. Plus, data scientists are ticked off about a post about... the elusive art of data science. Your whiffs include: the twenty biggest BS buzzwords in tech, a blog post that wasn't, and of course - Windows 10."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  future  of  work  hits  misses 
january 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Trump’s tech plan emerges, jobs morph into task platforms - by @jonerp
"In this edition: clues to Trump's tech plans emerge, though plenty of questions remain. And: jobs morph into "human intelligence platforms" as crowdworking takes hold. AI innovations, cloud migrations and agile-at-scale balance the darker side. Your whiffs include classless airlines, and Wendy's putting a social media detractor in his/her place."
future  of  work  hcm  and  the  digital  hits  misses 
january 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – IBM and Google chase AWS as 2017 heats up - by @jonerp
"Welcome to your holiday highs-and-lows edition of hits and misses. It was a surprisingly terrific week as writers went all-in. Picks include Google and IBM versus AWS, and the low-code "business developer" debate. Your whiffs include Alexa-gone-wild, and selfies-gone-wrong - again."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  devops  nosql  the  open  source  stack  hits  misses 
january 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – the cheeky 2016 year-end awards edition - by @jonerp
"Welcome to a special year-end, cheeky awards edition of hits and misses, with some unusual "best of" picks - and a few whiffs mixed in for good measure."
hits  and  misses 
december 2016 by jonerp
diginomica 2016 – Jon’s choice - by @jonerp
"Jon boils down the event circus into his top themes, from the rise of the bots to how we got tricked into writing about Facebook for the enterprise. He also picks out some classic whiffs - and the piece he didn't write that inspired him the most."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  content  marketing  hits  misses 
december 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – AWS pushes its partners, blockchain goes Hyperledger - by @jonerp
"In this edition: AWS stirs the holiday drink with managed services - what do buyers need to know? Also: enterprise blockchain faces a 2017 reckoning with all eyes on Hyperledger. And: diginomica made a wee public sector announcement of our own. Your whiffs include some bold new tech predictions that will delight and amaze."
digital  government  and  public  services  hits  misses  blockchain 
december 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – digital government struggles; tech leaders try not to get trumped - by @jonerp
"In this edition: digital government goes navel-gazing - we extract lessons. Plus: Silicon Valley leaders gear up for a landmark meeting with the president-elect with huge issues on the table. Your whiffs include diginomica readers eviscerating LinkedIn. I call a self-whiff as well."
digital  government  and  public  services  hits  misses  social 
december 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – The highs and lows of HR, and AI’s biggest danger - by @jonerp
"In this edition: HR needs to get out more if it wants to transform. Plus a deeper look at AI and it's bigger danger - humans. More future of work debates, with a talent platform twist. AWS ups its enterprise game, and I pick on a wet noodle apology."
future  of  work  hcm  and  the  digital  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai  talent  management 
december 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Black Friday results, and the revenge of the storefront - by @jonerp
"In this edition: assessing early Black Friday results and the stubborn viability of the storefront. Plus: a hard look at diversity initiatives. How AI is impacting supply chain - and why an early social media proponent now issues a warning. Your whiffs include Twitter suspending itself, and the perils of icons and gurus."
hits  and  misses 
november 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – retailers brace for Black Friday while Facebook fakes - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Retailers gear up for their annual Black Friday gut check, but this time with an omni-channel twist. Meanwhile, Facebook faces the (fake) music while enterprise collaboration shifts. Plus: quantifying the gig economy, and loads of vendor interviews/analysis. Your whiffs include a PR spin on failure and the inescapable rise of the tech prediction season."
hits  and  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel  social 
november 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – social media bullhorns, fake news, and the Facebook cocoon
"In this edition: how to move beyond social media bullhorns, and the post-election fake news Facebook fallout. Plus: devops use cases and critiques. Media publishers push towards digital models while enterprise event season marches on. Your whiffs include the vacancy of tech predictions and... smiling self-driving cars?"
hits  and  misses 
november 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Microsoft Teams, Slack screams, and Oracle closes… NetSuite - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Microsoft announces Teams, Slack freaks out, and collaboration turns a corner. Oracle's pursuit of NetSuite is (mercifully) over, but the UK fallout from Brexit and Uber isn't. Smart ideas provide an antidote to security hack hype. Your whiffs include a couple of bloggers who left two ingredients - effort and passion - out of their writing recipe this time around."
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  hits  misses 
november 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – the UK rules against Uber, while robots deliver… Pizza? - by @jonerp
"In this edition: the UK rules against Uber, and diginomica steps into the fray. But is ideology obscuring solutions? Plus: Walmart does open source and Jaguar does cloud HR. Robotic automation meets its match in... pizza delivery? Your whiffs include a fight with a pop-up purveyor that finally does the impossible: silences PR."
hits  and  misses  automotive 
november 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – HR tech hype peaks while cybersecurity fails - by @jonerp
"In this edition: HR tech hype hits the fever pitch, time to deconstruct. Plus: cybersecurity hits the headlines - time for the ten immutable laws of security. Plus: data science in HCM, and diversity at Dreamforce. Your whiffs include chatbot hyperbole, and some not-so-usual suspects."
diversity  future  of  work  hcm  and  the  digital  hits  misses 
october 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – debating work futures and the digital end game - by @jonerp
"In this edition - debating the future of work via fresh ideas from the Next:Economy conference. Also: what the heck is "OneOffice" and the digital end game? Plus DevOps over outsourcing, and AI over everybody. Your whiffs include Samsung's matchbook, err, I mean phone, and calling BS on Google's UX superiority."
digital  skills  and  training  hcm  the  future  of  work  hits  misses  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
october 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Dreamforce in review, and the bleeding edge of AI - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Diginomica takes Dreamforce to the max, and I make my picks. Also: defining AI myths and realities - and how quantum computing could affect grocery shopping. HR in crisis/re-invention mode, plus your whiffs, most of which add up to good news for Apple for doing nothing except avoiding cowpies."
hits  and  misses 
october 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Oracle OpenWorld and the stakes of the AWS skimish
"In this edition: picks from our wall-to-wall Oracle OpenWorld coverage, including the stakes of Oracle versus Amazon AWS. Plus: Gartner vs HfS and analysis versus hot takes. Your whiffs include social media stumbles and a consumer tech blogger in deep enterprise waters."
hits  and  misses 
september 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Bosch bets on IoT, HR tech vendors face probing questions - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Bosch bets on IoT; Mastercard and GE pursue digital use cases. Also: the probing questions HR tech vendors face this event season. Early Oracle OpenWorld analysis is in, while Salesforce and SAP make noise of their own. Your whiffs include: exploding phones, Wells Fargo stepping in it, and Adblock's ad-friendly tech dystopia."
hcm  and  the  digital  future  of  work  hits  misses  internet  things  iot  robotics  ai 
september 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – gonzo banks vs incumbents, radical candor vs corporate inertia - by @jonerp
"In this edition: "gonzo" banks take on the incumbents, and radical candor takes on the passive-aggressive norm. Plus: robots and jobs reframed, and AI/machine learning in its awkward adolescence. Your whiffs include opportunistic whack jobs, Facebook's algorithmic misadventures, and an Apple fanboy roastie."
digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  hits  and  misses 
september 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Apple’s monster tax bill needs context, outsourcers need re-invention- by @jonerp
"In this edition: the EU hits Apple with a massive tax bill, but why should buyers care? And why are outsourcers walking in boots of cement? Hint: robots. Plus: the Salesforce superlative index gets updated. "Incredible" holds its own, but "phenomenal" lags. Your whiffs include Dropbox and Samsung PR messups, Warner Brothers playing copyright troll on itself, and I'm calling a self-whiff."
hits  and  misses  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
september 2016 by jonerp
Friday Roast – Flipboard’s a great curation channel – just not for curators - by @jonerp
"Your resident curator has a bone to pick with Flipboard. Specifically, its lack of clarity on what drives curation value. Seems a good time for a Friday Roast, complete with never-before-seen backchannel emails."
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  hits  misses  mobile  social  user  experience  ux  application  design 
september 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – CSR ain’t dead, and connected cars aren’t secure - by @jonerp
"In this edition: CSR lives - digital use cases for the social good. Plus: are connected cars actually compromised cars? And: hope for the hype swamps known as data lakes, and maybe even the omni-channel. Your whiffs include What's App privacy backtracks, and a whiff that wasn't."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  hits  and  misses  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  security 
august 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – retail blowout + no-BS communication for execs - by @jonerp
"In this edition: retail extravaganza as retail giants push for traction against Amazon. Plus: the executive's guide to no-BS communication, and the media perils of financial illiteracy. Whiffs abound, including a booby prize for PR buzzword bingo."
hits  and  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
august 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – cloud buzzword fatigue and overcoming legacy tech - by @jonerp
"In this edition: cloud buzzword fatigue, and overcoming legacy tech talk. Plus: the digital enterprise in review, and why analytics can't grasp the elusive customer of one. Cloud ERP is re-assessed, and the database market resets. Your whiffs include linkbait lifts and PR cowpies."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  hits  misses 
august 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – digital turnarounds and self-disruption - by @jonerp
"In this edition: a bonanza of digital use cases, from transformation to self-disruption. Plus: SaaS market maturity and vendor negotiation. Does Salesforce's latest Quip affect its Microsoft BFF status? Your whiffs include: yeah, the airlines, and navel-gazing coverage of analysts, influencers and assorted "gurus."
hits  and  misses 
august 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Oracle proves NetSuite rumors come true, but questions linger - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Oracle buys NetSuite and makes rumors come true. Plus: why HR clouds are falling short, and e-commerce shakes up retail. Your whiffs include bad Olympics, bad linkbait, and one non-whiff from... the TSA?"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work  hits  misses 
august 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Yahoo sells low, IBM raises the Watson AI stakes - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Yahoo's merciful end game. Plus: IBM pursues Watson AI services, and enterprise vendors keep us busy through the slow season with acquisitions, earnings news, and cloud moves. Managing Global HR and labor arbitrage tips, and PR whiffs from a heavy-handed letter to employees."
hits  and  misses 
july 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Azure vs AWS, or Microsoft vs Salesforce? - by @jonerp
In this edition: is it Azure vs AWS, or Microsoft vs Salesforce, or AWS vs everyone as the cloud wars move up the application stack? Also, the Brexit half-full or half-empty analysis. Plus an obituary for a now-lost webinar solution, and the cruddy state of webinar tools. Your whiffs include Pokémon Go nutties, plus an inside peek at coming diginomica (dis)tractions.
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  hits  misses 
july 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – automation gets extreme while Hadoop comes of age - by @jonerp
"In this edition: The perils of "extreme automation," with lessons ripped from the headlines. Also: Hadoop comes of age, with blue chip use cases at Hadoop World. Whiffs include Twitter's own CEO getting hacked, and Facebook finding that live video is a algorithmic-melting cauldron."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  hits  misses  security 
july 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – diginomica ponders Brexit while Benioff airs it out - by @jonerp
"In this edition: We get sober about Brexit; Benioff and other tech leaders air their Brexit views. Also: the radical future of CPM, evaluating Tesla's tragic auto-pilot accident, and why call centers are ruining omni-channel hype. Your whiffs include aromatic Twitter hacks and online media delusions."
crm  and  customer  experience  service  management  hits  misses 
july 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Brexit tech and enterprise coverage in review - by @jonerp
"In this edition - wall-to-wall Brexit, pulling sharp insights and sage advice from the fray. Also: what happens when your algorighm is a bigot? Robotics sales are surging, while online grocery is flailing. Your whiffs include Led Zeppelin (sorta), and... Lionel Messi? Plus: be careful not to break the space/time continuum with "thank you for attending" emails for future events."
hits  and  misses 
june 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – GE and Walmart push for digital re-invention - by @jonerp
"In our special Tuesday edition: GE and Walmart on their digital push, Oracle on the $10 billion cloud race. Plus - the top picks from a deluge of Microsoft - LinkedIn analysis. Your whiffs include the NSA's IoT infatuations, creepy startups, and the myth of the empowered customer."
hits  and  misses  social 
june 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Amazon gets Fresh, retail gets radical and Microsoft gets… LinkedIn? - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Amazon ratchets up "Fresh" grocery delivery, retail gets radically agile, and Microsoft drives the Internet nuts, acquires LinkedIn. Also: Salesforce is amazing/huge/incredible/superlative and the enterprise blockchain might be - someday. Your whiffs include creepy startups, boneheaded trademarks, and the Yahoo of enterprise software."
e-commerce  future  of  work  hits  and  misses 
june 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – cloud pricing and architectures mature, enterprise tech disrupts - by @jonerp
"In this edition: advancing the cloud debates on multi-tenancy, implementation and pricing. Plus: consumer tech forces enterprise tech disruptions, and debating diversity quotas. Your whiffs include: robots flipping FUD burgers. And: $20,000-per-hour "millennial consultants"?"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  hits  misses 
june 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – SAP, NetSuite, and ServiceNow trade show blowout edition - by @jonerp
"In this edition: trade show blowout with SAP, NetSuite, ServiceNow, and Salesforce. Plus: when did employees become "costs," customer experience metrics, and the perils of advanced analytics. Your whiffs include: mocking "innovative holistic thinking," and a Chromebooks-are-dead 20/20 hindsight evisceration."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  hits  misses 
may 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – cloud manufacturing ERP comes of age, and avoiding Uberization
"In this edition: Cloud manufacturing ERP earns its spurs (and proof points) and the frictionless enterprise as a hedge against Uberization. Also: the future of enterprise UX, and Virtual Reality careers beats losing your job to a robot. Whiffs include clickbait fails, predictive gurus botching Donald Trump, and a gratuitous shot at The Good Wife."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  hits  misses 
may 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – digital skills dilemmas and big data pitfalls - by @jonerp
"In this edition: Digital transformation is put to the real world test, but are we ready? Also: the dangers of skewing predictive results with big data. Weighing personalized medicine's pros and cons, and Microsoft's moment of truth. Your whiffs include: hyberbolic headlines, and PayPal's "gender panel" PR circus."
digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  hits  and  misses 
may 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – NoSQL marches on, and Hadoop tries to grow up - by @jonerp
"In this edition: NoSQL rolls on, but the CEO of Datastax sees a skills gap. Hadoop turns ten, and gets a checkup. Plus: cloud HR in the real world, and bots make tough negotiators. Your whiffs include: putting Intel's layoff email through the PR grinder."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  hits  misses 
april 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – big data falls and rises, Facebook’s AI chatbot stirs the enterprise - by @jonerp
"In this edition - big data's fall from grace, and the viable use cases on the other side. And: can the GPU optimized database shake up RDBMS *and* Hadoop? Plus: how Facebook's AI chatbot stole the enterprise media for a week. Hubspot airs it out (and gets aired). Your whiffs include dangerous selfies, encryption stupor, and the music biz bottoms out."
hits  and  misses  internet  of  things  machine  intelligence  ai 
april 2016 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – manufacturing IoT skills and the data science unicorn hunt - by @jonerp
"In this edition - why manufacturing companies are poised to be IoT rock stars, if the skills gap can be bridged. Plus: Building data science teams versus external consulting. Your whiffs include: Forbes ad tech malware misery and the dangers of blogging brevity. Plus a sliver of Netflix humble pie for yours truly."
hits  and  misses  internet  of  things 
april 2016 by jonerp
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