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Event Report - Google Next 2019 - Google puts more arrows in the cloud quiver
"Digital Transformation and Verticals are added to the leitmotiv – Not surprisingly with Kurian there was the entry of the three-bullet slide – what matters are the new messages and since Google Next, they are Digital Transformation and Verticals. Both not brand new, from an influence perspective Digital Transformation is already a bit ‘tired’ but to be fair most enterprises have not been digitally transformed. Messaging needs to appeal to the bulk of existing and prospective customers, and this will likely work. Verticals are a new message, but something that the ‘As’ (how Google refers to Amazon and Azure) have woken up to as well. But Kurian brings a SaaS perspective: When I asked him if Google can win in Verticals without SaaS offerings – he smartly replied with the Media industry as an example where Google can play (and traditional ERP vendors have fallen short, as Kurian knows first hand from Oracle)."
cloud  constellation  research  futurist  google  platform  next  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgenapps  paas  trusted  advisor 
4 days ago by jonerp
Event Report - AWS reinvent 2018 - Push, push - AI and hardware
"On the concern side, the AWS portfolio is broader and deeper than ever before. AWS keeps staying with the Chinese menu philosophy, and it means massive choice… but staying with the analogy, when a Chinese restaurant adds a full menu every year, even the most loyal customers will have a hard time to keep an overview of the menu – and manage to repeat-order the same dishes (aka products) at the next visit (aka implementation project)"
ai  aws  bi  cloud  constellation  research  google  holger  mueller  iaas  machine  learning  nextgen  compute  platform  paas  tensorflow 
december 2018 by jonerp
Event Report - AWS reInvent 2017 - AWS grows and grows...
"One of the emerging concerns is around Machine Learning. Expectations that AWS may announces its own neural network and compete with Google’s TensorFlow seem unlikely to happen at this point. Who would have thought that AWS would enter multiple partnerships with Seattle neighbor Microsoft on Machine Learning? The risks for AWS are tangible, if any other IaaS vendor can show faster, cheaper and better Machine Learning performance, it will create a magnetic effect on data. And with data goes load, not to mention that Machine Learning itself creates a lot of load. And load is the mother milk of IaaS vendors success."
ai  alexa  aws  cloud  constellation  research  database  holger  mueller  iaas  machine  learning  nextgen  apps  paas  reinvent 
november 2018 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP TechEd 2018 - Las Vegas -
"SAP is making substantial progress with SAP CP. With the commitment of getting the “5 sisters” (Ariba, Concur, Fieldglass, Hybris and SuccessFactors) platformed on SAP CP there is a much clearer platform strategy going forward. SAP has bet on CloudFoundry and CloudFoundry has won the PaaS market (for now). At the same time Kubernetes is for the first time giving CxOs cross IaaS portability and it’s good to see SAP supporting that with Gardener. FaaS is early days in general, especially for cross IaaS FaaS, where the IaaS vendors all try to create lock-in. But CxOs don’t want lock-in – neither does SAP – so SAP has an important role to play and may have to use its muscle to build a cross IaaS FaaS standard (dangling all the on-premise load that SAP commands will make all top 3 IaaS vendors pay attention). For CxOs this means SAP CP has delivered another proof point to be the PaaS of choice when building net gen Apps in the SAP ecosystem."
abap  constellation  research  developers  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  paas  sap  teched 
october 2018 by jonerp
Event Report - Salesforce Dreamforce 2018 - AI, Apple & Customer 360 - but where is the CRM thought leadership?
"It was the usual mega event for Salesforce, it’s partners and its users. Attendees were optimistic and looking forward on innovation to come in 2019. Good to see the shift towards more neural network-based AI, which at the moment is clearly the AI technology of choice. Good to keep Einstein’s voice efforts cross platform. But details were not shared – where does Salesforce plan to build all these models, where does the data have to be, etc. Good to see what MuleSoft is ultimately about, pulling off Customer 360 – if Salesforce managed to implement this architecture (and get customer to pay for it) – it may justify the princely cost of MuleSoft. To be fair – that is little of concern for Salesforce users, who they want to see value coming form their vendor overall, across the product suite."
ai  apple  cloud  constellation  research  crm  dreamforce  google  holger  mueller  learning  paas  platform  salesforce 
september 2018 by jonerp
News Analysis - Unit4 releases People Platform Extension Kit - A new way to fit ERP to business needs - by @holgermu
"It’s not often ERP vendors change the game on customization and extension, this press release from Unit4 deserves attention as it does exactly that."
constellation  research  erp  holger  mueller  nextgenapps  nextgenerp  paas  platform  unit4 
june 2018 by jonerp
We had the opportunity to attend IBM's Think conference held in Las Vegas, all o...
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IBM ML comes to Swift - IBM has been closely working with Apple on Swift, pretty much since the launch of Apple's new programming language. The joint solutions are built on the platform, and given the IBM push on cognitive / Watson / ML / AI, it's key that developers on the Swift platform that are building applications in and for the IBM ecosystem can leverage IBM AI / ML services for the iOS applications. Something joint customers expected and IBM now has (finally) delivered. I had some good conversations with early adopters."
ai  cloud  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  ibm  nextgen  apps  paas  partners  think  trusted  advisor  user  conference 
april 2018 by jonerp
Progress Report - Microsoft wants to enable the digital feedback loop with its Biz Apps and more - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Microsoft is late to the ERP suite game. It certainly has put the leadership team in place, now it comes to delivering. 2018 already saw the ERP market leader announce an on premises product, a key lesson learnt that when you don’t develop fast enough, customers will dictate the platform."
azure  cloud  crm  erp  hcm  holger  mueller  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  nextgenapps  nextgenerp  paas 
february 2018 by jonerp
News Analysis - Oracle wants to make the whole cloud stack autonomous - by @holgermu
"MyPOV – When Ellison announced the self-autonomous database at Oracle OpenWorld in fall 2017, something was missing: The application of the same principles to the overall technology stack. After all – what is an autonomous database good for, when it gets compromised by network security issues that do not have the benefits of autonomous capabilities. So, this is a key follow up announcement."
ai  autonomous  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iaas  machine  learning  nextgen  apps  oracle  paas  saas  self  driving  architecture 
february 2018 by jonerp
Market Move - SAP acquires Callidus - More Sales Effectiveness in the Back Office of the Front Office - by @holgermu
"SAP hasn’t been on the 1B+ acquisition path since 2014, and at the same time is building out its next generation ERP offering with S/4AHANA. SAP seemed to be on an organic build out path of capabilities, so the more (or less) was the surprise that SAP stepped back into acquisition mode, acquiring Dublin, CA based Callidus Cloud (Callidus going forward here) for 2.4B US$."
acquisition  callidus  cloud  constellation  research  crm  erp  holger  mueller  market  move  nextgenerp  oracle  paas  saas 
january 2018 by jonerp
News Analysis - Informatica Delivers the Industry's Next-generation iPaaS >> A good start for cloud based iPaaS
"MyPOV – Correct, enterprises are realizing, that they have a new kind of integration problem at hand. On the bright side they now have the option to move the integration engine platform from on premises to the public cloud, a key inflection point for the iPaaS industry."
cio  cloud  constellation  research  cxo  enterprise  holger  mueller  integration  ipaas  nextgen  apps  paas 
january 2018 by jonerp
Event Report - Pivotal SpringOne 2017 - It’s all about PCF – and some Spring - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, while it was almost refreshing not to hear a mention of Machine Learning / AI at a conference in 2017, it still means that Pivotal will have to give its customers and users a solution in this important space. But fair enough, serverless first. Equally the BigData / Hadoop relationship is not mended with the leading vendors, giving Pivotal’ s database history… but better to fix this sooner than later… and the only IaaS hold outs really have been AWS and Oracle… but it is likely that Pivotal is out to get those players in 2018."
cloud  cloudfoundry  constellation  research  developer  framework  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  pivotal  springone 
december 2017 by jonerp
News Analysis - Microsoft and SAP join forces to give customers a trusted path to digital transformation in the cloud - by @holgermu
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MyPOV – No surprise – Microsoft and SAP will drink their own champagne and use each other products / services… the emphasis on clear roadmap maybe some self-reflection on the fact that there has not been too much roadmap traction in the past 18 months. Good to see co-created and supported offerings and services – that’s what prospects and customers expect from both vendors when they partner."
azure  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  apps  paas  partnership  s4  hana  saas 
november 2017 by jonerp
Progress Report - C3IoT Analyst Day - A unique approach to PaaS needs more adoption - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, C3IoT is a relatively small vendor, with limited resources that must support a large solution footprint and a demanding customer base. Single projects that the C3IoT platform powers typically required a headcount larger than C3IoT’s complete employee base. Truly a David vs a Goliath task scenario, which C3IoT can only solve with scaling know how and 3rd party resources rapidly on its platform."
c3iot  cloud  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  integration  iot  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  trusted  advisor 
october 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Hybris Live 2017 Barcelona - YaaS morphs and more agility ahead - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, SAP Hybris is in the middle of a transformation on the platform side and at the same side customer best practices are changing. SAP overall is trying to capture this with its design thinking projects under the SAP Leonardo umbrella, it is not clear how SAP Hybris is part of them. Equally missing is the overall SAP CRM vision and plans, something that always affects ecommerce plans, where SAP Hybris plays. Lastly SAP needs a 3rd party data and overall DaaS strategy, as customer acquisition and sentiment collected from first party data – will always remain only a fraction of the challenge ecommerce vendors have to solve."
cloud  constellation  research  crm  e-commerce  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  sap  hybris 
october 2017 by jonerp
Some thoughts on Cloud Foundry Summit - by @monkchips
"One data point, which is frankly staggering is that enterprises now account for more than 40% of Cloud Foundry’s membership. The Home Depot joined today as a Foundation Gold member, with two seats on the board. Unless you’re familiar with open source foundations and how they work, the 40% might not surprise you. For someone like me, that’s spent at least 15 years living this stuff, it’s mind-blowing."
uncategorized  cloud  foundry  google  platform  kubernetes  paas  pivotal  gcp 
october 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle Open World 2017 - Top 3 Positives / Top 3 Concerns - Overall good - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Oracle needs to find a better way with customers and improve its image and day to day standing. Betting solely on the better product is risky. And with the overall bet of Oracle on the large, integrated, chip to click stack (from the Silicon to the user click in SaaS) – enterprises will even more think twice before they do business with a vendor of Oracle’s wreputation. Doing right and better with customers is always a good true North – but it seems it is not (yet) a priority for Oracle executives, as none of that was mentioned in the critical keynotes."
autonomous  constellation  research  daas  database  future  of  work  hcm  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  openworld  oracle  paas 
october 2017 by jonerp
On ABAP in the Cloud - by @wombling
"Which kinda segues into my next worry/rant/observation. How did we get here that a language that really isn’t suited to cloud extension ends up as an officially supported run time in SAP’s CF PaaS? This goes back to my original tweet."
cloud  coding  abap  developer  paas  rant  sap 
october 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Microsoft Ignite / Envision 2017 - Broad push - few highlights - by @holgermu
"On the concern side Microsoft took an even more notable timeout on the Hololens side. And despite making key announcements that matter to customers (for instance support for Kubernetes, Tensorflow, CloudFoundry), these partnerships were all mentioned in the keynotes but not shown in demos (I may have missed them) or announced in roadmaps. Instead a lot of innovation on Docker came to light, e.g. SQL Server 2017 can run in… a Docker container. The biggest challenge enterprises have with Microsoft is the absence of a holistic PaaS strategy."
azure  constellation  research  dynamics  future  of  work  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  apps  paas  sql  server  trusted  advisor 
september 2017 by jonerp
News Analysis - Oracle Unveils New Programs that Transform how Customers Buy and Consume Cloud – Gloves Off - by @holgermu
"For the industry, its key to watch how well Oracle can move customers to cloud (or cloud at customer). For Oracle competitors, massive potential could disappear. As Constellation estimates that 30-40% of on premise systems are either Oracle systems, or systems so closely connected to an Oracle system – this is a key development to watch – to determine the overall move of the on-premise load to public cloud (the other one is the VMware / AWS partnership)."
aws  cloud  constellation  research  database  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  oracle  paas  saas  strategic  advisor 
september 2017 by jonerp
Summer 2017 News Analysis - Workday announces its PaaS - by @holgermu
"Workday has long held the record of most closed major SaaS property in the market. The moniker was something along the lines that “SaaS knows no customization”. A valid point, but only to the degree that enterprises must be able to run their business. At the moment enterprises can’t run their business anymore the pressure on vendors grows very quickly to provide better extension, customization and sometimes even stand-alone software building options."
appdev  apps  constellation  research  devops  futurist  hcm  holger  mueller  hr  nextgen  paas  strategic  advisor 
august 2017 by jonerp
Summer 2017 News Analysis - SAP Leonard event July 2017 - by @holgermu
"CxOs know that the 20th century best practices will not keep their enterprise in the survival race of the early 21st century. Design Thinking work shops are nothing new, and have proven themselves in the past. What is new is that an enterprise software vendor of the caliber of SAP is ready to partner with enterprises to establish these new best practices. This ensures integration with the rest of SAP automation and the potential bonus of becoming part of the roadmap. In the traditional approach it was clear that the work would always remain a custom effort – with the associated integration burden and maintenance costs following from a custom effort"
ai  bi  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iot  leonardo  machine  learning  nextgen  apps  paas  sap  platform 
august 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Salesforce TrailheaDX - AI, Events and more - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Salesforce is the only vendor that maintains two complete application platforms with Force and Heroku. Granted, this is less an issue for Salesforce in 2017 than it was eg. in 2012, as the vendor has grown to an impressive scale. But still R&D, marketing, sales etc. efforts go towards to platforms. And both platforms aren’t brand new in 2017, so neither will be the future platform for SaaS / PaaS. Those thoughts have to happen at Salesforce and will likely result in the emergence of a third platform in the coming year."
cloud  constellation  research  developers  force.com  futurist  heroku  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  paas  salesforce  training  trusted  advisor 
june 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Cloud Foundry CF Summit 2017 - Microsoft joins the kingdom - by @holgermu
"Microsoft joins the kingdom, SAP makes mark – Last year I referred to Cloud Foundry as the ‘King of PaaS’ – due to the lack of competition, most prominently in regards of the platform’s uptake by industry players that in another era would have built their own platform. And certainly not adopted an open source project. So, along the analogy, Cloud Foundry sees Microsoft joining the kingdom. While all partners are important, Microsoft is almost the last data point (Oracle is the last major player still standing out – formally) to join. Microsoft is a key win for CloudFoundry due to the vendor’s long history as development tool, platform product vendor and of course as owner of the Windows franchise. It also helps Microsoft as it gives its customers a (lower level) PaaS as go to location. Coupled with the expanded SAP presence and keynote by CTO Goerke it gives CloudFoundry more chops, most importantly adding two more cloud platforms with Azure and the SAP Cloud."
cloud  foundry  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  ibm  microsoft  nextgen  apps  paas  sap  trusted  advisor 
june 2017 by jonerp
Oracle’s Cloud Journey… Accelerated - by @erp_cindyjutras
"However, in order to meet its goal of being the first to reach $10 billion in cloud revenue, it will have to continue its momentum of adding new customers, but will likely need a good portion of that revenue to come from transitioning its own on-premise installed base to the cloud. Before that happens, those customers will need to see the value of the move and be confident that Oracle is the best choice to get them there."
erp  cloud  daas  iaas  larry  ellison  mark  hurd  mint  jutras  netsuite  oracle  paas  saas  software  as  a  service 
may 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Sapphire 2017 - All in on Leonardo, but wait there is more... - by @holgermu
"SAP & Hadoop – it remains rocky – A regular reader knows the concerns I have articulated many times with SAP – the lack of support for ‘spinning rust’ – aka HDD, aka ultra large cheap storage of digital information. Literally every next generation application scenario that creates digital disruption runs on Hadoop and uses MapReduce to understand data. I ask Plattner the question every time I can at Sapphire and got mildly optimistic, when Plattner agreed SAP needs a story here (after, body language doesn’t lie and an audible of then CTO Clark on ‘social networks’)."
cloud  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  iot  leonardo  nextgen  apps  paas  s4  hana  sap 
may 2017 by jonerp
Progress Report - Salesforce has a platform vision - 2017 it has to get real - by @holgermu
"On the differentiation side, we are not so sure if Salesforce has hit the mark, but that would require more detailed product roadmap / plan analysis than a 2 day analyst meeting can deliver. What is clear is that for the first-time Salesforce is offering a strategic path to rid itself of its in-house infrastructure. As founder Parker Harris correctly observed, IaaS was not around when Salesforce was started… but by now it is best practice for a SaaS (and PaaS) provider to be based on an IaaS and leave the heavy lifting (and investing) to the IaaS players."
aws  cloud  constellation  research  crm  futurist  holger  mueller  musings  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  salesforce  strategic  advisor 
january 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - AWS reInvent 2016 - Growth at full speed - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, AWS was not able to deliver a major ‘All in’ customer to the two keynotes, admittedly GE is a tough act to follow, but I would have expected to see more public traction. Instead we had repeat keynote presenters, e.g. FINRA. Nothing wrong with this, good to see an update. The event was well visited from an international perspective, but apart from ENEL, I didn’t recall non-North American customers presenting."
amazon  aws  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  reinvent 
december 2016 by jonerp
First Take - AWS reInvent - 1st Keynote - AWS enters the hardware business - and much more - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, AWS has an issue of riches. With growing new capabilities from 700 to 1000 year over year - it is a lot for customers, prospects and partners to digest. I asked Jassy in Q&A and it is clear that AWS - at least for now - is not concerned about this. Architects help customers to walk through the challenge to find the right services for their use case is the answer."
amazon  aws  cloud  constellation  research  digital  disruption  transformation  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  paas  reinvent  saas 
december 2016 by jonerp
IBM has been more quietly and less loudly build out its BlueMix PaaS platform, t... - by @holgermu
"The race for cloud load is in full swing and PaaS is a key offering for vendors to get enterprises on their respective cloud infrastructures. Coupled with the need of building their own applications to take advantage of the new best practices in the 21st century, PaaS is likely to make a difference which cloud / IaaS to choose."
analytics  bigdata  bluemix  cloud  data  ibm  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas 
november 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP TechEd Barcelona - Analytics, ML, PaaS and Hana 2 - by @holgermu
" SAP could have stressed developer aspects / experience / side more, given the audience. But literally every major product line had substantial, architectural announcements, from the ‘sundeck’ of S/4HANA to the engine room with HANA. The new container and BYOL developer options for HANA and HCP stand out in my view."
constellation  research  hana  platform  hcp  hec  holger  mueller  iaas  netgenapps  paas  sap  teched 
november 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - IBM World of Watson - IBM's bets its future on Watson - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, IBM needs to make sure not lose the eye on ‘bread and butter’ business, e.g. buried in the announcements was a new, HTAP enabled version of DB2. That by itself would have carried a conference by itself not too many years ago. And pretty much all the solutions talk general capability with a grey line between Watson capabilities, product capabilities and what smart consultants are making possible. Prospects and customers want and need to know what are product vs. services capabilities, as the mix creates a very different value proposition. Hiding behind ‘it’s all about the solution’ won’t work for long, as tangible AI platform capabilities are key to evolve solutions that are powered by them."
ai  cloud  cognitive  computing  constellation  research  futurists  holger  mueller  iaas  ibm  ml  paas  predictive  analytics  strategic  advisor 
october 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - VMware has found AWS as its public cloud IaaS - by @holgermu
"MyPOV -Describes well what the partnership is about – keep VM formats, images, tools, practices and seamlessly gain an outlet to the public cloud, in this case AWS. Similar to the IBM partnership announced earlier this year (see our analysis here) both VMware and AWS will work together to provide this seamless services. Effectively VMware on AWS creates what VMware promised a long time with vCloudAir - only the hardware comes from AWS this time."
amazon  aws  cloud  constellation  research  data  center  dell  emc  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgenapps  paas  sddc 
october 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - Salesforce Dreamforce #df16 - It's not about Einstein - but the platform - by @holgermu
On the concern side, time is off the essence for Salesforce. Key competitors in e.g. CRM as well as platform have made that move already and do not have to pay the tax for a dual platform in all phases of the software development lifecycle. The problem is that Salesforce product development speed is not moving breathtaking fast, e.g. an indicator is that the Sales Cloud has not fully moved to the new Lightning user experience / platform, that was announced …. at Dreamforce… 2014."
aws  constellation  research  crm  dreamforce  futurist  heroku  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  platform  salesforce 
october 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Insider Vienna - HCP, BI and SuccessFactors are the takeaways - by @holgermu
"What I left with was that SAP has a lot of BI products, has created a lot of dashboards and now needs to harmonize the user experience across them. While it is fair to point out that many users will only work with the respective BI offering of their functional silo, the cross function insight and oversight is one of the key value propositions that SAP (as a suite vendor) brings to the table."
bi  business  objects  hana  cloud  platform  hcm  paas  sap  sapphire  successfactors 
june 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - CloudFoundry CloudFoundry Summit - It's good to be king of PaaS - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, much to this analyst’s dismay who always tries to paint a balanced picture, there is very little to be concerned about. Not being too religious on the paradigm of pair programming is a key course for CloudFoundry, and I heard almost no ‘this way or the highway’ messaging on this at the summit. So the analysis needs to go more into the platform direction, where trends like AI / Machine Learning and the size of compute virtualization (VMs vs micro services) are features / capabilities that the vendor needs to approach and implement the right way, in order to avoid missing out on future ‘attraction’ point to other PaaS players."
cloudfoundry  dell  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  pivotal  vmware 
may 2016 by jonerp
Robotic Process Automation has now penetrated a third of enterprises - by @pfersht
"The overwhelming conclusion is that a large chunk of enterprises are actively implementing it, and 10% even claim to have full scale RPA platforms up and running (let’s not dwell too much on the finer points of defining RPA here – the bigger picture here is the obsessive widespread focus, testing and deployment of automation tools)."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cognitive  computing  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  services  robotic  automation  saas  paas 
may 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Sapphire 2016 - Top 3 Positives & Concerns: SAP changes - probably for the better - by @holgermu
" In the latest move, SAP announced a broad partnership with Microsoft, which on the IaaS side meant that SAP would support Azure for both HANA and S/4HANA deployments (read my analysis here). For a company that needs every $ from cloud to satisfy the financial projections, a remarkable and courageous move. Probably a wise one, too – as SAP may have realized that it cannot build the next generation IaaS platform with the know how available in house."
enswmu  hana  hcp  holger  mueller  holgermu  nextgenapps  paas  s  4hana  sap  sapphire 
may 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - Apple & SAP Partner to Revolutionize Work on iPhone & iPad - by @hogermu
"Always good to see SAP talk HCP, a product that in my view has not gotten the attention, keynote time, marketing spend etc. that it deserves, as it is vital for both customers and SAP to e.g. create partnerships like this and build innovative next generation applications. Without a good competitive platform SAP won’t be able to do well in enterprise software."
android  google  hana  cloud  platform  hcp  ibm  ios  mobile  paas  partnership  sap 
may 2016 by jonerp
Event Report – Google Google Cloud Platform Next – Key Offerings for (some of) the enterprise - by @holgermu
"We had the chance to talk to Google customers Coca-Cola, Snapchat and Spotify. All have very different use cases, Snapchat has been native to Google from the very start, Spotify just choose GCP – mainly for its Analytics / MachineLearning abilities and Coca-Cola built a webscale soccer worldcup picture sharing application. When asked what they would like GCP to improve the mentioned IAM (Spotify), better server farm management (Snapchat) and more partner and SI support (Coca-Cola). Good to see happy customers."
cloud  google  platform  compute  engine  iaas  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas 
march 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - IBM Interconnect - IBM innovates and partners into the hybrid cloud era - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, IBM is moving so many areas that it has to make sure they all work together. The times where IBM could get away operating like 5 independent companies (like 10-15 and more years ago) are over. Products and offerings need to fit seamlessly and well together."
bluemix  cloud  devops  ibm  ibminterconnect  iot  nextgen  apps  paas  storage  watson 
february 2016 by jonerp
Progress Report - Oracle Cloud - More ready than ever, now needs adoption - by @holgermu
"Oracle remains the only cloud vendor stressing DaaS – Data as a Service capabilities. The future of enterprise applications is more than running software, but also allowing access to data sources that power next generation applications. Oracle has been adamant of DaaS being part of xaaS – right from the first cloud summit 2 years ago."
daas  iaas  nextgen  apps  hcm  nextgenapps  oracle  cloud  paas  saas 
january 2016 by jonerp
Musings - Retail is the breeding ground for NextGen Apps - by @holgermu
"Fast forward to today and the industry is in turmoil. Even brick and mortar leader Walmart is closing stores. The whole retail business has gone to become more of an online business – starting with the display ad served to a consumer. But then consumers still flock to malls, my ground check this weekend at the Fashion Island mall in Las Vegas showed a well populated mall."
analytics  bigdata  cloud  enterprisesoftware  musings  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  retail  vertical 
january 2016 by jonerp
Data is eating the services industry! - by @pfersht
"In short, Dries is correct in his view that the value is no longer really in owning the software, it’s in owning and orchestrating data powered by huge internet-enabled communities. And it’s also very appropriate to take this viewpoint when we look at the future of operations and service delivery, which I’ll get to soon."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  cognitive  computing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  it  services  knowledge  &  robotic  automation  saas  paas  iaas  bpaas 
january 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - Microsoft announcements at Convergence Barcelona - Office365. Dynamics CRM and Power Apps
"Microsoft is currently having its European Convergence conference in Barcelona - and has unleashed three major announcements, my colleague Alan Lepovsky and me take a first stab analyzing them."
azure  end  user  future  of  work  microsoft  nextgen  apps  office365  paas  powerapps 
december 2015 by jonerp
New Analysis: Pivotal Now Makes It Easier Than Ever to Take Software from Idea to Production - by @holgermu
"Today Pivotal used its upcoming European Cloud Foundry user conference to release a round up press release on its overall progress… time to check in where Cloud Foundry stands today."
cloud  foundry  docker  microservices  microsoft  nextgen  apps  open  source  paas  pivotal 
november 2015 by jonerp
Outsourcing on life support Part I: Service providers must win back the trust of clients - by @pfersht
"Close to half the leadership we spoke to in our recent As-a-Service study view their service provider’s unwillingness to cannibalize their existing revenue model as a significant obstacle to make the As-a-Service shift, and a similar number (44%) view their provider’s lack of support to share any risk as a key issue"
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  services  robotic  automation  saas  paas 
october 2015 by jonerp
The 2015 HfS Global IT Services Top Ten. Here it is. - by @pfersht
"AWS has dominated the infrastructure cloud market with revenues as much as ten times larger than its nearest pure play public cloud providers, at over $4.6 billion. In response to this threat, the traditional providers are also staking a major claim to be in the As-a-Service business with IBM, for example, stating it now has achieved cloud revenues of $7 billion in 2014, with $3 billion of which is As-a-Service, with the rest presumably comprising more traditional consulting and integration services."
cloud  computing  digital  transformation  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  outsourcing  services  saas  paas  iaas  and  bpaas  security  risk  the  as-a-service  economy  enterprise  irregulars 
october 2015 by jonerp
IBM makes a meteoric rise into the HR-as-a-Service big three - by @pfersht
"Just when you thought IBM’s Global Business Services was cratering into an As-a-Sleep state, having sold-offits call center business exactly two years’ ago, Big Blue’s next-gen services star is once again shining, with the acquisition of one of the finest up-and-coming specialist Workday services firms in the market: Meteorix."
business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  saas  paas  iaas  and  bpaas  talent  in  sourcing  the  as-a-service  economy  enterprise  irregulars 
october 2015 by jonerp
Why Accenture’s acquisition of Cloud Sherpas is both an offensive and defensive move - by @pfersht
"HfS views the success of this acquisition tied to Accenture’s capability to integrate its capabilities across operations, consulting and systems integration and to use the core training and certification methodologies of Cloud Sherpas to transform Accenture’s own ability to grow Salesforce consulting, implementation and management talent."
business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  cloud  computing  crm  and  marketing  design  thinking  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  services  saas  paas  iaas  bpaas  talent  in  sourcing  the  as-a-service  economy 
september 2015 by jonerp
Event Scorecard - Salesforce Dreamforce 2015 - App, Analytics, IoT... - pre event thoughts assessment.
"oT Cloud was a major new capability for Saleforce. By itself it is an amazing engineering feat - listening and understanding IoT events, create profiles and trigger rules - all the way into the transactional apps. And it's the first public reference of Salesforce using open source - with Kafka, Storm and Spark. But in contrast to the other clouds it is not a 'true' (or the same cloud)"
analytics  app  cloud  dreamforce  heroku  iot  nextgen  apps  paas  salesforce 
september 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Salesforce Unveils Breakthrough Salesforce IoT Cloud, Powered by Salesforce Thunder - First dips into IoT - by @holgermu
"This morning Salesforce released information on what is likely going to be the most important announcement of this year’s Dreamforce user conference, currently taking place in San Francisco."
analytics  app  cloud  bigdata  hadoop  internet  of  things  iot  paas  salesforce 
september 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Salesforce Announces Salesforce App Cloud - A Unified Platform for Building Connected Apps, Fast - It’s all com - by @holgermuing together, across the clouds
"Good to see Salesforce moving Heroku closer to the overall platform. As much as Heroku was and is its standalone platform, the value for Salesforce customer was and is to connect Heroku projects with their existing Force.com based products and projects. Making it easier for customers is always a good move and will be highly welcome"
app  cloud  aws  data  center  heroku  nextgen  apps  paas  salesforce  salesforce1 
september 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - SAP Unveils New Cloud Platform Services and In-Memory Innovation on Hadoop to Accelerate Digital Transformation – A key milestone for SAP - by @holgermu
"This week SAP released information about new capabilities in regards of Hadoop (the major news in my view) and HCP (interesting, less relevant). SAP deemed it an important enough event to invite analysts and our press colleagues to an event in San Francisco, where CTO Quentin Clark and President Platform Solutions Steve Lucas walked us through the announcements."
bigdata  hadoop  hana  cloud  platform  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  sap  spark 
september 2015 by jonerp
Forget the sharing economy, we’re in the uncaring economy - by @pfersht
"However, iet’s be honest here – who really cares about these taxi drivers being forced to improve their services, clean their cabs, clean themselves, start using credit card machines and even (on occasion) help you with your bags? The fact is, unless you are a legacy taxi driver, or related to one, you’re most likely delighted they are being forced to get competitive and improve their services."
buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  design  thinking  digital  transformation  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  robotic  process  automation  saas  paas  iaas  and  bpaas  social  networking  change  management  talent  in 
july 2015 by jonerp
KPMG makes a bold HR-as-a-Service move buying out Towers Watson’s Workday practice - by @pfersht
"ight on cue, after we made the call is was high time for the leading consulting firms to buy into BPO, KPMG makes its first major As-a-Service move, picking up Towers Watson’s HR Service Delivery practice, which includes both technology implementation and HR process delivery capabilities."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  cloud  computing  finance  &  accounting  bpo  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  saas  paas  iaas  bpaas 
july 2015 by jonerp
Progress Report - IBM Cloud makes good progress - but needs to attract more load - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, IBM is a cloud player with fewer ‘organic’ load than competitors. IBM reminds us of the 1000 SaaS properties that are in the IBM fold, but that’s not enough to reach the economics of scale that are needed to succeed long term in the cloud."
bluemix  cloud  iaas  ibm  nextgen  apps  paas  softlayer  watson 
july 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle PaaS Event - 6 PaaS Services become available, many more announced - by @holgermu
"Earlier this week Oracle put the world through a ‘monster’ 5 hour online event updating on its cloud strategy – with a focus on the IaaS, PaaS and DaaS aspects, SaaS was quickly presented by Ellison, but I guess more will come at a later time in the year (OpenWorld?)"
database  end  user  middleware  nextgen  apps  oracle  cloud  paas 
june 2015 by jonerp
Leapfrogging AWS and Winning the Cloud War - by @alexwilliams
"The cloud computing infrastructure and platform market is expected to be a $43 billion market by 2018 and account for 11 percent of enterprise IT spending. At this point in the war, we can say that AWS is the winner of the cloud infrastructure market segment only. The platform market (and what I believe is the more lucrative segment) is still up for grabs"
technology  top  stories  activestate  aws  iaas  paas 
june 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Unit4 picks Microsoft Azure for ‘Self-Driving’ ERP vision - Cloud, Machine Learning, Office and PaaS are the attractors - by @holgermu
"Earlier today Unit4 announced that it has picked Azure as its platform to build its next generation ERP applications.
Let’s digest the press release in our custom Constellation style"
analytics  azure  cloud  machine  learning  microsoft  nextgen  apps  paas  unit4 
june 2015 by jonerp
Why big consulting needs to buy into BPO to address the As-a-Service Economy - by @pfersht
"Simply put, it’s a huge, huge challenge for most current services relationships to morph into anything closely resembling an As-a-Service model, with the current mindsets of most buyside and sellside delivery staff. Buyers need deep expertise to help them reorient their skills and capabilities – and their service providers need to make serious investments and sacrifices to help them, which give their accountants and shareholders hives."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  knowledge  &  advisors  robotic  automation  saas  paas  iaas  bpaas 
june 2015 by jonerp
Progress Report - Acumatica shows good progress on its unique path - by @holgermu
"On the concern side Acumatica is still very small. It needs to make sure its core offering is modern and in tune with 21st century practices. Partnering with Magento for commerce is a good move, but Acumatica cannot do similar partnership for more modern best practices too many times, otherwise it risks to become a ‘backbone’ for other partners."
acumatica  cloud  ecosystem  erp  paas  partner  platform 
may 2015 by jonerp
Progress Report - Cornerstone innovates with Analytics, PaaS and Learning, but needs to watch the basics - by @holgermu
"On the concern side the choice of a proprietary programming language with Shelby will not woe over developers, but Cornerstone is not going after the all-purpose PaaS market, but the extension of its ecosystem and customization market. There success of CornerstoneEdge will stand and fall with the capabilities that enable and end user to develop (ideally) with no coding."
analytics  cloud  cornerstone  paas  talent  management  user  conference 
may 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Cornerstone OnDemand Announces Cornerstone Edge, the 1st PaaS Solution for the Talent Management Industry - by @holgermu
"In the early hours before its yearly user conference Convergence in downtown Los Angeles, Cornerstone made an important announcement on its product capability, announcing a PaaS."
cornerstone  hcm  paas  talent  management  user  conference 
may 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Sapphire - Top 3 Positives and Concerns - by @holgermu
"With some projection and benevolent fantasy we can now assume that SAP is finding a way to combine HANA and Hadoop (likely via Spark as it was on Leukert’s slides) in a coherent way, running queries (natively?) across clusters. More from SAP to come but this too me was the (a bit geeky, ok) the #1 takeaway from Sapphire."
bigdata  cloud  erp  finance  hadoop  hana  hcm  hcp  paas  s  4hana  sap 
may 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - Microsoft Build - Microsoft really wants to make developers' lives easy - by @holgermu
"Overall good progress by Microsoft and a good mix between organic platform innovation and growth, as well as a more aggressive stance towards competitors in order to win over developers. But Microsoft knows that ultimately money rules and needs to attract a larger platform that attracts developers through better monetization."
azure  build  cloud  developers  microsoft  nextgen  apps  paas  sql  server  windows 
may 2015 by jonerp
Progress Report - Oracle Cloud makes progress - but key work remains in the cellar - by @holgermu
"No questions Oracle is making a lot of progress with its cloud products. And Oracle is doing a great job at making them leverage each other (I would love to see the dependency diagrams) – while making sure they have a standalone business benefit as a singular product. Oracle is also more granular than other vendors with an enterprise software or hardware background moving to the cloud, but Oracle has to make sure the offerings don’t get too complex and remain easy to understand, market and sell, later implement and operate."
aws  cloud  google  platform  iaas  ibm  oracle  hcm  paas  saas  softlayer  clouds 
may 2015 by jonerp
IBM cloud chief LeBlanc on OpenStack, analytics, PaaS, in-country data - by @ldignan
"IBM's cloud leader Robert LeBlanc talks about IBM's cloud future, why public infrastructure-as-a-service matters to Big Blue and hybrid deployments led by analytics."
IBM  clouds  PaaS 
april 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Pivotal makes CloudFoundry more about multi-cloud - by @holgermu
"On March 24th Pivotal announced that it will support deployments to Amazon Web Services (AWS) per ‘one click’ from its Cloud Foundry product."
amazon  aws  azure  bluemix  cloud  foundry  iaas  ibm  microsoft  openshift  openstack  oracle  paas 
march 2015 by jonerp
The 2015 Progressive F&A BPO Blueprint - by @pfersht
"Almost two years to the day since we launched our first Blueprint Report, we finally circle back to the core horizontal services function at the core of BPO and shared services: finance and accounting. For our 20th Blueprint, authored by analysts Phil Fersht and Hema Santosh, we deliberately focused on the proven “progressive” skills, investments, domain acumen and as-a-service potential of the leading providers in finance and accounting service delivery."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  finance  &  accounting  bpo  global  services  hfs  blueprint  results  hfsresearch.com  homepage  knowledge  advisors  robotic  automation  saas  paas 
march 2015 by jonerp
First Take - IBM InterConnect Day #1 Keynote - BlueMix, SoftLayer, Watson - by @holgermu
"It is end of February and it is time to make it to Las Vegas for IBM InterConnect, the new mega IBM event, combining three separate previous events. Spanning from Mandalay Bay to MGM Grand it will for sure get those health tracker stats up – but better one mega event than 3 trips… "
amazon  aws  azure  bluemix  cloud  cognitive  computing  google  ibm  oracle  paas  softlayer  watson 
february 2015 by jonerp

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