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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
Predicting The Future Of Digital Marketplaces
"Competitive differentiation, buyer retention, buyer acquisition, and social media engagement and the four most common customer-facing challenges marketplaces face today. 39% of marketing execs say that differentiating from competitors is the greatest challenge, followed by buyer retention (32%), buyer acquisition (29%) and effective social media campaigns (29%) Further validation that today’s digital marketplaces are enabling greater digital transformation through personalization is found in just 22% of respondents said customer experience is a challenge."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  altimeter  group  byline=louis  columbus  digital  marketplaces  ecommerce  forrester  google  cloud  platform  kahuna 
november 2018 by jonerp
Key Takeaways from Dreamforce 2018
"Bundling products and going to market with product platforms and/or bundles is a common tactic of IT vendors and especially cloud vendors. Even cable companies use this tactic to strengthen vendor lock-in and increase adoption. If more companies purchase the bundled offering, the vendor has the ability to report higher adoption rates of the products that make up the bundle regardless of how many companies are actually using that particular product. Bundles like Salesforce’s Customer 360 also make it significantly harder for customers to walk away since multiple aspects of their business now depend on Salesforce to function."  customer  360  platform  dreamforce  einstein  mulesoft  salesforce  sfdc 
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
Why Microservices Will Become a Core Business Strategy for Most Organizations
"Microservices, by virtue of offering a well-structured way to engage and integrate with the world at large in scalable, digital terms, now appear to hold the answer to enabling faster digital transformation, lowering our levels of of tight coupling and technical debt, and substantially increasing much needed levels of IT integration. More centrally to business impact and growth, they also make it possible for us to build and cultivate bigger and more robust digital ecosystems with our stakeholders. This includes 3rd party developers and business partners to our very own workers and customers."
featured  posts  apis  business  strategy  cdo  cio  ecosystem  enterprise  architecture  microservices  platform 
september 2018 by jonerp
FinancialForce Leverages the Power of the Salesforce Platform
"Beyond the Lightning Experience, the Salesforce Platformmakes it possible to quickly and easily deliver microservices in any development language, including Ruby, Java, JavaScript, C++, Python, and Node.js. The result is a “Lego-like” component that can be easily plugged into FinancialForce as an extension without mucking around in the source code of the application, extending the functionality with minimal disruption."
uncategorized  cindy  jutras  cloud  erp  financial  accounting  software  financialforce  mint  platform  as  a  service  psa  saas 
june 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
Platform logic
"So, the play as I see it for any software companies not named Oracle, Salesforce or a small group of others, is to pick a platform, become intimately involved with it, and pursue the surrounding ecosystem as your market."
crm  financial  force  netsuite  oracle  platform  salesforce 
may 2018 by jonerp
Yawn: Amazon cloud business just keeps rolling along
"A technology highlight at SuiteWorld 2018 is the introduction of machine intelligence to the NetSuite midmarket ERP platform for real-world use cases"
cloud  earnings  amazon  aws  azure  marketshare  google  platform  microsoft 
april 2018 by jonerp
Musings - Why splitting Windows is Nadella's first major mistake
"Platform Morphing beats Platform Abandonment. You don’t split a platform, even when it is old. You renovate it (see e.g. IBM with Z/OS), you re-platform it (see Microsoft with Windows 10), you innovate (see Apple OS X) or you morph it to where it needs to be and where to evolve towards. Nadella is right that in the very long run, the PC is dead. And certainly, the cloud and the edge are showing more growth. But the industry has not come up with an alternative to the PC - yet. You can call the Chromebooks something else than a PC, but the form factor, connectivity is practically the same device. This is where Windows may have to morph, to maybe a browser based OS, and Microsoft has very much the assets (and the ambition) in play with Edge. And a micro Edge browser could very well work on the IoT edge. Wait – we have even have a perfect branding head line – Microsoft Edge for the IoT Edge – with all the good Windows DNA should that IoT edge platform need to get a little more beefier. Wait there is also Windows Server… so morph, position… even “embrace and extend” – remember that? Why no more in 2018?"
android  constellation  research  future  of  work  futurist  holger  mueller  ios  microsoft  nextgen  apps  platform  windows 
april 2018 by jonerp
Internet of Things Platforms: Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform vs. Amazon Web Services
"Far in the lead in the cloud computing race is Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s own cloud offering. Among its main features are infrastructure as a service, cloud storage solutions, database system management, application and content migration, developer tools that make development faster, as well as machine learning capabilities. IoT-targeted features are available through the AWS IoT platform."
contributed  op-ed  technology  top  stories  amazon  web  services  azure  google  cloud  platform  internet  of  things  mobilunity  sensors 
february 2018 by jonerp
Kenandy Customers Find a New Home With Rootstock - by @erp_cindyjutras
"So, given the similarities between the two, this begs the ultimate question regarding products moving forward: Will the resulting combined company continue to develop, maintain and support two distinct products? And should it? Mr. Garrehy has already made it clear that the Kenandy product will live on, and has further speculated that the combined company will likely have two distinct product lines, serving at least somewhat different markets. While not cast in stone, perhaps the Kenandy ERP will move in the direction of light manufacturing and distribution, while the Rootstock product will support heavy-duty, more complex manufacturing."
erp  acquisition  cloud  distribution  kenandy  m&a  manufacturing  mint  jutras  rootstock  saas  salesforce  platform  supply  chain 
february 2018 by jonerp
Let the platform wars begin - by @denispombriant
"Other vendors, for instance Amazon with AWS and some others, see a different need and work to meet it. But primarily providing cloud infrastructure only addresses half of the challenge and amounts to saving money. That’s a great thing but when faced with making or saving money, 10 out of 9 (I said that right) executives who are given a choice will opt for making in money over simply saving it."
featured  posts  technology  software  crm  enterprise  oracle  platform  salesforce 
january 2018 by jonerp
News Analysis - Google expands its global infrastructure with new regions and subsea cables - keeps investing in the Google Network as a differentiator
"The monopoly race is on between all key cloud IaaS players, the most prominent ones being AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Oracle. There are always monthly press releases about new data centers being announced, opening etc. But seldom there is a ‘bulk’ announcement like the one that Google announced yesterday, in a blog by Treynor Sloss, that can be found here."
constellation  research  google  cloud  platform  holger  mueller  iaas  network  nextgen  apps  performance  management 
january 2018 by jonerp
Blockchain Food Safety Alliance in China
"Walmart’s participation matters. It is already a world leader in global food safety. In China, it invests heavily in food safety research through the Walmart Food Safety and Collaboration Center. It has promoted food safety, both through its own supplier network and working with JD. In combination the two have leveraged JD’s expertise in the application of artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data and other new technologies for the protection of consumers."
blockchain  homepage  slider  latest  news  ai  big  data  food  safety  alliance  ibm  platform  tsinghua  university  walmart 
december 2017 by jonerp
Salesforce and Google are the latest pals in the cloud - by @ron_miller
"Salesforce and Google inked a deal today that could provide easier integration between Salesforce tools and Google’s G Suite and Google Analytics. It also named Google as a preferred cloud provider for its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion."
cloud  enterprise  tc  salesforce  google  platform  partnerships  microsoft  g  suite  google-analytics  dreamforce  2017 
november 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
SAP hits 150 on platform – is it enough?
"Without actually calling out Workday, it is clear that SAP have their sights targeted on its rival. Workday announced their platform earlier this year. However, while Aneel Bhusir, CEO Workday mentioned that they are working with ISV’s there are no actual announcements on applications. With Workday Rising, possibly the place where these will be unveiled, SAP clearly wanted to state their case strongly at their own convention."
erp  homepage  slider  latest  news  adp  alumni  enterprisejungle  hcm  hrm  ingentis  platform  sap  semos 
september 2017 by jonerp
Seven moves that led to the VMware-Pivotal-Google partnership - by @ron_miller
"When VMware, Pivotal and Google announced a containerization partnership this morning at VMworld, it sounded more like the introduction to a joke — Google, VMware and Pivotal walked into a bar… But in fact, it’s probably not a coincidence that these three companies have joined together."
cloud  developer  enterprise  tc  google  platform  vmware  pivotal  dell-emc  containerization  diane  greene 
september 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
Summer News Analysis - Google introduces Google Hire - by @holgermu
"Google is getting more and more in the enterprise software space / SaaS market. Good to see it knows that e.g. data migration and reports are a must for the enterprise. It will have to answer questions soon in regards of plans to offer more than recruiting capabilities, e.g. onboarding and learning come to mind."
constellation  research  google  cloud  platform  for  work  gsuite  hcm  holger  mueller  hr  lean  recruiting  talent  acquisition  depth  chart 
july 2017 by jonerp
So What’s Up with Oracle Cloud? - by @monkchips
"Microsoft has done a stellar job of turning around its reputation. A change of CEO was required to really cement the change, but we don’t expect this at Oracle. Today when we talk to commercial open source software companies they pretty much uniformly say Azure is the best cloud to negotiate and partner with. Oracle is going to need a similar perception change if it really wants to change the game in terms of engineering-led adoption."
clo  aws  azure  google  cloud  platform  kubernetes  oracle  sidecar 
july 2017 by jonerp
How Allstate Unleashes Developer Creativity Globally
"When Allstate began embracing lean and agile ways of developing new customer experiences with cloud applications, unsurprisingly, the approach it took was unique. Rather than starting in one location and rolling out its new modus operandi location by location, it leveraged its global presence to devise new methods of keeping disparate teams in sync, collaborating, and participating in the company’s transformation together."
contributed  culture  top  stories  agile  transformation  allstate  cloud  foundry  compozed  labs  platform  as  a  service 
july 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - #GoogleNext17 - Google makes progress - but is it fast enough? - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, it is not clear if this will be enough, I asked the Greene leadership team on what they will do to catchup from ‘Bronze to Gold’ and they all came up with good and plausible answers (check out my Storify of the analyst event here). But in a year where we may see VMware running on AWS and Oracle making its cloud work first time – this may not be enough for Google to get on premises load of scale. So it all comes back to the speed of Google being able to attract enterprise load for the next few years, and the speed of the enterprise moving to cloud."
cloud  google  platform  gsuite  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  user  conference 
march 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Capital Markets and S/4HANA Update - Good Plan - Execution matters in 2017
"On the concern side, talk is cheap and slides are patient. SAP must deliver and execute in 2017 to get S/4 HANA cloud out of a sleeping beauty style deep sleep. Bigdata capabilities, PaaS functionality and Machine Learning are quickly becoming table stakes for enterprises, so speed is of the essence."
ai  constellation  research  futurist  hcp  holger  mueller  machine  learning  nextgenerp;  paas;  hana  s4  sap  cloud  platform  strategic  advisor 
february 2017 by jonerp
New Analysis – Google enables citizen developers and developers with Google App Maker - by @holgermu
"Earlier today Google announced Google App Maker, an important step in Google’s overall portfolio to get a bigger piece of enterprise automation, addressing the citizen developers and the larger capacity of low code developers that together have the potential to build user driven end user applications and maybe more."
appdev  google  cloud  platform  compute  engine  for  work 
december 2016 by jonerp
First Take - Google enters enterprise software space with Google Jobs API
"Good to see Google using expertise and moving it towards enterprise applications. One more offering that helps Google move the conversation towards the enterprise, something the vendor desparately wants to foster, grow and ultimately monetize."
analytics  cloud  google  platform  machine  learning  predictive  recruiting  talent  acquisition 
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 - 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 - Box BoxWorks - Box is on the run - now with a platform - by @holgermu
"On the concern side there was little progress and announcement on the machine learning side. As an overall trend the intelligence permeates the LCD, which means the intelligence and the actor is not the human anymore – but the software behind it. In many cases today already, software is the better ‘driver’ for content than humans, it is cheaper, never sleeps, does not make mistakes, and if programmed correctly is bias free."
box  boxworks  cloud  constellation  research  content  developers  devops  futurists  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  platform  strategic  advisor 
september 2016 by jonerp
VMworld 2016: VMware Scrambles for the Foundation
"This is the state of affairs in which VMware, its partners, and their mutual customers find themselves, as they prepare to commence VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas this week. While VMware continues to realign itself with the technologies in place in the modern data center — the ones we stack on a daily basis here — it must simultaneously play to an audience that continues to perceive it through a 2006-model lens, where the biggest challenges remain on the order of whether ESX offers greater or less CPU utilization than Hyper-V."
analysis  events  news  esx  kit  colbert  nsx  persistent  storage  photon  platform  pivotal  cloud  foundry  vcenter  vmworld  2016 
august 2016 by jonerp
Platform as a Platform (PaaP) - by @denispombriant
"All vendors know they have to provide an elegant approach to integrating whatever is on a customer’s site. Of course, this goes double for the legacy systems every business runs. The legacy systems might have analogs on every vendor’s platform but legacy systems also go by the name of foundation systems, responsible for a business’s bread, butter, and profits. Businesses are thus naturally cautious about upsetting the apple cart so integration is a critical need."
crm  microsoft  oracle  paap  platform  salesforce 
august 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
GE Digital Provides a Report of Progress on Digital Industrial Efforts
"GE Digital executives went to great lengths to point out their belief that industrial based IoT applications and network opportunities will be a far larger market segments that consumer focused IoT applications, pegging the latter segment as greater than $225 billion by 2020. That stated, during open Q&A, executives indicated a belief the 2017-18 timeframe will be the point of industry inflection in IoT enabled efforts. From this author’s lens, that is fairly consistent with comments and observations we’ve heard from other IoT focused technology and services providers."
asset  management  industrial  and  diversified  industry  supply  chain  internet  of  things  service  lifecycle  technology  general  electric  digital  group  efforts  predix  platform  adoption  strategy  providers  matters  blog 
june 2016 by jonerp
Positioning Platform Businesses - by @barnes_hank
"My recommendation would be to start with positioning for the consumers–the ultimate customers. Create the model around what they need and want, your value to them and your competitive differentiation for them. A big aspect of that value and differentiation is likely (it almost has to be) intrinsic to the business model. For example, the value for Android phones are Android Apps—and an easy way to acquire them via Appstores."
go-to-market  consumers  ecosystem  platform  business  positioning  producers 
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
Bloops and Blips Ahead for Bots
"Expect some vigorous new platform battles that will keep our bot interactions from achieving the kind of awe-inspiring wizardry of which they are potentially capable."
enterprise  mobile  voices  bots  platform 
april 2016 by jonerp
Musings - The Bots are coming to your conversation - what are the implications? - by @holgermu
"So lets look at the top implications:

New App Stack - As noted by Nadella, conversations are the end of the user interface as we know it. That requires a new application stack that vendors have to provide and developers have to build on."
bots  conversation  facebook  machine  learning  microsoft  platform  robots  speech  recognition 
april 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
First Take - Google Cloud Platform - Takeaways Day #1 Keynote - by @holgermu
"We have the opportunity to attend Google's Google Cloud Platform event this week in San Francisco, a key event for Google in the on going 'battle for the public cloud'."
analytics  cloud  google  platform  compute  engine  machine  learning 
march 2016 by jonerp
HPE Discover 2015: All About the Enterprise DevOps - by @ckoliver_writes
"As enterprises become more developer centric, there must be a balance between productivity and time spent setting up other systems or software. Verigreen is run entirely server-side, with developers not having to install anything, able to commit from any platform and still have their commits intercepted for verification."
events  interviews  technology  top  stories  hp  discover  helion  development  platform  verigreen  hpe  2015 
december 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - SAPtd Las Vegas 2015 - by @holgermu
"On the concern side SAP needs to cater more to the audience of the event. SAPtd is the key event to move the technical experts, and to show them how to excite their enterprise and how to make money in the next 12 months (are many attendees are freelancers or small entrepreneurs) is pivotal"
analytics  dcode  hana  cloud  platform  hcp  iot  sap  teched  vora 
october 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - Apigee I love APIs - APIs are alive and well - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, APIs are just a small piece in the overall technology puzzle that enterprises have to sort out in order to build next generation applications. The tech stack vendors will do all they can do to minimize the importance of APIs compared to the rest of the stack, so Apigee will have to keep working on remaining relevant, have a seat at the table and make a difference for enterprises."
api  economy  apigee  apis  cloud  nextgen  apps  platform 
october 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - AWS re-Invent - AWS lobbies for the enterprise - DB and IoT are the cheese - by @holgermu
"On the concern side we see that AWS needs to find new ways to distribute knowledge, partnership with SIs are only one path, It's tough for anyone to stay on top of the innovation and the Venetian / Sands is bursting at the seams. And AWS needs to reach more of a enterprise audience - beyond the traditional developer audience of re-Invent conferences."
amazon  aws  cloud  iot  nextgen  apps  platform  reinvent 
october 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Workday completes Talent Management with Learning - Finally - or too late? - by @holgermu
"Earlier today we learnt that Workday announced that it will create a Learning, a new application in its portfolio of HCM applications. The announcement is key as it completes the Talent Management portfolio offered natively by Workday – with Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance Management, Compensation and now Learning."
cornerstone  elearning  learning  nextgen  hcm  oracle  platform  sap  social  successfactors  talent  management  workday 
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
Event Report - Google I/O - Google wants developers to first & foremost build more Android apps
"A new, unique content selection by Google for I/O. Speaking with repeat attendees they were not ‘blown’ away, citing a lack of exciting announcements compared to previous editions. But when speaking to Android developers, they found the event very useful as they were able to capture significant insights and even get some hands on experience."
analytics  android  bigdata  google  cloud  platform  i  o  now  mobile 
june 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Google does it again (lower prices for Google Cloud Platform), enterprises take notice - by @holgermu
"This morning’s Google release the news about more price reductions for Google Cloud Platform, with the catchy tag line ‘pay less, compute Moore’. Yes Moore (and not more) as Google has promised to pass on the savings from Moore’s Law to customers."
amazon  aws  azure  cloud  google  platform  microsoft 
may 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
The dark side of IoT - by @steinermatt #SAP #HCP
"Now that we have explored how this trend impacts existing business models the question at hand is how can companies and their employees prepare themselves for the challenges & opportunities accompanying this emerging global business network in a hyper-connected world? What are the implications for enterprise architecture?"
sapmentors  sapmentor  cloud  hana  platform  edition  keynote  hcp  transcript  iot  internet-of-things  jax 
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
First Take - SAP Cloud for Planning - The next spreadsheet killer is off to a good start... - by @holgermu
"I had the pleasure to attend a FP&A conference yesterday (#FPAWest) – conveniently located here in San Diego. SAP chose the event to launch a new product – ‘SAP Cloud for planning’, so let me share my first take."
sap  clouds  analytics  anaplan  bigdata  cloud  finance  fp&a  hana  platform  hostanalytics  tidemark  truva 
february 2015 by jonerp

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