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Kellblog Predictions for 2019
"6. Ethics make a comeback, for two reasons. The first will be as a backlash to the blatant corruption of the current administration. To wit: the House recently passed a measure requiring annual ethics training for its members. The second will have to do with AI and automation. The Trolley Problem, once a theoretical exercise in ethics, is now all too real with self-driving cars. Consider this data, based on MIT research in this article which shows preferences for sparing various characters in the event of a crash."
enterprise  software  predictions  uncategorized  2019  kellblog  startups  technology  vc 
15 days ago by jonerp
Which Analytics And BI Technologies Will Be The Highest Priority In 2019?
"82% of enterprises are prioritizing analytics and BI applications and platforms as part of their budgets for new technologies and cloud-based services. 78% of enterprises are prioritizing advanced analytics, and 76% data preparation. 54% say AI, machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are also a high investment priority. The following graphic ranks enterprises’ investment priorities for acquiring or subscribing to new technologies and cloud-based services by analytics and BI initiatives or strategies. Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading."
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17 days ago by jonerp
How To Protect Healthcare Records In A Zero Trust World
"Using access credentials stolen from co-workers or stolen laptops, unethical healthcare insiders are among the most prolific at stealing and selling patient data of any insider threat across any industry. Accenture’s study, “Losing the Cyber Culture War in Healthcare: Accenture 2018 Healthcare Workforce Survey on Cybersecurity,” found that the most common ways healthcare employees financially gain from stealing medical records is to commit tax return and credit card fraud."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  healthcare  breaches  protenus  breach  barometer  idaptive  louis  columbus  privileged  access  credentials  zero  trust  privilege 
23 days ago by jonerp
Monday’s Musings: What’s Up With Big Tech Stocks? The Insider View For 2019
"Algo’s have been reset so the markets are operating on different rules and that model will be reset again soon. Why Big Tech? They play in a winner takes all market. Apple and Google provide 99% of all the consumer software in the US. Facebook, Google, and Amazon drive almost 63% of all advertising dollars
Tech is still strong with 20 to 40% growth. Investors will find it hard to find other asset allocation classes this good and this dominant."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  $appl  $goog  $nflx  $tsla  018  2018  2019  adbe 
24 days ago by jonerp
CPQ Needs To Scale And Support Smarter, More Connected Products
"Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms has the potential of providing a single, unified data model across an entire manufacturing operation, giving manufacturers a single unified view of product configurations across their lifecycles. Producing smart, connected products at scale also requires a system capable of presenting a unified view of configurations in the linguistics each department can understand. Engineering, production, marketing, sales, and service all need a unique view of product configurations to keep producing new products. Leaders in this field include Configit and their Configuration Lifecycle Management approach to CPQ and product configuration."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  cad  configit  configuration  lifecycle  management  configure  price  quote  cpq  crm  integration 
5 weeks ago by jonerp
Using Machine Learning To Find Employees Who Can Scale With Your Business
"Betting on solid data and personalization at scale, on the other hand, delivers real results. Real data slices through the probabilities and is the best equalizer there is at eradicating conscious and unconscious biases from hiring decisions."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  ai  applicant  tracking  systems  artificial  intelligence  ats  eightfold  hr  machine  learning  human  resource  management 
5 weeks ago by jonerp
Where Cloud Computing Jobs Will Be In 2019
"The Hiring Scale is 78 for jobs that require cloud computing skill sets, with the average job post staying open 46 days. The higher the Hiring Scale score, the more difficult it is for employers to find the right applicants for open positions. Nationally an average job posting for an IT professional with cloud computing expertise is open 46 days. Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  amazon  web  services  aws  cloud  computing  employment  jobs  deloitte 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
86% Of Enterprises Increasing IoT Spending In 2019
"86% of enterprises expect to increase their spending on IoT in 2019 and beyond. Enterprises increased their investments in IoT by 4% in 2018 over 2017, spending an average of $4.6M this year. Nearly half of enterprises globally (49%) interviewed are aggressively pursuing IoT investments with the goal of digitally transforming their business models this decade. 38% of enterprises have company-wide IoT deployments today, and 55% have an IoT vision and are currently executing their IoT plans."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cisco  f5  idaptive  industrial  internet  of  things  intelligent  enterprise  index 
7 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
Which CRM Applications Matter Most In 2018
"Marketing analytics continues to be hot for marketing leaders, who now see it as a key business requirement and a source of competitive differentiation. In my opinion and based on discussions with CMOs, interest in marketing analytics is soaring as they are all looking to quantify their team’s contribution to lead generation, pipeline growth, and revenue. I see analytics- and data-driven clarity as the new normal. I believe that knowing how to quantify marketing contributions and performance requires CMOs and their teams to stay on top of the latest marketing, mobile marketing, and predictive customer analytics apps and technologies constantly. The metrics marketers choose today define who they will be tomorrow and in the future."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  ai  byline=louis  columbus  cloud  computing  cpq  crm  customer  relationship  management  enterprise 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
The State Of IoT Intelligence, 2018
"Manufacturers see IoT as the most critical to achieving their product quality, production scheduling and supply chain orchestration goals. Insurance industry leaders also view IoT as critical to operations as their business models are now concentrating on automating inventory and safety management. Insurance firms also track vehicles in shipping and logistics fleets to gain greater visibility into how route operations can be optimized at the lowest possible risk of accidents."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  analytics  and  big  data  dresner  advisory  services  industrial  internet  of  things  (iot)  iot  early  adopters 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Reinventing After-Sales Service In A Subscription Economy World
"91% of manufacturers are investing in predictive analytics in the next 12 months, and 50% consider Artificial Intelligence (AI) a major planned investment for 2019 to support their subscription-based business models.
New subscription business models and smart, connected products are freeing manufacturers up from competing for one-time transaction revenues to recurring revenues based on subscriptions.
By 2020, manufacturers are predicting 67% of their product portfolios will be smart, connected products according to an excellent study by Capgemini."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  digital  disruption  internet  of  things  iot  louis  columbus'  blog  manufacturing  services  revenue  subscription  economy 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021
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30% of tech leaders globally predict blockchain will disrupt their businesses by 2021.
IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics have the greatest potential to digitally transform businesses, making them more customer-centered and efficient.
26% of global tech leaders say e-Commerce apps and platforms will be the most disruptive new business model in their countries by 2021.
IDC predicts worldwide IoT spending will reach $1.1T by 2021."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  analytics  internet  of  things  (iot)  iot  kpmg  louis  columbus'  blog  robotics 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019
"Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  blockchain  industry  4.0  internet  of  things  (iot)  louis  columbus'  blog  manufacturing  smart  traceability 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
How To Protect Healthcare IoT Devices In A Zero Trust World
"Healthcare and medical device manufacturers need to start taking action now to secure these devices during the research and development, design and engineering phases of their next generation of IoT products. Specifying and validating that every IoT access point is compatible and can scale to support Zero Trust Security (ZTS) is essential if the network of devices being designed and sold will be secure. ZTS is proving to be very effective at thwarting potential breach attempts across every threat surface an organization has. Its four core pillars include verifying the identity of every user, validating every device, limiting access and privilege, and utilizing machine learning to analyze user behavior and gain greater insights from analytics."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  accenture  capgemini  centrify  healthcare  internet  of  things  (iot)  iot  louis  columbus'  blog 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
IBM / RedHat: A grand play at out-sharing Microsoft’s open source economy
"So what it’s really about, is cornering the growing appetite for Open Source in the enterprise IT services market. As Paul Cormier, President of Product and Technologies at RedHat recently announced “Today is a banner day for open source. The largest software transaction in history and it’s an open source company. Let that sink in for a minute. We just made history.”
business  featured  posts  technology  software  bluehat  ibm  open  souce  redhat 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
Oh Hello 5G; I Didn’t Expect You So Soon
"When 5G is fully implemented, it’s going to enable the underlying infrastructure we’ll need to build the smart cities, homes, autonomous vehicles, robotics, virtual and augmented reality systems everyone’s been designing and daydreaming about for the past decade. Think of it as one of the magic ingredients needed to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) market– with its estimated projected 21 billion devices– to life."
technology  software  5g  at&t  augmented  reality  autonomous  vehicles  fiber  internet  of  things  iot  networks  robotics  smart  cities 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
The Current State Of Cybersecurity Shows Now Is The Time For Zero Trust
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41% of total breaches in 2017 targeted the healthcare industry, making it the most popular target for breach attempts.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) combined with user credentials tops the percentage of breaches with 29% according to Wipro’s report.
88 records were lost or stolen every second in 2017 according to Wipro’s analysis.
Machine learning & AI are the second highest ranking security competencies for the future."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cisco  cybersecurity  f5  louis  columbus  palto  alto  networks  wipro 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
2018 Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts And Market Estimates
"Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounted for 55% of the company’s operating profit in Q2, 2018, despite contributing only 12% to the company’s net sales. In Q1, 2018 services accounted for 40% of Amazon’s revenue, up from 26% three years earlier. Source: Cloud Business Drives Amazon’s Profits, Statista, July 27, 2018."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  amazon  web  services  bessemer  venture  partners  cloud  computing  landscape  gartner  idc  louis  columbus 
october 2018 by jonerp
A different Vegas. A very different Workday.
"– I want to see a significant industry “book of record” offering. If you say you are committed to retail, I want to see a robust offering and a sizable customer base in the merchandising area. If it is insurance, show me similar around claims processing. If it is utilities, I want to see a billing engine, and one for complex asset management and maintenance. If it is healthcare, show me electronic patient records. If it is oil and gas, show me functionality their geologists consider critical."
featured  posts  technology  software  #wday  #wdayrising  workday 
october 2018 by jonerp
Infor’s Vertical Journey
I am going to Inforum this week and am going to try and see what “books of record” major hospitality companies have adopted from Infor. I am also going to try and find out which are anchoring their digital transformations around Infor products. I travel a fair amount and must admit I do not see Infor (or other ERP competitors) show up as strategic vendors for too many in that industry."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  saas 
september 2018 by jonerp
How AI & Machine Learning Are Redefining The War For Talent
"Of the five companies Gartner names as Cool Vendors in the field of Human Capital Management for Talent Acquisition, Eightfold is the only one achieving personalization at scale today. Attaining personalization at scale is essential if any growing business is going to succeed in attracting, acquiring and growing talent that can support their growth goals and strategies. Eightfold’s approach makes it possible to scale personalized responses to specific candidates in a company’s candidate community while defining the ideal candidate for each open position."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  artificial  intelligence  human  capital  management  louis  columbus  machine  learning  talent  acquisition 
september 2018 by jonerp
Oracles streak of missed opportunities
"But even within its peer group, Oracle has missed out on several opportunities. It took way too long to deliver Fusion. Even then, it could have stalled growth at Workday, Salesforce, Adobe and other cloud vendors. It could have delivered a knockout punch to SAP starting around 2010 with its early start with Fusion and its many cloud acquisitions. It could have taken several of its vertical industry capabilities to the cloud and gone after SAP in those markets. It did not and SAP with S/4 and its own cloud acquisitions has weathered the storm."
business  featured  posts  enterprise  software  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
september 2018 by jonerp
What to do with the data? The evolution of data platforms in a post big data world
"In the last 10 years, we saw slow progress from simple, demographic data-in-storage to multi-dimensional data-in-use: We moved away from creating huge electronic storage areas for data, and we began to use it in real-time; unfortunately, most enterprise data today is still stored in disparate systems waiting to be processed. Value comes from aggregating the right data from myriad sources and using it efficiently and effectively to solve business quandaries and optimize processes — and to do that, we need to understand what the data shows, not just the data itself."
featured  posts  technology  software 
september 2018 by jonerp
Products are Conversations
The right customers for you will understand your tradeoffs, validate and support your decisions, and align. They will value the experience you are creating for them, and progress in a longer term relationship, not a transaction.

Rather than see the Head of Product as the CEO of Product, the PM is put as close to the customer as possible to make decisions on their behalf, and plays the role of Information Hub to align stakeholders through effective conversations. Your stakeholders want to have these conversations, and it’s your job to make sure they happen."
featured  posts  technology  software  conversations  product  management  roadmap  slack 
september 2018 by jonerp
Google Needs To Make Machine Learning Their Growth Fuel
"Google needs new AI- and machine learning-driven businesses that have lower Total Acquisition Costs (TAC) to offset the rising acquisition costs of their ad and search businesses. CB Insights found Google is experiencing rising TAC in their core ad and search businesses. With the strategic shift to mobile, Google will see TAC escalate even further. Their greatest potential for growth is infusing greater contextual intelligence and knowledge across the entire series of companies that comprise Alphabet, shown in the graphic below."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  cb  insights  google  ai  machine  learning  louis  columbus'  blog  patents 
september 2018 by jonerp
What is the Difference Between an Application and a Platform and Why it Matters?
"Unfortunately, there are a number of reasons why SaaS vendors struggle to make the transition to platform vendors. First, it time-consuming and resource intensive. While investing in a platform and its associated services open up an opportunity to clean up technical debt, fixing architectural issues “under the covers” are typically less exciting that new features that generate more excitement from customers, partners and analysts."
featured  posts  technology  software  aws  cloud  computing  microsoft  azure  platform-thinking  saas 
september 2018 by jonerp
Identities Are The New Security Perimeter
"18% of healthcare employees are willing to sell confidential data to unauthorized parties for as little as $500 to $1,000, and 24% of employees know of someone who has sold privileged credentials to outsiders, according to a recent Accenture survey.
Privileged credentials for accessing an airport’s security system were recently for sale on the Dark Web for just $10, according to McAfee."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cybersecurity  louis  columbus'  blog  next-gen  access  zero  trust  security 
august 2018 by jonerp
Glassdoor’s 10 Highest Paying Tech Jobs Of 2018
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Software Engineering Manager is the highest paying position with an average salary of $163,500 with 31,621 open positions on Glassdoor today.
Over 368,000 open positions are available across the 10 highest paying jobs on Glassdoor today.
$147,000 is the average salary of the top 10 tech jobs on Glassdoor today.
12.7% of all open positions are for software engineers, making this job the most in-demand in tech today."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  glassdoor  highest  paying  tech  jobs  louis  columbus'  blog 
august 2018 by jonerp
IoT Market Predicted To Double By 2021, Reaching $520B
"The combined markets of the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow to about $520B in 2021, more than double the $235B spent in 2017. Data center and analytics will be the fastest growing IoT segment, reaching a 50% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2017 to 2021. System integration, data center and analytics, network, consumer devices, connectors (or things) and legacy embedded systems are the six core technology and solution areas of the IoT market. The following graphic compares the CAGR of each area in addition to defining the worldwide revenue for each category."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  bain  internet  of  things  forecast  (iot)  iot  louis  columbus 
august 2018 by jonerp
10 Ways To Improve Cloud ERP With AI And Machine Learning
"Cloud ERP platforms need to create and strengthen a self-learning knowledge system that orchestrates AI and machine learning from the shop floor to the top floor and across supplier networks. Having a cloud-based infrastructure that integrates core ERP Web Services, apps, and real-time monitoring to deliver a steady stream of data to AI and machine learning algorithms accelerates how quickly the entire system learns. The Cloud ERP platform integration roadmap needs to include APIs and Web Services to connect with the many suppliers and buyer systems outside the walls of a manufacturer while integrating with legacy ERP systems to aggregate and analyze the decades of data they have generated."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  ai  amazon  alexa  artificial  intelligence  cad  cloud  computing  erp  crm  enterprise  resource  planning 
august 2018 by jonerp
Nothing permanent about Oracle-Rimini
"But…..Oracle could have solved this years ago by offering a similar service. Most Rimini customers I talk to were not just attracted by the lower price (they had to balance the viability risk that came with a small vendor being sued). They did like the fact that Rimini supports their customizations. They love the fact that their ticket volumes have GONE UP. Yes, they got tired of raising tickets with Oracle (or SAP) because they tell me they rarely got resolved so they quit raising them. They like the dedicated rep model they get with Rimini. Oracle usually tells them the quality of their product is more secure, more trusted etc. It was a quality of service, as much as product and an economic decision for many customers."
featured  posts  technology  software  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
august 2018 by jonerp
Tis the season for software lawsuits
"I want to see how Teradata attorneys can succinctly explain arcane optimization algorithms to a jury. Also how they refute SAP’s considerable prior art when it comes to analytics – their three tier architecture in R/3 which allowed it to support multiple databases and understand how users access certain fields more than others , Business Warehouse going back to 1997, its Business Objects acquisition in 2007 and its Sybase acquisition in 2010 and many other elements. In The New Polymath, in 2010 I had written about work at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Pottsdam which I believe was the genesis for what became HANA. Not saying one side has more merit than the other, but it will mean looking at a lot of documentation to say who developed what and when before the other did."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
august 2018 by jonerp
IBM’s 2018 Data Breach Study Shows Why We’re In A Zero Trust World Now
"The report is a quick read and the data provided is fascinating. One can’t help but reflect on how legacy security technologies designed to protect digital businesses decades ago isn’t keeping up with the scale, speed and sophistication of today’s breach attempts. The most common threat surface attacked is compromised privileged credential access. 81% of all breaches exploit identity according to an excellent study from Centrify and Dow Jones Customer Intelligence, CEO Disconnect is Weakening Cybersecurity (31 pp, PDF, opt-in)."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cybersecurity  enterprise  security  ibm  2018  cost  of  a  data  breach  study  louis  columbus  next-gen  access 
august 2018 by jonerp
Slack won the first Group Messaging war
"It’s not clear yet what this and their last acquisition (Missions, a workflow app) means for the Slack developer ecosystem. Atlassian products were already favored in their app store promotion, and they will probably get some additional benefits in the partnership. Similar to the first move Slack made to compete against Microsoft in how it partnered with Google and made it easier to work with Google Office in Slack."
featured  posts  technology  software  atlassian  bizdev  enterprise  messaging  slack 
july 2018 by jonerp
Zero Trust Security Update From The SecurIT Zero Trust Summit
"Identities, not systems, are the new security perimeter for any digital business, with 81% of breaches involving weak, default or stolen passwords. Tom Kemp, Co-Founder, and CEO, Centrify, provided key insights into the current state of enterprise IT security and how existing methods aren’t scaling completely enough to protect every application, endpoint, and infrastructure of any digital business. He illustrated how $86B was spent on cybersecurity, yet a stunning 66% of companies were still breached. Companies targeted for breaches averaged five or more separate breaches already. The following graphic underscores how identities are the new enterprise perimeter, making NGA and ZTS a must-have for any digital business."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  byline=louis  columbus  centrify  cio  cso  cybersecurity  machine-learning  based  security  next-gen  access  nga 
july 2018 by jonerp
Box opens up about the company’s approach to innovation
"Patel strongly believes that the quality of the problem is directly proportional to the outcome of the project. Part of that is solving a real customer pain point, but it’s also about challenging your engineers. You can be successfully solving the low-hanging fruit problems most of the time, but then you don’t necessarily attract the highest quality engineering talent."
cloud  developer  enterprise  box  content  management  jeetu  patel  software  development 
july 2018 by jonerp
Where Business Intelligence Is Delivering Value In 2018
"Dashboards, reporting, end-user self-service, advanced visualization, and data warehousing are the top five most important technologies and initiatives strategic to BI in 2018."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  bi  intelligence  dresner  advisory  services  louis  columbus'  blog  predictive 
july 2018 by jonerp
Analytics Are Empowering Next-Gen Access And Zero Trust Security
"Machine learning-based NGA platforms including Centrify calculate a risk score that quantifies the relative level of trust based on every access attempt across an IT infrastructure. NGA platforms rely on machine learning algorithms to continuously learn and generate contextual intelligence that is used to streamline verified user’s access while thwarting many potential threats ― the most common of which is compromised credentials. IT security teams can combine the insights gained from machine learning, user profiles, and contextual intelligence to fine-tune the variables and attributes that calculate risk scores using cloud-enabled analytics services.
business  featured  posts  technology  software  byline=louis  columbus  centrify  analytics  service  next-gen  access  nga  verizon  mobile  security  index  2018  report  zero  trust 
july 2018 by jonerp
Seven reasons why the Internal Combustion Engine is a dead man walking
"Another factor in favour of electric vehicles is that they are far more reliable. The drivetrain in an ICE vehicle contains 2,000+ moving parts typically, whereas the drivetrain in an EV contains around 20. A quick scan of the top 10 cars repairs of 2015 is telling. Not one of these faults can happen to an electric vehicle."
featured  posts  technology  software  internet  of  things  (iot) 
june 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
SAP pivots as the customer turns 2018
"All nice, dramatic and warrior like – but performance art isn’t what makes this interesting nor is “we will not waver or bend” suited to anything less than assaulting a beach during World War II, not a software company announcement. Nor are these statements what was very important about what SAP did. But before I get too far into why this was the right move for SAP, let me frame this a little with history and corrections of history."
featured  posts  technology  software 
june 2018 by jonerp
I hope SAP dreams biggermuch bigger
"It will continue to do ok with that approach. But I hope SAP starts to dream bigger. It has a new cadre of executives, many from its acquisitions, that are ambitious and driven. It has a customer base which has largely stayed loyal in spite of a number of unforced errors SAP has made."
business  featured  posts  enterprise  software  microsoft  oracle  sap  sapphirenow 
june 2018 by jonerp
Three Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Zero Trust Security
"Zero Trust Security provides digital businesses with the security strategy they need to keep growing by scaling across each new perimeter and endpoint created as a result of growth. ZTS in the context of Next-Gen Access is built on four main pillars: (1) verify the user, (2) validate their device, (3) limit access and privilege, and (4) learn and adapt. The fourth pillar heavily relies on machine learning to discover risky user behavior and apply for conditional access without impacting user experience by looking for contextual and behavior patterns in access data."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  centrify  enterprise  security  louis  columbus  machine  learning  next-gen  access  zero  trust  zts 
may 2018 by jonerp
Five Reasons Why Machine Learning Needs To Make Resumes Obsolete
"The comparative analysis of high achievers’ characteristics with applicants takes seconds to complete, providing a list of prospects complete with profiles. Machine learning-derived profiles of potential hires meeting the high performers’ characteristics provided greater contextual intelligence than any resume ever could."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  applicant  tracking  systems  artificial  intelligence  byline=louis  columbus  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning  recruitment  résumé 
may 2018 by jonerp
How Zero Trust Security Fuels New Business Growth
"Zero Trust Security (ZTS) strategies enabled by Next-Gen Access (NGA) are indispensable for assuring uninterrupted digital business growth, and are proving to be a scalable security framework for streamlining onboarding and systems access for sales channels, partners, patients, and customers of fast-growing businesses."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  byline=louis  columbus  enteprise  security  gdpr  next-gen  access  zero  trust 
may 2018 by jonerp
Facebook’s vulnerabilities
:Albright’s work has uncovered many things concerning Facebook’s approach to the investigation which you might call passive aggressive. For instance, when asked why it had not produced information about how many people had seen Instagram information produced by Russian operated troll accounts, a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said, “We have not been asked to provide that information.” So little curiosity…"
technology  software  crm  current  affairs  economics  facebook  zuckerberg 
may 2018 by jonerp
NetSuite under Oracle: a progress report
"The reality is the verticals NetSuite and its cloud ERP and CRM peers have developed “books of record” for leave massive sectors such as utilities, insurance, hospitality and healthcare mostly untouched. That’s a lot of white space for new entrants to target."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  saas 
april 2018 by jonerp
How To Close The Talent Gap With Machine Learning
"Many CEOs are also making greater diversity and inclusion their highest priority. Using advanced AI and machine learning techniques, a company founded by former Google and Facebook AI Scientists is showing potential in meeting these challenges. Founders Ashutosh Garg and Varun Kacholia have over 6000+ research citations and 80+ search and personalization patents. Together they founded Eightfold.ai as Varun says “to help companies find and match the right person to the right role at the right time and, for the first time, personalize the recommendations at scale.”
business  featured  posts  technology  software  artificial  intelligence  eightfold.ai  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning  recruiting  recruitment  talent  management 
april 2018 by jonerp
SAP: Past, Present and Future
"I was very encouraged that most of the conversations were focused on process, industry and geography. This used to be SAP’s strength and it is good to hear Board members and a new generation of executives who lead its cloud properties like hybris and Ariba talk fluently about trends in talent management, shop floor, customer facing areas and be able to bring in nuances from different verticals and global regions. Every so often the company gets consumed with platforms and tools like NetWeaver and HANA and forgets it is an application software vendor. There was mandatory technology talk and buzzwords in this session but I felt good about SAP’s present and future after spending time with these executives."
business  enterprise  software  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
april 2018 by jonerp
The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2018
"Dashboards, advanced visualization, ad-hoc query, data integration, and self-service are the most-required Cloud BI features in 2018. Sales & Marketing need real-time feedback on key initiatives, programs, strategies, and progress towards goals. Dashboards and advanced visualization features’ dominance of feature requirements reflect this department’s ongoing need for real-time feedback on the progress of their teams towards goals. Reporting, data discovery, and end-user data blending (data preparation) make up the next tier of importance."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  and  big  data  cloud  bi  intelligence  computing  louis  columbus'  blog 
april 2018 by jonerp
83% Of Enterprises Are Complacent About Mobile Security
"The study found that the accelerating pace of cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile adoption is outpacing enterprises’ ability to scale security management, leaving companies vulnerable. When there’s a trade-off between the expediency needed to accomplish business performance goals and security, the business goals win the majority of the time. 32% of enterprises are sacrificing security for expediency and business performance, leaving many areas of their core infrastructure unsecured. Enterprises who made this trade-off of expediency over security were 2.4x as likely to suffer data loss or downtime."
featured  posts  technology  software  louis  columbus  mobile  security  verizon  wi-fi  zero  trust 
april 2018 by jonerp
Zoho at a crossroads: Stepping up means stepping out
"Zoho, on the other hand, has been successful and managed to maintain their culture and the loyalty of their customers and employees without a lot of business model transformation. They will continue to grow with that outlier model for a while yet, I would think. Past experience says that they probably will reach that limit in two or three years — but I don’t put anything beyond them, including accomplishing a lot more without changing the model."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  zoho  one  zoholics 
april 2018 by jonerp
What’s Missing From Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant For CPQ
"Magic quadrants and market analysis grids are designed to guide enterprise buyers to the best possible technologies for their needs. The recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) Application Suites, 2018 (client access reqd.) doesn’t address the most challenging problem enterprises face making CPQ strategies work, which is enterprise-wide systems integration. Members of the CPQ vendor landscape are growing complacent and need to intensify innovation efforts too."
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april 2018 by jonerp
SAPs new ERP pricing model: Quick analysis
" In addition to Trust, I wish this team had also been given Realism as a target. As I pointed out in my recent note on Uptake, value in software has been moving away from transaction processing to intelligence and analytics. Not sure the exchange/conversion values reflect the fact that ERP functionality pricing should have steadily declined over the last few decades. In a world where machines are doing more of the work at the front end of so many processes, improving quality of data etc. why should you continue to pay for (often duplicative) work by your ERP system at the back end of that process at the same rate you did a while ago?"
featured  posts  technology  software  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
april 2018 by jonerp
Five Ways Machine Learning Can Save Your Company From A Security Breach Meltdown
"However, 62% of CEOs have the impression that multi-factor authentication is difficult to manage. Thus, their primary security concern is primarily driven by how to avoid delivering poor user experiences. In this context, machine learning can assist in strengthening the foundation of a multi-factor authentication platform to increase effectiveness while streamlining user experiences."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  byline=louis  columbus  cybersecurity  machine  learning  security  breach  zero  trust 
april 2018 by jonerp
10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing In 2018
"Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations are is achievable with machine learning. Attaining up to a 30% reduction in yield detraction in semiconductor manufacturing, reducing scrap rates based on machine learning-based root-cause analysis and reducing testing costs using AI optimization are the top three areas where machine learning will improve semiconductor manufacturing. McKinsey also found that AI-enhanced predictive maintenance of industrial equipment will generate a 10% reduction in annual maintenance costs, up to a 20% downtime reduction and 25% reduction in inspection costs. Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 pp., PDF, no opt-in) McKinsey & Company."
business  featured  posts  artificial  intelligence  cloud  computing  erp  digital  manufacturing  enterprise  software  factory  of  the  future  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning 
march 2018 by jonerp
CIO report card: IT must fix basic problems - by @mkrigsman
"Unfortunately, however, the survey also tells us that most IT departments have trouble with their most basic operational tasks. For example, look at these processes in the chart above: Equipment onboarding for new hires, password resets, requesting a new computer, and de-provisioning former employees are all within the control of IT."
featured  posts  technology  software 
march 2018 by jonerp
Microsoft PowerApps and Citizen Code - by @dealarchitect
"Mohammad, a pharmacist by training, considers himself a “tech enthusiast” – in the past he taught himself how to use Microsoft Access, then discovered and began using PowerApps, Flow, Power BI and the Common Data Service. Leveraging these tools, and learning through videos and help on the community forums, he built a solution combining all the Business Application Platform products."
featured  posts  technology  software  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
february 2018 by jonerp
FedEx leaks highly sensitive customer data
"The data came from the acquisition of Bongo International that FedEx made back in 2014. It later renamed and then shutdown the business unit in April 2017. What is not clear is how long the data has been exposed. Was it originally exposed by Bongo before the acquisition? Did it become orphaned data after the company was shutdown? Either way, there is evidence that the data has been exposed for some time."
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february 2018 by jonerp
Microsoft Business Applications Analyst Forum – a scorecard - by @dealarchitect
"The event was very well paced and covered wide ground with slides, panels and demos. From a business process perspective, CRM dominated especially with recent moves with LinkedIn and partnering with Adobe. That was understandable because the audience was heavily skewed towards CRM analysts."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
february 2018 by jonerp
Machine Learning’s Greatest Potential Is Driving Revenue In The Enterprise - by @louiscolumbus
"CIOs challenging the status quo of their organization’s analytics direction are more likely to rely on roadmaps for defining and selling their vision of machine learning’s revenue contributions. More than 70% of early adopter CIOs have developed a roadmap for future business process changes compared with just 33% of average CIOs."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  ai  artificial  intelligence  byline=louis  columbus  cio  machine  learning 
february 2018 by jonerp
GE and Digital Transformations: Dont jump to conclusions - by @dealarchitect
"Go ahead and malign GE. Short its stock. But don’t ignore what it has shown us as possible when it comes to Big D. If you get timid and go with small d projects you will make the same mistake so many companies made in the 90s. Instead of proper process reengineering we took the easy way out – so called best practices embedded in packaged software. We ended up with massive overruns, bloated costs but not much better processes. With small d, yes you will feel good about being in the cloud, but your products, field service and business models will not have evolved."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary 
february 2018 by jonerp
Rishi, Slack can be right for you. You just need the right tools and practices to focus your work. - by @ross
" Although Slack is positioned as a productivity tool, it becomes counterproductive when misused. Instant messaging applications enable communication that is online, synchronous and on-demand. This tends to be appropriate for interrupt-driven teams like those in customer service and sales. However, project-oriented teams tend to suffer from inundation. As a software developer in product development, I constantly seek and protect long-uninterrupted blocks of time. That is when I am able to create value of higher quality, faster."
technology  software  attention  communication  distraction  productivity  slack 
february 2018 by jonerp
Digital Trends 2018
"Digital transformation, then, is driving business change and technology innovation. Over the past few years, several technology trends have emerged or accelerated as a result of the modernization needs of businesses. For 2018, G2 Crowd research is tracking a list of these tech trends, and we’ve identified four broad technology areas that serve as the anchors or framework for ongoing analysis of technology trends, and their impact on modernizing businesses.

These technology anchors are:

AI
IoT
Cybersecurity
Digital Platforms"
featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  2018  ai  analysis  artificial  intelligence  business  model  models  modernization  change 
february 2018 by jonerp
What enterprises will focus on for digital transformation in 2018 - by @dhinchcliffe
"This is where two new industry discussions have come into play recently, focusing on two other primary digital experiences that make it possible to deliver on customer experience in a sustainable way in fast-changing times: The worker experience and the partner/supplier experience."
featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts 
february 2018 by jonerp
Why Quicksprout’s Neil Patel is Wrong [ SEO is NOT Dead! - by @bobwarfield
"The questions you need to ask yourself are simple:

Is my business built on chasing the latest hype, fashion, and trends or something more solid?
Do my customers always embrace the latest greatest or are they more mainstream?
At the present rate of growth, how long before the new new thing takes over enough to really impact my business?"
featured  posts  technology  software  blog 
february 2018 by jonerp
2018 Will be A Breakout Year For Supply Chain Analytics - by @louiscolumbus
"66% of supply chain leaders say advanced supply chain analytics are critically important to their supply chain operations in the next 2 to 3 years. The Hackett Group found the majority of supply chain leaders have a sense of urgency for getting advanced supply chain analytics implemented and contributing to current and future operations. The majority see the value of having advanced analytics that can scale across their entire supplier network."
business  technology  software  analytics  and  big  data  bi  byline=louis  columbus  logistics  louis  columbus'  blog  supply  chain  management 
january 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
10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective On Artificial Intelligence’s Growth - by @louiscolumbus
"Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are the three most in-demand skills on Monster.com. Just two years ago NLP had been predicted to be the most in-demand skill for application developers creating new AI apps. In addition to skills creating AI apps, machine learning techniques, Python, Java, C++, experience with open source development environments, Spark, MATLAB, and Hadoop are the most in-demand skills. Based on an analysis of Monster.com entries as of today, the median salary is $127,000 in the U.S. for Data Scientists, Senior Data Scientists, Artificial Intelligence Consultants and Machine Learning Managers."
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january 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed - by @dealarchitect
"My relative disappointment with enterprise platforms is one reason I was one of the few analysts who was not clamoring for Workday to open up its own platform. It did last year and I hope they set ambitious goals for partners who develop on its platform – make sure they are well funded, go after massive and underserved markets across verticals and geographies."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
By 2020 83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud - by @louiscolumbus
"83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020. LogicMonitor’s survey is predicting that 41% of enterprise workloads will be run on public cloud platforms (Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and others) by 2020. An additional 20% are predicted to be private-cloud-based followed by another 22% running on hybrid cloud platforms by 2020. On-premise workloads are predicted to shrink from 37% today to 27% of all workloads by 2020."
business  technology  software  amazon  aws  re:invent  web  services  byline=louis  columbus  cloud  computing  enterprise  adoption  landscape 
january 2018 by jonerp
SAP: When you come to a fork in the road, Take it! - by @dealarchitect
"Even though its cloud acquisitions – SuccessFactors, Ariba, hybris, Concur etc – were not cheap, they have helped keep SAP competitive on this side of the pond. With what we have seen in the first couple of years of S/4HANA the ship is tilting back to the on-premise world. Oh sure it promises three options – public cloud, private cloud or on-premise but the public cloud option is a tiny portion of the deployments."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
Oracle Database: Solid for Now - by @dealarchitect
"When I talk to corporate buyers, I get a similar vibe of “little love” for Oracle. They constantly evaluate open-source, NoSQL, HANA and other options. But the talent, systems management tools and other “bag of tricks” they have invested in to tune the database, recover from downtime etc. keep them grounded. Having said that Oracle sometimes misreads continued commitment to the database as customer loyalty."
technology  software  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
Google Rankbrain SEO [ Best SEO Strategy Insights in 2018 - by @bobwarfield
"
It knows with great certainty when you have multiple pages targeting the same content or intent. It is therefore really good at penalizing you for that.
It knows when there’s a great web page for a certain concept that uses different keywords than what you’re searching for. You can still rank higher for targeting the exact keywords, but this capability shifts SEO from targeting keywords to targeting concepts and most importantly targeting high quality."
featured  posts  technology  software  blog 
january 2018 by jonerp
Cryptocurrency and central banking - by @denispombriant
"So far, cryptocurrencies lack any macroeconomic structures for managing things like inflation and recession and on exchanges they behave much like stocks. As we’ve seen in many mergers and acquisitions company stock can be used in part or in lieu of cash to enable the transaction provided both sides agree on the value represented by the stocks. But as an everyday currency that one might use to purchase groceries or pay a utility bill, cryptocurrencies are still way behind the curve."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  bitcoin  blockchain  cryptocurrency  economics 
january 2018 by jonerp
The Year of Intelligent Apps - by @dealarchitect
"What are intelligent apps? Let me cite a definition, Hasso Plattner of SAP used at SapphireNow. He invoked:

Intelligent Transactions – automate high-frequency repetitive tasks
Analytics – make data-driven insights available to everybody
Collaboration – tap into the collective intelligence of knowledge workers
Digital Assistant – provide the right answer at the right time

I would broaden the definition. For the last few years social, mobile, and cloud technologies reshaped the look and feel traditional enterprise apps. Now sensor data, automation, blockchains and vertical unbundling and morphing are transforming their guts."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary 
january 2018 by jonerp
The other technical debt - by @dealarchitect
"Vendors have been accumulating gobs of technical debt by not keeping the software up with the times, even though customers keep paying them maintenance or annual subscriptions. You see it manifested in many ways."
featured  posts  technology  software  industry  commentary  technical  debt 
december 2017 by jonerp
Dont write off SAP yet - by @dealarchitect
"Not sure why it feels the need to exaggerate progress on S/4. In SAP Nation 2.0 I profiled progress of several next-gen products and I wrote “As we have seen earlier with Oracle, Microsoft and JD Edwards, a next-gen product takes years of development and maturation. Migrating a legacy customer base takes even longer. Those are just the laws of physics. SAP may be able to bend them slightly with S/4, but will likely not be able to break them.”
business  featured  posts  enterprise  software  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
november 2017 by jonerp
Connected Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT) - by @tomraftery
"Beyond industry disruption, less need for parking would open up tremendous urban space in the form of unused lots and garages. Maybe this would mean more populous cities with room to build for more people to live more comfortably without traffic congestion or pollution. Or how about using some of the space for indoor vertical farming using hydroponics technology and LED lights to grow more food and feed more people? Of course, this is already happening. But that’s a blog for another time."
featured  posts  technology  software  autonomous  vehicle  connected  car  internet  of  things  (iot)  iot  tesla 
november 2017 by jonerp
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