By Brian Sommer on October 21, 2014
Made-up words were in abundance during this fall’s software conference season. Your dauntless reporter traveled the world to bring back the latest in tech marketing speak. If you want to sound like you’re current with today’s dubious jargon, here’s a quick primer to get you all caught up.
By Brian Sommer on October 15, 2014
Powerful Human Resources analytic tools were in abundance at the recent HR Technology show in Vegas. But can/will HR departments buy these solutions? Probably not — unless the HR group itself changes.
By Brian Sommer on October 8, 2014
For years, IT departments have had tools to measure up-time and other metrics. But other internal operational groups often possess fewer of these tools. That isn’t right. New taxonomies, tools and analytics are needed in non-IT spaces.
By Brian Sommer on October 7, 2014
Recent conferences by Infor and Oracle demonstrate that the on-premises vs cloud debate is over. Brian Sommer looks at what happened with Oracle this last year to get to this point.
By Brian Sommer on September 30, 2014
Brian Sommer recommends two must-read articles for executives. One looks at the challenges in getting great talent for a resurgent U.S. manufacturing environment. The other examines why performance reviews deliver adverse business results.
By Brian Sommer on September 24, 2014
Infor’s suite of high-end cloud financial software products include a new user interface, in-memory database technology and more. CloudSuite signals a major shift in the application space. Will CIOs bite?
By Brian Sommer on September 21, 2014
Contract riders are those special line items people slip into contracts. Some have a valid business purpose (like NO brown M&M’s) and others are a tribute to the requester’s vanity/ego. Do IT analysts/influencers have these? Your ace investigative reporter teamed with the always inscrutable and snarky Frank Scavo to get to the bottom of this. […]
By Brian Sommer on September 5, 2014
Businesses rarely know what others do to promote or merchandise their products. Gigwalk, not your ERP vendor, has a slick mobile/cloud solution — powered by a half million ‘Gigwalkers’ — that addresses some costly business problems.
By Brian Sommer on August 26, 2014
Sage ERP X3 has hit a new level of technological sophistication and market relevance. Will the firm put the resources together to help this product line take off in the North American marketplace? A key customer visit adds insight.
By Brian Sommer on July 15, 2014
The news in the accounting software world is still positive, particularly for the cloud vendors. Anaplan raised $100 million in new funding and got a $1 billion valuation in the process. Revenue growth at Anaplan has been stupefying of late. Business Insider reported that revenues have gone from $10 million/year in 2012 to $10 million/month as of this […]