Smart - and Dumb - Big Data

Smart – and Dumb – Big Data

The Software AG theme at CeBIT was “smart big data” – using analytics and processes much more intelligently I have been thinking on the trip about two very smart set of services and two shockingly inefficient ones. 1a) I called American Express before I left the US to notify them of my travels. The agent […]

The Buy vs. Build Debate - redux

The Buy vs. Build Debate – redux

I am a lifelong package guy. First mainframe package implementation in 1984. As/400 packages in 86. First SAP R/2 experience in 89. Gartner ERP analyst starting in 95. Many package related outsourcing and SaaS negotiations in the last decade. To me, Buy won the debate against Build a long time ago. So I felt a […]