By Jason M. Lemkin on December 4, 2014
Next Tuesday, we’ll have a fun live webinar and session on Salesforce Live on “How to Grow Sales 25% Faster Than You Planned in 2015.” Sign up here to join us. The joint discussion will be Salesforce, me, Aaron Ross and a special guest or two. Also, if there are particular questions around growing faster than your […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on December 4, 2014
I am honored to be part of Bill Kutik’s 7th annual videocast about trends in enterprise software, especially around HCM and Financials. Sponsored by Workday, I will join Naomi Bloom and Brian Sommer live on December 16 at 11 am pacific from Palo Alto, CA. If you have seen the four of us on panels, […]
By Michael Krigsman on December 4, 2014
Alex Osterwalder is among the most influential proponents of business model innovation in the world. His practical advice for startups and the enterprise is essential reading.
By Michael Fauscette on December 3, 2014
In part three of the series we will focus on sources of data beyond in-house transaction data and data collected from social listening, and the impact of the Internet and Cloud Computing on both the distribution of data and the business models that are evolving around that data. Data brokers, that is, companies that aggregate […]
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By Jason M. Lemkin on December 2, 2014
If you’re doing SaaS for the first time (or even the second), the whole idea of charging for “Services” may seem an anathema. It sure did to me. If your product is so easy to use that you barely need sales people, why in the world would I need to charge for implementation? For support? For […]
The raw truth about outsourcing: 83% of outsourcing customers would not go back, despite three-in-four failing to achieve value beyond cost
By Phil Fersht on December 2, 2014
Most enterprises are pleased they moved into an outsourcing model, but have recognized they need to make significant changes to the way they manage their service provider relationships
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By Naomi Bloom on December 2, 2014
There is a tremendous need for deep and robust integration between the traditional HRMS processes,
being built organically, on top of a common architecture and object model. The heyday for standalone talent management suites is over.
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By Dave Kellogg on December 1, 2014
I was digging through my reading pile and found this about nine-month-old report by Accenture and Oracle entitled The CFO as Corporate Strategist by Donniel Schulman and David Axson of Accenture. Those who follow Host Analytics might remember David Axson at several of our user conferences. (Note: the 2015 conference is May 18-21 — save the date!) […]
By Sameer Patel on December 1, 2014
Whilst technology has significantly brought costs of production and distribution down, for consumers or businesses the cost of goods we procure has remained as high as ever. But that’s about to change. The systematic dismantling of unit cost economics of existing markets across many industries is now underway.
Corporate Venture Capital’s Role in Disruptive Innovation Part 2: Will the Big Numbers Result In Big Success this Time?
By Evangelos Simoudis on November 24, 2014
I started writing these posts with the hypothesis that in their effort to innovate, corporations must re-invent the traditional R&D model with one that augments the R&D efforts with venture investments, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and startup incubation. Corporate VCs (CVCs) are expected to play a big role in this innovation quest. With that in mind […]