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Microsoft Dynamics Buys Its Vertical Expertise — Meeting The Challenges of a Channel Partner Development Strategy
By Josh Greenbaum on September 22, 2009
Microsoft’s announcement that it was buying the industry-specific products and IP of three of its existing ISV partners reflects an important realization on the part of the mid-market enterprise software leader that partnerships alone cannot generate the industry expertise the Dynamics group needs to compete in today’s market.
These acquisitions are evidence of a shift in [...]
By Sandy Kemsley on September 22, 2009
I’ve been invited to speak at the Business Rules Forum, which is taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on November 1-5. I’m actually doing two speaking gigs there: A presentation on BPM, collaboration and social networking, which I’ve been presenting on for a few years and has lately become a hot topic of conversation. [...]
By James Governor on September 22, 2009
I just wanted to announce that a long term project is now coming to fruition. I am contributing to, and will help to manage, the Responsible Enterprise 2.0 community and blog. Basically – we see our thinking as related to Social Design, Gov 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, and Web 2.0. Changes in working practices, changes in [...]
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By Tom Foydel on September 22, 2009
Lyrics by the infamous Robert Johnson, screaming guitar by the legendary Eric Clapton Cream Play Crossroads. Why the blues reference? This is what SAP users do when their software version is iced and they are forced to upgrade, at the cost of several hundred thousand dollars, to the latest release or pay increased maintenance costs, [...]
By Sig Rinde on September 22, 2009
Apologies for spotty posting activity, much too busy busy with stuff that is shaping up in unexpected ways. Ever had that feeling you’re close to some solution even if you’re not even looking for one? A vague pattern slowly appearing…