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By Sandy Kemsley on January 28, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, IBM had two analyst calls about the announcements this week at IBM Connect 2013; since I’m not at the conference, I wrote most of this at that time but only published today due to embargo restrictions. It’s the 20th anniversary of Lotusphere, although the conference is no longer branded as [...]
By Michael Krigsman on January 28, 2013
Enterprise software, long a complex domain only of interest to specialists, has become the darling of venture capital investors and start-ups. This post presents context and concludes with advice for CIOs on navigating the changing enterprise software landscape. Enterprise software eats the world (photo credit: Michael Krigsman) To get a sense of growing interest in [...]
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged aaron levie, Cloud Computing, enterprise, enterprise software, Enterprise Startups, New York City, software as a service, Vinnie Mirchandani | 1 Response
By R "Ray" Wang on January 28, 2013
Mergers Continue In The Enterprise Software Space On August 7th, 2012, CDC Software and Consona Corporation merged to form Aptean. Over the past six months, Monte Ford, the president of Aptean has made key executive hires, committed to new product investments, and rationalized overhead. Key points in the acquisition include: Merger creates economies of scale. [...]
Posted in Business | Tagged acquisition, acquisitions, Apps Strategy, Aptean, CDC Software, Compiere, Consona, Constellation Research, CRM, customer relationship management, customer relationship management (CRM), E-Commerce, enterprise applications, enterprise apps, Enterprise apps strategy, enterprise software, enterprise strategy, erp, mergers, Mergers And Acquisitions, News Analysis, R "Ray" Wang;, rwang0, Software Insider, SoftwareInsider, vendor strategy | 1 Response
Outsourcing may be battered, bruised and vilified… so why is only a twentieth of enterprises planning to reduce it in 2013?
By Phil Fersht on January 28, 2013
2013: A new dawn for a maturing outsourcing industry Make no bones about it: 2012 was a pretty dire year for the industry known as “outsourcing”. However, brand new data from our State of Outsourcing 2013 Study conducted with the support of KPMG, the largest-ever research survey focused on IT and business function outsourcing, clearly shows that [...]
Posted in Business, Featured Posts | Tagged Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Buyers' Sourcing Best Practices, Captives and Shared Services Strategies, Cloud Computing, Current Affairs, Engineering & Supply Chain Outsourcing, Enterprise Irregulars, Finance & Accounting BPO, Financial Services Sourcing Strategies, HfS Surveys: State of the Outsourcing 2013, HR Outsourcing, HR Strategy, IaaS and BPaaS, Industry-specific Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing / IT Services, Knowledge Process Outsourcing & Analytics, KPMG, Legal Services Outsourcing, Outsourcing, Outsourcing Research, PaaS, procurement, SaaS, Sourcing Change Management, Talent in Sourcing, The Future of Outsourcing | 2 Responses