By Michael Fauscette on September 3, 2012
In the recent IDC annual social business survey (June, 2012, N=700) we found that 67% of North American companies were using / implementing social solutions. That’s a huge number and up 25% in only a year. With this rapid increase…
By Vinnie Mirchandani on May 20, 2011
I first met Dr. Hasso Plattner of SAP 15 Sapphires ago. He walked into a meeting with Gartner analysts and in mock anger asked “which of you XXX called my products too complex to implement?” I wanted to hide under the table knowing well he was referring to a report I had just written about […]
By Michael Krigsman on March 31, 2011
Marin County’s ongoing lawsuit against Deloitte Consulting and SAP represents a milestone in the analysis and history of IT project failures.
By Brian Sommer on February 8, 2011
Suppose a consulting firm is helping your company choose between upgrading your ERP software or replacing it with a new SaaS (software as a service) solution. If the functionality is close, which solution would they recommend? Some clients might be surprised to learn that a consultant would recommend the on-premise solution over the cloud/SaaS solution […]
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By Paul Greenberg on January 14, 2011
To Recap The URLs and the names of the winners of Parts I-V: Finally, the CRM 2011 Watchlist: Part I – SAP, Oracle, salesforce.com, Microsoft The CRM Watchlist Part II: The Usual Suspects – NetSuite, RightNow, Sage, SAS, CDC Software/Pivotal, SugarCRM The CRM Watchlist 2011 Part III: Representing the Pillars – Marketo, Eloqua, Infusionsoft, Jitterjam, […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 11, 2011
The best consultants, who genuinely do the right thing for clients, are worth their weight in gold.
By Brian Sommer on November 17, 2010
Appirio should bother a lot of systems integrators. They operate in a cloud oriented services world and behave very differently from the typical integrator with an on-premise practice fixation. Here’s an interview with Narinder Singh, head of Appirio’s Products. If you wondered what the intersection of the cloud and services looks like, read this interview.
By Jason Busch on October 4, 2010
When most people think about installed SAP software, they nearly always jump to the uncertainty of the total cost associated with a given deployment, customization and roll-out (not to mention ongoing support). Yet as we all know,…
By Brian Sommer on September 5, 2010
Can you be a consultant and still accept referral fees from a hardware or software manufacturer? Can you do it if you disclose these monies? The answer depends if you are a consultant or a reseller. It also depends if you are truly independent and objective.
By Michael Krigsman on June 8, 2010
System integrator, EDS, agreed to pay UK-based broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) a total of Â£318 million ($460.3 million) to settle its lawsuit over a failed CRM project.