Cloud computing platforms and applications are proliferating across enterprises today, serving as the IT infrastructure driving new digital businesses. The following roundup of cloud computing forecasts and market estimates reflect a maturing global market for cloud services, with proven scale, speed and security to support new business models. CIOs who are creating compelling business cases […]
Anyone failing to escape the swirl of intense hype threatening to destroy everything great about RPA, is probably thinking that these cute products are going to solve all their artificial intelligence needs, providing them with a “digital workforce” that will go way beyond scraping screens, producing scripts and running unattended recorded process loops. Now don’t get me wrong […]
I spent a day at SAP TechEd last week. I was there primarily to meet some customers and execs for interviews for SAP Nation. I knew the theme of “open” would be prominent during the event, but I was not prepared for the extremely wide range of tools and technologies that now define SAP Nation. […]
Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, is a great believer in the potential of the Adobe/Microsoft partnership. So am I. But can it create a new category and market around digital engagement and customer experience management?
This was my sixth trip to Vegas this year. Coming from humid Florida, I have a routine for that city. Gallons of water and lotion to compensate for the heat and dryness. Gear to protect against the excess of artificial light and sound. But this time in town for Workday Rising, Vegas felt a bit […]
Co-Founder and CEO at GoCardless, Hiroki Takeuchi and CEO and Founder at Shipamax, Jenna Brown on their switch from the employee role to the founder role and what they learned along the way. If you’re a current founder, do you agree? What lessons did you learn along the way? Also, if you didn’t join SaaStr […]
Office printing, a key part of any business’ IT strategy, is slowly declining mostly due to better printing options. Better, higher capacity printers, networked throughout an organization are often cited for small declines in printing activity in part because taking printers off desktops causes people to consider whether a printout is worth a trip to […]
Some books are almost too honest. Some books give you too much information (TMI). Some books can be hard to read at times. Lost and Founder is all three. But it’s one of the best looks I’ve seen when it comes to giving the reader a realistic look at the inside of Silicon Valley startups. […]
As Workday Rising kicks off in Vegas, it is time to also recognize two other HCM resources which allow us to keep annual tabs on the changing face of HR HR Executive magazine announces their annual list of top products “This year’s winning products represent the full gamut of priorities facing HR leaders: from employee financial […]
So we’ve been putting on events for a while at SaaStr. It started off by accident — we did a meet-up in 2013 as an experiment, with no content. And almost 400 folks came! Then we did a second meet-up in 2014 with a little content, and it went well. Then 2015 was the first […]
Chris Fletcher, founder of the Aegean Group, former senior analyst at Gartner Group, and now an independent, opines on Adobe’s Marketo acquisition. You’d do well to read and listen. Chris has the chops. And the knowledge. And the experience.
It’s an annual ritual. A Workday executive does our readers a favor and shares a curtain raiser on their Rising event, which this year is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees. This time it is Barbry McGann, senior vice president of products. She leads product management for applications including Workday Financial Management, Workday HCM, and […]
I wrote last week that I was looking forward to getting an update on Infor’s verticals – hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, retail and others. At Inforum in Washington this week, I only got a detailed briefing about the Retail vertical. So, in the couple of days I spent at Inforum this week I kept thinking this is […]
As phones become more sophisticated and mature, choosing one brand over another is increasingly hard. Is Apple really better than Samsung, or is Samsung the top phone maker? Selecting the right phone for you depends on several factors: Do you prefer a large screen or small? Are you super picky about pictures the camera takes […]
I am not at the Salesforce event this week but changed my travel plans to make sure I could watch yesterday’s streaming of the 2 hour keynote. Some of it was predictable. Marc Benioff has an admirable loyalty to Hawaii, friends in the music industry, Monastic monks and Deepak Chopra and as far back as […]