By Brian Sommer on September 21, 2014
Contract riders are those special line items people slip into contracts. Some have a valid business purpose (like NO brown M&M’s) and others are a tribute to the requester’s vanity/ego. Do IT analysts/influencers have these? Your ace investigative reporter teamed with the always inscrutable and snarky Frank Scavo to get to the bottom of this. […]
By Brian Sommer on September 5, 2014
Businesses rarely know what others do to promote or merchandise their products. Gigwalk, not your ERP vendor, has a slick mobile/cloud solution — powered by a half million ‘Gigwalkers’ — that addresses some costly business problems.
By Brian Sommer on August 26, 2014
Sage ERP X3 has hit a new level of technological sophistication and market relevance. Will the firm put the resources together to help this product line take off in the North American marketplace? A key customer visit adds insight.
By Brian Sommer on July 15, 2014
The news in the accounting software world is still positive, particularly for the cloud vendors. Anaplan raised $100 million in new funding and got a $1 billion valuation in the process. Revenue growth at Anaplan has been stupefying of late. Business Insider reported that revenues have gone from $10 million/year in 2012 to $10 million/month as of this […]
By Brian Sommer on July 8, 2014
I’ve given a number of webinars, presentations, etc., lately regarding the resurgent war for talent. Some of the main points I hammer in include: The ability of boomers to retire has improved significantly in the last couple of years as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has more than doubled from its March 2009 low. […]
By Brian Sommer on July 7, 2014
Ever wonder how much growth a software firm should really target? If you thought the sky’s the limit, you might want to think again.
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By Brian Sommer on May 27, 2014
There’s a real skills crisis in IT — and it’s not a quantity issue. The new IT is not what the old IT was designed to do. For some, the new IT will create opportunities; for others, soul-searching and less relevance.
By Brian Sommer on May 8, 2014
Twice in my career, I’ve hired Connie Laughlin. She’s a great HR and Resource Management executive. Interestingly, her last employer has had to downsize and now she’s on the other side of the fence. Instead of hiring others, she’s the one looking for a job. And, she’s noticed something I’ve heard a lot about lately: […]
By Brian Sommer on April 2, 2014
Recent remarks by a Microsoft executive about cloud ERP didn’t ring true. A little digging brings clarity around his claims.
By Brian Sommer on March 5, 2014
It’s not enough for firms to create competencies around big data and data science. Organizations must also ‘see’ the insights in these huge, new data sources. Phil Simon takes a few questions about his newest book and the implications on people, businesses and technology.