By R "Ray" Wang on August 11, 2015
Infor Moves Towards A Cloud Network Economy With Acquisition Of GT Nexus.
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By Brian Sommer on September 24, 2014
Infor’s suite of high-end cloud financial software products include a new user interface, in-memory database technology and more. CloudSuite signals a major shift in the application space. Will CIOs bite?
By Vinnie Mirchandani on September 17, 2014
I have written in past about Infor’s micro-vertical strategy and its quest with its internal design agency Hook +Loop to make enterprise software “beautiful”. I saw more of that at Inforum in New Orleans this week, but I also signs of the messages maturing more into a focus on efficiency and value from software. To […]
By Michael Krigsman on August 27, 2014
CEO Charles Phillips explains why his enterprise software company has cultivated design as a core strategic competency.
By Michael Krigsman on April 28, 2014
Located in a prominent position on the wall of Infor’s New York headquarters, is a large graphic that says, “No Fugly Software.” It is a summary statement of the company’s ongoing effort to define a unique cultural identity that links design to improved outcomes and experiences for customers. Infor is a sleeping giant among enterprise […]
By Esteban Kolsky on April 23, 2014
I attended the Infor Innovation Summit in NYC last week. It was a good event, headlined by Infor CEO’s Charles Phillips and most of his senior staff. There were lots of presentations – but also oodles of conversations and questions with the ~60 analysts in attendance (from all walks of like, independent to large research house). […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on April 17, 2014
Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, is a sharp dresser. His lean frame and his attention to detail (he has designed his own shirt collars since he was young) certainly help. At dinner he politely explained to a few curious analysts his sartorial style. And yes, that has helped him in the sales process with executives […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on May 29, 2013
Last month I wrote about a USA Today story on Infor. Instead of focusing on Infor’s micro-vertical and other investments, Jon Swartz chose to focus on beanbags at HQ and the gossipy aspect of Charles Phillips versus former boss, Larry Ellison. This week Quentin Hardy at the NY Times raises it several decibels. He puts […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on February 19, 2013
I have known Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor for going on 2 decades now. He was a polymath way before I wrote a book celebrating them. He has computer science and law degrees in addition to an MBA. He is on the board of a media company, a museum, a jazz organization and a charity. […]
By R "Ray" Wang on February 19, 2013
Changes at Infor More Than Cosmetic Analysts and tech watchers gathered on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2013, for Infor Summit, a progress check on Infor, the third largest independent applications vendor in the market. While many customers may not have heard of Infor, most have heard of the brands it has acquired over the last […]
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