By Brian Sommer on March 26, 2015
The technology that powers business is key to driving productivity improvements and economies. The recent Promat and Automate 2015 shows featured many technologies that can do both. But, were the innovations breakthroughs or incremental? And, where were the ERP vendors?
By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 23, 2015
Almost to the day, two decades ago, I got a recruiting call. A few weeks later I was a Gartner analyst and over the next 5 years was part of the roaring 90s of ERP projects stoked by Y2K, reengineering, client/server architectures and other drivers. Last week I drove with 3 other analysts at the […]
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By Paul Greenberg on March 17, 2015
Adobe is a player now and they hold their own with unique twists and turns against all major players in the marketing cloud space. But they have things they must do that will carry them to the next level. They do put on a helluva conference.
By Louis Columbus on March 17, 2015
Global SaaS software revenues are forecasted to reach $106B in 2016, increasing 21% over projected 2015 spending levels. A Goldman Sachs study published earlier this year projects that spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms will grow at a 30% CAGR from 2013 through 2018 compared with 5% growth for the overall enterprise IT. Centaur […]
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By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 10, 2015
My friend Josh Greenbaum writes Implementing SaaS: If it’s easy, it’s because you’re not trying He makes the case SaaS is an complex as on-premise, may be even more so. He cites The other way you can tell that complexity and SaaS are now synonymous is the growing quantity of deals gone bad. SuccessFactors has […]
By R "Ray" Wang on March 10, 2015
A Constellation of Partnerships Ahead On March 9, 2015 Constellation Research announced a strategic alliance with Digital Clarity Group. I wanted to take a minute to discuss what this alliance means for our clients and prospects. I also wanted to share a bit about how this fits within the vision of Constellation Research. The […]
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By Paul Greenberg on March 9, 2015
CRM companies like NetSuite, SAP and Oracle have long histories as suite providers. Is the suite era over? Is best-of-breed the winner? Not so fast: Think ecosystems and make sure you understand why these three companies won the CRM Watchlist 2015.
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By R "Ray" Wang on March 2, 2015
The Healthcare Affordability Crisis Can Be Addressed With EHM Solutions An affordability crisis has created chaos in the employer-provided healthcare market. With $620 billion in employer-paid costs to U.S. healthcare in 2014 and an annual increase that ranges from 4.7 percent to 10.3 percent a year, employers seek both improved utilization of programs and […]
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By Naomi Bloom on March 1, 2015
With a huge shout-out to Brian Sommer from whose wonderful blog post I “borrowed” this graphic. [The impetus for this post was some absolute nonsense online which sort of equated SaaS to “cloud” (and faux “cloud” at that), then suggested that, while customers might save a little in the short run with SaaS, it would cost them more in […]
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By Naomi Bloom on February 26, 2015
If and when you decide to migrate from your seriously old design, on-premise ERP to “the cloud,” please make sure that you get what you’re paying for.
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