By Vinnie Mirchandani on September 15, 2015
A US District Judge presides over a trial started yesterday in Las Vegas related to a $209 million copyright lawsuit Oracle has filed against Rimini Street. Having been an expert witness in a few software cases, I know both sides will have copious amounts of filings and expert reports. The questioning and the testimony will […]
By Denis Pombriant on August 6, 2015
According to the Microsoft blog, the company has bought FantasySalesTeam, a sales gamification platform. The intent of the product is to boost sales productivity and the gaming part is designed after some aspects of fantasy sports leagues where you build a team from known professional athletes and try to beat other teams. The team aspect […]
By Charlie Bess on August 3, 2015
I spent a great deal of time yesterday trying to install my free upgrade of Windows 10 on a new solid state drive. I used the Media Creation Tool to install the OS — just as a note I received on Friday from Microsoft said. The ONLY way this approach would work though is when I […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on July 24, 2015
Rob Enslin presents the facts, with little spin. That is so refreshing to see in the midst of the cloud, “simple” and other noise coming from other SAP executives and even more from its partners
By Vinnie Mirchandani on July 17, 2015
I first wrote about ERP third party maintenance (support independent of the software publisher) in 2005. Even earlier, I have written about similar offerings like plug-compatible mainframes and specialty auto shops who do better than official dealers. I have noticed three things in the last decade: a) most analysts and bloggers do not write much […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on June 24, 2015
Like most, I have watched many a “One more thing” announcement by Steve Jobs. While it made many run out and line up for blocks when Apple introduced that shiny new thing, it inspired the author in me to write about the birth of new products and initiatives. In my books, I have written about […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on June 16, 2015
I am writing the sequel to SAP Nation to update it for the launch of S/4HANA. I analyze the launch and also delve into the history of next-gen products in enterprise software over two decades to provide some perspective on how S/4 may evolve and how the customer base will react to it. That I […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on June 14, 2015
It will be the extension of the Sunday night/Monday morning phenomenon. What users expect at work should not trail what they are already seeing in their cars and in their homes. Or at the movies.
By Charlie Bess on June 5, 2015
What level of configuration (or self-configuration) will be possible through the parent panel? Will parents enable the ‘toy’ to suggest that it is time for bed, take a bath, be more polite, learn a language, understand algebra or religion??
By Anshu Sharma on May 18, 2015
Microsoft’s biggest failure of the last decade may not have been missing the cloud and the mobile revolutions but giving away probably the biggest advantage it had — developers building killer apps for your ecosystem.