By Jason Busch on March 20, 2015
It is not overly surprising that the services supply chain lags the physical supply chain (i.e., direct materials) in rigorous management processes. But the delta between relative maturity and sophistication of indirect materials (e.g., MRO, IT) procurement management compared with services spending is perhaps even more suggestive of the comparative immaturity of how organizations are […]
By Charlie Bess on March 19, 2015
Last year, I did a presentation on the need for a more agile approach to architecture, where the whole approach needs to become more business-centric and less about the underlying technology. Concepts like: Time to action Value vs. expense Transparency Visibility Experimentation and continuous change are at the core of this discussion and the need […]
By Charlie Bess on March 17, 2015
I posted the other day on the Enterprise CIO blog an entry about the CIO’s role and the self-driving business that got me thinking about the Enterprise architect and the processes (e.g., TOGAF). There seems to be a lack of any real automation thread. Do you see one? This clearly needs to be addressed. One […]
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By Jevon MacDonald on January 30, 2013
Building a startup is hard and managing ops is really hard. Devops are hard and expensive. Luckily these days there are some amazing companies making it way easier to build the startup of your dreams. Frankly, I don’t think they are getting paid nearly enough while some are getting paid way too much. What apps […]
By Michael Fauscette on December 9, 2012
One of the biggest concerns I hear from companies about social business in general is the lack of services / consulting expertise to help with implementation and operations. There is a skills gap today across all of the functional areas…
By Tom Foydel on April 7, 2011
We came across several news articles this week announcing the passing of Henry Taub. Mr Taub was the founder of ADP or Automatic Data Processing, one of the world’s largest information services companies. You might not have heard of Henry Taub, and likewise you might not comprehend his impact on the information services industry. He […]
By Michael Fauscette on March 29, 2011
Yesterday Workday announced that it is opening up its integration platform for customer and partner use. The platform, built off of technology that Workday acquired when it bought Cape Clear, provides a set of cloud based tools to build, deploy, run and manage custom integrations. Integration between applications has traditionally been a complex and expensive […]
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By Jason Busch on February 4, 2011
Editor’s Note: this rant is in part based on a forthcoming detailed analysis by Spend Matters looking at the evolution of supplier networks and where networks of the future may take us next.
In the early days of e-procurement,…
By Brian Sommer on August 10, 2010
SaaS applications are evolving quickly and in interesting directions. Intacct’s newest product expansion and alliance points a new direction for that firm.
By Michael Krigsman on July 20, 2010
NetSuite OpenAir released services resource planning, to bring ERP-style benefits to professional services organizations.