SAP Aims to Help Its Customers Engage Their Customers Engagingly

SAP Aims to Help Its Customers Engage Their Customers Engagingly

Despite the SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) trends being in plain sight for the past half decade, and SaaS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) apps being available for well over a decade, the business value proposition of SaaS CRM apps has only just recently made progress.  First generation SaaS CRM apps enabled small and medium businesses [...]

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Cloud Rant:  Oracle Cloud versus SAP Cloud

Cloud Rant: Oracle Cloud versus SAP Cloud

For those that think that cloud is mainly about Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce.com, Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and a list of smaller SaaS and PaaS vendors, think again.  After several years of investment, in the form of their own R&D, M&A, re-educating their channel, and changing internal systems to better support the cloud-style [...]

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EMA Cloud Rants – Pilot Episode

EMA Cloud Rants – Pilot Episode

Evan Quinn and I have been collecting popular customer questions for a while and wanted to share our thoughts on these questions in the form of a new format: EMA CLOUD RANTS. Each week we will discuss one of the hot topics in enterprise IT to provide the viewer with rapid analyst insights, without any fluff. Here goes the first one:  

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posted by John Myers   | February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Informatica Goal: Maximize Return on Data The theme of last week’s Informatica Analyst Conference was utilizing the “secular megatrends” of information technology to energize data integration across organizations at an enterprise scale.  These megatrends, described as trends we can all agree upon, are the following: Cloud Computing Social Media Mobile Big Data Informatica’s message is...

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A combination of escalating healthcare costs and the desire to improve healthcare quality is driving both healthcare providers and payers to seek more innovative remedies to attack the problem.  Meanwhile, technological advances in natural language processing (NLP) and predictive analytics now offer relief to caregivers and administrators who have enormous amounts of potentially lifesaving patient...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Happy Valentine’s Day, etc.  But enough chitchat. Herewith a short compendium of some of the articles and blogs about data-driven security I’ve been mentioning or have otherwise referenced recently – thought it would be worthwhile to pull these together into a single post. I’ll add to this list in future updates. We’ll begin with the...

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See Torsten’s guest blog at Parallels. Torsten will be attending Parallels Summit 2012 (February 14th-16th) in Orlando,...

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posted by John Myers   | February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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If you look at the history of Big Data requirements (volume, velocity and variety), and the NoSQL platforms supporting those requirements, you see a history of organizations and development teams breaking the mold of traditional information technology (IT) programs. Instead of following the traditional IT methodologies to solve the Big Data issues, these teams pushed...

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posted by    | February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Here is my yearly prediction column, a bit delayed. Topic of the day is next generation IT management. (Not next generation IT; plenty of folks are covering that!) The tools market for IT service management is glutted. My friend Jan van Bon has been curating a list.ly list of “ITIL tools” that is now up...

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posted by Dennis Drogseth   | February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
On the one hand, many in the industry have begun todismiss the CMDB as well past its prime, at least in terms of industry hype and attention. For this rather significant population, the CMDB has evolved into a complex and demanding data store with tangible but difficult-to-justify benefits, with questionable relationships to cloud computing and...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Why pay $1,500 per virtual desktop, if you can have a physical machine of the same performance-level at half the cost. While the functional and maintenance advantages of virtual desktop computing are evident, the per machine CAPEX often is the key stumbling block for this type of project. It is very hard to convince your...

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My introduction to LegalTech New York 2012 (LTNY) began not with last Monday morning’s keynote session but with a chance meeting, over the paper recycling bin, with a recently hired CIO of a mid-size national law firm who, like me, was unburdening himself of extraneous event announcements and other unwanted sheaves of written materials prior...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
On September 6, Nicira, a startup network virtualization company, unveiled its Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). NVP is a software-based system that creates a distributed virtual network infrastructure in cloud data centers that is completely decoupled and independent from physical network hardware. Nicira has announced that well known entities such as AT&T, eBay, Fidelity Investments, NTT...

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