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 Shawn Rogers   | October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

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When I got into this business it seemed most discussions about data management were centric to “how do we fit that information into the enterprise data warehouse?” Other options were considered a bad strategy or just plain too expensive to make sense. Over the past few years new data types, demands for deeper analysis, compliance...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Last week, I had the opportunity to spend a few days with a truly interesting and diverse group of practitioners, who I think are on to the future of information security. It will come as no surprise to anyone who follows this blog that I believe that future is centered on the ability to do...

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posted by Steve Brasen   | October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Put this picture in your mind’s eye – It’s a beautiful sunny weekday and you’re sitting by a pool catching the sun’s rays and a cool breeze.  Strategically placed within arm’s reach beside you is some kind of fruity drink with a tiny bamboo umbrella in it.  You are working (yep, I said working!).  You...

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posted by John Myers   | October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday, Oracle announced their intent to purchase Endeca, a vendor of unstructured data management and web commerce solutions. The purchase aligns well with Oracles recent announcements relating to unstructured data integration.  Specifically, the press release states: “combination of Oracle and Endeca is expected to create a comprehensive technology platform to process, store, manage, search and analyze structured...

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posted by    | October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Spent last Tues-Fri in Las Vegas at the Aria, at the annual IAITAM (International Association of IT Asset Managers) conference. It was a good show. There was some buzz at the opening keynote about a major announcement, which turned out to be the establishing of a program for IT Asset Management via Taft University. (I...

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posted by    | October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

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At the recent IAITAM conference, I spent some time with Steve Klos of Tagvault.org. Steve has been working on and advocating for software tagging standards, doing the long march through the ISO standards processes. He’s passionate on the topic of software asset management and how standardized software tagging is essential to improving the current state...

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posted by John Myers   | October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Many times when discussing the topic of big-data, the focus is on the volume of the data, the structure of the data or the near real-time analysis requirements of the data.  We toss around buzzwords like Hadoop, structured vs unstructured, etc…. However, often times what is missed are the analysis goals of the big-data environment....

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posted by John Myers   | October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
It is fantastic to part of the Enterprise Management Associates team and with that comes the opportunity to share insights and opinions via blog on the topics of: Business intelligence Data Warehousing Big Data Analytics Data integration In this world of “Crossfire” intellectual engagement (ie i yell louder therefore i win the argument),  I will offer my opinion(s)...

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With the acquisitions of Q1Labs and NitroSecurity last week, the industry’s attention has been drawn anew to the value of security information and event management (SIEM). In the enterprise, SIEM is often the focus of security operations, collecting data from a variety of point products, management and monitoring systems. But as I wrote on Tuesday,...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

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We often talk about our world, the world of technology, as the business it is. Money to be made, fortunes won and lost, empires large and small that rise with spectacular swiftness – and often fall just as fast. But what often gets lost in all the chatter about the business of technology is what...

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