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Event Report - Salesfore Dreamforce 2017 - My oh my - and serious platform news - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Salesforce remains slow at innovating, but that is understandable, given the vendors efforts to move its platform from inhouse / Oracle to public cloud (AWS, Google) and more opensource. Not an exciting message for a general user conference, but the move will change Salesforce more than many other potential product announcements. Salesforce must go through this re-platform successfully, to remain competitive from a infrastructure perspective and also to power and create a modern platform around BigData and Machine Learning.'
constellation  research  crm  developers  digital  disruption  dreamforce  future  of  work  holger  mueller  innovation  learning  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps 
yesterday by jonerp
Progress Report - C3IoT Analyst Day - A unique approach to PaaS needs more adoption - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, C3IoT is a relatively small vendor, with limited resources that must support a large solution footprint and a demanding customer base. Single projects that the C3IoT platform powers typically required a headcount larger than C3IoT’s complete employee base. Truly a David vs a Goliath task scenario, which C3IoT can only solve with scaling know how and 3rd party resources rapidly on its platform."
c3iot  cloud  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  integration  iot  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  trusted  advisor 
23 days ago by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Hybris Live 2017 Barcelona - YaaS morphs and more agility ahead - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, SAP Hybris is in the middle of a transformation on the platform side and at the same side customer best practices are changing. SAP overall is trying to capture this with its design thinking projects under the SAP Leonardo umbrella, it is not clear how SAP Hybris is part of them. Equally missing is the overall SAP CRM vision and plans, something that always affects ecommerce plans, where SAP Hybris plays. Lastly SAP needs a 3rd party data and overall DaaS strategy, as customer acquisition and sentiment collected from first party data – will always remain only a fraction of the challenge ecommerce vendors have to solve."
cloud  constellation  research  crm  e-commerce  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  sap  hybris 
26 days ago by jonerp
Event Report - Workday Rising 2017 - Workday opens and advances the platform - but its early days - by @holgermu
"Overall Workday is moving in the right direction, I’d like to see it move a little faster, but customers will be in good shape as long as Workday delivers on the platform, architecture and functionality capabilities it has announced and shared at Rising. CxOs making decision should practice the usual caution as with all new products – minimum required capabilities, commercial implications, and roadmap are a few prominent considerations to mention. Stay tuned."
ai  chris  kanaracus  cloud  constellation  research  erp  finance  future  of  work  futurist  hcm  holger  mueller  machine  learning  nextgen  apps 
5 weeks ago by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle Open World 2017 - Top 3 Positives / Top 3 Concerns - Overall good - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Oracle needs to find a better way with customers and improve its image and day to day standing. Betting solely on the better product is risky. And with the overall bet of Oracle on the large, integrated, chip to click stack (from the Silicon to the user click in SaaS) – enterprises will even more think twice before they do business with a vendor of Oracle’s wreputation. Doing right and better with customers is always a good true North – but it seems it is not (yet) a priority for Oracle executives, as none of that was mentioned in the critical keynotes."
autonomous  constellation  research  daas  database  future  of  work  hcm  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  openworld  oracle  paas 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
News Analyses Roundup - SAP's September Tech Announcements - SAP doubles down on technology
"On the concern side, SAP is coming late to many of these moves, but better late – than never. Extra kudos for the ABAP beta – we have asked SAP for many years about the future of ABAP developers. If you lose a developer community it is always hard to make up (look no further than IBM with Rational). And SAP decided to build the road before the destination with EIM. Ok. But SAP needs a SAP native (or certified) BigData / Hadoop capability."
cloud  constellation  research  content  eim  futurist  hana  holger  mueller  leonardo  mendix  mobile  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Event Report - Microsoft Ignite / Envision 2017 - Broad push - few highlights - by @holgermu
"On the concern side Microsoft took an even more notable timeout on the Hololens side. And despite making key announcements that matter to customers (for instance support for Kubernetes, Tensorflow, CloudFoundry), these partnerships were all mentioned in the keynotes but not shown in demos (I may have missed them) or announced in roadmaps. Instead a lot of innovation on Docker came to light, e.g. SQL Server 2017 can run in… a Docker container. The biggest challenge enterprises have with Microsoft is the absence of a holistic PaaS strategy."
azure  constellation  research  dynamics  future  of  work  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  apps  paas  sql  server  trusted  advisor 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Monday’s Musings: Part 1 of 4 – What Top CMO’s Care About (Demand Gen Persona) - by @rwang0
"These top CMO’s have coalesced around these seven concerns:

Dealing with convergence of marketing ops and sales ops. As new business models emerge and B2B and B2C models converge to P2P approaches, the traditional functional fiefdoms of marketing and sales seem quite antiquated. Organizations must decide if inside sales should belong in marketing or customer success reside with sales. This convergence and orchestration creates havoc on traditional structures but ultimately provide a customer centric approach."
2017  apps  strategy  cdo  chief  marketing  officer  cmo  constellation  research  content  context  customer  engagement  experience  management  cx  cxm 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
Summer 2017 News Analysis - Workday announces its PaaS - by @holgermu
"Workday has long held the record of most closed major SaaS property in the market. The moniker was something along the lines that “SaaS knows no customization”. A valid point, but only to the degree that enterprises must be able to run their business. At the moment enterprises can’t run their business anymore the pressure on vendors grows very quickly to provide better extension, customization and sometimes even stand-alone software building options."
appdev  apps  constellation  research  devops  futurist  hcm  holger  mueller  hr  nextgen  paas  strategic  advisor 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
Summer 2017 News Analysis - SAP Leonard event July 2017 - by @holgermu
"CxOs know that the 20th century best practices will not keep their enterprise in the survival race of the early 21st century. Design Thinking work shops are nothing new, and have proven themselves in the past. What is new is that an enterprise software vendor of the caliber of SAP is ready to partner with enterprises to establish these new best practices. This ensures integration with the rest of SAP automation and the potential bonus of becoming part of the roadmap. In the traditional approach it was clear that the work would always remain a custom effort – with the associated integration burden and maintenance costs following from a custom effort"
ai  bi  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iot  leonardo  machine  learning  nextgen  apps  paas  sap  platform 
august 2017 by jonerp
Summer 2017 News Analysis - Oracle invests in IaaS (or at least CAPEX) - by @holgermu
"You can’t build out a cloud in the real world without massive CAPEX investment. Look at the AWS / Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Google numbers. On the flip side Oracle execs are smart enough to not throw good money after bad money – e.g. put CAPEX $s in a non-working cloud infrastructure. So, at any chance given to me since 2014 I asked CEO Mark Hurd – when will Oracle spend more CAPEX? The answer has always been evasive… But at its OpenWorld conference, Oracle unveiled the 2nd generation of its IaaS solution. It now seems to get the CAPEX it needs to get real."
cloud  constellation  research  database  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  oracle  strategic  advisor  trusted 
august 2017 by jonerp
Summer 2017 News Analysis - Microsoft makes Azure Stack available - by @holgermu
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Why it matters: Despite the trend to cloud there are still many enterprises that have to operate enterprise automation on premises. Look at the number of SAP customers opting to run S/4HANA on premises. Microsoft now offers a path for them to run Azure similar / identical products – and build and move applications and load to an Azure like on premises stack – with the option to move it later. And there are plenty of motivated hardware vendors that want to sell more servers to customers for their local data centers (Cisco, Dell, HP etc etc.)"
azure  cloud  constellation  research  dell  futurist  holger  mueller  hp  microsoft  nextgen  apps  on  premise  partners  trusted  advisor 
august 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - July 2017 Microsoft London AI Event - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Microsoft has to find a match to the uptake in mindshare and real-world AI deployments that Google’s Tensorflow is seeing, if not Tensorflow will be the Kubernetes of 2017 – a Google launched open source offering that dominates an important aspect of the cloud infrastructure. And one can argue that Tensorflow is even bigger stakes than Kubernetes, as it not only dominates the AI / Machine Learning equation, but due to data gravity pulls along substantial data storage and processing load. Not to mention the model training and execution loads."
ai  bigdata  cloud  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  machine  learning  microsoft  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  r&d 
july 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Salesforce TrailheaDX - AI, Events and more - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Salesforce is the only vendor that maintains two complete application platforms with Force and Heroku. Granted, this is less an issue for Salesforce in 2017 than it was eg. in 2012, as the vendor has grown to an impressive scale. But still R&D, marketing, sales etc. efforts go towards to platforms. And both platforms aren’t brand new in 2017, so neither will be the future platform for SaaS / PaaS. Those thoughts have to happen at Salesforce and will likely result in the emergence of a third platform in the coming year."
cloud  constellation  research  developers  force.com  futurist  heroku  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  paas  salesforce  training  trusted  advisor 
june 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Cloud Foundry CF Summit 2017 - Microsoft joins the kingdom - by @holgermu
"Microsoft joins the kingdom, SAP makes mark – Last year I referred to Cloud Foundry as the ‘King of PaaS’ – due to the lack of competition, most prominently in regards of the platform’s uptake by industry players that in another era would have built their own platform. And certainly not adopted an open source project. So, along the analogy, Cloud Foundry sees Microsoft joining the kingdom. While all partners are important, Microsoft is almost the last data point (Oracle is the last major player still standing out – formally) to join. Microsoft is a key win for CloudFoundry due to the vendor’s long history as development tool, platform product vendor and of course as owner of the Windows franchise. It also helps Microsoft as it gives its customers a (lower level) PaaS as go to location. Coupled with the expanded SAP presence and keynote by CTO Goerke it gives CloudFoundry more chops, most importantly adding two more cloud platforms with Azure and the SAP Cloud."
cloud  foundry  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  ibm  microsoft  nextgen  apps  paas  sap  trusted  advisor 
june 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Sapphire 2017 - All in on Leonardo, but wait there is more... - by @holgermu
"SAP & Hadoop – it remains rocky – A regular reader knows the concerns I have articulated many times with SAP – the lack of support for ‘spinning rust’ – aka HDD, aka ultra large cheap storage of digital information. Literally every next generation application scenario that creates digital disruption runs on Hadoop and uses MapReduce to understand data. I ask Plattner the question every time I can at Sapphire and got mildly optimistic, when Plattner agreed SAP needs a story here (after, body language doesn’t lie and an audible of then CTO Clark on ‘social networks’)."
cloud  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  iot  leonardo  nextgen  apps  paas  s4  hana  sap 
may 2017 by jonerp
Research Summary: Artificial Intelligence Delivers Mass Personalization In Commerce - by @rwang0
"Lack of relevance leads to lack of engagement. Contextual relevancy can be correlated to an immediate effect on the top line. Constellation estimates that lack of content relevancy often results in 83 percent lower response rates in the average marketing campaign. Conversely, personalized contextual relevancy by time of day, geo-spatial location, weather, and identity improves commerce conversions between two to three times over normal non-personalized campaigns."
2017  ai  anticipatory  analytics  apps  strategy  artificial  intelligence  augmented  humanity  b2b  e-commerce  b2c  big  ideas  bigdata  business  transformation  cadence 
april 2017 by jonerp
Down Report – Power failure takes Azure services down - 3 Cloud Load Toads - by @holgermu
"Good summary of what happened, a power failure / power event. Good to see that customers were notified. Power events can always be tricky to recover, and it looks like Azure management erred on the side of caution bringing up services rack by rack and then adding services like SLB later. But the downtime for affected customers was long, best case – when in the first 25% of racks was almost four hours, and worst case 10 hours+. Remarkable it took Azure technicians 2 hours 20 or so minutes to get the power back."
azure  cloud  constellation  research  down  report  holger  mueller  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  power 
march 2017 by jonerp
Event Report: #GoogleNext17 On Path To Enterprise Ready - by @rwang0
"Just two years ago, analysis of Google’s enterprise efforts showed very little enterprise credibility. The sales team barely understood enterprise, the products were rife with transient talent, and customers had no input into the product direction. With the recent house cleaning in the management and product teams, a commitment to enterprise by Eric Schimdt, and a host of new enterprise class alliances and partnerships, Google is rapidly building a worthwhile option for clients across the five entry points to cloud maturity."
2017  apps  strategy  artificial  intelligence  big  data  business  transformation  cdo  chief  collaboration  officer  digital  financial  hr  information 
march 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - #GoogleNext17 - Google makes progress - but is it fast enough? - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, it is not clear if this will be enough, I asked the Greene leadership team on what they will do to catchup from ‘Bronze to Gold’ and they all came up with good and plausible answers (check out my Storify of the analyst event here). But in a year where we may see VMware running on AWS and Oracle making its cloud work first time – this may not be enough for Google to get on premises load of scale. So it all comes back to the speed of Google being able to attract enterprise load for the next few years, and the speed of the enterprise moving to cloud."
cloud  google  platform  gsuite  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  user  conference 
march 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Acumatica Summit - Acumatica grows and expands portfolio- by @holgermu
"But overall it is clear Acumatica has something going in the SMB market. With the largest and longest term player in the market with NetSuite now being part of Oracle – Acumatica is ready to take advantage, should NetSuite show any signs of weakness. Stay tuned – we will be watching."
acumatica  constellation  research  e-commerce  field  service  holger  mueller  netsuite  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  oracle  smb 
february 2017 by jonerp
Top Tech Trends for 2017 - by @mfauscette
"Intelligent Applications: Embedding AI inside applications can enable many capabilities, but generally they fall into 2 broad categories – 1. The ability to automate tasks to relieve workers of more mundane tasks, freeing up more time for higher value activities and 2. Take large datasets and find the relevant data in some defined context, supporting business decisions."
featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  ai  analysis  analytics  apps  ar  artificial  intelligence  big  data  business  models 
february 2017 by jonerp
Tuesday’s Tip: Seven Universal Factors Why Technology Firms Fail - by @rwang0
"Innovation. Vendors who fail to move to new platforms, slow the pace and quality of innovation, or not adapt to new trends would fail to make the transition to the next era. In many cases, the pile of technical debt from failing to innovate holds back the vendor’s ability to innovate. Slashing of R&D and innovation budgets, departure of key founders and executives, and the failure to attract new talent signify impending failure."
2017  adoption  apps  strategy  cause  cdo  ceo  chief  digital  officer  executive  information  marketing  technology  cio 
january 2017 by jonerp
News Analysis -SAP Introduces Jump-Start Enablement Program for SAP Leonardo IoT Portfolio >> Bundling and Simplification matter for IoT
"Good to see SAP bringing together the sprawling IoT portfolio with Leonardo. Cross IoT solutions integration needs will be expected to be addressed – so this is an area to watch. And well done by SAP to reduce the commercial uncertainty of early versions and pilots. "
bigdata  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  internet  of  things  iot  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  sap  sustainability 
january 2017 by jonerp
Progress Report - Salesforce has a platform vision - 2017 it has to get real - by @holgermu
"On the differentiation side, we are not so sure if Salesforce has hit the mark, but that would require more detailed product roadmap / plan analysis than a 2 day analyst meeting can deliver. What is clear is that for the first-time Salesforce is offering a strategic path to rid itself of its in-house infrastructure. As founder Parker Harris correctly observed, IaaS was not around when Salesforce was started… but by now it is best practice for a SaaS (and PaaS) provider to be based on an IaaS and leave the heavy lifting (and investing) to the IaaS players."
aws  cloud  constellation  research  crm  futurist  holger  mueller  musings  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  salesforce  strategic  advisor 
january 2017 by jonerp
Q4 2016 NextGen Apps Developments & Trends Shootout - by @holgermu
It can't get much better for AWS - with two events sparring with each other. And while the AWS and VMware partnership could be the latter vendor's 'last hurray' in regards of vitalization, it also shows the market influence AWS has by now (read here). But nothing showed that more than AWS reInvent. AWS is not slowing down and the conference has become the IT world get together, replacing VMworld (minus the hardware vendors) read here. "
aws  cloudfoundry  constellation  research  google  holger  mueler  ibm  mapr  microsoft  nextgen  apps  salesforce  sap  shootout 
december 2016 by jonerp
Why A Bi-Modal Approach to Digital Transformation Is Just Stupid - by @rwang0
"Like fake news, the over hyped, bi-modal approach to IT and digital transformation is a flawed fallacy perpetuated by ivory tower, non-pragmatic legacy research firms. Lessons learned from successful digital transformation projects emphasize an organizational design comprised of six key virtual or physical teams."
2016  adobe  ai  amazon  web  services  amazon.com  anticipatory  analytics  apple  apps  strategy  artificial  intelligence  augmented  humanity  bi-modal  it 
december 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - AWS reInvent 2016 - Growth at full speed - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, AWS was not able to deliver a major ‘All in’ customer to the two keynotes, admittedly GE is a tough act to follow, but I would have expected to see more public traction. Instead we had repeat keynote presenters, e.g. FINRA. Nothing wrong with this, good to see an update. The event was well visited from an international perspective, but apart from ENEL, I didn’t recall non-North American customers presenting."
amazon  aws  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  reinvent 
december 2016 by jonerp
Monday’s Musings: Secrets Behind Building Any AI Driven Smart Service - by @rwang0
"Anticipatory analytics, catalysts, and choices interact to power mass personalization at scale. Anticipatory analytics allow customers to “skate where the puck will be”. Catalysts provide offers or triggers for response. Choices allow customers to make their own decisions. Each individual or machine will have their own experience in contexts depending on identity, historical preferences, and needs at the time."
2016  adobe  ai  amazon  web  services  amazon.com  anticipatory  analytics  apple  apps  strategy  artificial  intelligence  augmented  humanity  big  data 
november 2016 by jonerp
IBM has been more quietly and less loudly build out its BlueMix PaaS platform, t... - by @holgermu
"The race for cloud load is in full swing and PaaS is a key offering for vendors to get enterprises on their respective cloud infrastructures. Coupled with the need of building their own applications to take advantage of the new best practices in the 21st century, PaaS is likely to make a difference which cloud / IaaS to choose."
analytics  bigdata  bluemix  cloud  data  ibm  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas 
november 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - Microsoft Connect - No April's Fools - Linux, Google and more - by @holgermu
"On the concern side Microsoft still has steps ahead to become an enterprise level PaaS that starts with analysis, design capabilities, does requirement collection, end to end test automation etc. It will be interesting and potentially very powerful to see Visual Studio and Teams come together. I maybe wrong, but it always seems to me that Microsoft is about the developer (nothing wrong with it) and less about the enterprise that needs to build a next generation application."
azure  cloud  constellation  research  developers  futurist  google  holger  mueller  hybrid  linux  microsoft  nextgen  apps  sql  server 
november 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - Salesforce Dreamforce #df16 - It's not about Einstein - but the platform - by @holgermu
On the concern side, time is off the essence for Salesforce. Key competitors in e.g. CRM as well as platform have made that move already and do not have to pay the tax for a dual platform in all phases of the software development lifecycle. The problem is that Salesforce product development speed is not moving breathtaking fast, e.g. an indicator is that the Sales Cloud has not fully moved to the new Lightning user experience / platform, that was announced …. at Dreamforce… 2014."
aws  constellation  research  crm  dreamforce  futurist  heroku  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  platform  salesforce 
october 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - SAP acquires Altiscale: It's not about BigData, but Next Gen Apps - by @holgermu
"A good move by SAP – that needed to have native Hadoop, HDD based BigData capabilities to operate use cases where in memory was either commercially or not even technically feasible. With Altiscale SAP now only addresses this part – but also the know how challenge that is surrounding BigData. At Constellation we see more than 66% of BigData project that are live and delivering value seeing interruption because of know how issues, vendor changes, new software, new consultants etc. So SAP gains both product capabilities and services capabilities, the combination is crucial."
bigdata  cloud  constellation  research  hadoop  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  sap 
september 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis: @Adobe @Microsoft Partner Up For Marketing Cloud, Azure and #AI #MSIgnite - by @rwang0
"While Adobe currently uses multiple providers and data centers for its cloud operations, the move to Microsoft Azure will provide a global, Tier-1 environment for work loads as well as security. More importantly, Adobe gains another tool for machine learning. However, access to SQL Server remains questionable as performance issues for SQL Server on Azure remain for heavy transactional apps."
2016  adobe  marketing  club  alliances  apps  strategy  artificial  intelligence  chief  data  officer  digital  executive  information  revenue 
september 2016 by jonerp
First Take - SAP BW/4HANA - Data Gravity and Cloud win - by @holgermu
"A few days ago SAP formally launched its newest offering, its BW product as BW/4HANA. No surprised on HANA, as it dominates branding with SAP these days, the 4HANA suggests a sister relationship to the OLTP / ERP S/4HANA."
aws  bi  bw  4hana  cloud  constellation  research  data  warehouse  holger  mueller  in  memory  nextgen  apps  s4  hana 
september 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - Box BoxWorks - Box is on the run - now with a platform - by @holgermu
"On the concern side there was little progress and announcement on the machine learning side. As an overall trend the intelligence permeates the LCD, which means the intelligence and the actor is not the human anymore – but the software behind it. In many cases today already, software is the better ‘driver’ for content than humans, it is cheaper, never sleeps, does not make mistakes, and if programmed correctly is bias free."
box  boxworks  cloud  constellation  research  content  developers  devops  futurists  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  platform  strategic  advisor 
september 2016 by jonerp
Monday’s Musings: CXOs Seek Enterprise-Grade Mobile Solutions Despite Seven Barriers - by @rwang0
"Constellation’s annual survey of disruptive technologies among leading CXOs consistently places mobile enablement as a top three priority. In the 2016 survey, more than 58 percent of respondents revalidated that mobile enablement was their number one priority. Unfortunately, most CXOs and their organizations often find mobile solutions to lack the enterprise-grade capabilities required to move beyond consumerization."
2016  apps  strategy  cdo  ceo  chief  customer  officer  digital  executive  hr  information  security  marketing  people 
august 2016 by jonerp
Love in the Time of Algorithms
"But in the end, Stadil was still clinging to his fantasy that the code he wrote could’ve brought him his perfect match. “I still believe technology can hack love, though that belief is likely irrational. Technology is leverage, and I think I leveraged it wrong: the execution was fine but the strategy wasn’t.”
culture  top  stories  automation  dating  apps  mobile  tinder  twilio 
august 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis: Plex Adds Supply Chain Planning With DemandCaster Acquisition - by @rwang0
"Prospects can keep Plex in the short lists for Manufacturing Cloud. While large vendors such as Oracle and SAP try to move down market, prospects continue to complain about the high cost of ownership and complexity despite a cloud delivery. Smaller competitors Rootstock and Kenandy still lack the full functionality of Plex. Netsuite’s acquisition by Oracle may cause some distractions during post-merger integration. The result – limited players in the space."
acquisition  acquisitions  apps  strategy  ceo  chief  executive  officer  information  technology  cio  cloud  computing  suites  wars 
august 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - Pivotal SpringOne Platform - Spring in its 2nd spring - by @holgermu
"On the concern side it is really what the next steps after the immediate and announced ones will be. Adoption remains a challenge for all players, it is one thing to select a tool, a totally different challenge to become a software producer for almost every enterprise. Breaking with the best practice of using standard software and starting to build you own next generation applications is a major internal transformation."
cloud  foundry  constellation  research  framework  futurists  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  pivotal  springone  strategic  advisor 
august 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis: Oracle’s $9.3B Acquisition Of Netsuite Is About Cloud Consolidation - by @rwang0
"Battle for cloud revenue continues. Oracle, as with every cloud vendor, seeks to grow their subscription revenues. Netsuite brings almost 800M in revenue and grows the overall market share. This adds to Oracle’s overall stock market valuations. Moreover, Larry keeps Netsuite in the family to avoid competitors from encroaching on the Oracle market."
acquisition  acquisitions  apps  strategy  chief  customer  officer  executive  information  marketing  technology  chro  cio  cloud  computing 
july 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis: Acquisition Brings Salesforce Customers To The Commerce Party - by @rwang0
" Salesforce outbid many competitors to win over Demandware. The acquisition gives Salesforce.com ammo to fend off IBM Smarter Commerce and Hybris deals, despite Hybris mostly being on-premises based. The future of CRM includes commerce because at the end of the day, conversion rate optimization matters. Going forward, Salesforce could include the B2B commerce space adding partners such as Avangate, Cloud Craze, and Digital River as part of the overall industry vertical strategy. Meanwhile, expect Adobe and Microsoft to step up their efforts around B2C and B2B commerce."
2016  acquisition  acquisitions  adobe  amazon  web  services  appexchange  apps  strategy  avangate  b2b  b2c  e-commerce 
june 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - CloudFoundry CloudFoundry Summit - It's good to be king of PaaS - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, much to this analyst’s dismay who always tries to paint a balanced picture, there is very little to be concerned about. Not being too religious on the paradigm of pair programming is a key course for CloudFoundry, and I heard almost no ‘this way or the highway’ messaging on this at the summit. So the analysis needs to go more into the platform direction, where trends like AI / Machine Learning and the size of compute virtualization (VMs vs micro services) are features / capabilities that the vendor needs to approach and implement the right way, in order to avoid missing out on future ‘attraction’ point to other PaaS players."
cloudfoundry  dell  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  pivotal  vmware 
may 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - Salesforce Connections - Bringing together Builders and Studios for Marketing Success - by @holgermu
"On the concern side Salesforce is taking some time to unify the user experience. Granted Lightning as a platform is 1.5 years old, the user experience only a little more than 6 months, but a common user experience coming to Marketing Cloud 3+ years after the acquisition of ExactTarget is not ‘lightning’ speed (pun intended)."
cloud  enterprise  application  lighting  marketing  nextgen  apps  salesforce 
may 2016 by jonerp
Progress Report - Cornerstone Convergence - HR Core debut, lot's of product, time to execute! - by @holgermu
"Cornerstone is doing well on all fronts. The vendor has a shot at breaking even for the first time in 2016 based on GAAP rules and is expanding its product offering, boldly, more bold than I would have expected. This could be the strategic junction where it is clear that Cornerstone has left the ‘Talent Management only’ offering, and is moving to cover much more HCM automation (for now with Link in HR Core and with Workforce Planning gets into Workforce Management)"
analytics  cornerstone  hr  core  learning  mooc  nextgen  apps  hcm  talent  management 
may 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - IBM Boosts Support to OpenStack's RefStack... first serious attempt - by @holgermuto make OpenStack interoperability real
"During OpenStack Summit in Austin, probably close to a hundred press releases have been published, tough to find the most important one, but this one from IBM stood out for me. Interoperabiity has always been a promise of the OpenStack community and vendors, but it is tough to prove it (and build for it)."
cloud  ibm  interoperability  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  openstack 
april 2016 by jonerp
Event Report: Business Transformation Top Of Mind For Microsoft Envision #ENV16 Attendees - by @rwang0
"Financial institutions and technology providers have flocked to the promises of block chain technology made famous by BitCoin. However the risk of consumer grade technologies creating security and risk issues have hampered efforts. The goal is enterprise grade block-chain technology."
2016  apps  strategy  big  data  blockchain  technology  bots  business  disruption  transformation  ceo  chatbots  chief  digital  officer  executive 
april 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - Unit4 announces Business World On – A modern ERP offering - by @holgermu
"MyPOV – Good to see early mention of industry focus, the focus being on four verticals. Vertical functionality comes usually as an afterthought after horizontal releases have been shipped, it’s good to see a welcome change delivering vertical capabilities with the first release of a new software product. We will have to check on the depth of the vertical capability – maybe later in the press release already."
analytics  cloud  innovation  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  people  productivity  unit4 
april 2016 by jonerp
Musings - Will Microsoft's Hololens transform the Future of Work? - by @holgermu
"On the concern side it looks like Microsoft isn't fully sure what can be done with it. At points our interactions were like that of an adventure racer who made it to stage two and now needs to figure out what to do in stage two. Fair enough, as it was far from clear if Microsoft could pull this off 15 months ago. The device was fidgy, needed a portable 'life support unit' and was tough to use. 12 months made a big difference, it can no be used as a platform."
future  of  work  headable  hololens  microsoft  nextgen  apps  hcm  nextgenapps  wearable 
april 2016 by jonerp
First Take - Microsoft Build 2016 - Day 1 Keynote Takeaways - by @holgermu
"For customers overall it is good news that Microsoft has aligned on a vision for product that is more specific and measurable than the 30k+ feet 'mobile first / cloud first' moniker. Making workers more productive is something that matters to enterprises, and with a lot of innovation happening in email (!) right now we maybe up to the next generation of applications, or as Nadella puts it - up to a new platform."
ai  analytics  build  conversation  future  of  work  machine  learning  microsoft  nextgen  apps  windows 
march 2016 by jonerp
Event Report – Google Google Cloud Platform Next – Key Offerings for (some of) the enterprise - by @holgermu
"We had the chance to talk to Google customers Coca-Cola, Snapchat and Spotify. All have very different use cases, Snapchat has been native to Google from the very start, Spotify just choose GCP – mainly for its Analytics / MachineLearning abilities and Coca-Cola built a webscale soccer worldcup picture sharing application. When asked what they would like GCP to improve the mentioned IAM (Spotify), better server farm management (Snapchat) and more partner and SI support (Coca-Cola). Good to see happy customers."
cloud  google  platform  compute  engine  iaas  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas 
march 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - SAP HANA Vora now available... - A key milestone for SAP - by @holgermu
"Last week SAP used the largest Software and IT fair – CeBIT – to make news in a number of areas, the one of interest is around HANA Vora, announced last year in September (we attended the launch event, blog post here), and now GA in its first release."
bigdata  hadoop  hana  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  sap  vora 
march 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces New Machine Learning as a Service Offering - Haven to Azure - by @holgermu
"Earlier today, HPE announced the availability of a number of Haven capabilities being available on the cloud (more specifically Microsoft Azure). Given the change in cloud strategy, the partnership with Microsoft for pubic cloud and the need of enterprises to build next generation applications, it’s time to check in what is happening at HPE in general and Haven in specific."
azure  haven  hp  cloud  enterprise  helion  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps 
march 2016 by jonerp
Progress Report - Hortonworks wants to become the next generation for the enterprise – a tall ask - by @holgermu
"On the concern side – more is needed than a database, but a complete platform. Given the Springsource DNA in the executive team I am sure Hortonworks leadership is aware of that, but I guess it is one step at a time. And becoming more of the de-facto standard as the Hadoop distribution for an IaaS player (as Hortonworks has achieved with Microsoft Azure) is a short term priority."
bigdata  cloud  cloudera  hadoop  hortonworks  iot  mapr  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps 
march 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - Oracle Unveils First Data Protection Solution with Seamless Cloud Tiering - by @holgermu
"The cloud has brought new life to many areas of the technology stack that have lived a more quiet life in the recent decade. Storage is one of these areas, where suddenly a well understood, on the path to commoditization IT offering, has become strategic (again). All of the 7 next generation application use cases Constellation Research has identified and that enterprises are evaluating, building and looking to procure, show how strategically important storage is."
agility  cloud  hybrid  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  oracle  storage 
march 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - IBM Interconnect - IBM innovates and partners into the hybrid cloud era - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, IBM is moving so many areas that it has to make sure they all work together. The times where IBM could get away operating like 5 independent companies (like 10-15 and more years ago) are over. Products and offerings need to fit seamlessly and well together."
bluemix  cloud  devops  ibm  ibminterconnect  iot  nextgen  apps  paas  storage  watson 
february 2016 by jonerp
Oracle cloud chief on why it’s time for customers to go cloud - by @philww
"With quarterly upgrade cycles, a comprehensive portfolio and a rapid engagement model, Oracle Cloud says it sees a rising tide of enterprise cloud adoption."
cloud  core  apps  frictionless  enterprise 
february 2016 by jonerp
Doing cloud ERP the right way – field tips from Guardian Seal Tech’s Acumatica project - by @jonerp
"Acumatica's 2016 Summit featured more customer presentations than ever before. The first, with CIO Francisco Callegari, was an instructive guide to cloud ERP done right."
cloud  collaboration  core  apps  use  cases 
february 2016 by jonerp
NetSuite beats Wall Street expectations as customer uptick increases - by @whostu
"NetSuite's adding new logos at an increased rate of knots and tops Wall Street expectations. Next stop - $1 billion run rate."
cloud  core  apps  customer  experience  e-commerce  marketing 
january 2016 by jonerp
Progress Report - Oracle Cloud - More ready than ever, now needs adoption - by @holgermu
"Oracle remains the only cloud vendor stressing DaaS – Data as a Service capabilities. The future of enterprise applications is more than running software, but also allowing access to data sources that power next generation applications. Oracle has been adamant of DaaS being part of xaaS – right from the first cloud summit 2 years ago."
daas  iaas  nextgen  apps  hcm  nextgenapps  oracle  cloud  paas  saas 
january 2016 by jonerp
Musings - Retail is the breeding ground for NextGen Apps - by @holgermu
"Fast forward to today and the industry is in turmoil. Even brick and mortar leader Walmart is closing stores. The whole retail business has gone to become more of an online business – starting with the display ad served to a consumer. But then consumers still flock to malls, my ground check this weekend at the Fashion Island mall in Las Vegas showed a well populated mall."
analytics  bigdata  cloud  enterprisesoftware  musings  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  retail  vertical 
january 2016 by jonerp
Oracle ramps up investment in Europe’s cloud – exclusive interview with EMEA chief Loïc Le Guisquet - by @whostu
"Europe's becoming a happy hunting ground for US cloud vendors. Oracle's now scaling up its cloud headcount in the region, says EMEA President Loïc Le Guisquet."
cloud  core  apps  customer  experience  databases  g-cloud  innovation  marketing  talent  management 
january 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis: In Search Of Growth Amidst Digital Disruption - by @rwang0
"Organizations focused on jump starting growth must begin their transformation to a digital business. With fewer and fewer companies surviving as margin based businesses, those organizations building new digital business models will be rewarded with growth valuations. As the winner takes all market continues, digital transformation is a key lever in the ability to grow profits, expand markets, and dominate a market."
apps  strategy  enterprise  applications  software  r  "ray"  wang;  vendor  rwang0  insider  softwareinsider  cio  cmo 
january 2016 by jonerp
The Exploding Infrastructure Automation Stack and Its Ecosystem
"Microservices is a software architectural model in which you componentize your application and run each component as its own container across one or many physical or virtual machines. These containers can be built by developers, then shipped into production via continuous delivery. Containers should be fungible. You should be able to run one or many identical containers, depending on how much you need to scale your application."
sponsored  technology  top  stories  applications  apps  ci  cd  containers  continuous  delivery  infographic  infrastructure  automation  profitbricks 
december 2015 by jonerp
SAP’s @nstevenlucas on why HANA beats Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and AWS - by @derek_dupreez
"SAP’s president of platform solutions, Steve Lucas, give his end of year pitch as to why customers should be buying into the HANA story. Does it make sense in today’s world?"
analytics  cloud  core  apps  databases 
december 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Microsoft announcements at Convergence Barcelona - Office365. Dynamics CRM and Power Apps
"Microsoft is currently having its European Convergence conference in Barcelona - and has unleashed three major announcements, my colleague Alan Lepovsky and me take a first stab analyzing them."
azure  end  user  future  of  work  microsoft  nextgen  apps  office365  paas  powerapps 
december 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis: SAP User Base In The UK and Ireland Ready For Digital Transformation But Organizations Remain Cautious Of Vendor Claims To Assist
"
30% of SAP user organizations have a digital strategy in place, with 36% in progress of digital initiatives without a confirmed strategy
69% stated that digital transformation is a priority for their organizations
87% noted they digital transformation of front/or back office functions
69% plan to digitalize front and back office functions."
apps  strategy  boardroom  priorities  book  summary  brand  promises  ceo  chief  digital  officer  executive  financial  hr  information  marketing  people 
november 2015 by jonerp
A 5-piece framework to modernize IT and invest in your core - by @philww
"French office automation visionary Louis Naugès tells enterprises to go all-cloud to modernize IT and invest in the unique core that makes the business tick"
cloud  core  apps  frictionless  enterprise 
november 2015 by jonerp
Flagship Microsoft ERP suite Dynamics AX goes cloud - by @philww
"A transformational release built on a 'pivot' to Azure. Microsoft's Mike Ehrenberg tells us about the long-awaited cloud-native Dynamics AX, announced today"
cloud  core  apps 
november 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - Kronos KronosWorks - New Versions, new UX, more mobile - faster implementations - by @holgermu
"On the concern side I would like to see Kronos push the pedal a little more on the gas pedal in regards of development speed. Many new capabilities going live now and soon are from about 2 years ago - or two KronosWorks' ago. But then Kronos has an obligation to its customers to move at a agreeable and digestible speed."
analytics  bigdata  hcm  hrtech  kronos  kronosworks  nextgen  apps  workforce  management 
november 2015 by jonerp
MarketMoves - IBM strikes 3x in Fall - Cleversafe, The Weather Company and Gravitant - by @holgermu
"IBM has been busy this fall announcing the intent of acquiring / the acquisition of three companies.So let’s go backwards in time for the last three IBM acquisitions."
ibm  cloud  iot  nextgen  apps  softlayer  storage  watson 
november 2015 by jonerp
New Analysis: Pivotal Now Makes It Easier Than Ever to Take Software from Idea to Production - by @holgermu
"Today Pivotal used its upcoming European Cloud Foundry user conference to release a round up press release on its overall progress… time to check in where Cloud Foundry stands today."
cloud  foundry  docker  microservices  microsoft  nextgen  apps  open  source  paas  pivotal 
november 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle Openworld 2015 - Top 3 Takeaways, Top 3 Positives & Concerns - by @holgermu
"Oracle keeps executing along the vision of the 'IBM of the 21st century' - the single stop for everything an enterprise needs - on premises and in the cloud. The cloud viability has been notched up by significant degrees with the product progress shared at this OpenWorld. Good for customers, as they will get stronger and richer products."
cloud  database  fusion  middleware  nextgen  apps  hcm  openworld  oracle 
october 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - Apigee I love APIs - APIs are alive and well - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, APIs are just a small piece in the overall technology puzzle that enterprises have to sort out in order to build next generation applications. The tech stack vendors will do all they can do to minimize the importance of APIs compared to the rest of the stack, so Apigee will have to keep working on remaining relevant, have a seat at the table and make a difference for enterprises."
api  economy  apigee  apis  cloud  nextgen  apps  platform 
october 2015 by jonerp
Monday’s Musings: Dealing With The Startup Who Went Public And Is Now Arrogant As Hell - by @rwang0
"Market leaders and fast followers now face challenges when dealing with west-coast VC backed startups who finally become newly minted public companies and extremely arrogant. This also happens in acquisition."
2015  apps  strategy  brand  promises  ceo  chief  digital  officer  executive  financial  hr  information  marketing  people  technology 
october 2015 by jonerp
Market Move - Dell plans to acquire EMC, VMware, Virtustream, Pivotal and more - by @holgermu
"As usual when acquisition happen, we recommend customers to make sure that key roadmap items are secured. Combined entities look for synergies, and those synergies may not be aligned with what enterprises have been promised before, or at least made their buying decisions on. Contracts are the weapon of choice to protect IT projects and enterprises from undesired outcomes."
cloud  dell  digital  transformation  emc  federation  nextgen  apps  pivotal  vmware 
october 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - AWS re-Invent - AWS lobbies for the enterprise - DB and IoT are the cheese - by @holgermu
"On the concern side we see that AWS needs to find new ways to distribute knowledge, partnership with SIs are only one path, It's tough for anyone to stay on top of the innovation and the Venetian / Sands is bursting at the seams. And AWS needs to reach more of a enterprise audience - beyond the traditional developer audience of re-Invent conferences."
amazon  aws  cloud  iot  nextgen  apps  platform  reinvent 
october 2015 by jonerp
DSAG users want a new deal with SAP, uses S/4 HANA survey to telegraph intent - by @dahowlett
"A DSAG survey covering S4/HANA makes grim reading. But the follow on explanatory press release is more worrying. These are tough times for SAP and its customers."
core  apps  event  reports 
october 2015 by jonerp
Workday 25 beefs up financials, announces learning for Workday 27 - by @dahowlett
"Workday 25 is now in the hands of customers. It is more a maintenance release than one that has new blockbuster features. The roadmap ahead includes a new learning module."
analytics  core  apps  hcm 
september 2015 by jonerp
Event Scorecard - Salesforce Dreamforce 2015 - App, Analytics, IoT... - pre event thoughts assessment.
"oT Cloud was a major new capability for Saleforce. By itself it is an amazing engineering feat - listening and understanding IoT events, create profiles and trigger rules - all the way into the transactional apps. And it's the first public reference of Salesforce using open source - with Kafka, Storm and Spark. But in contrast to the other clouds it is not a 'true' (or the same cloud)"
analytics  app  cloud  dreamforce  heroku  iot  nextgen  apps  paas  salesforce 
september 2015 by jonerp
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