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CEO Aneel Bhusri on Workday present and future
"Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri talks about the future of HCM analytics, enterprise applications, vertical markets and customer satisfaction."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  ux  application  design 
6 days ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – GDPR looms, Facebook squirms, and SAP gets direct about indirect
"This week: with GDPR looming, Facebook sits on the regulatory hot plate. Plus: a rebuttal of Microsoft's Windows divisional dissolve. SAP finally announces its licensing updates, which we dissect. And: I'm in the whiffs section again."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  data  privacy  governing  identity  security  hits  misses  regulation 
10 days ago by jonerp
SaaS Matters: Key Caveats for SaaS Contracting
"In these cases, enterprises should challenge their various SaaS vendors to include the ability to scale up and down as needed during the term of the Cloud subscription agreements. That means, as usage decreases, SaaS vendors should provide the customer the ability to reduce the commitment to align with actual need at that point in the term, with a corresponding reduction of the fees or a credit towards future usage."
cloud  contract  negotiations  uncategorized  agreements  microsoft  on-premise  oracle  saas  salesforce  sap  servicenow  workday 
10 days ago by jonerp
We had the opportunity to attend IBM's Think conference held in Las Vegas, all o...
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IBM ML comes to Swift - IBM has been closely working with Apple on Swift, pretty much since the launch of Apple's new programming language. The joint solutions are built on the platform, and given the IBM push on cognitive / Watson / ML / AI, it's key that developers on the Swift platform that are building applications in and for the IBM ecosystem can leverage IBM AI / ML services for the iOS applications. Something joint customers expected and IBM now has (finally) delivered. I had some good conversations with early adopters."
ai  cloud  constellation  research  futurist  holger  mueller  ibm  nextgen  apps  paas  partners  think  trusted  advisor  user  conference 
15 days ago by jonerp
IoT devices could be next customer data frontier
"Regardless of the vendor, all of this is about understanding the customer better to provide a central data gathering system with the hope of giving people exactly what they want. We are no longer a generic mass of consumers. We are instead individuals with different needs, desires and requirements, and the best way to please us they say, is to understand us so well, that the brand can deliver the perfect experience at exactly the right moment."
artificial  intelligence  cloud  enterprise  tc  adobe  big  data  connected  cars  ibeacons  internet  of  things  marketing  sensors  smart  speakers 
17 days ago by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle HCM World 2018 - Dallas - Steady Progress
"A good HCM World for Oracle, the product keeps progressing and customers and ecosystem are positive. Customers tap more and more into the suite benefits, adding modules after originally going live on more administrative functions as ESS / MSS and Payroll. Needless from the start though, suite level benefits are tangible and create productivity for users as well as HR departments, all leading to a more positive stance towards the product, in this case Oracle HCM Cloud."
benefits  cloud  hcm  constellation  research  fow  future  of  work  futurist  holger  mueller  hr  core  nextgenhcm  oracle  payroll  talent  management 
17 days ago by jonerp
The missing word that adds new meaning to the definition of XaaS
"When the definition of XaaS, or Everything-as-a-Service, focuses on moving IT to the cloud, it overlooks the disruptive effect of being digitally connected"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  digital  transformation  frictionless  enterprise  it  service  management 
18 days ago by jonerp
As marketing data proliferates, consumers should have more control
"As one journalist pointed out in the press event, this level of detail from the hotel is not something that would thrill him (beyond the electronic check-in). Yet there doesn’t seem to be a way to opt out of that data (unless you live in the EU and will be subject to GDPR rules"
cloud  enterprise  adobe  summit  2018  customer  experience  management  data  privacy  marketing 
19 days ago by jonerp
10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing In 2018
"Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations are is achievable with machine learning. Attaining up to a 30% reduction in yield detraction in semiconductor manufacturing, reducing scrap rates based on machine learning-based root-cause analysis and reducing testing costs using AI optimization are the top three areas where machine learning will improve semiconductor manufacturing. McKinsey also found that AI-enhanced predictive maintenance of industrial equipment will generate a 10% reduction in annual maintenance costs, up to a 20% downtime reduction and 25% reduction in inspection costs. Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 pp., PDF, no opt-in) McKinsey & Company."
business  featured  posts  artificial  intelligence  cloud  computing  erp  digital  manufacturing  enterprise  software  factory  of  the  future  louis  columbus'  blog  machine  learning 
21 days ago by jonerp
Engage, monitor, improve – the virtuous cycle at the heart of the XaaS Effect - by @philww
"Continuous digital connection sets up a virtuous cycle of engage, monitor, improve at the heart of the XaaS Effect and the shift to Everything-as-a-Service"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  content  marketing  frictionless  enterprise 
24 days ago by jonerp
It’s back on – SAP SuccessFactors HANA migration take 2 - by @philww
"The long-awaited HANA migration of SAP SuccessFactors is taking place this year. Hang on. wasn't it meant to have happened last year?"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work 
27 days ago by jonerp
Dropbox announces deeper integration with Salesforce ahead of IPO - by @ron_miller
" Dropbox is not messing around. Two weeks ago it announced its IPO. Just last week it announced a big partnership with Google and today comes news that it is integrating more deeply with Salesforce. Dropbox and Salesforce have danced a bit in the past as cloud companies tend to do, but today’s announcement is a bit broader"
cloud  enterprise  storage  tc  dropbox  salesforce  marc  benioff  parternships 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
From legacy distrust to robotic arms and executive dashboards – OFSi’s cloud ERP story - by @jonerp
"Convincing your oil and gas organization to go cloud isn't always easy. OFSi's IT manager told me how he made the move to Acumatica - and how he used dashboards to get buy-in. Next up: connected manufacturing and robotic arms."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
6 weeks ago by jonerp
Finance and healthcare tower as Salesforce officially breaks $10 billion run rate - by @whostu
"Salesforce formally broke through its $10 billion revenue goal yesterday with financial services, healthcare and the EMEA region standing out as highlights."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  content  marketing  financial  services  fintech  healthcare  transformation  iot  robotics  ai 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
A look at how ServiceNow is managing 85,000 databases with 25 billion queries per hour- by @derek_dupreez
"Leading enterprise cloud vendor ServiceNow has an incredibly complex cloud architecture, for which it is using automation and MariaDB."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Dropbox IPO now on, first peek at finances, operations - by @krmarko
"Long awaited, the Dropbox IPO is now on, giving a first peek at finances and operations at the file-sharing and cloud collaboration pureplay."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  financials 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Online as retail theater at Harrods
"When you're a top London tourist attraction as well as a store, doing online retailing right becomes a significant challenge."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
5 digital enterprise trends in the future of coaching networks (2/2) - by @philww
"Frictionless enterprise, digital collaboration, conversational/headless, APIs, AI - 5 digital enterprise trends converge in the future of coaching networks."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  frictionless  enterprise  future  of  work  machine  intelligence  ai  user  experience 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
Internet of Things Platforms: Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform vs. Amazon Web Services
"Far in the lead in the cloud computing race is Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s own cloud offering. Among its main features are infrastructure as a service, cloud storage solutions, database system management, application and content migration, developer tools that make development faster, as well as machine learning capabilities. IoT-targeted features are available through the AWS IoT platform."
contributed  op-ed  technology  top  stories  amazon  web  services  azure  google  cloud  platform  internet  of  things  mobilunity  sensors 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
Oracle pushes onward with the information utility - by @denispombriant
"Oracle launches autonomous PaaS and extensions to its SLA and data center network - another step towards building a dominant information utility."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  it  service  management 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Microsoft Business Applications Analyst Forum – a scorecard - by @dealarchitect
"The event was very well paced and covered wide ground with slides, panels and demos. From a business process perspective, CRM dominated especially with recent moves with LinkedIn and partnering with Adobe. That was understandable because the audience was heavily skewed towards CRM analysts."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
State of the cloud 2018 – as public expands, private cloud falls away - by @krmarko
"The latest RightScale State of the Cloud survey shows a rapid rise in enterprise spend on public cloud, notably Azure and AWS, while private cloud declines"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  it  service  management 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Progress Report - Microsoft wants to enable the digital feedback loop with its Biz Apps and more - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Microsoft is late to the ERP suite game. It certainly has put the leadership team in place, now it comes to delivering. 2018 already saw the ERP market leader announce an on premises product, a key lesson learnt that when you don’t develop fast enough, customers will dictate the platform."
azure  cloud  crm  erp  hcm  holger  mueller  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  nextgenapps  nextgenerp  paas 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
AI advances up Oracle cloud stack with launch of autonomous PaaS - by @philww
"AI advances up the Oracle cloud stack as autonomous PaaS joins its cloud platform alongside the already launched autonomous database"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  it  service  management  machine  intelligence  ai  ux  application  design 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
News Analysis - Oracle wants to make the whole cloud stack autonomous - by @holgermu
"MyPOV – When Ellison announced the self-autonomous database at Oracle OpenWorld in fall 2017, something was missing: The application of the same principles to the overall technology stack. After all – what is an autonomous database good for, when it gets compromised by network security issues that do not have the benefits of autonomous capabilities. So, this is a key follow up announcement."
ai  autonomous  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iaas  machine  learning  nextgen  apps  oracle  paas  saas  self  driving  architecture 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Cisco data center analysis demonstrates public cloud services driving infrastructure spending - by @krmarko
"A Cisco report detailing forecast data center growth demonstrates clear trajectories for buyers to consider. There will be some tricky decisions though and industry decisions might be harder still."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Intel’s latest chip is designed for computing at the edge - by @ron_miller
"As we develop increasingly sophisticated technologies like self-driving cars and industrial internet of things sensors, it’s going to require that we move computing to the edge. Essentially this means that instead of sending data to the cloud for processing, it needs to be done right on the device itself because even a little bit of latency is too much."
cloud  enterprise  hardware  tc  intel  edge  computing  system  on  a  chip 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
Akamai has laid off 400 workers or 5 percent of global workforce - by @ron_miller
" Akamai, the Cambridge Massachusetts content delivery network and network services provider, announced they had laid off 400 people in their earnings call with analysts yesterday. On the call, Akamai CEO Tom Leighton indicated that the 400 people represented 5 percent of the the company’s 8000 worldwide workforce."
cloud  enterprise  personnel  tc  akamai  layoffs  cdn 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
Alibaba Cloud growing like gangbusters, but still far behind AWS and other market leaders - by @ron_miller
" Last week Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba announced its Q3 earnings. Cloud revenue was $553 million, an impressive 104 percent year-over-year increase. That comes out to a run rate in the range of $2.2 billion, well behind Google which announced it is pulling in a billion dollars a quarter and still buried behind the market leaders all of whom reported around $4 billion+ a quarter."
cloud  tc  alibaba  aws  market  share  synergy  research 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
How BLD Brands built a business platform with Acumatica ERP – crawl/walk/run style - by @jonerp
"BLD Brands needed a new cloud ERP platform. Live at the Acumatica Summit 2018 in Nashville, their new CEO told me how he did it - including vendor evaluation, impressing auditors, and why crawl -> walk -> run makes sense for ERP."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
How Dakota Red made a modern ERP move in the concrete industry with Acumatica - by @jonerp
"Being a CFO of a concrete company with no visibility into inventory across locations isn't fun. Dakota Red's CFO changed all that with a move to Acumatica. But could a cloud ERP move address his company's vertical needs?"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases  manufacturing 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
Kenandy Customers Find a New Home With Rootstock - by @erp_cindyjutras
"So, given the similarities between the two, this begs the ultimate question regarding products moving forward: Will the resulting combined company continue to develop, maintain and support two distinct products? And should it? Mr. Garrehy has already made it clear that the Kenandy product will live on, and has further speculated that the combined company will likely have two distinct product lines, serving at least somewhat different markets. While not cast in stone, perhaps the Kenandy ERP will move in the direction of light manufacturing and distribution, while the Rootstock product will support heavy-duty, more complex manufacturing."
erp  acquisition  cloud  distribution  kenandy  m&a  manufacturing  mint  jutras  rootstock  saas  salesforce  platform  supply  chain 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
Greening the Cloud: Comparing the Renewable Energy Credentials of the Hyperscale Providers - by @fintanr
"Most large enterprises will struggle both to run data centers as efficiently as the hyperscale providers and to leverage their data centers to influence public policy or the make-up of power grids.

If there are green criteria to your projects, considering one of the hyperscale providers will serve you well."
aws  business  cio  cloud  cto  data  featured-data  google  infrastructure  microsoft  sustainability 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
Market Move - SAP acquires Callidus - More Sales Effectiveness in the Back Office of the Front Office - by @holgermu
"SAP hasn’t been on the 1B+ acquisition path since 2014, and at the same time is building out its next generation ERP offering with S/4AHANA. SAP seemed to be on an organic build out path of capabilities, so the more (or less) was the surprise that SAP stepped back into acquisition mode, acquiring Dublin, CA based Callidus Cloud (Callidus going forward here) for 2.4B US$."
acquisition  callidus  cloud  constellation  research  crm  erp  holger  mueller  market  move  nextgenerp  oracle  paas  saas 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
IBM, SAP and more are making a new play for the middle office - by @philww
"After IBM invests in Apttus and SAP buys Callidus, enterprise middle office takes the limelight as an emerging intelligent automation market"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  crm  customer  experience  frictionless  enterprise  machine  intelligence  ai  productivity 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
SAP Q4 FY2017 earnings – a call with Luka Mucic, CFO - by @dahowlett
"SAP didn't disappoint in its Q4 FY2017 numbers but then it didn't excite either. But there are still questions worth the asking. "
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  earnings  reports 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
Bold Claims in Oracle’s FY18 Q2 Earnings - via @UpperEdge
"Customers who have done their preparation and have developed a sound negotiation strategy and approach will have significant leverage in negotiations with Oracle — not only buying Cloud subscriptions, but also on a more robust deal that may include on-premise software, hardware, and even services and training components. Oracle will be prepared to negotiate if customers know what to ask for and are not fearful of an audit because they have conducted the necessary due diligence to be confident they are in compliance."
cloud  contract  negotiations  oracle  migration  to  the  on-premise  license 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
Serverless is the New PaaS - by @sogrady
"Much as PaaS was a logical functional successor to middleware, serverless can and has been argued to be the new PaaS. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the functional distinctions, because serverless functions are built in a fashion quite distinct from more traditional PaaS applications, let alone their middleware ancestors. But if we zoom out, the long arc of application development evolution is more about layers of abstraction than execution models. In that sense, serverless can be seen as a logical next step after what used to be called PaaS."
cloud  platform-as-a-service  platforms 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
News Analysis - Informatica Delivers the Industry's Next-generation iPaaS >> A good start for cloud based iPaaS
"MyPOV – Correct, enterprises are realizing, that they have a new kind of integration problem at hand. On the bright side they now have the option to move the integration engine platform from on premises to the public cloud, a key inflection point for the iPaaS industry."
cio  cloud  constellation  research  cxo  enterprise  holger  mueller  integration  ipaas  nextgen  apps  paas 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
World Economic Forum 2018 – why trust has to be valued higher than growth in the 4IR - by @whostu
"If anything is more important than trust in your corporate values heirarchy, then you're in trouble. But what is trust? Important debate at the World Economic Forum."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  government  public  services  future  of  work  iot  robotics  ai  regulation 
12 weeks ago by jonerp
Building the convincing PaaS business case - by @krmarko
"Facilitating the rapid response to newly exposed security holes is a compelling argument for taking a systematic, automated approach to applications and IT systems. However it’s but one advantage of many."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture 
january 2018 by jonerp
Mainframe or cloud in fintech? It’s a surprising no-brainer
"Will mainframes remain relevant to financial services firms as cloud computing becomes more reliable, flexible and cost-effective?"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  fintech 
january 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed - by @dealarchitect
"My relative disappointment with enterprise platforms is one reason I was one of the few analysts who was not clamoring for Workday to open up its own platform. It did last year and I hope they set ambitious goals for partners who develop on its platform – make sure they are well funded, go after massive and underserved markets across verticals and geographies."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
News Analysis - Google expands its global infrastructure with new regions and subsea cables - keeps investing in the Google Network as a differentiator
"The monopoly race is on between all key cloud IaaS players, the most prominent ones being AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Oracle. There are always monthly press releases about new data centers being announced, opening etc. But seldom there is a ‘bulk’ announcement like the one that Google announced yesterday, in a blog by Treynor Sloss, that can be found here."
constellation  research  google  cloud  platform  holger  mueller  iaas  network  nextgen  apps  performance  management 
january 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Davos vs the enterprise, PaaS vs security threats - by @jonerp
"This week: Why PaaS and infrastructure automation matter against threats like Spectre and Meltdown. Also: SEO for 2018, connected car dilemmas, and Davos versus the enterprise. Your whiffs include a slew of whiffy awards, and Facebook's navel-gazing Newsfeed overhaul."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  hits  misses  security 
january 2018 by jonerp
IT infrastructure spending shifting toward cloud deployments - by @ldignan
"Traditional IT infrastructure spending is losing steam as private and public cloud build-outs accelerate, according to IDC."
cloud 
january 2018 by jonerp
Bill McDermott commits to SAP Community – it’s a BFD. MSCNGA? - by @dahowlett
"The SAP Community has been rusting away for a while now. Resentment and a drifting away from core values have taken their toll. McDermott wants to fix that."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity 
january 2018 by jonerp
Differentiation by platform – the Oracle and Salesforce approaches - by @denispombriant
"Salesforce and Oracle are emerging as leading competitive platform plays. Here is an outline of what it means."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience 
january 2018 by jonerp
By 2020 83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud - by @louiscolumbus
"83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020. LogicMonitor’s survey is predicting that 41% of enterprise workloads will be run on public cloud platforms (Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and others) by 2020. An additional 20% are predicted to be private-cloud-based followed by another 22% running on hybrid cloud platforms by 2020. On-premise workloads are predicted to shrink from 37% today to 27% of all workloads by 2020."
business  technology  software  amazon  aws  re:invent  web  services  byline=louis  columbus  cloud  computing  enterprise  adoption  landscape 
january 2018 by jonerp
Moving away from Oracle database? You have got to be joking - by @denispombriant
"Are customers seriously lining up to get off Oracle database? That's the implication from one media source."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture 
january 2018 by jonerp
SAP: When you come to a fork in the road, Take it! - by @dealarchitect
"Even though its cloud acquisitions – SuccessFactors, Ariba, hybris, Concur etc – were not cheap, they have helped keep SAP competitive on this side of the pond. With what we have seen in the first couple of years of S/4HANA the ship is tilting back to the on-premise world. Oh sure it promises three options – public cloud, private cloud or on-premise but the public cloud option is a tiny portion of the deployments."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
Meltdown and Spectre underscore the ongoing need for infrastructure automation - by @krmarko
"The Meltdown-Spectre incident demonstrates, the need for rapid, repeatable infrastructure updates."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture 
january 2018 by jonerp
Cloud ERP vendor Rootstock acquires competitor Kenandy - by @brianssommer
"This deal creates a Cloud ERP vendor of consequence. Both vendors utilize Salesforce’s Force.com platform. Traditional ERP vendors (e.g., SAP) and newer cloud-only ERP vendors (e.g., Plex) will see a bigger competitor. Customers should see no major changes for the time being."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  manufacturing 
january 2018 by jonerp
News Analysis - SAP HCM On-Premise Option for SAP S/4HANA - or is this S/4HCM? - by @holgermu
"MyPOV – Good for SAP to acknowledge customer reality. Vendors can strategize and build on product as much as they want – they need customers to follow. When they don’t follow – later more – investments have to be adjusted. The ‘some SAP customers’ are the first 1000 (and numbers growing) SAP S/4HANA on premises customers. The foundation of what SAP wants to be the new ERP suite of the 21st century, it’s 21st century version of R/3."
cloud  constellation  research  fow  future  of  work  hana  hcm  holger  mueller  hr  nextgen  on  premise  s  4hana 
january 2018 by jonerp
The value of an adaptable platform – APIs and the new business Darwinism - by @ajoyk
"Companies without platforms will struggle to compete - says Acumatica's Ajoy Krishnamoorthy. But not all platforms are created equal. The emergence of the Open API initiative provides guidelines and opportunities."
acumatica  cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  partner  zone 
january 2018 by jonerp
Creative Software Destruction and the New Presentation Layer
"The power within IT has clearly moved from infrastructure teams to application teams. Developers and architects prefer to think in services and they expect the infrastructure to be programmable, cheap, elastic, and secure. They no longer want to worry about low-level concerns of infrastructure management and instead, they want frictionless and limitless capabilities and then access to APIs for other services to help them compose applications. We are moving more toward an application- or service-centric model as opposed to an infrastructure-centric approach."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  architecture  cloud  cloud-native  data  development  react  serverless 
january 2018 by jonerp
2017 wasn’t a fun year for enterprise software buyers. Maybe 2018 will be better. - by @brianssommer
" Recapping 2017 with some subliminal messaging for 2018. While some enterprise application software vendors finally get the cloud, others have moved on to more big data-fueled adventures."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  hcm  the  future  of  work 
january 2018 by jonerp
Kellblog Predictions for 2018 - by @kellblog
"The war on facts and expertise will continue to escalate. Read The Death of Expertise for more. This will extend to a war on college. While an attempted opening salvo on graduate student tuition waivers didn’t fire, in an environment where the President’s son says, “we’ll take $200,000 of your money; in exchange we’ll train your children to hate our country,” you can expect ongoing attacks on post-secondary education. This spells trouble for Silicon Valley, where a large number of founders and entrepreneurs are former grad students as well as immigrants (which is a whole different area of potential trouble)."
bi  epm  ipo  media  predictions  silicon  valley  social  ai  cloud  freelance  economy  gig  iot 
january 2018 by jonerp
diginomica 2017 – the year according to Jon - by @jonerp
"With 2018 in sight, Jon Reed takes a look back at highlights from the departing year on diginomica."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  content  marketing  digital  skills  training  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  future  of  work  machine  intelligence  ai  blockchain 
december 2017 by jonerp
diginomica 2017 – the year according to @philww
"Conversational computing, enterprise collaboration and XaaS - everything as a service - stood out among the big themes for Phil in 2017"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  transformation  frictionless  enterprise  hcm  the  future  of  work  iot  robotics  ai 
december 2017 by jonerp
FedEx aims to deliver on Blockchain, autonomous vehicles and tougher security - by @whostu
"FedEx's 2017 will be remembered for the TNT cyber-attack, but it's heading into 2018 on growing e-commerce and a lively innovation agenda."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  customer  service  management  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  e-commerce  governing  identity  privacy  security 
december 2017 by jonerp
The Commodity Container Story - by @fintanr
"This actually raises one of the thornier questions around using bleeding edge software such as Kubernetes. Enterprises, even the most forward looking, are somewhat conservative – and as such are generally going to be running at least one release behind (in areas such as operating systems we frequently see upgrades, beyond security patches, running out at least 18 months and beyond). There is a reason long term support is a lucrative source of revenue for vendors."
aws  business  cio  cloud  native  cto  devops  infrastructure  orchestration  research  serverless  strategy 
december 2017 by jonerp
diginomica 2017 – the year according to Dennis - by @dahowlett
"2017 is almost at an end; 2018 is around the corner. In the second of our annual reviews of the highlights of the year, Dennis Howlett offers his personal picks of the best of diginomica 2017. Customer stories feature heavily."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  frictionless  governing  identity  privacy  security  hcm  future  of  work  iot  robotics  ai  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  new  professional  it  as  a  service  ux  application  design  blockchain 
december 2017 by jonerp
Oracle hit as Wall Street’s greedy appetite for cloud cash isn’t sated - by @whostu
"Oracle handed in some strong quarterly numbers yesterday, but Wall Street sent the share price down as its appetite for cloud growth wasn't fed."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  government  public  services  hcm  the  future  of  work 
december 2017 by jonerp
Voice and the Future of the Platform Companies - by @fintanr
"We have entered into an era where massive scale is a differentiator – and companies are happy to share the underlying work that has facilitated them operating at scale. Much of the emerging technology landscape, from cloud native to artificial intelligence, is being shaped by projects that companies, like Google and Facebook, have had a hand in either inspiring or creating. But if their revenue streams begin to be threatened will the model of openly publishing research and contributing to various projects change?"
aws  business  cio  cloud  native  deep  learning  strategy 
december 2017 by jonerp
Microsoft makes Azure Bot Service generally available for developers - by @ron_miller
"Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework more than two years ago and companies have been building chatbots for a variety of scenarios ever since. Today, the company made generally available the Microsoft Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Cognitive Language Understanding service (known as LUIS)."
artificial  intelligence  cloud  developer  enterprise  tc  microsoft  azure  chatbots  conversational  ai 
december 2017 by jonerp
The accounting field confronts workplace diversity – data and reflections from #Xerocon - by @jonerp
"Workplace diversity is an important topic, but one that can be tuned out. At Xerocon 2017, a panel brought new data from Xero to light. Some of the data was troubling - but I also heard fresh ideas on going forward."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  diversity  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work 
december 2017 by jonerp
Innovative, Disruptive, Enterprise Focused and Boring – Choose Four. Reflections on SAP TechEd - by @fintanr
"The conundrum for SAP is how to attract new developers while keeping their existing users happy. TechEd is not going to be this forum, but SAP have clearly recognised this and are reaching out into other communities."
business  cio  cloud  foundry  native  community  conferences  configuration  management  containers  cto  internet  of  things  leadership 
december 2017 by jonerp
“We’re not your father’s accountant” – how Upsourced Accounting is changing accounting with the Xero cloud - by @jonerp
"Upsourced Accounting always knew they wanted cloud accounting software. But they could not have expected all the changes ahead. Ryan Watson shared their story at XeroCon - and his take on the AI and automation changes to come."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
december 2017 by jonerp
Salesforce is latest big tech vendor to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation - by @ron_miller
"Salesforce announced today that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open-source organization that manages Kubernetes, the popular open-source container orchestration tool. It is the latest in a long line of big name companies, joining the likes of AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal, all of whom joined earlier this year."
cloud  enterprise  tc  salesforce  native  computing  foundation  kubernetes  open  source 
december 2017 by jonerp
What’s Scary About Amazon Web Services - by @sogrady
"As it turns out, that wasn’t the new services, nor the unparalleled velocity at which they continue to be introduced. Both are impressive, to be sure, and under other circumstances would be grim news for other market participants. But if re:Invent demonstrated anything, it’s that AWS competitors should be far more concerned instead about what’s happening around the introduction of all of the new features."
cloud  conferences  &  shows 
december 2017 by jonerp
HPE Re-Discovers itself, but is it on the right track?
"However, HPE has strength in certain verticals and is bringing to market products and services that focus on those areas. For example, its new Express App Platform is for manufacturers that want Cloud benefits in an on-premise infrastructure that is tailored to their specific needs and technology. Competing with the other big hardware vendors in specific niches is more likely to be successful than a broader market strategy."
blog  homepage  slider  analysis  ariba  cloud  28+  data  center  centre  hpe  discover  meg  whitman  servers 
december 2017 by jonerp
Two decades of HR Tech - by @dealarchitect
"After my last book, Silicon Collar about automation, I get the sense HR is in for a huge change over the next few years. Automation via AI, robotics, drones, wearables – is changing the nature of work in every profession. We will see new job titles emerge we did not anticipate just a few years ago. More of the workforce will be on platforms, in franchises and other “extended enterprise” formats."
trends  &  concepts  cloud  computing  saas  silicon  collar 
december 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Pivotal SpringOne 2017 - It’s all about PCF – and some Spring - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, while it was almost refreshing not to hear a mention of Machine Learning / AI at a conference in 2017, it still means that Pivotal will have to give its customers and users a solution in this important space. But fair enough, serverless first. Equally the BigData / Hadoop relationship is not mended with the leading vendors, giving Pivotal’ s database history… but better to fix this sooner than later… and the only IaaS hold outs really have been AWS and Oracle… but it is likely that Pivotal is out to get those players in 2018."
cloud  cloudfoundry  constellation  research  developer  framework  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  paas  pivotal  springone 
december 2017 by jonerp
Pivotal has something for everyone in the latest Cloud Foundry Platform release - by @ron_miller
"Pivotal wants to be the development platform that serves everyone, and today at their SpringOne Platform (S1P) developer conference in San Francisco, they announced a huge upgrade to their Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform (PCF) that includes support for serverless computing, containers and a new app store."
cloud  developer  enterprise  tc  pivotal  foundry  serverless  containers  kubernetes 
december 2017 by jonerp
News Analysis - Microsoft and SAP join forces to give customers a trusted path to digital transformation in the cloud - by @holgermu
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MyPOV – No surprise – Microsoft and SAP will drink their own champagne and use each other products / services… the emphasis on clear roadmap maybe some self-reflection on the fact that there has not been too much roadmap traction in the past 18 months. Good to see co-created and supported offerings and services – that’s what prospects and customers expect from both vendors when they partner."
azure  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iaas  microsoft  nextgen  apps  paas  partnership  s4  hana  saas 
november 2017 by jonerp
Trust and relevance – the twin challenges SAP faces as it meets with SAP UK & Ireland User Group - by @dahowlett
"SAP UK & Ireland User Group meet this week. SAP will face some testing questions. Here is my pre-event assessment around the top of mind topics."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  future  of  work  regulation  security  event  reports 
november 2017 by jonerp
Five sticky SAP TechEd questions – ironing out the season with Björn Goerke - by @jonerp
"At SAP TechEd Barcelona, CTO Björn Goerke hit the deck in search of the intelligent enterprise. Diginomica did the same when we caught up with Goerke in a frank Q/A session. Here's five highlights - including Leonardo and consumption pricing."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  iot  robotics  ai 
november 2017 by jonerp
ServiceNow CMO – ‘We aren’t a cloud system of record, we’re a cloud system of action’ - by @derek_dupreez
"Cloud vendor ServiceNow has historically struggled to define itself in a market where HR, CRM and ERP rule - but that’s changing."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  crm  customer  experience  it  service  management  the  new  professional  as  a 
november 2017 by jonerp
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