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Event Report - IBM World of Watson - IBM's bets its future on Watson - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, IBM needs to make sure not lose the eye on ‘bread and butter’ business, e.g. buried in the announcements was a new, HTAP enabled version of DB2. That by itself would have carried a conference by itself not too many years ago. And pretty much all the solutions talk general capability with a grey line between Watson capabilities, product capabilities and what smart consultants are making possible. Prospects and customers want and need to know what are product vs. services capabilities, as the mix creates a very different value proposition. Hiding behind ‘it’s all about the solution’ won’t work for long, as tangible AI platform capabilities are key to evolve solutions that are powered by them."
ai  cloud  cognitive  computing  constellation  research  futurists  holger  mueller  iaas  ibm  ml  paas  predictive  analytics  strategic  advisor 
october 2016 by jonerp
Progress Report - ADP Analyst Day 2016 - ADP has turned around Vantage HCM - by @holgermu
"On the concern side ADP cannot afford to rest. While the current UI is still appealing, it is no longer as fresh and in tune with the latest innovations in UI that are happening these days. Likewise its Data Cloud is on the right architecture and platform, given these decisions were taken 2+ years ago, but a fresh start today may consider other platforms, designs and architectures."
adp  bpo  constellation  research  future  of  work  futurists  global  hr  globalization  holger  mueller  core  mnc  payroll  strategic  advisor 
september 2016 by jonerp
Market Move - Dell Technologies is here - 3 scenarios and a bonus perspective - by @holgermu
"A large part of the Dell business will be hardware, and despite Dell building market share with PCs, overall PC sales are slowly dwindling, and servers that Dell can built are commoditized to the point that the don’t need to be purchased from Dell (neither its competitors)."
acquisition  cloudfoundry  constellation  research  dell  emc  futurists  holger  mueller  pivotal  strategic  advisor  virtustream  vmware 
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
Progress Report - IBM Alliances Insights - Deep Plans, now it is execution time - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, IBM now needs to execute on these plans, without falling back to traditional ‘professional services’ roots and deliver the more IP based, productized offerings. IBM has the DNA, resources and people to do that, but they need to come together at the right time. The Rubicon that the services business has to cross is not to only leverage existing product commitments from a services perspective, but to create lasting IP or even product offerings that create a flywheel effect between its services and these new products."
constellation  research  futurists  holger  mueller  ibm  cloud  microsoft  oracle  partnership  sap  softlayer  strategic  advisor  watson 
august 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - Workday, IBM Form Strategic Partnership on the IBM Cloud - The IaaS vendor race for SaaS load is on
"MyPOV – Describes well what is going – Workday ‘has adopted’ IBM Cloud (likely SoftLayer) but will become the foundation for Workday’s development and test environments. Development and test environments are usually of less interest to SaaS customers, but the cost of providing, provisioning and maintaining them is a large chunk of CAPEX for any ISV / SaaS provider."
coud  finance  futurists  hcm  iaas  ibm  cloud  saas  softlayer  strategic  advisor  workday 
august 2016 by jonerp
Market Move - Randstad to acquire Monster Worldwide - Bridges a moat, now it has to work - by @holgermu
"This is an interesting move and may give the executives at Adecco, Kelly Services, Manpower, Robert Half and more some food for thought. If Randstad can become more strategic for HR decision makers and enterprises overall, then all will have to react. In the meantime, they may sit on the sideline and hope Randstad may get distracted and may not deliver, but that’s a risky strategy. There are enough Monster competitors with similar structural market challenges – their valuation maybe on the rise."
acquisition  futurists  monster  nextgen  hcm  randstad  sourceright  recruiting  staffing  strategic  advisor  talent 
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
Market Move - Oracle acquires NetSuite - Oddly consolidation means more options for customers - by @holgermu
"This is likely not going to affect Oracle Cloud customers. Oracle has been a serial acquirer, the company knows how to do acquisitions, though this is the 2nd largest acquisition Oracle has done. And NetSuite has more overlap with many Oracle products than Peoplesoft had – e.g. NetSuite brings working CRM and Manufacturing applications to Oracle (something Peoplesoft did to a lesser extend). So Oracle will have to be very clear on where it sees the sweet spot for either product and what customers can expect to use depending on their size and use case"
acquisition  constellation  research  erp  futurists  holger  mueller  netsuite  oracle  strategic  advisor 
july 2016 by jonerp
Global HR Matters - How to get there - Part 1 - Why global is challenging, but critically important - by @holgermu
"On the software side, Global HR software on the contrary though, does exist, but as one can imagine it is a challenge to create and even more to maintain this kind of software. For an HR software vendor to be in the ‘Global HR’ system business, the vendor needs to understand the local content, the legislation and best practices that govern each of the countries the vendors wants to support."
analyst  firms  best  practices  constellation  research  futurists  global  hr  globalization  hcm  holger  mueller  nextgen  strategic  advisor 
july 2016 by jonerp

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