Wenda Harris Millard, chief sales officer at Yahoo, found the reaction to Brad Garlinghouse's "Peanut Butter manifesto" annoying. Speaking at a UBS media and telecommunications conference in New York Millard said: "The reality is you could take Yahoo's name off that memo and put on the name of any company you've worked for on it.
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David Berlind breaks out the video camera for some must see Dave TV, part of his new Testbed blog. This video looks at competition in the content management space.
Sister publication Silicon.com just launched atlarge.
One of the big takeaways from the SAP analyst meeting was the company's effort to woo small- to mid-size enterprise customers. The effort is there, but technology executives at these smaller enterprises are a tough nut to crack for large software vendors.
CIO Insight's annual vendor value survey has a few surprises. Notably CDW is the vendor that CIOs say provides the most value.
David Berlind bemoans Dell's lack of supporting documentation for the vendor's claims that it can save enterprises $200 per server a year with more energy efficient servers. Berlind isn't the only one with gripes.
I'm heading back from SAP's analyst summit in Las Vegas. Several Enterprise Irregulars have weighed in (Jeff Nolan, Dennis Howlett, Jason Wood)on revelations, mostly reaffirmations of previous statements about the company's roadmap and aspirations, from the event.
A look at the headlines of the day...The wife and children of CNET editor James Kim are safe and in good condition.
During his keynote at SAP's fourth annual analyst summit, Products & Technology Group President Shai Agassi shed some light on the company's strategy for addressing the mid-market, firms with $100 to $200 million in revenue and 100 to 2499 employees. In mid-2007, the company is expected to release a new version of its All-in-One suite, based on SAP's mySAP ERP 2005 and NetWeaver platform.
Identity systems that support user-centric identities and let users use a single identifier on multiple sites are on the horizon, but will they just support better access to the same old silos that vendors have kept us in for years?