What will we hear on the SAP/SuccessFactors front at SAPPHIRENow next week? We don't know but all the talk feels tactical and not visionary. Here's an alternative take on what they might easily miss.
Dennis Howlett analyzing the issues faced by senior business practitioners who work with enterprise software.
Dennis Howlett is a 40 year veteran in enterprise IT, working with companies large and small across many industries. He endeavors to inform buyers in a no-nonsense manner and spares no vendor that comes under his microscope.
What will customers, analysts, developer and others need to hear at SAPPHIRE? Here are some broad strokes.
Round two in the war of words between Oracle and SAP is underway. This time we're trading facts and FUD.
A week has passed since the opening keynotes at Inforum 2012. That's given me time to reflect on what happened, what we saw and digest what the company's cloud and mobile strategies mean for the market going forward.
G-Drive comes with Google's standard and blanket TOS. But why are so many people bleating about this without seemingly understanding what is involved? Put up and shut up I say.
An Infor IPO has been much rumored. Now its VCs seem set on that course. But how will it get there?
The Feds pull the trigger on nixing Oracle contracts. It will cost Oracle dearly.
Workday 16 is out and on today's analyst call there was much talk about the company's focus on mobile and the user experience.In prepared remarks, Stan Swete, Workday CTO said that mobile is getting a refresh with the focus on the need for analytics on tablets for higher level managers and task based functions on smartphones.
SAP has updated its mobility and database strategies. Do they make sense? Are they overly ambitious? Are all the moving parts in place for them to deliver?
A minor spat over deleted blog posts at Dachis raises questions about brand, alignment and process that spell lessons for large enterprise.