An Infor IPO has been much rumored. Now its VCs seem set on that course. But how will it get there?
Dennis Howlett analyzing the issues faced by senior business practitioners who work with enterprise software.
Dennis Howlett has been providing comment and analysis on enterprise software since 1991 in a variety of European trade and professional journals including CFO Magazine, The Economist and Information Week. Today, apart from being a full time blogger on innovation for professional services organisations, he is a founding member of Enterprise Irregulars and an investor in a European start-up. Prior to, Dennis was technology and tax partner in a British firm of Chartered Accountants for 10 years. Prior to that held various senior finance roles across a broad range of industries.
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.
Good things happen when consumer understanding meets enterprise requirements with a partner willing to understand needs. This is how it works.
In this last part I pull all the previous threads together and suggest some ways BA can resolve its service issues.
In this part I talk about problems experienced with the BA website. Process and data integration is at best poor and at worst non-existent.
The airline's uncanny ability to bungle even simple tasks beggars belief, yet it stands as an exemplar of all that's messed up in modern day IT development.
Mastering SAP sets a new benchmark for developer user conferences. Here's my initial take.
Oracle's database is under the spotlight in SAP shops. This is what I am learning about the current state of play.
Oracle saves its Q3 through improved software revenues and tight cost control but hardware continued to slump and its cloud future is mired in fog.
Microsoft is sounding confident as it continues to deliver on its Dynamics strategy. But making the transformation to cloud has not been so easy.
What is Apple doing with its cash pile? Here's the first shot analysis.
We're still banging on about social business. Why?