In a thinly veiled swipe at Microsoft, Sam Lawrence, CMO at Jive Software challenges readers to question why productivity software is so clunky:Shouldn’t productivity software make us want to work? I mean, it’s goal is to make us (and our company) more productive.
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.
Josh Greenbaum's assertion that SAP is upping the ante in the business intelligence stakes against its arch rival Oracle makes for good reading. In his piece Josh wonders:How this will all end with respect to Oracle’s and SAP’s market position is anyone’s guess at this point.
Unravelling Google's financials is an exercise in futility. First there is only a limited breakout of information relating to each part of the business, second different reports are difficult to parse when taken in aggregate.
I'm appalled at the way Google gets an apparent free pass at producing a service that is fundamentally substandard. Dan Farber says:The launch of Google Sites is like the opening of a movie or play.
As I pen this, the fanfare around JotSpot Revista aka Google Sites is just getting underway. I'm not impressed.
When Neelie Kroes burst on the scene as EU Commissioner for Competition with a hefty swipe at Microsoft back in 2004, my thoughts at the time were something like: 'Out of touch, doesn't get the issues.' Four years on and her agenda is unequivocal.
Yesterday, Adobe hosted Engage an invitation only event at which it showcased some of the cool things developers are doing with Flex, Flash and AIR. Robert Scoble was there with his N95 and a Qik account, filming the entire day.
Larry Dignan nicely summarizes today's news from Microsoft:Here are the four points beaten to death today in the tech press:Ensuring open connections;Promoting data portability;Enhancing support for industry standards;Fostering more open engagement with customers and the industry, including open source communities.I didn't think there was much to add until later in the day, I participated in a phone in episode of NewsGang.
During yesterday's earnings call, I was struck by the way CEO Zach Nelson got an easy ride from the Wall Street folk. Today, Jason Carter dropped a bomb which the financial folk should have spotted:Over the last 5 years this company has lost more customers than it has been able to add.
During the first earnings conference call following its IPO, NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson was in bullish mood, summarizing 2007 as "The year of the suite. By any measure...