There's an old investment adage: When Wall Street sneezes, London catches a cold and some of my UK colleagues are already complaining about 'man flu.' Economic indicators coming out of the UK suggest the technology sector could be in for a rough ride during 2008.
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.
If anyone needed convincing of Twitter's business utility, today is that day.As I write this post, the Twittersphere is going nuts over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto which occurred around 5.
At this time of the year, pundits of all stripes seek to grab attention by appearing sage and wise by making predictions for the coming year. Heck, I've done it myself - and lived to regret such pretensions.
I'm not a vendor shill but this is one serious piece of goodness from SAP and perfect fare for the season of goodwill when you just know hospitals and emergency services are going to be busting at the seams.
It's not often I call out my fellow Irregulars (we usually have those arguments in our Google Group) but on this occasion, Mike Krigsman has got this notion that 'Twitter is dangerous' wrong to the point of scaremongering.Mike uses the example of confidential information leaking out.
Earlier in the day, Larry Ellison, CEO at Oracle was crowing about the company's Q2 results. Larry Dignan reported the numbers but in amongst the commentary, the company claimed to have made 365 direct wins against SAP.
A statistically unsound study shows that comparatively few PC people have heard of, let alone use online applications As sure as night follows day and the blogs go bonkers. Attention is naturally directed towards a Google v Microsoft shoot out.
While at LeWeb3, I caught Doc Searls session entitled "Turning the tables: What happens when the users are in charge." Doc is co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and widely regarded as a leading thinker on customer relationships.
At todays' LeWeb 3, Marc Canter asked a panel drawn from Google, Netvibes, Plum and the European Energy Forum whether we're ready for radical change in the context of bringing the social to software. In his pre-session blog post, Marc said:The paradigm of social networking works great for dating, having fun and discovering new and old friends.
Larry Dignan thinks the key to IT transformation success is having the CEOs attention:These big technology architecture overhauls require CEO participation and folks like Cisco CEO John Chambers are on board. The CEO also can’t blink when your SOA/consolidation/automation project doesn’t go well.