Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. Interact with Michael on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

Latest Posts

Virtual Distance Drives Risk

CIO Insight magazine has an article about the way Boeing is building its new 787 aircraft. In short, it’s an intensely global and collaborative effort, involving design participants in the US, Japan, Russia, and Italy.

April 15, 2006 by


Software as a Service

Don Dodge has a great post on the software as a service (Saas) business model. Here is his list of things a potential SaaS provider must focus on:Cashflow - VCs must be patient and willing to fund you to break even.

April 14, 2006 by


Alive and Kicking

Even since the pre-Y2K ERP build-up, conventional wisdom has held that big software systems are on the way out. Open source solutions and  software as a service (SaaS) providers, among other reasons, have put pressure on ERP vendors to come up with new ideas.

April 13, 2006 by


Success Factors

Here at the Deck Chairs blog, we hear about lots of project flame-outs. Sometimes, the stories are hard to believe, and we say to ourselves, "It just can’t be.

April 12, 2006 by


Let My Bunnies Go

Easter bunnies and candy make me remember Hershey’s Halloween Hell. Apparently, I’m not alone, since the ERP channel recently wrote about the same topic.

April 10, 2006 by


In the Land of the Quakers

Quaker Fabric Corporation (NASDAQ: QFAB) is a leading manufacturer of woven upholstery fabrics for furniture markets in the United States and abroad, and the largest producer of Jacquard upholstery fabric in the world.Quaker recently announced they have terminated their CIO, Norman J.

April 9, 2006 by


Hope Springs Eternal

The New York Times has an interesting article on infomercials. According to the article, successful informercials show viewers a magical transformation, relying on our hopes and fears to sell everything from pots and pans to fitness products.

April 8, 2006 by


The High Cost of Failure

Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC), headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home care and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare had 2005 revenues of about $1.

April 7, 2006 by


Poor, Poor FBI

About a year ago, the FBI annouced they had this little problem: the agency built a software system, called the Virtual Case File, that never saw the light of day. You see, the software designers never asked the users what they actually did need.

April 7, 2006 by