Recently, the Enterprise Irregulars, a group of analysts and bloggers covering enterprise software of which I am a member, have been discussing so-called virtual worlds, such as Second Life. An important aspect of this discussion has been the applicability of virtual worlds to business.
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Dixon Doll is a highly-respected and successful venture capital investor. At the Red Herring East 2007 conference, Dixon gave a talk and answered questions regarding his views on venture capital investing, global markets, and other sundry and related topics.
During the last two days, I attended the Red Herring East 2007 conference in Boston. Although not directly related to my usual project failures focus, it’s an important event that should be of interest to readers of this blog.
The America’s Cup Hall of Fame just held it’s 2007 induction ceremony in Valencia, Spain. This is completely off-topic except I’ve been on their Board for years, and I serve as Treasurer.
Dennis Howlett, enterprise software guy and blogger, makes the following point about the difference between SAP and Oracle:Want to know the difference between Oracle and SAP? Now you know.
This morning, while sitting in a coffee shop enjoying green tea, my mobile phone rang. It was a research analyst from India, working on a report about CRM and ERP systems, who wanted to discuss project failures.
At the recent Enterprise 2.0 Conference, I was quietly eating essential nutrients (cookies and coffee), when Paul Dandurand, founder and CEO of PIEmatrix, introduced himself.
SAP has fallen off the BusinessWeek list of top 100 IT companies. From the article, here is the explanation why SAP was removed:SAPA new line of software from SAP will let customers tap into programs on an SAP [NYSE:SAP] server and use SAP functions without installing and maintaining them on their own computers.
The Evolving Excellence blog has a strongly-worded article against implementing SAP at a particular company with $5M in annual revenue. The argument basically says that a simpler, less expensive, system would work just as well for a business of that relatively small size.
Google Groups was down for a short while today, as you can see from the image below. Even the most robust infrastructure sometimes fails.