Lots of M&A activity in the SaaS/Cloud space. But not everyone will benefit from the escalating acquisition frenzy. See if you'll benefit from it.
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Many writers explore just one tech sector. Brian looks at the entire tech ecosystem to better understand the often conflicted relationships between software vendors, integrators, outsourcers and more.
Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.
Global payroll solutions are few and far between. It's really hard to create one solution to handle the unique nuances of over 220 countries. Patersons gets real close and recent events auger well for the firm.
Oracle's recent acquisitions may be for two different reasons. Which deal was done to fill a product line hole and which was to acquire an install base?
So you want to hire great talent but the results have been eluding your firm. The analytics tool you have doesn't seem to deliver any better insights either. Read on to see what a better solution might contain.
If you had to decide which of two employees to keep, wouldn't you want to hang onto the one that many people in your firm depend upon? But how would you know who they are? Read on for a great tool for this and other business value.
Businesses often build safety stocks into their supply chain to handle all manner of disruptions or changing customer buying habits. Yet businesses rarely do so regarding their workforce. That could be a mistake.
Software application development has been going on for decades. In the old world of software, applications took a (usually accounting) business event and then validated, stored and reported it. These were internal usage utilities that dealt with internal data. That's the wrong perspective to have today. Businesses don't want apps - they need 'capabilities'. Moreover, they need capabilities that serve different kinds of information to different kinds of smart devices to mobile, interconnected workers.
Building applications that take advantage of low-cost, powerful multi-processor computers is not always easy. That's changing and businesses with benefit from this if solution providers take advantage of new programming technologies.
ERP doesn't have to be on-premise. In fact, a slew of new announcements and entrants into the cloud ERP space point to a very cloud-centric and vibrant set of changes are underway in the ERP market. Here are a number of the recent announcements.
Where will the HR software market go? What kinds of innovation are needed to keep this space vibrant? How should we evaluate the kinds of innovation that are entering this space? (Part 2 of 2)