Brian Sommer

Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.

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The new physics for IT shops: PPM

What would Newton tell today's CIOsSir Isaac Newton’s Second Law of Physics posits that Force is equal to Mass times Acceleration (F=M x A). While this factoid is something many of us learned in high school, it is one of those laws that is bedeviling IT departments and one that IT groups want help with in solving.

February 16, 2009 by

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IBM – Move overseas if you want to keep your job

Certainly, it’s an interesting proposal that IBM has put forward to its former employees.According to a ComputerWorld article,“Some of the workers being let go by IBM have a chance to remain with the company — if they're willing to move to Brazil, India, China or a dozen other low-wage countries.

February 11, 2009 by

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The inspiration for Business Suite 7

A different germ for changeEarlier today, at the Business Suite 7 (BS7) announcement, I speculated that SAP took some great performance and enhancement technology from its Business ByDesign (BBD) product line and related architecture and incorporated those into the new BS7 suite.In a meeting with some of the Enterprise Irregulars, Leo Apotheker, Co-CEO of SAP AG, corrected this perception.

February 4, 2009 by

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