Your Tech Vendor is Just NOT That Into You!Is your tech vendor really your ‘strategic partner’?
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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.
The stakes are growing as uncertainty continuesSatyam is another services firm with some retention issues: employees and clients.Let’s start with the client erosion issue first.
More than bankruptcy to worry aboutBearingPoint, the consultancy that once was part of KPMG, has entered a very different era in its history. The firm’s U.
Enterprise 10 screen shotsPlanview’s Mega Announcement: Enterprise 10Checking the news these days is often depressing with the words ‘cutbacks’ and ‘recession’ being in most headlines. What we hear too little of are words like ‘expansion’, ‘bigger’, ‘more’, etc.
Inventory of H-1B Visa Woes & What’s Needed for Positive ChangeU.S.
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.
A Small Scale Success - Big LessonsFellow ZDNet blogger Michael Krigsman writes a lot about project failures. He and I communicate frequently as these failures almost always involve package software and/or a systems integrator.
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.
How recessions should alter vendor behaviorOracle had a recent show here in Chicago. Attendees were given a very nice breakfast, a keynote from an Oracle executive and an opportunity to kick the tires on scads of Oracle products.
Why referrals and social networks are bargains in today’s economyHR software vendors have been innovating away lately. I’ve got several backed up posts I need to get out on them.