Brian Sommer

Brian is in a unique position to diagnosis the winners and the losers in technology and services. He was the longest running (10 years) and most senior director of Andersen Consulting's (now Accenture's) global Software Intelligence unit - a position that required him to pick the best possible software solutions for hundreds of clients globally. He advised the firm on ERP software market forecasts and helped establish manpower planning estimates by vendor for deployment globally.Brian continues to remain close to technology buyers and sellers. When he left Andersen Consulting, he co-created a dot-com with blogger and former arch-enemy at Price Waterhouse, Vinnie Mirchandani. That firm helped broker efficient services contracts between software buyers and systems integrators. Since then, he's created TechVentive, Inc. - a company that helps technology firms better understand their markets - and Vital Analysis - the research and publishing arm of TechVentive. Brian still travels the world and publishes an impressive number of articles, research reports and blog posts annually to help software and services buyers make better business decisions. He can be reached at: brian @ vitalanalysis.com

Latest Posts

More HR Tech - TALX

More HR Tech - TALX

TALX provides a lot of the content that makes HR employment decisions happen. The reach of the firm has grown materially over the years.

published December 12, 2011 by

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The Other Debt Crisis

The Other Debt Crisis

Not every software vendor is the same. Some meticulously maintain their products and keep customers delighted with current technology. Others let maintenance lapse until it's almost too late. This technical debt picture gets more woozy when acquisitions, the cloud and other factors enter the picture.

published November 29, 2011 by

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Kenexa's Growing HR Footprint

Kenexa's Growing HR Footprint

Kenexa's grown a lot via acquisitions over the years. But, unlike many software acquirers that buy and hold, Kenexa appears to be incorporating these products into its solution sets and enhancing them along the way.

published November 27, 2011 by

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The Next Social Media Challenges

The Next Social Media Challenges

Interesting insights re: Social Media and the Enterprise @ Enterprise 2.0. But, are there some new capabilities that the market needs for social media to work well for businesses? Tech is scaling here but people aren't.

published November 16, 2011 by

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Cloud-y Days Ahead

Cloud-y Days Ahead

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.

published October 26, 2011 by

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