Plex Online, a poster-child for cloud ERP, has been sold to Francisco Partners. What does this mean for customers, competitors and others?
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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.
Part 3 - NetSuite made a significant number of product announcements at its recent SuiteWorld event. It's the volume and speed of their R&D group that other vendors should note.
Part 2 of NetSuite SuiteWorld big points: The Partner ecosystem of NetSuite is definitely gaining momentum. But, is the growth consistent with other major platform ecosystems? How is it differing?
So what were the big takeaways from the NetSuite SuiteWorld conference last week? In the first of a three part assessment, see how the new commerce engine may be creating a new for new analytic capabilities within NetSuite's product line.
Accounting software can really change from time to time. Now, with cloud solutions popping up in abundance, the changes are everywhere. What are the key factors to consider? How should these new applications be sourced today?
There are lots of businesses. Only a few have successfully found a way to be great social businesses, too. Sadly, even fewer still know how to listen to the the process improvement suggestions of their customers.
Thinking about signing on the dotted line for a SaaS solution? Guest columnist Tom Ryan tosses out a few points to ponder.
When traditional HR technology is fused with newer social & collaboration technology, it's time to rethink how performance management will really get done.
Single-tenant, Multi-tenant, Mixed-tenant, Mega-tenant, Tenant-tenant, Loo-tenant, ..... It's ridiculous what lengths software vendors go to when they really want to confuse buyers.
The economics are getting clearer. Individual IT shops can't acquire and operate hardware with the same scale and economy as larger cloud providers. But, not all providers are the same. Some are clearly driving costs the right direction.