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.

December 12, 2011 by in CXO

More HR Tech - SHL

More HR Tech - SHL

SHL finds the people with the best chances for succeeding in a given firm, culture and role. Find out more here.

December 12, 2011 by in CXO

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.

November 29, 2011 by in Tech & Work

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.

November 27, 2011 by in Banking

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