Brian Sommer

Brian Sommer

Brian Sommer is one of the titans of the technology services arena with more than 25 years experience in the field, 10 of which were served as the most senior director of Andersen Consulting's (now Accenture's) global Software Intelligence unit.
Brian Sommer

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State of Cloud Manufacturing ERP - Part 1, change is upon us

Within verticals, it seems everyone has a cloud ERP solution for service firms and omni-channel retailers.  But, what’s going on in the Manufacturing ERP space? In this first of six part series, Brian Sommer provides a macro market deep dive to set the stage. 

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The fast, comprehensive SuiteWorld 17 recap

SuiteWorld 17 was more than a transition show for NetSuite. The company, many times lightheartedly, sought to allay customers or prospects concerns re: the future of the company, its people or its products. They did that very well.

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Oracle’s PaaS/IaaS progress - becoming real

Are Oracle's IaaS and PaaS solutions real? Here’s what Brian Sommer learned at a recent analyst event centered on just such a question. The reality seems to be a lot of progress, but with some lingering concerns.

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Oracle and Accenture - the consultant's view

Acquiring a services firm presents significant hurdles for a software business. Here is my assessment as someone who spent many years at Accenture or, as it was in my day, Andersen Consulting.