Jon Reed

Jon Reed

Jon Reed has been involved in enterprise communities since 1995. These days, Jon is a roving blogger/analyst, and also counsels vendors and startups on go-to-market strategy. Jon was named best writer by the ERP Focus 2014 and 2016 writer awards. He is a diginomica co-founder, Enterprise Irregular, and purveyor of multi-media content. Jon is an advocate for media over marketing; he sees diginomica as a chance to disrupt tech media, with the BS-weary enterprise reader in mind.
Jon Reed
Jon Reed

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Don't think about IoT without UX design - a chat with Infiswift

UX for IoT raises some tricky questions. When we're designing for the Internet of Things, are we going for automation and eliminating a human UI entirely? And how do we account for the range of devices and industries? Those are some of the questions I got into with the IoT team from Infiswift.

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NoSQL, MySQL, and the database as commodity debate - Severalnines weighs in

Sometimes a good argument brings its own rewards. Such was the case with database management vendor Severalnines, who sent me a sharply-worded pitch about a database-as-commodity debate I started with MariaDB. Severalnines CEO Vinay Joosery brought a different take, questioning the revenge of SQL and raising the issue of cloud lock-in.

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Automotive disruption revisited - the shift from car ownership to "mobile experiences"

Are automotive incumbents doing enough to anticipate the disruption that's coming? And why is that much-flogged term "big data" integral to new automotive business models? How will changes from ownership to on-demand autos impact urban planning? These are a few of the questions I posed to investor, blogger, and book author Evangelos Simoudis in our chat wrap.

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Enterprise hits and misses - Shell Downstream CIO issues digital warning, HfS sparks talent debate

In this edition: Why Shell's Downstream CIO believes that CIOs must earn their business relevance or walk the career plank. HfS sparks a debate on the future of work and the obsession with digital efficiency over a purpose that matters. Also: what we've learned over the event season about AI and customer-savvy. Your whiffs include Facebook stepping in it, Google stepping in it twice, and: I go back on my airlines ban to assess British Airways.

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S/4HANA cloud customers emerge - a video review and analysis

At Sapphire Now, we had a couple of S/4HANA Cloud customers drop by the studio. Their stories shed light on how customers are using the S/4HANA Cloud, including the notable impact of extensibility on the SAP Cloud Platform. They didn't, however, settle a debate on whether S/4HANA Cloud was downplayed at this year's event.

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Enterprise hits and misses - diginomica on cybersecurity, SAP and Salesforce on tour

In this edition: diginomica does cybersecurity, while AI alarmists meet an optimist. Salesforce has a world tour and SAP had a big show - we've got your breezy roundup. Grappling with workplace diversity is one theme this week; pizza is another. Food-related whiffs abound, with Pizza Hut asking for - and receiving - viral shaming. Finally, can AI ever make better music than the Biebs?

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SAP's Business Beyond Bias ambitions - SuccessFactor's Patti Fletcher gives a live SAPPHIRENow update

SAP's Business Beyond Bias is one of its most compelling initiatives. The problems it aims to tackle are vital to modern business but hardly easy to solve. At Sapphire Now 2017, SAP SuccessFactor's Patti Fletcher dropped by diginomica's video studio to talk about the program and how transformational change can happen. We also got into how SAP is integrating this into products and why algorithms are both hopeful and troubling.