Two years is a long time when it comes to the pace of automotive disruption. In my latest Q/A with Evangelos Simoudis, he gives us a look behind his new book on big data and the automotive industry. We get into the five cultural forces causing change in this sector, and why trends like mobility services present new risks and opportunities for carmakers.
Almost every conversation with SAP, its customers and partners had some tinge of indirect access. To its credit, SAP was up front about where it is at. User groups smell opportunity but each has a different approach. Customers are the ones who are left head scratching. We separate the noise from the signal on this discussion.
Five guys get together to chew the fat about what we've seen at SAPPHIRENow 2017 so far. There has been plenty to consider and the odd surprise. Read on and watch as we assess this year's event.
Pricing and SAP's Next Big Thing will dominate SAPPHIRENow 17. There is both excitement and concern at some hefty challenges that lay ahead. Whatever happens, it will be 'interesting.'
Every event brings surprises. At PowerPlex 2017, Plex customer Trojan Battery took a group of analysts, including yours truly, into their high-volume shop floor for an up close look at the intensity of lead acid battery production. It's a story of a company in growth mode, taking a cloud-first approach to modern manufacturing.
In the first part of our State of Manufacturing ERP series, we set the stage in terms of macro market conditions. In this next part, we profile Kenandy at a fairly high level.
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.
A UK-based smart pet products company knows that when it comes to keeping customer data safe, it doesn't have the luxury of nine lives.
The NetSuite Billing and Commerce systems don’t currently work together to support a subscription model, so Enviroscent built the capability itself.
The largest and most complex machine in history is 15% more efficient, thanks to enterprise asset management (EAM) from Infor.
Like most industries, gas stations use a motley collection of old and new technologies. A new breed of technologies is coming along to help operators get a more complete data picture.
Drawing on meetings and online inquiries, Dick Hirsch dons the investigator hat again to pursue SAP's data as a service moves in Digital Customer Insight and beyond. In the process, he makes a discovery: a new internal startup called SAP Business Data Network that reveals some of SAP's data as a service intentions, and how they compare with other companies such as Uber.
In this edition: IoT security gets real - and what to do about it. Plus AI gets vertical, and practical, as several smarties shine light on what AI can actually do in 2017 (and it ain't chatbots). U.S. ISPs get a problematic win over privacy, and the Oracle-wants-Accenture rumors get a roasting. Your whiffs include a dog that did, self-driving car infatuations, and my old stomping grounds - skewering music pirates and their philosophical defenders.