Xero's market cap is riding high at more than NZD2 billion. By any standards this is a very high number. In comparison and despite divesting non-core businesses, Sage is flatlining. Should Sage be concerned? I believe so.
Recently I had the chance to kick my CRM grievances around with Aaron Fulkerson, CEO of MindTouch, and find out why he thinks cloud can alter service for the better. Some of Aaron's answers really surprised me - I hope they spark a worthwhile debate.
How useful are vendor sponsored surveys? There have to be doubts given the agendas that vendors follow. Even so, buyers use surveys as a single decision making point.
Are we using the wrong approach when considering how to address end customer needs in retail? Paula Rosenblum provides an interesting perspective that informs how we should think - and in more than a single category.
Corporate fraud and compliance investigator Guidepost is using a cloud-based 'smart data' system to speed analysis of terabytes of data and achieve better results for less cost.
HANA, change, HANA, cloud, HANA. The SAP Forum in Birmingham reiterated the one plain truth: all roads lead to HANA.
Stuart hooks up with Thomas Otter, head of product at SuccessFactors to discuss SAP's HR future as he sees it. Forthright as always, Otter provides his 'broccoli and ice cream' perspective.
Increasing use of cloud applications alongside existing apps makes for multiple logins and management headaches. Okta and other cloud access management vendors think they have the solution.
SAP UK and Ireland User Group asked us to partner with them for media coverage. It would be an understatement to say we're excited. We like user groups that actively support customer interests. This is one such group.
A chance post led me to a podcast between Euan Semple, Megan Murray and Doc Searls. The result? Get ready for a sex change because that might be what it takes to turn your business into a digital enterprise.
Three months late and hardly adorned with bells and whistles, the UK Ministry of Justice rolled out is first Digital by Default service. What else is in the pipeline and when might we see evidence that there is Life on Mars on the MOJ?
A three-year SaaS roll out – covering office, HR, IT service and procurement – has not been without its challenges at the business services giant.