The professional accounting market is quietly but perceptibly undergoing change. Much of that change is down to how firms are rethinking what it means to be a professional services firm in the 21st century. There's an invigorating approach to marketing too.
Now that SAP has all the HANA talk out of the way and the HANA Enterprise Cloud has been unveiled, what can we expect from the Sapphire Now keynote stage? Well, more HANA of course. What else were you expecting? We offer some clues.
CRM Idol is the must do competition for those start up and small companies in the CRM and social CRM spaces. Past winners and competitors have gone on to great things. This year, diginomica is providing a couple of prizes as a way of giving back. Come join the fun.
SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud has many implications for both customers and the broader SAP ecosystem. Making sense of them all in what will be a complex world is not straightforward and we anticipate many twists and turns.
The first wave of enterprise mobile apps have been a disappointment. Either they don't exploit the mobile environment or they're not connected to enterprise data. To get the best of both worlds, a hybrid approach may be the best template.
SageOne is finally gaining some respectable traction with a paying customer count of 11,500 as at 31st March 2013. But what lies beneath those numbers and to what extent is the company stretching itself.
Gartner's assessment of who leads the lead management sector sees Marketo and Eloqua ahead of the pack, but with Salesforce.com looming close behind.
IT leaders like Jeroen Tas of Philips are being challenged to create a strategic vision for how their organizations can exploit the vast amounts of customer data becoming available to them through big data initiatives – while instilling and growing customer trust.
Instead of wiping out bricks-and-mortar retail, the internet is bringing a new type of shopping experience to town centers and malls. While retailers who don't adapt are failing, a new breed is finding success.
Business decision making is becoming more and more ad-hoc. It's a daily necessity. Even the best managers often prefer to trust gut instincts more than hard facts.
Grab a coffee. There's a lot to digest. Vishal Sikka, executive board member SAP's infectious enthusiasm for SAP HANA - his little girl - is palpable.
SuiteWorld 2013, NetSuite's annual customer conference gets underway next week. Several of the diginomica team will be attending including yours truly. This is a show I like not least because with some 80 partners, there's a good chance of getting round to see what's on offer.
My good buddy Vinnie Mirchandani says I spend far too much time worrying about yesterday's technology. He may be right but then I worry a lot about the people and things that pay the bills, move things around, get things made and so on. However, there is a largely unseen world to which we should pay attention.