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Email is not dying

There's many a rumor that email is dead. Nothing could be further from the truth. But is there a good way to collaborate with team members while not sacrificing the utility of email? Right now that seems much harder than it looks.

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Oracle preps for cloud 'fiscal cliff'

As it has put its cloud-based software on an equal footing with its traditional packaged offerings, Oracle has signaled its readiness to deal with the revenue hiatus that inevitably accompanies a large-scale shift to the cloud model.

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Tableau IPO shows strong interest in BI

Last Friday, Tableau (who? we'll get to that) debuted on NASDAQ at a whopping 64 percent premium to its placing offer price of $31/share. That 'pop' valued the company at an eye watering $2.

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Serving up fresh analytics every day

Enterprise analytics is a fast-growing market, as users demand up-to-the-minute data presented visually in context. But in their rush to consume fresh daily data, they may overlook the need for proper preparation of the data before serving.

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Will Yahoo come Tumblr-ing down?

Silicon Valley's worst kept secret ever will be confirmed later today when Yahoo announces a buyout of Tumblr. But is this just a PR gesture towards the achingly cool or a thought-through business play by Marissa Mayer?

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Last week in tech

Here is my somewhat cheeky look at what was interesting and entertaining last week in the wonderful world of technology. In this episode we're talking SAPPHIRE v SuiteWorld and about Google not paying its taxes in the right place - allegedly.

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Cloud SIs do it differently

Global SIs have established relationships with enterprises that make them preferred partners for most projects. But cloud implementations may require a different approach that specialist cloud SIs are better equipped to deliver.

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ICAEW flubs cloud case

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has flubbed its understanding of cloud - big time. In a report entitled: The Business Case for Cloud (restricted distribution), author Chris Tiernan, managing partner of Grosvenor Consultancy Services makes a number of assertions that are perplexing at many levels.

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Sapphire Now 2013 report card

I'm awarding SAP high marks for clarifying HANA options and a passing grade for talking about a modern user interface badged Fiori. Not approved for graduation? The cloud platform story. Read on for more.

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Does CapGemini get cloud?

This week, CapGemini figured large at both SAPPHIRE Now and NetSuite SuiteWorld but for very different reasons.

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Face/Off - SuiteWorld vs Sapphire Now

This week has seen diginomica team members in Orlando for SAPPHIRE Now and San Jose for NetSuite SuiteWorld. I was in San Jose at the SuiteWorld event but had contact with colleagues over in Orlando. Which was better?

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Qualcomm mulls shift to cloud ERP

At wireless technology giant Qualcomm, insiders are said to refer to NetSuite's cloud ERP system as 'the rapid platform', in contrast to the 'legacy platform' from Oracle that runs its core systems. Already deployed in peripheral business units, a larger role for NetSuite may now be on the cards.

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NetSuite SuiteWorld - Day 2 in review

This morning's keynote was all about demos. That's great for prospective customers but there needs to be more. In this keynote, Evan Goldberg, CTO NetSuite showed us a slew of enhancements including work on the user interface, multi-book accounting and a natty wine distribution application developed by a partner.