"To some extent, the AI model is a commodity. Data is how we're going to differentiate." That provocative statement kicked off some newsworthy updates from Oracle on their AI strategy for B2B. Oracle also revealed how the DataFox acquisition fits in.
Oracle MCX 2019 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan shares why moving to the cloud is just one part of business transformation
I've done plenty of stories on moving legacy systems to the cloud. But at Oracle Modern CX 2019, I dug into a story of a deeper transformation. Here's how Jac Amerell of Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan earned buy-in for change - and the business case to fund it.
When I hear about a sales enablement tool that achieved 99 percent adoption, that gets my attention. Here's what I learned about how Nutanix uses Clari - and what's next for AI and sales.
This week - CIOs get serious about digital, but questions about the ROI of digital transformation persist. Plus: the open source powder keg and "everything" as a service. Blockchains need some blocksplaining. Your whiffs include privacy meltdowns.
Some pundits are skeptical about partners building cloud ERP verticals. JAAS Systems could care less - these days, they're the official manufacturing edition for Acumatica cloud ERP. Here's why JAAS bet on Acumatica, and cloud manufacturing.
Is digital transformation sticking to the wall, or losing its meaning? Debating digital data with Brian Solis
Brian Solis is a good sport with interesting data. That's the ingredients for a fresh back-and-forth on the merits of digital transformation. Here's what The Altimeter Group has learned about how digital change happens, and the obstacles in the way.
This week - retail strategy comes into focus in our retail content blowout. Facebook vows to take a privacy do-over, while the abuse of privileged credentials raises red flags for enterprise security. Your whiffs include a sublime series of bonehead alerts.
Retailers walk a thin line between encouraging results and omni-struggles. Here's my top picks and lessons learned from diginomica's retail transformation coverage.
MariaDB CEO on the open source enterprise - we can bridge the gap between bare metal and microservices
The MariaDB OpenWorks show brought a flurry of news and open source drama. During my talk with MariaDB CEO Michael Howard, I asked him about an underreported storyline: MariaDB's commitment to Kubernetes and microservices.
Enterprise hits and misses - Mobile World Congress pushes 5G, workers go rogue on their messaging apps
This week - Mobile World Congress flaunts 5G and Hololens, but political and ethical questions abound. Workers go rogue on messaging apps, and: an essential piece on designing inclusive enterprise events. As always, some delightful/scary whiffs.
MariaDB OpenWorks 2019 opened with "open source enterprise" fanfare. But what do customers think? Auto Europe gave me a view into their open source pursuit - and results. Up next? a careful approach to microservices.
Exclusive - how Innovative Composite Engineering excels at manufacturing quality and security with IQMS
Success in manufacturing is not for the timid or the laggards. But IQMS ERP customer Innovation Composite Engineering has found a winning formula. Here's what they told me about their keys to success, from traceability to security to business intelligence.
Enterprise hits and misses - AI gets field lessons, Huawei gets scrutiny and flat hierarchies get a reality check
This week's enterprise buffet includes AI field views and a fresh look at flat hierarchies. Plus: what Huawei's security debate means for IT leaders. Your whiffs include some huge privacy gaffes, including one in flight.