Digital transformation remains an obstacle course. At Connected Enterprise '17, the BT-150 executive panel shared how they faced these obstacles, moving beyond noisy KPIs and stifling performance reviews.
I'm not a panel fan, but Xerocon 2017 featured a terrific customer panel. Here's what I learned about cloud financials, the challenges accountants are facing - and why one panelist hires for "laziness"!
This week: the rise of the cybercrime bots as businesses shore up their defenses. Plus: why you need to tone down your AI expectations. Netflix turns content ROI assumptions on its head, and whiffs-a-plenty.
At Sage Intacct Advantage, we heard from two services partners and cloud ERP advocates. AcctTwo and JMT Consulting Group shared their growth secrets - and why a vertical ERP focus pays off.
Workplace diversity is an important topic, but one that can be tuned out. At Xerocon 2017, a panel brought new data from Xero to light. Some of the data was troubling - but I also heard fresh ideas on going forward.
"We're not your father's accountant" - how Upsourced Accounting is changing accounting with the Xero cloud
Upsourced Accounting always knew they wanted cloud accounting software. But they could not have expected all the changes ahead. Ryan Watson shared their story at XeroCon - and his take on the AI and automation changes to come.
This week: what is the role for AI in workplace diversity? And why were analysts frustrated at AWS re:Invent? Plus: retail carnage with Amazon versus everybody else. Loads of whiffs this week as the social media spank tunnel ramps up.
Are enterprises still in content shock? New data suggests that content saturation levels are a real problem. I revisit a classic debate, and explain why my advice to enterprises has shifted since 2014.
At Couchbase Connect '17, I shot a fun demo video of EYE-SYNC, a mobile brain health assessment tool developed by SyncThink. CTO Dan Beeler shares what drives their brain health mission - and why they built a cloud data platform with Couchbase.
You can't improve what you can't measure. Michael Drollinger has learned that firsthand at Port of Seattle. He walked me through a service use case, sharing Tableau dashboards that illustrate the analytics progress made.
The ambitious journey to modern HR - talking risk, retention, and SuccessFactors with Corning's Christy Pambianchi
Modern HR is a worthy goal, but for a company of Corning's scale, it's an ambitious undertaking. Corning Incorporated's Christy Pambianchi told me her secrets to strategic HR - and how her team pulled off a big bang SuccessFactors rollout this year.
This week: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the books - we glean insights from the chaos. Plus: B2B buyers face a dichotomy - why technology buying remains a conundrum. Your whiffs include Twitter potshots, breaches, and an unfair/hilarious video about Millennials.
Startup growth is never a bad thing - but the strain it puts on an IT team is real. Jason Wu of AdStage told me how AdStage addressed its data scale issues, and why Apache Cassandra-as-a-Database service was the right choice.