Phil Wainewright

Phil Wainewright has been a recognized authority on cloud computing as a blogger, analyst, speaker and consultant since 1998. He writes about the transformation of 21st century business through digital technology to create frictionless enterprise, and is author of <a href="https://diginomica.com/dbook/xaas/">The XaaS Effect</a>.

Phil Wainewright

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Enterprise mobile apps go hybrid

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.

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AppExchange matures as vendors grow up

Ten years old next year, Salesforce.com's AppExchange ecosystem is maturing, with a growing roster of partners having built substantial software businesses running native on the Salesforce platform, including one that's reported to be prepping an IPO later this year.

Charles Phillips Inforum 2013

Infor parades its digital revival plan

Infor is an unexpected rider hitching a lift on the bandwagon of next-generation enterprise software. It aims to outsmart larger rivals Oracle and SAP in enabling its customers to take advantage of all today's buzzwords - mobile, social, big data analytics and cloud connectivity. But is its customer base ready to take advantage of all the goodies unveiled at its annual conference this week?

Skills gap saps SaaS success rate

Cloud application vendors argue that their apps are so easy-to-use and rapid to deploy that there's very little call on professional services to implement them. But that attitude may be leading enterprises to under-invest in the skills and effort needed to realize the business results they hope to achieve.