Archive: Frictionless enterprise

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The myth of buying on benefits

Have buying priorities changed? Salesforce.com thinks so. They talk about outcomes rather than features and benefits. It sounds like a powerful argument but does it hold up?

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Pink Floyd - when near free hurts

A war is brewing over royalties paid to musicians. Pink Floyd has come out as one fo many voices opposed to Pandora's support of proposed legislation that would see costs to Pandora slashed and rights removed.

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CIO cloud disruptions - Sina Moatamed Q & A

Sina Moatamed has written a series of provocative posts on the cloudy enterprise, most recently The Office of the Cloud CIO. But what about the day-to-day predicaments of IT executives? And how does his visionary take clash with the real word uncertainties provoked by PRISM? There was only one way to find out.

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Why Informatica World mattered

Salesforce.com and SAP may have stolen the headlines, but the best vendor-sparked conversations were actually coming out of Informatica World. Here's why.

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Ariba's network strategy

Ariba's networks strategy is a long vision of how indirect spend gets optimized. It's a vision I find compelling.

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SAP dips its toe in the e-commerce pool

SAP goes on another shopping trip. This time it's e-commerce automation with the acquisition of hybris. What do we think? Not a lot but we are prepared to be surprised.

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AribaLIVE Berlin - a company of contradictions?

AribaLIVE is underway in Berlin. We find a company enjoying success but with plenty of work to do. We also hear how SAP is 'eating its own dog food' as an Ariba customer. The insights are invaluable.

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Enterprise apps reborn in the cloud

It's time to leave behind the old enterprise application categories of the client-server age and map a new landscape that reflects the enormous innovation and business creativity emerging in the cloud.

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Why do customers choose SAP cloud?

We are now starting to see some solid SAP cloud customer case studies. In this article, we hit on three very different implementations, shared concerns and benefits expected.

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Weissbeerger helps the beer flow

Anything that helps beer flow more quickly gets our vote. Enter Israeli based Weissbeerger. They're in the alochol analytics space, which, I must admit, is a new category to me.

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Nike's world class service

World class service often appears to be a myth. Yet some companies are getting it right, leveraging digital channels and benefitting accordingly. More important, customers are the recipients of a consistent and pleasant service. Nike is in that class.

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Changing the accounting game

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.