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Facebook's lab rats

What happened to ethics?

by Disruptive technologies

It's long been said that if you're getting something for free online, then you're not the customer, you're the product. It's a reference to the one-sided bargain for personal information that powers so many social businesses - the way that...

July 03, 2014 9:48:12 AM Read Full Post

MongoDB is a showcase for the power of open source in the enterprise

Finding scale while maintaining quality will be key

by Disruptive technologies

We had the chance to attend the opening day of MongoDBWorld in New York. The event, which was the company's first user conference, was very well attended, with about 2000 attendees and made the Sheraton Time Square in New York look to small a...

June 26, 2014 9:46:59 AM Read Full Post

Infosys lands SAP's former CTO, Vishal Sikka, as new CEO

Analysing the significance of Infosys€™ first outsider CEO who lands from Silicon Valley

by Disruptive technologies

Infosys announced on June 12th, 2014 that Dr. Vishal Sikka would become the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD) of the company effective August 1, 2014. Dr. Sikka will be inducted as a whole-time director of the Board and...

June 17, 2014 4:06:32 AM Read Full Post

Microsoft discovers data ambience

And delivers an organic approach to in memory database...

by Disruptive technologies

Three weeks ago Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella was back in SFO for another announcement - after cloud for mobile and Office for iOS, then appearance at the build conference, now it was the database's turn. The event felt a little bit over...

May 14, 2014 10:25:51 AM Read Full Post

Why this is one of the busiest weeks for enterprise software

Ten Enterprise Software Events To Check Out And Follow

by Disruptive technologies

The Monday after Mother’s day was traditionally the week of the America’s SAP User Group and SAP’s big show, SAPPHIRENOW. However, this year the 20,000 plus attendee and over 250 partner sponsored show moved to June 2nd in order...

May 12, 2014 11:45:25 AM Read Full Post

SAP CTO Vishal Sikka resigns, what does it mean for SAP customers?

Departure of CTO signals change in long term direction

by Disruptive technologies

SAP  has announced a management reorganization and the departure of Vishal Sikka, SAP’s executive board member of products and innovation and CTO. The reorganization puts Bernd Leukert as Vishal’s immediate replacement to lead global...

May 06, 2014 9:11:26 AM Read Full Post

Key takeaways from IBM's Impact Conference - Day 1

Don't mention Websphere....

by Disruptive technologies

IBM’s Impact conference is happening in Las Vegas right now. The conference is well attended with over 9000 attendees. Here are my Top 3 Takeaways from the opening keynote: Marketplaces are essential In the new world of elastic resources...

April 30, 2014 9:36:12 AM Read Full Post

Big privacy: The new standard for big data privacy

Don't underestimate the strength of existing data protection legislation

by Disruptive technologies

I've just completed a major new Constellation Research report looking at how today's privacy practices cope with Big Data. The report draws together my longstanding research on the counter-intuitive strengths of technology-neutral data protection...

April 16, 2014 10:44:25 AM Read Full Post

The CMO is dead

CMOs use Big Data to become chief revenue and innovation officers

by Disruptive technologies

I know you’ve seen these types of dramatic headlines before: The CMO is dead. But in actuality, the roles in marketing, sales, and customer service that once governed how business “gets done” are shifting. This best practices...

April 15, 2014 6:37:23 AM Read Full Post

Cloud Bill of Rights for SaaS apps

Constellation certifies vendors on how well they perform to the Cloud Bill Of Rights: Actian and Netsuite achieve Epic status

by Disruptive technologies

The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership. This Constellation...

April 19, 2013 7:44:00 AM Read Full Post


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