Sourcing and vendor management
User subscription licensing is a game changer
The announcement by Microsoft last week of a per-user subscription licensing (USL) option for Windows is significant, and good, news for its customers. I’ve been telling Microsoft product managers for years to phase out their obsolete per-device licensing models, and this is a major step in that direction.
November 04, 2014 9:34:00 AM Read Full Post
Learnings from Workday customers
by Forrester Analysts
Clients tell us they are turning to SaaS not so much for cost savings but primarily for greater business results: greater business agility and improved collaboration inside and outside the enterprise. But, what can SaaS applications provide that traditional, single tenant applications cannot?
October 06, 2014 9:13:00 AM Read Full Post
Do you take it to the wire or settle early?
June is a such great month - the days are getting warmer, Wimbledon merges tennis with strawberries and cream, the kids are all pleasantly subdued while revising and sitting exams, the World Cup is just around the corner, and (how could we...
May 21, 2014 8:55:40 AM Read Full Post
Your choices on mobile strategy will determine your organisation's future
“The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” This popular quote hit home at the Global Mobile Internet Conference panel on meeting the challenge of global connectivity that I moderated earlier this...
May 12, 2014 8:58:38 AM Read Full Post
Choice means leverage
Chief information officers are dedicating more of their budgets to what we call “systems of engagement” (technologies that help win, serve, and retain customers) rather than “systems of record” (back-office...
April 14, 2014 10:14:03 AM Read Full Post
Technology now defines every product
We live in a time of digital disruption. The next generation of product development will require wholesale change to the types of skills companies need. As my colleague James Staten recently wrote, an earthquake in Silicon Valley is turning every...
April 07, 2014 9:21:31 AM Read Full Post
Oracle's Q3 falls short of market expectations (again)
Oracle has missed revenue expectations for three quarters in a row now as its Q3 results fell short of market expectations. The company blamed currency fluctuations and the strength of the US dollar for this latest miss. The company reported...
March 26, 2014 10:27:17 AM Read Full Post
A growing product set and new editions mean sourcing professionals need to be ready
Despite an increasingly crowded market of cloud applications, salesforce.com is still very much the “darling” of the SaaS world. Some evidence of the provider’s continued fast-paced growth? Strong stock market performance. On...
March 06, 2014 11:32:17 AM Read Full Post
Big Blue has much to do on integration
IBM is making a big push into the SaaS space - boasting 100+ SaaS offerings and $1 billion plus in targeted investments. The good news for buyers is that the strategy is broad, flexible, and open. But, the downside is that the current landscape...
February 28, 2014 10:10:39 AM Read Full Post
Impact goes far beyond third party support
I've just published a Quick Take report that explains why the Nevada District Court’s recent decision on some of the issues in the four-year-old Oracle versus Rimini Street case has significant implications for sourcing professionals...
February 27, 2014 9:50:15 AM Read Full Post