By Timo Elliott on November 8, 2010
Corporate tablet alternatives to the iPad are now on the horizon.
At the recent Adobe Max 2010 conference, Mike Lazardis demonstrated SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards running on the brand-new Adobe-Flash compatible BlackBerry PlayBook.
Posted in Featured Posts, Mobile | Tagged 2010, adobe, All, Analytic, BI, business analytics, Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Dashboards, Featured, innovation, Innovation Center, ipad, iphone, Max, PlayBook, RIM, sap, tablet | 1 Response
By Timo Elliott on November 5, 2010
Bad data and bad conclusions are the scourge of “the internets” — don’t let it happen in your company, too.
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged All, Analytics, Bad Analysis, Bad Data, Bad Science, Ben Goldacre, BI, business analytics, Business Intelligence, Confirmation Bias, data, Featured, global warming, Idiots, Peter Hadfield, sap, Science journalism, statistics
By Zoli Erdos on October 26, 2010
I envy software marketing types. They get to stay kids forever: pull pranks and even get paid for it.:-) Today’s example comes courtesy of TechCrunch: PayPal competitor WePay dropped a 600lbs ice block at the entrance of the Paypal developer conference. They got chased away and Moscone security removed the ice block. My question: who […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Just for fun, Marketing | Tagged billboards, box.net, boxed software, conferences, edgy marketing, Great Plains, humor, kashflow, marketing pranks, microsoft, netsuite, Oracle, paypal, saas, sage, salesforce.com, sap, sharepoint, siebel, software marketing, wepay, zoho | 5 Responses
By Timo Elliott on October 19, 2010
Recap of the IDC BI Roadshow session in Prague, the Czech Republic, including some interesting BI data nuggets
By Frank Scavo on October 18, 2010
As we all know, software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been one of the bright spots in the enterprise systems marketplace these days. The advantages are becoming more widely recognized: lower total cost, faster time-to-benefit, little to no capital expenditure, and less pain in system upgrades.
In fact, in some segments of the enterprise market, SaaS is already where most of the action is…
Posted in Application Software, Enterprise, Featured Posts, Your POV | Tagged Business ByDesign, erp, functional parity, netsuite, Plex Systems, saas, SaaS suite, salesforce.com, sap, software selection | 1 Response
By Zoli Erdos on October 12, 2010
Or at least customers using SAP are making cool things…
By Timo Elliott on October 10, 2010
What do horse-drawn buses and 5,000 tons of manure have to do with Business Intelligence and Innovation?
Posted in Application Software, Enterprise, Featured Posts | Tagged "George Mathew", "Jason Rose", "Steve Lucas", 2010, 4.0, All, Analytics, ASUG, BI, BusinessObjects, Dashboards, Featured, keynote, Orlando, sap, User Conference, Web Intelligence
By Zoli Erdos on October 5, 2010
NetSuite’s marketing team has been known for their edginess, starting from pranks like the SAP for the Rest of Us Party during SAP’s annual conference to staging a shootout at the anti-SAP Conference or releasing edgy videos a’la Mac vs. Windows. Today they are doing it again, by establishing the Hairball Institute for Business: (The […]
Posted in Application Software, Featured Posts, Marketing | Tagged all-in-one, application suite, enterprise software, erp, google apps, hairball, integrated suites, integration, marketing, netsuite, netsuite oneworld, Oracle, saas, saas erp, sap, smb, sme, ui, user interface | 1 Response
By Steve Mann on October 1, 2010
Well there was a lot of jaw droppin over the announcement that Léo Apotheker is HP’s new CEO and that Ray Lane is joining the Board. Here’s all the analysis worth reading. It’s just that, well, hmmmm. I’m a Léo…
By Zoli Erdos on September 30, 2010
<quick rant, not qualified analysis, don’t read much into it> So Leo Apotheker got HP. Or did HP get Leo? Either way, the former SAP CEO has just been named as the future savior of HP. Great pick. HP’s troops have never been more demoralized, and Leo has a lot of experience with demoralized troops. […]
By Zoli Erdos on September 29, 2010
Astute readers may have noticed we’ve been writing more and more abut mobility. No, we have not changed focus – it’s computing that has changed a lot. Cloud computing and mobility are more and more intertwined. We still won’t be reporting about iPhone games, the best video tools, the huge advertising potential in location / […]
By Timo Elliott on September 27, 2010
Business Intelligence Conference day in Lisbon, Portugal, with a great example of dashboards for IT operations.
By Steve Mann on September 27, 2010
There was a little blurb on internet.com a couple of days ago mentioning that Novell would be optimizing the SUSE Linux OS for SAP applications. Linux vendor Novell is releasing an optimized version of its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server tailored…
By Steve Mann on September 22, 2010
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung notes that after the quarrelsome and strained relationship with former CEO Léo Apotheker, starting with but certainly not ending over proposed maintenance hikes, the SAP German User Group – DSAG is experiencing a better relationship with the SAP’s new co-CEO, Jim Snabe. What I gleaned from the article is that DSAG […]