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Oracle: everyone's got an opinion about them. Here's a market focused look at one of the largest technology firms on the planet. Unlike one category or one product line firms, Oracle's in a lot of sectors selling to many different kinds of buyers. Show More Summary
While I like knowing what's going on in the tech space, press releases can sometimes leave one hungry for the truth. So, I contacted my colleagues at the tech PR firm "Blithering Media" to give us some (humorous) tips for writing the perfect technology press release. Enjoy.
In less than a year, Adaptive Planning built a fairly solid, complete consolidation tool and Workday created a mountain of new functionality for their new version 19 of their product. The scale of these releases is a testimony to how fast cloud solution providers can create lots of new capability.
Last week, I wrote about SumTotal's new architecture: elixHR. There was some back channel debate about whether SumTotal, as I had written, had actually re-plumbed their product line. I spoke with their SVP of Product and Customer Service to verify or clarify the new architecture.
Almost simultaneously last week, Wowzer, Silkroad and Nobscot all announced new capabilities to help companies in their War for Talent. Wowzer now has a Match functionality to go with its video interviewing and SilkRoad has teamed with Nobscot to better understand why people leave companies, especially those that leave shortly after joining the company.
Oracle announced a number of new in-memory analytic apps and improved performance of many products. SumTotal debuted its elixHR integration platform. Lumesse had a really interesting analyst and customer gig. And, I'm on my way to another conference tonight.
A conversation with Appian CEO Matt Calkin turned up an interesting insight into a new use for social and business process management technologies.
Phil Simon's made a digestible book on the big data technology space. Yes, you could even give this book to your CEO and he/she will get it. It's a well-written piece that does what it advertises: it creates the business case for big data.
There's an arms race brewing in HR software. This week, Ultimate Software announced greater global payroll support and user definable fields. The company's offerings are expanding functionally and geographically and their relevance to more HR solution buyers will likely increase.
Finally, we can have a new, different image of Infor. For two years, the company has been quietly re-tooling all of its product lines. They've re-thought cloud, user interface and more to create a series of micro-vertical solutions. It's definitely a different Infor now.
The ERP space continues to evolve. Acumatica, a committed Microsoft-based ERP solution developer, has gotten a new CEO in recent weeks. Read this interview with new CEO Yury Larichev.
Recruiting is tough especially the part where one must source job candidates. JobVite's always good for a look into how the HR sourcing process can be turned on its ear. Their new Engage product takes CRM concepts and applies them to talent acquisition. It's kind of interesting.....
The IBM Connect 2013 show stirred up all kinds of thoughts because of the push for the "social business." Interestingly, pioneers in the knowledge-management space tried to make some of this fly decades ago. In fact, IBM's big tool, Lotus Notes, was a big part of those early systems. Show More Summary
Plex Online has been a success story in multi-tenant cloud ERP. After several recent investor changes and a capital infusion late last year, the company has a new CEO. This CEO, Jason Blessing, comes from a big enterprise software world and plans to grow the reach and customer size of Plex's business.
Fake romantic relationships, bogus data in social media, etc. - how's an analytics user supposed to succeed with such problematic data? Some old-school common sense may be just what's needed in the world of analytics. Oh, and sometimes, the solutions can be a lot simpler than you think.
Identifying job seekers with great technical talent shouldn't be a needle in a haystack problem. Yet, many HR tools treat technical positions the same as other jobs. This creates frustration, bottlenecks and high costs for employers and job seekers with some of the best talent being completely overlooked. Show More Summary
Many M&A deals present more opportunities (and challenges) than may first appear. Brian ran some of his thoughts about the strategic value of this deal with Eric Berridge, CEO of BlueWolf, a big cloud and CRM implementer. Here are their insights regarding this potential deal.
From talent management, payroll, analytics, HRMS and other niche HR solutions, this year saw several cool innovations and emerging trends, plus a generous helping of M&A with a side order of IPO. Brian Sommer covers major issues, company highlights, and the year's big misses.
Not every vendor follows the script Geoffrey Moore laid out in Crossing the Chasm. But Igloo Software appears to be and the results speak for themselves.
What will Jim Snabe SAP's co-CEO, say at next year's Sapphire conference? Some of the clues were present at the recent Madrid Sapphire event but Brian Sommer fills in the gaps and targets some strategic decisions SAP must make. Enjoy this two-part piece.