Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed

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My first exposure to a software “platform” was back in 1983 when McCormack and Dodge introduced Millennium and started to migrate all its modules to have the same look and feel, extensibility, queries and other features. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

The coming Enterprise Software Hurricane

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP In interviewing SAP customers for the upcoming book, I ended up classifying them broadly into four groups.

Software Maintenance "Empty Calories"

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Top of that list was Software Maintenance with the likes of Oracle, IBM and SAP Unbelievably, in the dozen years. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP At a conference in 2006, I presented a Top 10 list of technology expenses which to me represented "empty calories".

Software for Affinity Networks

Feld Thoughts

I’m been looking around for software to help me manage an increasing number of affinity networks. The post Software for Affinity Networks appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Technology affinity networks networks softwareThese are networks that I’ve created around different topics, such as the books I’ve written – like Startup Communities and Venture Deals – as well as topics I’m exploring with small to medium sized groups of people.

Importance of Application Software

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The post Importance of Application Software appeared first on ReadWrite. Small Business Software Startups Tech Software Development Company Software IT Solutions

4 Pieces Of Software Every Startup Needs

YoungUpstarts

In today’s society, new technology and software have impacted pretty much every aspect of how modern businesses operate. All businesses should, therefore, be taking advantage of technology and looking for ways that new software can benefit their business. VPN Software.

Time for more vertical integration in enterprise software

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They had collapsed software, hosting, application management and upgrades into one contract. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP As SaaS vendors took off in the early 2000s, I was encouraged by their business model. But in recent years I have seen a reversal and a lot.

Of Halloween and Enterprise Software

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I happened to check the contents of one pack – it had Hot Tamales, Chewy Lemonheads, Tootsie Rolls, Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP This time of the year, I buy several packages of assorted candies. Keeps the neighborhood kids who come around on Halloween happy.

Essential Business Software Every New Business Needs

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Increasingly, it’s good software that does the trick. Even on the level of number-crunching, paper-pushing and repetitive tasks, it turns out that software and digitalization can go a long way in modern business. Accounting and Finance Software. Resources business softwar

Signs of Spring in Enterprise Software

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry CommentaryThe country is seeing a welcome break from the polar vortex. Temperatures remind us of Spring. Well, may not quite - winter is not done, but there is clear hope. It's easy when you look at Wall Street's reaction to.

How To Improve Software Project Management Efficiency

YoungUpstarts

Software project managers have it rough: from fulfilling the interests of stakeholders with limited resources and time, constantly-updating technologies – it seems like a never-ending battle. If not, the software project will take longer to complete.

Vertical Software: One Industry which has bucked the trend

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Readers know I have been hounding software vendors on why they are not investing in vertical functionality. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

The emergence of intelligent HR software

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Analytics, Big Data Enterprise Software (other vendors I recently wrote from Workday Rising about the Age of Intelligence. It’s not just Workday which has been busy. John Sumser of HE Examiner has a study which looks at intelligent tools at Workday and 29 other HR-centric vendors.

Next-gen software executives

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I was pleased to see Salesforce has appointed Parker Harris to its Board and promoted Keith Block to co-CEO. I have long been a fan of Parker – just brilliant and a nice guy to boot. I think the enterprise. Industry Commentary

Choosing The Best Medical Billing Software

YoungUpstarts

If you have a medical practice or you work for a medical practice, choosing the best medical billing software is a big decision. These types of software are perfect for medical practices with electronic health records, and they streamline the entire process to keep billing under control.

Corporate investment in enterprise software

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I have long wondered when corporations, especially conglomerates, would become enterprise software/service providers in their own right. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry CommentaryThe track record is patchy. You see financial service companies like Bank of America and Fidelity offer payroll and benefits support. You see.

Tech Interview: CouponBird’s Senior Software Engineer Carson Lv

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As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Senior Software Engineer Carson Lv, a team leader from CouponBirds , a growing e-commerce company specialising in coupon code services and advertising. Carson Lv, CouponBirds Senior Software Engineer.

Enterprise Software Spring Training

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Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Enterprise Software (other vendors Throughout March, in NDA settings and at more formal events, I am getting a chance to talk to executives at E2Open, Infor, Microsoft. NetSuite, Oracle, Plex, Rimini Street, UNIT4 and Workday. As with all the spring games being played all.

A history of enterprise software

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That may sound like an oxymoron because innovation is supposed to be about breakthrough and brighter futures, but I am a big believer you learn from the past, Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP Many of my writing and speaking bios use the moniker “innovation historian.”

Business Software Essentials

YoungUpstarts

When it comes to running your business, the software you choose can make all the difference. These products include accounting software, office software, and communication and collaboration tools. Accounting Software. Office Software.

Tis the season for software lawsuits

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry CommentaryOracle, SAP and Workday have all been hit with lawsuits in the last few weeks for very different reasons as I describe below. But first a preface – lawsuits draw a lot of attention but it’s usually wrong to extrapolate.

UX Design Software To Create Appealing Prototypes

YoungUpstarts

Creating a great prototype starts with using the right software. Here are some great examples of UX software to help create appealing prototypes. This software is 100% web-based, so there are no bulky files to download and install on your computer.

Healthy Admin – Choosing The Right Practice Management Software

YoungUpstarts

In today’s fast-paced digital world, it is essential that businesses keep up to date with the latest in technology and software. This is especially important for anyone running a medical practice, as software enables your practice to function both more effectively and efficiently.

Why Do You Need Helpdesk Software For Your Startup?

YoungUpstarts

Most people would rather prefer going via self-help software or instant messaging to resolve their queries. Installing a helpdesk software can best facilitate this. With the installation of this software, you would get to enjoy multi-channel helpdesk.

The Change Checklist – How To Boost Employee Productivity Through Software

YoungUpstarts

Software programs and online tools can help employees to exceed your expectations where productivity is concerned and allow your team to be efficient in their work. This is important as this software can potentially help managers to better provide a more efficient schedule for employees.

Top 5 Live Streaming Software Solutions

The Startup Magazine

Fortunately, the software you need for an entry into the professional level streaming does not have to be expensive. It is not simple to pick a right video streaming software in an economical range. Top live video streaming software in the economical range.

Enterprise Software Churn: Microsoft momentum

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This continues a series about customer moves to reshape their enterprise software landscapes. When I was researching SAP Nation, I was impressed with how many customers are swapping out software, moving to third party maintenance, “ring fencing” the core solution. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

The supply chain software enigma

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Enterprise Software (other vendors Infor just announced its acquisition of GT Nexus. I like it because it is not just a simplistic business network where you order paper and pencils and then burden those suppliers with the costs of running the network. GT Nexus’s.

The Software Paradox

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Steve O”Grady of Redmonk has an easy to read book out. His thesis is summarized as “By the time Andreessen wrote those words, there were few who would disagree with the core thesis. Those who would were most likely to. Industry Commentary

What is HMI Software?

The Startup Magazine

Human machine interface (HMI) software gives computer operators a way to manage and interact with a system. Typically HMI software is designed to support one of the levels though some applications support both. Benefits of HMI Software. Here are the benefits of this software.

Software AGs Agility Layer

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I spent some time at ProcessWorld, Software AG’s annual event. Enterprise Software (other vendors I very much enjoyed TUCON, Tibco’s event, and I wanted to hear about AG’s own events processing, SOA, collaboration and other initiatives. The conference started off with a very promising.

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Death of a (software) salesman?

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BusinessWeek had two recent stories – one was how quickly the bubble around rare earths has burst. Molycorp has filed for bankruptcy just a short couple of years after the world was fretting that China had a stranglehold on that. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

The End Of “Build It Yourself” Software

YoungUpstarts

Today in the tech industry, we’re entering an era of Levittown software, and the change is important for all businesses. The companies that ‘rent’ these products on a SaaS basis enjoy the highest standard in software without the costs, risks and tech quandaries of in-house development.

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

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Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million. I remember my friend Ryan Martens sitting down with me and Chris Wand around 2001 and walking us through his idea for changing the how he approached managing the software development process. To the extended Rally Software family past and present – congratulations.

Why You Should Use Invoice Approval Software For Your Business

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In the absence of invoice approval software , data keyed in by employees may be inconsistent and can later slow down the invoice approval process as you try to track down the discrepancies. Expected rewards of an invoice approval software to an organization.

Enterprise Software has its perks

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You think it is all boring? See what 3 of my friends in the industry got to do recently Mini Peiris at NetSuite got to ring the closing bell at the NYSE Fred Studer gets to star in this really. Industry Commentary

Enterprise Software Churn: E2Open Ring Fence

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When I was researching SAP Nation, I was impressed with how many customers are swapping out software, moving to third party maintenance, “ring fencing” the core solution with specialist tools, and implementing two and three tier strategies – different solutions. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation Book

Zoho: what if the entire software industry ran like this?

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Just about a decade ago, I ran a guest column from Sridhar Vembu which was striking in that he promised to invert the traditional software model which typically invests 10 to 15% of revenues in product, and 50 to 60%. Enterprise Software (other vendors

10 Best E-commerce Website Builder Software

YoungUpstarts

Here are the 10 best e-commerce website builder software and platforms you can use to help you establish your own online storefront. Products & Services business software e-commerce online commerce website builder

Software Patent Absurdity

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As long time readers of this blog know, I’m strongly against software patents. More and more of my VC brethren are beginning to come out publicly against them as are many extremely well respected long time software innovators. In additional “c’mon guys, software patents are invalid” news, there’s a great short movie that was supported by the Free Software Foundation called Patent Absurdity.

Upland Software Acquires PostUp for $35 Million

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Upland Software of Austin announced recently that it has acquired PostUp, an Austin-based email marketing company for $35 million. The post Upland Software Acquires PostUp for $35 Million appeared first on SiliconHills.

Fundamental Software Problems That Haven’t Been Solved Yet

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Since I don’t really celebrate Christmas, I end up playing around with software a lot over the holidays. This year my friends at FullContact and Mattermark got the brunt of me using their software, finding bugs, making suggestions, and playing around with competitive stuff. We have a long list of fundamental software problems that haven’t been solved. The word software didn’t even exist.

7 Options For Small Business Accounting Software

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Finance Grow Accounting accounting software bookkeeping finances moneyUnsure which small business accounting tools are best for you? Perhaps you're ready for a change? Here's a quick look at 7 smart options.