By Brian Sommer on April 6, 2011
My cell phone is dying but I’m hoping my new device will connect with businesses in ways never before possible. Will software vendors see the new opportunity or will they continue to view cell phones as phones and not as business process change agents?
By Phil Wainewright on February 21, 2011
Global SIs are dragging cloud applications into the same mire as traditional enteprise apps. Perhaps a crowdsourced, community approach will at last bring much-needed cloud models into implementation and lifecycle management processes.
By John Taschek on November 24, 2010
The fastest way to become roadkill to venture capitalists is to become a software company. Software may not be inherently evil (it has created wealth for many people that is in proportion to the pain it has provided to many customers). Software and specifically on-premise enterprise software, however, is clearly…
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By Brian Sommer on November 17, 2010
Appirio should bother a lot of systems integrators. They operate in a cloud oriented services world and behave very differently from the typical integrator with an on-premise practice fixation. Here’s an interview with Narinder Singh, head of Appirio’s Products. If you wondered what the intersection of the cloud and services looks like, read this interview.
By Brian Sommer on October 27, 2010
Big changes are coming to IT departments and IT professionals. Cloud solutions, mobile applications and support for an interconnected workforce will require very different skill sets for IT.
By John Taschek on October 27, 2010
Driving a car, riding a motorcycle, walking into glass windows, and information technology have one thing in common. It’s called target fixation, a phenomenon that happens when a person or an organization becomes so fixated on an issue or something in their sight that they veer off course and crash directly into it. But target […]
By Brian Sommer on September 23, 2010
Cloud and integration technologies are changing the systems integrator landscape. A recent event by Appirio shows just how far and radical the changes are becoming.
By Phil Wainewright on August 4, 2010
Does cloud skepticism have a champion who can rally the forces of fear, uncertainty and doubt against the onward march of cloud computing? Or is resistance futile?
By Vinnie Mirchandani on June 25, 2010
Readers know I like small, specialized services firms like appirio and Corefino. I have also been a fan of Knowledge Infusion and its work around talent management for a while, and yesterday that respect jumped multiple fold. Oh, they gave me a cha…
By Vinnie Mirchandani on May 4, 2010
Mr. and Ms. CIO, over the next couple of years you will need a strong constitution as one after another of your big, “strategic” vendors line up to make acquisitions “in the cloud”. They have plenty of cash to do so. It’s your money. You fattened them. The 25 biggest buyers make up less than […]