March 10, 2014
I'll be hosting a core conversation today at 5 pm in Hilton 616AB. What is a core conversation? "The informal discussions that take place in the hallways between sessions have traditionally been one of the most productive parts of the SXSW Interactive Festival. In 2008 we formalized this process by adding our Core Conversation program, sessions in which a single moderator leads an open discussion with attendees around a specific topic for an hour's time."
March 9, 2014
[Event Report] We had the chance to learn from Oracle executives about the company’s progress in all things cloud, at a recent event in Palm Springs. It was good to see that Oracle communicated openly and with candor where the company stands in regards getting ready for and taking advantage of the cloud era. Oracle is and remains committed to the cloud. Thomas Kurian who kicked of the day of briefings was crystal clear on that. All prior irritations of the past are history and there can be no question that the product development executives we spoke to are fully committed to cloud. Maybe even a little too much – as in my view too many products got the as a Service suffix – not sure how many ‘aaS’ products customer will really want to deal with.
J. Bruce Daley
March 7, 2014
In his On Demand Education blog, Richard Napier looks at where in the world Siebel is most popular.
Dr. Janice Presser
March 7, 2014
I forget where I first heard the rallying cry Question Authority! I mean, I’m a sixties person. I had it on a sweatshirt, on my college notebook (kids, this was a primitive device that required pen, paper, and handwriting) and on the stickers we pasted on phone booths. (Oh my… How do I explain ‘phone booth’? Ah! They were conveniently placed little rooms where Clark Kent could change into Superman.)
Research Summary: Five Societal Shifts Showcase The Digital Divide Ahead (The Futurist Framework Part 2)
R "Ray" Wang
March 7, 2014
Constellation Applies A Futurist Framework To Guide 2014 Outlook and Beyond
Constellation’s research team uses a tried and true futurist framework that looks at the political, economic, societal, technological, environmental and legislative (PESTEL) shifts ahead. The strategic assumptions from Constellation’s 2014 PESTEL framework form the basis for the business theme-led research. Over the next 36 months, research from each business theme will factor these trends into the overall research agenda. The goal in 2014 is to help clients not only navigate, but also dominate digital disruption.
March 6, 2014
As an analyst, I've always valued the perspective of firsthand experience. So next week I'll be an active participant in the collaborative economy during SXSW in Austin: I've registered as an uberX driver.
March 5, 2014
In a virtual press conference SAP’s Vishal Sikka in conversation with Jonathan Becher went through two press releases that the company just published.
Let’s look first at the key statements in the cloud press release:
Event Report: Microsoft Convergence 2014 Day 1 Demonstrates Solid Momentum and Mindshare ( #CONV14 )
R "Ray" Wang
March 4, 2014
Microsoft Convergence Kicks Off In Atlanta
The annual Microsoft Convergence customer event kicked off on March 4th, 2014. Far from the days of the Stampede in Fargo, North Dakota, the event shows how far the Microsoft Dynamics customers, partners, and products have progressed. Analysis from four key announcements on Day 1 include:...
Moving beyond Traditional Salesforce Automation
This report provides a high level discussion of best practices in which organizations should partake in order to fully take advantage of the data growth coming from a combination of social, mobile, and cloud technologies.Read More March 11, 2014 | Analyst: R "Ray" WangLog in to Purchase
Insights from Constellation's Annual Next-Generation CIO Survey
This report delivers the results of the annual next-generation CIO survey conducted by Constellation Research.Survey results showed that while CIOs prefer to spend more time on innovation projects, most CIOs must spend their time battling to achieve reduction of cost in IT delivery. Using Constellation's organizational DNA framework, CIOs can understand how much change they can expect their organization to consume and they can gauge their ability to affect the thought process and culture.Read More March 6, 2014 | Analyst: R "Ray" WangLog in to Purchase
How Technology Disruptions Affect Your System Integrator Selection
This Quark provides enterprises with an eight-step guide to selecting a system integrator. The report also shows system integrators how to change their positioning and services in order to remain successful players in a rapidly shifting market.Read More March 2, 2014 | Analyst: Holger MuellerLog in to Purchase
Game-Changing Two-Factor Authentication: The Long-Awaited Driverless, Readerless Chip Key
We are at the dawn of digital wallets, and simultaneously in the midst of a data breach pandemic. The public is baying for proper protection in cyberspace. Yubico has developed the world’s first driverless USB security key, and has a credible plan for introducing its two-factor authentication product to the general public. Yubico heralds long overdue progress in everyday identity security. Progress Constellation believes is a true game changer.Read More February 25, 2014 | Analyst: Steve WilsonLog in to Purchase
“Fast IDentity Online” Is the Go-To Standards Alliance in Protocols for Modern Identity Management
[An update of the original "The FIDO Alliance" Quark] The FIDO Alliance – for Fast IDentity Online – is a fresh, fast growing consortium of security vendors and end users working out a new suite of protocols and standards to connect authentication endpoints to services. Launched in early 2013, the FIDO Alliance has already grown to nearly 100 members, amongst which are heavyweights like Google, Lenovo, MasterCard, Microsoft and PayPal.In February 2014, the FIDO Alliance announced the release of its first two protocol drafts.Read More February 25, 2014 | Analyst: Steve WilsonLog in to Purchase
Making Sense of the Digital Business Disruption Trends Through the Lens of a Futurist Framework
Constellation approaches 2014 with a comprehensive point of view. This report examines the political, economic, societal, technological, environmental, and legislative (PESTEL) macro trends that will affect digital business disruption and serve as the basis for Constellation's research foundation across seven business themes.Read More February 7, 2014 | Analyst: R "Ray" WangLog in to Purchase
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