Search Results

Results 1-20 of 108 for Jeffrey M. Kaplan.
ANALYSIS

Reshaping the Software and Services Marketplace

In the old information technology world, systems integration and consulting companies flourished, helping enterprises of all sizes across nearly every industry pull together a plethora of proprietary systems from a wide array of software and technology vendors ...

ANALYSIS

Salesforce’s Latest Big Gamble: APIs

Anyone who has attempted to adopt Salesforce cloud solutions in an enterprise environment knows that it may not be as easy as expected because of the additional effort typically required to integrate various data sources ...

ANALYSIS

To Win in the New Delivery Economy, Go to the Cloud

As Amazon sets consumer expectations for rapid delivery to the home, companies in nearly every industry have been recognizing that they must move to the cloud to keep pace. This means revamping their transportation and logistics systems to meet their customers' escalating delivery expectations ...

ANALYSIS

Cloud Training to Boost Competitive Advantage Strategies

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations of all sizes trying to move to the cloud is finding and retaining the skilled workers necessary to implement today's rapidly expanding assortment of on-demand services. ...

ANALYSIS

Driving Digital Transformation by Making Citizen Developers Heroes

Corporate executives know that if they don't transform their companies into digital enterprises they are going to be at a significant competitive disadvantage going forward. Yet, many corporate leaders have been unable to make significant progress transforming their organizations. Many executives have found that changing their corporate cultures is a lot harder than adopting the new generation of cloud-based applications and services that make the digital enterprise possible...

ANALYSIS

Salesforce Reshuffles SaaS, PaaS in Internet of Things and AI

It can be a full-time job trying to keep up with Salesforce's newest cloud offerings and messaging. However, it is always worth the effort, because the company's pronouncements are often early bellwethers of the future direction of the software industry ...

ANALYSIS

Is SaaS Slipping Into the Legacy App Abyss?

Everywhere you look, organizations are shifting their software acquisition preferences and policies away from traditional, on-premises legacy applications to a new generation of on-demand, Software as a Service, or SaaS, solutions. ...

ANALYSIS

Seeding the Next Generation of Consultancies

There's been a lot written recently about how artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are going to displace millions of workers. However, these powerful new technologies already have spawned a surge in demand for a new wave of highly skilled consultants to help organizations capitalize on the added business opportunities resulting from the latest innovations...

ANALYSIS

Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud

One of the cornerstones of a successful software business has been to build as big a partner ecosystem as possible. In the world of the cloud, showcasing the partner ecosystem in an online marketplace also has become an imperative. ...

ANALYSIS

Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT

Although nearly every research study and industry survey suggests the Internet of Things market is growing rapidly, plenty of companies are holding back from pursuing IoT opportunities, for a variety of reasons. Ironically, the possibility of a long-overdue financial downturn in the next few years could force executives to put aside their apprehensions and finally launch new IoT initiatives...

ANALYSIS

What Do the Academy Awards, AWS and AI Have in Common?

As the tug of war between humans and machines escalates, we've become witnesses on nearly a daily basis to events that suggest there won't be an ultimate winner or loser in this existential battle for survival and supremacy ...

ANALYSIS

Is Salesforce Getting Serious About the Back Office?

Even as Salesforce aggressively seeks to consolidate its position as the leader of cloud-based front-office applications via a series of acquisitions, it is possible that 2017 could be the year the company uses some of the same purchases to make a strategic move. Salesforce soon may become a major player in the back-office financial management and enterprise resource planning market as well...

ANALYSIS

The Crystallization of Salesforce’s IoT Strategy

While the general public's fascination with technology largely has been focused on the latest connected products unveiled at the recent CES conference in Las Vegas, many companies are trying to figure out where the real business opportunities lie in the long-awaited rise of the Internet of Things ...

ANALYSIS

How Amazon Could Reshape More Industries in 2017

Anyone who attended the recent Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference -- or watched many sessions online, as I did -- probably is still trying to absorb the full implications of all of the company's initiatives unveiled at the event ...

ANALYSIS

Coping With Software Licensing Challenges in the Cloud

A majority of independent software vendors were dealing with an escalating assortment of organizational issues monitoring and monetizing their software capabilities, according to a survey of ISV executives, which Vanson Bourne conducted last year on behalf of Gemalto. ...

ANALYSIS

Rethinking Business Process Reengineering in the Cloud

Nearly 25 years ago, Michael Hammer and James Champy coauthored one of the most influential business books of the period, Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution, anticipating some of the important changes that lay ahead. ...

ANALYSIS

Deconstructing the Software Business

The disruption of the IT and software industry by the rapid rise of cloud and Software as a Service continues to take a toll on the biggest players in the business. In their latest round of desperate moves to reposition themselves in the radically changing marketplace, the major companies of the past have been willing to relinquish many of their software assets to refocus their efforts on new market opportunities.

ANALYSIS

The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market

Oracle's acquisition of NetSuite is a clear indication that the rapid adoption of cloud alternatives to traditional on-premises applications is shifting from front-office customer relationship management to back-office enterprise resource planning solutions. Now, the question will be whether Oracle can buy its way into a leadership position in this emerging marketplace...

ANALYSIS

Leveraging IoT to Redefine Your Business

While most businesses are focusing their efforts to capitalize on the Internet of Things in areas that will generate immediate cost-savings and operating efficiencies, a number of IoT pioneers already are leveraging a new generation of connected products to fundamentally change their business models ...

ANALYSIS

Redefining the Vendor-Customer Relationship in the IoT

The advent of a brave new world of connected products and services in the Internet of Things is forcing organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry to reconsider how they will interact with their customers in the future. As a consequence, a growing number of companies are thinking about how they have to redefine their businesses to better serve their customers going forward...

LinuxInsider Channels