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The New eCommerce B2B World: Redefining the Buyer – Supplier Relationship by Nilesh Gopali

August 5, 2014


EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is part 2 in a 4 part series by cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali that has been published in the Brokers Forum of India magazine.  You can access part 1 in the series through the following link; July issue, page 26 for article part 1 of 4 In my previous article Connecting the dots […]

The reemergence of a recognized brand by Jon Hansen

July 3, 2014


It has been a while since we last heard from Rosslyn Analytics, a company whose intelligence sharing platform empowered buyers in a way that  forever changed the industry’s view of data mining and its practical utilization in the purchasing decision-making process.  In short, Rosslyn was efficiently managing big data before we called it big data. […]

While the firing of non-cloud employees raises legal red flags at IBM, what is the future in high tech for the older workforce? by Jon Hansen

May 12, 2014


“If you’re part of a crew, nobody ever tells you that they’re going to kill you. It doesn’t happen that way. There weren’t any arguments or curses like in the movies. So your murderers come with smiles. They come as your friends, the people who have cared for you all of your life, and they […]

Forbes article about ERPs moving to the cloud is, according to Oracle’s Ellison, gibberish by Jon Hansen

March 6, 2014


Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder if anyone remembers what they said in the past and how it comes across today. For example, back in 2008 Oracle’s Larry Ellison said that “we have redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do.”  Dismissing it with the fashion industry analogy that […]

Don’t Let Your Implementation Become a ‘Debacle’ by Kelly Barner

November 7, 2013


Editor’s Note: In what is another great post from Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner, she talks about the reasons why 93% of all large technology projects fail.  While I am in agreement with the reasons she gives for these misfires, I believe that the underlying factor that ties them all together is an absence of […]

Are enterprise software vendors becoming the new telephone companies of the cloud computing age?

February 22, 2012


Talking with an ever increasing number of both new as well as long established software/ERP vendors within the context of the cloud and the accelerated mobile reality of conducting business in a global marketplace, an interesting trend is emerging in terms of how these organizations are coming to a proverbial fork in the road relative […]

Howlett ZDNet post on cloud governance speaks to another Y2K type of fanaticism that is more hype than substance

November 29, 2011


The more important point is whether it matters in the first place. Hands up all those who know about employee group behavior that is wreaking havoc inside the enterprise as a result of bringing in unauthorised iPhones? I haven’t heard of such a case. I doubt we would except a long time after the event. […]

Gartner’s Take on Cloud Contracting (Part 1, and probably the last in this series): All Roads Lead Back To Larry!

September 30, 2011


You know you live long enough on the earth you start to develop an instinct, a sense when something isn’t quite right.  It’s similar to that carton of milk in your fridge where you are around or perhaps a day after the expiration date.  The milk doesn’t smell bad, it just has a whiff of […]

Under the banner of a legitimate report on negotiating cloud contracts Gartner’s latest report torpedoes the new players using IBMs old FUD approach . . . will the market listen?

September 29, 2011


Under the banner of a legitimate report on negotiating cloud contracts, Gartner’s latest offering should be viewed in the context of my January 7th, 2011 post “Madison Avenue ooops . . . make that Gartner, names Oracle as a leader in supply chain planning.” Leveraging the old IBM classic FUD approach (not Elmer but Fear, […]

Fear and loathing in Washington: Why a recent survey found that 92% of government IT leaders have reservations about making the move to the cloud

July 27, 2011


Earlier in June in an article titled GSA $2.5 Billion Cloud Computing Procurement RFQ: Real Opportunity or a Mirage for SME Vendors, I reviewed the opportunity for SMEs relative to the U.S. Federal Government’s announced $2.5 billion cloud computing contracts. While the focus of the article centered on the supplier side of the equation it now […]