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Further Review of SciQuest video reveals contradictions that raise more questions by Jon Hansen

October 4, 2015


Having watched and listened repeatedly to the 55 minute SciQuest Q2 Scoop video, and reviewing my corresponding 33 pages of notes, further contradictions in terms of SciQuest’s SLAPP and subsequent $3.5 million lawsuit have come to light. On page 18, point 46 of the SLAPP document, SciQuest contends that my November 28th, 2014 post titled […]

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. […]

Will the real Daffy Duck(s) please stand up!

January 21, 2011


“Let me explain it to you this way Jon,” offered one of my lecturers in a course I was taking . . . “it’s like you are a passenger on the Titanic and after striking the iceberg you run to the Captain’s deck to let him know what happened and discover that the Captain is […]

With SaaS-Sprawl Fear Tactics Falling on Deaf Ears and Continuing Lawsuits 2010 is a Year most ERP Vendors Would Probably Like to Forget! Yet Few in the Industry Tell the Story?

November 14, 2010


I have on many occasions wondered why over the years, there has been little if any coverage on the continuing (and still growing list of) failures on the part of ERP-centric initiatives to deliver results given the seemingly inexhaustible number of case references that have appeared in a variety of mediums including television news. Like […]

Drinking the HP Kool-Aid

September 17, 2010


ianlevine98 – There is another way to look at this, that HP is only competitor that none of these companies can go head to head with and they are just admitting that working together is the only way they stand a chance to avoid getting run over the by HP train bearing down the tracks […]

The reported detente between Oracle and IBM underlines the true silliness of the industry and suggests a possible Big Brother series!

September 17, 2010


It never ceases to amaze me how ridiculously solipsistic the industry giants can be as they continue to operate in a vacuum of perceived invincibility.  Like Hitler in his bunker in the waning days of World War II, the leaders of these organizations continue to plot “market domination” strategies that fail to take into account […]

SaaS Sprawl, One-Stop Shopping and Free 8-Tracks To Boot: A Sad Day in the World of SAP

May 18, 2010


“Wookey, speaking at the SAP Sapphire conference in Orlando, said he doesn’t blame these customers for going out and getting SaaS, but he does see an opportunity to “bring cohesion to the model.” In some respects, Wookey’s plan could be a cure for SaaS sprawl . . . Customers have come to SAP and “said […]