Monday’s Musings: Who Gets To Be A Chief Digital Officer?
The Chief Digital Officer Navigates Digital Disruption… Chief Digital Officers serve as a leader who is wholly responsible and ultimately accountable for driving digital business transformation. As identified by Constellation in its’ recent report on the “Case For the Chief Digital Officer”, Constellation expects this executive to report directly to the CEO and bridge the gap […]
News Analysis: New #IBMWatson Business Group Heralds The Commercialization Of Cognitive Computing. Ready For Augmented Humanity?
IBM Launches New Business Group In New York’s Silicon Alley On January 9th, 2014, on top of 4 World Trade Place, IBM CEO Ginni Rommety and long time veteran, but newly minted, IBM Watson Group Senior Vice President Michael Rhodin, announced IBM’s commitment to putting an entire business unit around Watson (see Figure 1). The […]
Event Report: 2013 Capgemini India Analyst & Advisor Day #CGAR2013
Capgemini India Plays A Key Role In The Global Delivery Model Analyst and advisors gathered on February 12th, 2013 at Capgemini’s India headquarters located near the trendy and upmarket Powai suburbs of Mumbai. Capgemini India’s CEO, Aruna Jayanthi welcomed guests with a perspective on Capgemini India’s progress. With more than 40,000 people, the team plans […]
Market Maker 1:1: Steve Miranda, Oracle Fusion Applications Update – The Inside Story
The Inside Story On Oracle Fusion Apps At The End of 2012 Constellation sat down with Steve Miranda, Oracle’s Executive Vice President of Oracle Applications Product Development to discuss the state of Oracle Fusion Apps in a no-holds barred honest conversation about what’s working, what’s not, and what to look forward to in 2013. R […]
Event Report: IFS World Conference 2012 – Innovations Abound Beyond ERP (#IFSWoCo2012)
Key Themes Include Mobility, User Experience, and Innovation Over 1100 IFS customers convened October 15th to 17th, 2012 in Gothenburg Sweden for the IFS World Conference. The conference brought together the world of projects, service and asset, manufacturing, and supply chain. The conference highlighted the: Massive move to mobile. IFS continued their push into their […]
Market Maker 1:1: Beyond #BigData, The Shift To Decision Management w/ James Taylor (@jamet123)
From Data to Decisions – The Shift To Decision Management Organizations have faced a constant technology arms race to achieve basic levels of decision management. From data warehousing, to data marts, to reporting tools to BI, and now Big Data, organizations and leaders have been inundated with technology fads. While the the latest buzz in […]
Monday’s Musing: Avoiding Social Media Fatigue Through Engagement
Social Media Moves From Ubiquitous Usage To Relevant Rationalization Have we hit a social media plateau? In recent client conversations on usage of social media, the trendsetters appear to be “socialed out”. Most early adopters seem to be overwhelmed with their personal (Facebook, Google+), corporate (Yammer, Jive, Chatter, SharePoint), and professional (LinkedIn) social networks. In […]
Event Report: Questions Every #SAPPHIRENOW Attendee Should Be Asking SAP
SAP’s In The Midst Of Massive Transformation Just four years ago, nervous attendees dealt with a tumultuous global market entering financial crisis. SAP’s management team decided to raise maintenance fees to shore up its margins amidst a drought of innovation. Customers revolted en masse. Policies changed due to user group and global influencer pressure. Less […]
Monday’s Musings: Why Are Innovative CIO’s Betting Less On Cloud And Virtualization?
Innovative CIO’s Betting On Disruptive Technologies That Impact Enterprise Business Value In the Four Personas of the Next Gen CIO published March 3, 2012, four personas of the CIO were identified: Chief Infrastructure Officer, Chief Integration Officer, Chief Intelligence Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer (see Figure 1). This research of 79 progressive CIO’s identified the […]
Quark Summary: What CFOs Need to Know About SaaS and Cloud Integration
Forward And Commentary This document addresses many questions asked by CFO’s about cloud deployments and the top integration questions often asked by CFO’s responsible for key business initiatives that involve technology. A. Executive Summary Organizations have escalated their adoption of cloud computing and SaaS applications in the past 3 years. As part of the broader […]
Monday’s Musings: Beyond The Three V’s of Big Data – Viscosity and Virality
Revisiting the Three V’s of Big Data It’s time to revisit that original post from July 4th, 2011 post on the the Three V’s of big data. Here’s the recap: Traditionally, big data describes data that’s too large for existing systems to process. Over the past three years, experts and gurus in the space have […]
Research Summary: Best Practices: Consolidated CRM Deployments Drive Paths to Modernization And Social CRM (SCRM)
Forward And Commentary As with any maturing product category, CRM applications have evolved over time from point applications to best of breed solutions to end-to-end suites. This report examines some common styles of modernization as CRM emerges from the systems of transaction era to the systems of engagement era and beyond. A. Introduction With the […]
News Analysis: The Implications Of Oracle’s Acquisition Of Taleo
Catch my colleague Yvette Cameron’s point of view here. She covers Future of Work for Constellation Research, Inc. Oracle Plays Catch Up With Public Cloud Ambitions On February 9th, Oracle announced its intention to acquire Dublin, CA based Taleo for $1.9B. Taleo is a cloud based talent management software provider with 5000 customers and 1400 […]
News Analysis: SAP Buys SuccessFactors for $3.4B Signals SAP’s Commitment To Cloud, HCM, and Social
SuccessFactors Acquisition Puts SAP In Direct Competition With Workday And Taleo SAP (NYSE:SAP) announced its $3.4B acquisition of SuccessFactors (NYSE: SFSF) as it seeks to bolster its position in the Cloud and more importantly in the rapidly growing strategic HCM market. Based in San Mateo, CA, USA, SuccessFactors brings over 15 million subscription users from […]
Personal Log: Reflections On Constellation Research’s First Year
How It All Began (One Humble Analyst’s POV) Time flies when you are having fun. One year ago, we launched at the E20 Conference in Santa Clara. Our mission – focus on the disruptive technologies of social, mobile, cloud, unified communications, and Government 2.0. It does seem like just a few months ago, I was […]
Press Release: HR Technology Visionary Yvette Cameron Joins Constellation Research, Inc.
Denver, Colorado, United States – November 1st, 2011 8:31 am (GMT – 7:00) Central Time Constellation Research Inc, a next generation research analyst and advisory firm helping clients achieve business value from emerging and disruptive technologies, announced today that Yvette Cameron has joined as a Vice-President & Principal Analyst for People Processes and People Technology. […]