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Trends: Five Data Center Trends For 2017

2017 Trends Reflect Faster, Better, Cheaper, Safer, Mantra Of Hyperscale Source: Google As clients make a shift from on-premises traditional data centers to the cloud, mega vendors will rush to build out their hyperscale data centers.  Hyperscale data centers use nodes to flex up and flex down on compute power, storage, networking, and memory as […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 12, 2016

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Event Report: Three Big Themes From #CES2015

Innovation Is Alive And Well At CES Over 160,000 attendees from around the globe gathered in Las Vegas January 6th to 9th for the annual consumer tech pilgrimage. A few big themes have emerged that have cross over potential to other market segments:  Devices move from smart to smarter to smartly connected in an IOT […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on January 6, 2015

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Trends: 9 Actions to Consider Before 2015 For Digital Transformation

Digital Strategy From The Analysts At Constellation Research Constellation’s year end checklist offers suggestions designed to enable you to take control of your digital strategy in 2015. Consider these actions to ensure you dominate digital disruption in the new year. 1. Matrix Commerce: Scrub your data By Guy Courtin When it comes to Matrix Commerce, […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 18, 2014

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Trends: [VIDEO] The Digital Business Disruption Ahead Preview – NASSCOM India Leadership Forum (#NASSCOM_ILF)

A 10-Minute Preview Video Interview Of The Digital Business Disruption Ahead From The #NASSCOM_ILF Team On January 17th, 2014, the NASSCOM team interviewed Constellation Research about the digital disruption ahead.  The short 10 minute video covers key topics including: Convergence of the five pillars of digital business drive the current digital disruption. The end of […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on February 15, 2014

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Trends: 10 Trends for #Cloud Computing in 2014 To Dominate #Digital Disruption [Slide Share]

Ten Trends For Cloud Computing In 2014 To Dominate Digital Disruption Constellation’s cloud computing research falls under the Tech Optimization and Innovation business theme and throughout other areas where applications are applied.  The trends for 2014 cover across the entire cloud stack. Holger Mueller, VP and Principal Analyst, covers the impact of Infrastructure as a […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 28, 2013

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Trends: Real World Lessons In Optimizing The Customer Service Experience From Kana Connect

Workshop On Optimizing Your Customer Service Experience Identifies Eight Strategies At the 2013 Kana Connect event from September 15th to 17th, 2013 in New Orleans, I had the pleasure of co-leading a workshop with Scott Hays a Sr. Director, Product Marketing for KANA Software.  The goal of the session was to explore eight strategies to […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 20, 2013

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Event Report: Seven Trends From This Year’s Human Resources Technology Conference 2013 (#HRTechConf)

‘ 2013 Marks A Change Of Guard In The HR Technology Conference Over 8,000 attendees gathered for the industry’s biggest and baddest event around human resources technology and the future of work at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.  This year marked a few key milestones: Legendary HR icon, Bill Kutik steps down from […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 8, 2013

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Trends: Seven Priorities In The Shift From CMO to Chief Digital Officer

Shift From CMO to CDO Is In Progress Today’s marketing strategies increasingly depend more on digital and on data than in the past.  With more data, marketers can measure against a new set of metrics that matter including: calculating return on promotional investment (ROPI), performing multivariable testing (beyond A/b) driving conversion rates and optimizing efforts, […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 6, 2013

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Personal Log: So You Want A Tesla Model S? See Why It’s Cheaper Than ICE.

The Latest Silicon Valley Disruption Is…A Car? It’s all the rage in the valley.  No, it’s not the latest social, mobile, and big data app.  No, it’s not some cloud computing break through.  No, it’s not even bio tech.  It’s actually a car.  Source: Tesla Motors, Inc. Whether you are a tree-hugging environmentalist or gas […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on January 26, 2013

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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 […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on May 7, 2012

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Trends: Influencers Aspire For Market Maker Status

Eight Major Influencer Types Exist Today Analyst relations, public relations, influencer relations and other interested parties have witnessed the rapidly evolving and emerging buy-side and market influencer models.  In the past, eight influencer types followed five distinct traits (see Figure 1): Fame. Awareness, notoriety, perceived market status. Fortune. Billing rates, wealth, earnings. Market impact. Buy-side […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on February 2, 2011

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Research Report: Constellation’s Research Outlook For 2011

Organizations Seek Measurable Results In Disruptive Tech, Next Gen Business, And Legacy Optimization Projects For 2011 Credits: Hugh MacLeod Enterprise leaders seek pragmatic, creative, and disruptive solutions that achieve both profitability and market differentiation.  Cutting through the hype and buzz of the latest consumer tech innovations and disruptive technologies, Constellation Research expects business value to […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on January 4, 2011

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Research Report: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions For Vendors And Solution Providers

This blog was jointly posted by @Chirag_Mehta (Independent Blogger On Cloud Computing) and @rwang0 (Principal Analyst and CEO, Constellation Research, Inc.) Part 1 was featured on Forbes: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions For CIO’s And Business Technology Leaders As Cloud Leaders Widen The Gap, Legacy Vendors Attempt A Fast Follow Cloud computing leaders have innovated with […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 28, 2010

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Trends: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions For CIO’s And Business Technology Leaders

This blog was jointly posted by Chirag Mehta (Independent Blogger On Cloud Computing) and R “Ray” Wang (Principal Analyst and CEO, Constellation Research, Inc.) Cloud Adopters Embrace Cloud For Both Innovation and Legacy Optimization Once thought to be the answer to deployment options for just the SMB market, early cloud adopters proved otherwise.  Stereotypes about […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 27, 2010

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Trends: Master Data Management 2010 – Focus On Outcomes Drives Push For Value

Market pressures and organizational maturity drives new master data management (MDM) trends Conversations with 31 leading edge organizations seeking business transformation highlight shifts in the MDM trends of the past.  Organizations awash in data need to move beyond the clutter and get to the information.  More data does not equate to more information.  In order […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 26, 2009

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Event Report: 2009 Information Week 500

Insight From This Year’s IW 500 Shows Shifting Role Of The CIO And Technology Adoption (Source: R Wang & Software Insider POV, Copyright © 2009  All rights reserved.) Lots of lessons learned amidst the celebration of the leading innovators in IT at the Information Week 500.  In conversations with CIOs these past days, a few […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 15, 2009

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Trends: What Are The Emerging Technologies And The Future Of Business?

Thanks to the 799 registrants and 458 attendees who participated in today’s webinar on The Future of Business.  There’s so much to cover across leadership, innovation, customer, and enterprise as we enter a more social, connected business world.   The key thing we learned today was just how interested everyone is about these converging trends […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 10, 2009

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Tuesday’s Tip: Note To Self – Start Renegotiating Your Q4 Software Maintenance Contracts Now!

Labor Day (US Holiday) traditionally marks the end of summer BBQ’s, the beginning of the fall conference season, and yes, the time to begin a review of your software maintenance contacts that expire end of year.   As clients prepare for this seasonal ritual, a few trends in 2009 should set the stage for negotiations: […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 1, 2009

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Tuesday’s Tip: Now’s The Time To Consider SaaS Software Escrows

With 2009 rapidly becoming the “Year of SaaS” and the tipping point for Cloud Computing, it’s hard not to notice the growing number of SaaS start ups (along with the legacy application vendors rushing to provide an “On-Demand”, but not really multi-tenant deployment option).  My snarky SaaS bigotry aside, we can expect hybrid deployment options […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on June 2, 2009

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Trends: What Can Software Vendors Do To Reduce The Cost of Ownership?

0 more results since you started searching. Refresh to see them. So as I’m thinking about what to write for this week’s Monday’s Musings, I thought I’d poll the twitter universe on what software vendors could do to make things easier during the recession.  Here’s the current twitter stream of thought and thanks to all […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on February 21, 2009

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Speaking Engagement: Workday – 2009 Predictions for HR and SaaS

Event Information: 2009 Predictions for HR and SaaS Event status: Not started (Register) Date and time: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco) Change time zone Tuesday, February 3, 2009 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (GMT -05:00, New York) Tuesday, February 3, 2009 12:00 pm Central Standard Time (GMT […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on January 26, 2009

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Trends: Forget Parallel Computing…The Money is in Parallel Servicing

I know this will be hard to believe, but I am a nerd, a geek, a lover of all things technology.  Why, in the old days when Windows 3.x was just beginning I made a few extra dollars building computers from spare parts for fellow students (hey, it was way cheaper and popular back then), […]

Posted by Esteban Kolsky on January 8, 2009

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Monday’s Musings: A Year of Extremes Brings Us Back Full Circle to the Beginning of the Dot.Com Bust

With a few days left in the year, it’s hard to believe that 2008 is almost over.  Just like our paltry .401K’s and lowered gas prices, it’s like we reverted to the Dot Com bust.  Extreme contrasts in positions and tremendous change made 2008 both exciting, suspenseful, and frankly sobering like 2002.  In fact, it […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 29, 2008

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Monday’s Musings: Can IT Services Firms Shift the Balance of Power To Create Choice for the Customer?

Current Model Lopsided Towards the Large ISV’s Rapid enterprise apps vendor consolidation over the past 5 years leave end user enterprises with fewer vendor choices and less competition.  The impact to services firms is a continued and increased dependency on the fortune and “good will” of the software vendor by IT Services firms.  However, ISV’s […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 8, 2008

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Monday’s Musings: 2009 Enterprise Software Predictions

So it’s that time of year for holiday cheer and pundits to tempt fate and pontificate.  Here are some very very draft predictions for 2009 in order of most likely to least likely to pan out: End user predictions Heavy discounting continues for new license. Discounts include non-monetary concessions such as training, implementation, integration, and […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 1, 2008

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News Analysis: Infor Teams Up with IBM Global Financing

Vendor Financing Options Provide a Key Weapon in Battle for Tech Spending On June 28th, 2008, Infor and IBM Global Financing (IGF) announced a worldwide customer financing program for Infor customers. With the worsening global crunch on credit, this program provides Infor’s customers with: Access to a line of credit for key tech investments. Similar […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 2, 2008

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