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Event Report: SAP Australian Users Group Summit 2010

 SAUG Summit Delivered Great Networking Opportunities And Information Exchange Over 550 attendees converged on Sydney August 3rd to 5th, 2010 for the annual SAP User Group Summit.  Members were treated to 28 session, 7 keynotes, and 4 SAP 101 educational sessions.  The smart design of the conference gave attendees ample opportunities to connect and […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 8, 2010

Vendor Event: Kinaxis Kinexions 2010

Title: Vendor Event: Kinaxis Kinexions 2010 Location: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ Start Date: 2010-10-25 End Date: 2010-10-27 Description: Back by popular demand, Kinexions, our annual Kinaxis Training & User Conference, is once again an in-person event. And for 2010, we’re taking it to Scottsdale, AZ, to the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 3, 2010

Vendor Event: Dreamforce 10

Title: Vendor Event: Dreamforce 10 Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA Start Date: 2010-12-06 End Date: 2010-12-09 Description: Every year attendees feel the excitement as they learn how the next wave of cloud computing can help their businesses soar. More than just a typical user conference, Dreamforce brings together all the leaders in cloud computing […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 2, 2010

Vendor Event: Informatica World 2010

Title: Vendor Event: Informatica World 2010 Location: Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745 Start Date: 2010-11-02 End Date: 2010-11-04 Description: On November 2-4, 2010, the Informatica community will converge in Washington D.C. to learn how Informatica products and services enable success in traditional Enterprise Data Integration and beyond, […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 2, 2010

Vendor Event: Pervasive IntegratioNEXT

Title: Vendor Event: Pervasive IntegratioNEXT Location: AT&T Executive Education Conference Center 1900 University Avenue Austin, Texas 78705 Start Date: 2010-11-01 End Date: 2010-11-03 Description: IntegratioNEXT gives you one-to-one access to presenters and integration experts. Technical professionals from a wide variety of industries, long-time users of Pervasive integration products, industry analysts, and Pervasive experts will share […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 2, 2010

Vendor Event: Microsoft PDC10

Title: Vendor Event: Microsoft PDC10 Location: Microsoft Conference Center Building 33 16070 NE 36th Way Redmond, WA 98052 Start Date: 2010-10-28 End Date: 2010-10-29 Description: Since 1991, the PDC has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements. This year will be no exception. Leading-edge developers and architects will gather in Redmond this October to […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 2, 2010

Vendor Event: SAP TechEd 2010 Las Vegas

Title: Vendor Event: SAP TechEd Las Vegas Location: The Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109 Start Date: 2010-10-24 End Date: 2010-10-28 Description: SAP TechEd is a must-attend event for technical and business process professionals to get hands-on training, connect with SAP experts and community members, and gain the practical […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 2, 2010

Vendor Event: IBM Information On Demand 2010

Title: Vendor Event: IBM Information On Demand 2010 Location: The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Start Date: 2010-10-24 End Date: 2010-10-28 Description: Innovate and optimize with the best technical and business education. Two industry-leading IBM conferences become one powerhouse global event.  This is a must-attend conference for business and IT professionals. You’ll […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 2, 2010

Vendor Event: Workday Rising

Title: Vendor Event: Workday Rising Location: Intercontinental Hotel – San Francisco 888 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Start Date: 2010-10-11 End Date: 2010-10-14 Description: As a Workday customer and visionary, you are core to this revolution. You’ve put your mind, muscle, and sweat into making Workday the company it is today. It is time […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 2, 2010

Vendor Event: Attensity Engage

Title: Vendor Event: Attensity Engage Location: Computer History Museum 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard Mountain View, California 94043 Start Date: 2010-11-09 End Date: 2010-11-10 Description: The Attensity Engage User Conference provides a forum to exchange ideas, successes, best practices and challenges in Customer Experience Management. You’ll learn how to transform your enterprise into a customer-centric enterprise, […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 2, 2010

Vendor Event: Epicor Perspectives 2010

Title: Vendor Event: Epicor Perspectives 2010 Location: Gaylord Palms, Orlando – Kissimmee, Florida Start Date: 2010-10-10 End Date: 2010-10-13 Description: Speed down the road to recovery by joining us this year at Perspectives 2010 on October 10-13 in Orlando, Florida, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center. Explore new technologies, products, and techniques to […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 1, 2010

Research Report: The Upcoming Battle For The Largest Share Of The Tech Budget (Part 1) – Overview

Welcome to a multi-part series on The Software Insider Tech Ecosystem Model.  Subsequent posts will apply the model to these leading vendors: Overview Cloud Computing Cisco Dell HP IBM Microsoft Oracle Salesforce.com SAP The aggregation of these posts will result into a research report available for reprint rights. Business Models Converge During Recessions Is your […]

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

Personal Log: The 7 Tenets Of Building A "Star Analyst" Firm

Inspired By The Lessons Learned From Others Before Me One day on a family vacation in June 2009, my dad came up to me and said, “Son, why are you working so hard for someone else?”  Coming from my father, a “company man” who worked 30 years at the same company and rose from the […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 24, 2010

News Analysis: Jive Fills Warchest, Ready to Battle Enterprise Software Giants And IPO?

with Jeremiah Owyang – Customer Strategy (@jowyang)  and R “Ray” Wang – Enterprise Strategy (@rwang0),  both founding partners at Altimeter Group. Cross-posted link here. Community Platforms Evolve Into Social Business Category Having tracked the social business category for some years now, and having watched the category grow, many players have expanded into other niches.  At […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 22, 2010

Tuesday's Tip: Dealing With Vendor Threats For "All Or Nothing" Maintenance Agreements

Recent Client Interactions Hint At Increasingly Aggressive Vendor Behavior Conversations with 11 enterprise apps customers in the past two months indicate stricter enforcement of vendor “All or Nothing” maintenance policies.  “All or Nothing” maintenance policies often require customers to put all licenses on maintenance or receive no maintenance from the vendor.  These policies also prevent […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 20, 2010