Tuesday's Tip: 2010 Apps Strategies Should Start With Business Value
Begin Apps Strategy Projects With Bite-Sized Entry Points Complexity often plagues today’s apps strategies. With tight budgets, limited resources, and little time, organizations need to find bite-sized entry points. The need to meet ever changing complex business requirements requires a four-step, basic (A,B,C,D) approach: Align your business requirements with the hierarchy of business needs. Every […]
Monday's Musings: SaaS, SOA, Integration and How To Make A Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich In The Cloud
Rapid SaaS Adoption Will Lead To A Repeat Of 1990’s Best Of Breed Integration Challenges The proliferation and rapid adoption of SaaS solutions stems from 7 key benefits: richer user experience, rapid implementation, frequent cycles of innovation, minimal upgrade hassles, always on deployment, subscription pricing, and scalability (see Figure 1). Despite these benefits, organizations head […]
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: […]
Tuesday's Tip: Drive Cost Savings By Optimizing Commoditized Business Processes
Enterprises continue to transform themselves from the functional fiefdoms of the past and move towards a business process orientation. As organizations begin that process of documenting business processes, they must differentiate among the 3 major types of business processes. In key flows such as order to cash, hire to retire, incident to resolution, procure to […]