Monday's Musings: Why On-Premise Vendors and SI's Should Go on the Offense with SaaS

On-premise vendors still see SaaS as a loss leader due to huge ramp up and punishing revenue recognition rules When it comes to the topic of SaaS, many on-premise vendors appear to be living in denial, hoping that SaaS fails, and/or creating confusion in the market place.  These tactics have merit as a shift to […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 13, 2009

Trends: Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Customer Loyalty

Let me ask you a question: would you recommend me to your friends and family?  Yes, that question… the “L” question.  If you say YES, then you are loyal.  If you say NO, then you are not.  That is an abusive oversimplification of a very, very complex topic – but one that we are able […]

Posted by Esteban Kolsky on February 25, 2009

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

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

Research Summary: The Forrester WaveTM: Order Management Hubs, Q4 2008 – Sterling Commerce, Oracle, SAP, and Epicor Emerge As Leading Solutions That Support The Delivery Of A Perfect Order

FORWARD AND COMMENTARY In the second update to the industry’s only business process-focused assessment of its kind, we evaluated eight leading order management hubs in a 152-criteria evaluation. The Forrester Wave provided head to head comparison of which order management hub solution would best support the 20 steps in a perfect order.  Importantly, the end […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 17, 2008

Vendor Event: DreamForce'08

Title: Vendor Conference: DreamForce\’08 Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA Link out: Click here Description: Get Inspired We are at the tipping point of a revolution in SaaS computing- It’s transforming the way we live and work. How can you stay on the cutting edge? More importantly, how do you use SaaS to unshackle the […]

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