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Event Report: 2009 SAP Influencer Summit – SAP Must Put Strategy To Execution In Order To Prove Clarity Of Vision

(Photos by R Wang & Insider Associates, LLC.   Copyright © 2009 All rights reserved.) Re-innovation Now At The Heart Of SAP’s Focus And Strategy SAP has faced a rough two years.  From the continuing market pressure on new license revenue, false-start launch of Business By Design (ByD), management restructuring, and issues with user groups […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 11, 2009

Monday's Musings: Users Now Expect More Advocacy From Their User Groups

Many user groups currently meet the basic requirements… Today’s independent and vendor sponsored user groups serve a key role in building community among a common interest group.  Typical mission and objectives often include: Creating an environment to share information and best practices Exposing issues and limitations with a vendor’s product and partner solutions Soliciting member […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 3, 2009

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

Speaking Engagement: Interop 2009 – SaaS Track – Honeymoon and Divorce: Changing SaaS Providers

TUESDAY MAY 19TH The Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Honeymoon and Divorce: Changing SaaS Providers Software-as-a-Service has taken the IT world by storm, offering turnkey application deployment and less management headaches. But IT’s job hasn’t vanished — it’s changed. From managing application sprawl to customizing SaaS portals, from monitoring performance to […]

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