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Research Summary: Five Steps To Building A Recession Proof Packaged Apps Strategy

FORWARD AND COMMENTARY The five steps to building a recession proof packaged apps strategy represent the sixth report in an on-going series to provide clients with insight on how to better align their packaged apps strategies.  Aligned with operational efficiency and regulatory compliance business drivers, these best practices provide a road map for more efficient […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on January 19, 2009

Speaking Engagement: Forrester Teleconference – Achieving A Perfect Order To Combat The Evil Forces Of A Recession

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern time (18:00-19:00 UK time) Presented By: R “Ray” Wang Vice President, Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Inc. Cost:  Please check the registration page Who should attend: Business Process & Applications professionals, CIO’s, Application Delivery and Program Management Professionals. Description: Declining sales, shrinking operating margins, and labor force reductions, […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on January 15, 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

Speaking Engagement: Investing in Project-Based Solutions to Weather the Current Economic Climate

Exclusive Webinar Invitation Guest Speaker : R “Ray” Wang, Forrester Research, Vice President & Principal Analyst Project-based solutions (PBS) adoption continues to be driven by specific microverticals in professional services, construction, real estate, and the public sector. A worsening economic climate ups the ante on features that enforce compliance and efficiency. The preference for comprehensive […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 9, 2008

Speaking Engagement: The Cloud in Action- How Top Enterprise Firms are Using SaaS and Other Cloud Technologies to Improve their Business

Sponsored by Fujitsu Consulting December 9, 2008 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT Featuring: R “Ray” Wang, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research Joel Hoffman, SVP of CRM and Online Delivery, Citigroup MyFi Join us to learn: How SaaS and cloud computing is impacting the enterprise How to successfully […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 9, 2008

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

Monday's Musings: The Role of User Groups – Check and Balance

Conversations and polling at recent user group meetings confirm a common sentiment that user groups should play a role as client advocates with the vendors.  Information dissemination, benchmarking, product issues, training, and maintenance fee reductions rise to the top of the list in this 235 person on-going survey.  While not explicit in all charters, here’s […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 10, 2008

Speaking Engagement: Seven Recession-Proof Packaged Apps Strategies

Seven Recession-Proof Packaged Apps Strategies Monday, November 17, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern time (19:00-20:00 UK time) Presented By: Paul D. Hamerman Vice President, Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Inc. R “Ray” Wang Vice President, Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Inc. Register Who should attend: Application Development & Program Management professionals Description: As the global economy enters […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 3, 2008

Trip Report: 2008 Oracle Open World Day 1

View from the Moscone North to South Above Ground Crosswalk Looking into Moscone West (Copyrighted 2008. Photo by R Wang. All rights reserved) In the world of enterprise software, Oracle’s Open World is one of the grand slam must attend events of the year. Day 1 starts with the Oracle Users Forum, a collection of […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 21, 2008

News Analysis: SAP Moves All Customers Onto More Expensive Enterprise Support

Margin Pressures Drive Maintenance Fee Increases Announced at the 2008 Field Kick Off Meeting (FKOM), the elimination of the Standard and Premium support offerings was originally developed just for new customers. However, today’s announcement that existing customers will be “transitioned” to Enterprise Support as of January 1, 2009 will come as an unpleasant surprise to […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 16, 2008

Event Report: Microsoft Convergence 2008 – Microsoft Ends Project Green, Renews Enterprise Focus

(Copyrighted 2008. Photo by R Wang. All rights reserved) New Management Shows Long Term Commitment to Business Solutions Group Recent Microsoft Business Solutions departures have brought into question whether the Redmond , WA giant is serious about the business applications market. Estimates of year over year growth from 2006 to 2007 have fallen from double […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 11, 2008

Best Practices: A Work Plan To Successfully Negotiating Software Contracts (Part 2 of 2)

You are reading a post originally published on March 1, 2004 from an older blog on the old www.raywang.org site.

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 13, 2004

Best Practices: A Work Plan To Successfully Negotiating Software Contracts (Part 1 of 2)

You are reading a post originally published on March 1, 2004 from an older blog on the old www.raywang.org site.

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 8, 2004

Best Practices: Seven Simple Steps To Successfully Negotiate Software Contracts

You are reading a post originally published on March 1, 2004 from an older blog on the old www.raywang.org site.

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 1, 2004