News Analysis: UsedSoft Vs Oracle Ruling Opens Up Monopolistic Practices By Software Vendors
Used Software Pioneers Gain A Small Victory In A Shrinking On-Premises Software World The surprise July 3rd, 2012 judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union for UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp rules that “An author of software cannot oppose the resale of his ‘used’ licenses allowing the use of his programs […]
Tuesday's Tip: The Big Question In Big Data Is…What's The Question?
All The Current Talk Of Big Data Technology Misses The Point The hype around big data has crescendoed to the levels of SOA in the early 2000’s, cloud in the late 2000’s, and social in the past few years. Unfortunately the hype is creating three main pitfalls: A morass of confused definitions. In fact a […]
News Analysis: IFS Acquires Metrix To Boost Mobility And Service Management
Mobility and Scheduling Play A Key Role In IFS Service Management Strategy On May 23rd, IFS acquired Metrix, a service management and mobility vendor headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. IFS adds 90 customers with Metrix. Key highlights of the acquisition include: Expansion into new markets. Metrix Service Management provides a field service management and depot repair […]
Tuesday's Tip: Dealing With The Real Problem In Social Business Adoption – The People!
Social Business Adoption Dependent On Employee Adoption Social business is more than a technology decision. Many eager early adopters face challenges in adoption past the initial core team. As we move from eager early adopters to ubiquitous usage, an examination of some organizations who have failed at internal social business reveals five common barriers to […]
Monday's Musing: Avoiding Social Media Fatigue Through Engagement
Social Media Moves From Ubiquitous Usage To Relevant Rationalization Have we hit a social media plateau? In recent client conversations on usage of social media, the trendsetters appear to be “socialed out”. Most early adopters seem to be overwhelmed with their personal (Facebook, Google+), corporate (Yammer, Jive, Chatter, SharePoint), and professional (LinkedIn) social networks. In […]
Friday's Features: Using Attensity Analyze 6.0 To Compare Customer Sentiment For @united @southwestair @virginamerica
A Travelers’ Tale of Two Airlines (@united vs @southwestair) A hurried shower, followed by a hastily packed bag. Then, the race to the taxi stand (Figure 1). Should be easy to get a cab at 5:45 am in Las Vegas, right? Only the late night crew roll into a casino this late or early in […]
Event Report: Questions Every #SAPPHIRENOW Attendee Should Be Asking SAP
SAP’s In The Midst Of Massive Transformation Just four years ago, nervous attendees dealt with a tumultuous global market entering financial crisis. SAP’s management team decided to raise maintenance fees to shore up its margins amidst a drought of innovation. Customers revolted en masse. Policies changed due to user group and global influencer pressure. Less […]
Monday's Musings: Why Are Innovative CIO's Betting Less On Cloud And Virtualization?
Innovative CIO’s Betting On Disruptive Technologies That Impact Enterprise Business Value In the Four Personas of the Next Gen CIO published March 3, 2012, four personas of the CIO were identified: Chief Infrastructure Officer, Chief Integration Officer, Chief Intelligence Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer (see Figure 1). This research of 79 progressive CIO’s identified the […]
Quark Summary: What CFOs Need to Know About SaaS and Cloud Integration
Forward And Commentary This document addresses many questions asked by CFO’s about cloud deployments and the top integration questions often asked by CFO’s responsible for key business initiatives that involve technology. A. Executive Summary Organizations have escalated their adoption of cloud computing and SaaS applications in the past 3 years. As part of the broader […]
News Analysis: KANA Enters MidMarket With Trinicom Acquisition
Acquisition Brings A Proven Multi-Channel Cloud Based Service Offering To The Growing Mid-market Sunnyvale, CA based KANA announced on April 24, 2012 it’s acquisition of Netherlands based Trinicom, a multichannel, customer contact software provider serving over 200 companies in the BeNeLux market. Trinicom’s flagship T5 all-in solutions addresses multichannel customer service through email response management, […]
Quark Summary: Does SAP HANA Change Your Database Strategy for SAP Apps?
Forward And Commentary SAP’s made big claims about HANA and its capabilities today and into the future. This Quark goes into the details and Constellation’s point of view. A. Executive Summary Both HANA as an architecture and database alternative indicate SAP’s future direction and next-generation approach. Consequently, numerous clients and SAP customers have inquired on […]
Research Summary: Why the Move from Transaction to Experience Requires Better Analytics
Forward And Commentary This trends report examines how changing expectations among business leaders and the consumerization of IT will shape the future of insights and decision-making. As organizations make the move from transactions to engagement to experience, a new type of analytics will be required. A. Introduction Business leaders seek better insights for smarter decision-making. […]
Vendor Event: Why Does Everyone Need Analytics?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:00 am Pacific 1:00 pm Eastern Presenters Ray Wang Principal Analyst and Chief Executive Officer Constellation Research, Inc. Patrick Morrissey Vice President Tidemark Jennifer Maddox Director of Product Marketing Tidemark Why the Move from Transaction to Experience Requires Better Analytics Business leaders seek better insights for smarter decision-making. Unfortunately, today’s traditional […]
Event Report: Clarabridge Customer Connections 2012 #cbc312
Clarabridge “Turns Up The Heat” On Delivering Context For Customer Experience CEO, Sid Banderjee, opened up Clarabridge‘s 4th annual user conference to 350 customers at the Doral Golf & Spa in Miami, FL on March 5th, 2012. Clarabridge, a sentiment and text analytics software provider helps companies discern insight from their text based customer feedback […]
Event Report: IIAR UK Forum – The Future Of The Industry Analyst, Legacy Vs Disruptive
Legacy Analyst Firms Vs Disruptive Influencer Firms On March 14th, 2012 Constellation had the privilege and pleasure of presenting at the IIAR UK Chapter’s monthly meeting moderated by Simon Levin (see Figure 1). For those who don’t know, the IIAR is a “not-for-profit organisation established to raise awareness of analyst relations and the value of […]