Tuesday's Tip: SaaS – Integration Advice

Continued interest in software as a service (SaaS) stems from the pay as you go pricing, constant stream of innovation, rapid deployment options, and the ability to do an end run around IT.  As the number of options proliferate, enterprises will increasingly lean on SaaS as the mission critical system.  Thus, end users need an […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 28, 2008

Tuesday's Tip: Master Data Management – Focus on the End in Mind

“Begin with the end in mind is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There’s a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things. ~ The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey” This Coveyism rings quite true especially with MDM deployments.  Those seeking […]

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

Tuesday's Tip: Software Licensing and Pricing – Q4 Bodes Well For Discounts

In both the enterprise and SMB space, recent market conditions point to a lack of available financing for enterprise software purchases.  This trend will continue as the credit markets tighten.  The result – vendors will be more inclined to discount.  Enterprises engaged in contact negotiation with software vendors should take this opportunity to seek additional […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 13, 2008

Tuesday's Tip: Packaged Apps Strategy – Building Blocks for a Recession Proof Apps Strategy

The tightening credit crisis continues to impact IT budgets and 2009 planning assumptions.  Ongoing conversations with clients confirm that most enterprises anticipate some retrenchment of budgets.  As business and IT teams seek to reduce the cost of existing systems, several key enterprise packaged app strategies rise in importance: Software contract reviews – leading clients invest […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 7, 2008

Tuesday's Tip: Software Licensing and Pricing – Stop paying for shelfware

First of all, some of you may be wondering what shelf-ware is so a quick definition.  It’s software you buy and don’t use.  So if you bought 1000 licenses of Vendor X’s latest ERP software and use 905 licenses, you now have 95 licenses not being utilized.  That’s 95 licenses of shelfware you pay maintenance […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 30, 2008