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2 x Life Science Hype Cycles

by Michael Shanler  |  July 29, 2017

While the spring rains drenched the northeastern U.S. and parts of Europe, Jeff, Steve, and I were hard at work authoring, arranging, writing, reviewing,  re-reviewing, re-re-reviewing our content.  After countless...

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Software Asset Management - Microsoft Seek Path to Customer Value

by Stephen White  |  July 13, 2017

Microsoft recently produced a blog of its own dedicated to explaining Microsoft’s Software Asset Management (SAM) programme and distinction between SAM practices and compliance oriented audit activities. Having ran a...

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Microsoft Inspired to Go Vertical and Stop Selling Licenses

by Stephen White  |  July 12, 2017

During the past week news of a Microsoft restructure has surfaced, details of the changes being made had been kept under wraps until Microsoft’s FY was complete. Some twelve months...

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The Emerging Battleground in the Analytics & Business Intelligence Market

by Steve Crawford  |  July 12, 2017

A new battleground is emerging in the analytics and business intelligence (BI) market over embedded data science and smart data discovery.  In this new research, "Market Opportunity Map: Analytics and...

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Will Working in the Cloud Work for Microsoft Office 365?

by Steve Crawford  |  June 28, 2017

Office 365 has boldly shifted Microsoft's focus to the cloud.  But about half its customers are not as bold, stubbornly staying on-premises or evaluating options. Microsoft could have stayed right...

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A CIO’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Michael Shanler  |  June 28, 2017

CIOs are competing in an endurance race.  Winning requires carefully orchestrated activities that rely on technology, team work, precision driving, and a bit of luck.   As in racing, the victorious...

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On CRM initiatives, the CIO in 2017 is the Supportive Gatekeeper.

by Michael Maoz  |  June 22, 2017

On a call the other day with a very innovative financial services company somewhere across a sea, the wonderful Global Head of Digital Channels described their CIO as a supportive gatekeeper. What...

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How to Tune your SaaS Business Model

by Steve Crawford  |  June 14, 2017

Three key performance metrics, across different stages of growth, form the foundation of a successful SaaS business model. Technology business unit leaders (especially those new to SaaS) need to understand...

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This time I don't really mind being wrong

by Jeffrey Mann  |  May 24, 2017

Data sovereignty is a persistent topic in my cloud office inquiries. Many customers want to know where Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite will put their emails, files and...

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More Cloud Security Monitoring Contemplations

by Anton Chuvakin  |  April 25, 2017

Your choice for security monitoring and/or threat detection technologies for different cloud models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) is, essentially: Use the security controls that your cloud service provider (CSP) offers …...

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