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Musings on SAPPHIRE NOW 2015

by Robert Anderson  |  June 10, 2015

From SAP’s Partner Summit last month, I dived head-long into the SAPPHIRE NOW main event plowing through a busy schedule of keynotes, executive meetings, as well as a number of...

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SAP Global Partner Summit Ushers In PartnerEdge 2.0

by Robert Anderson  |  June 4, 2015

My visit to SAPPHIRE this year started with a day at SAP’s Global Partner Summit, attended by 800 of its 13,000 partners worldwide, where in a presentation titled “PartnerEdge 2.0”...

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Perspectives on Hadoop Part Two: Pausing Plans

by Merv Adrian  |  June 4, 2015

By Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker In the first post in this series , I looked at the size of revenue streams for RDBMS software and maintenance/support and noted that they...

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Perspectives on Hadoop: Procurement, Plans, and Positioning

by Merv Adrian  |  June 1, 2015

I have the privilege of working for the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, covering information management with a strong focus for the past few years on an emerging...

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Cloud ERP Showdown to Heat Up With SAP ByDesign on HANA

by Robert Anderson  |  April 22, 2015

I recently met with Dr. Michael Schmidt and Rainer Zinow, both principals from SAP's cloud-based ByDesign ERP team and can only conclude that contrary to much editorial speculation over the...

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Two Great Calls This Week: NetSuite and SaaSMAX

by Robert Anderson  |  February 13, 2015

Great to be checking back in with everyone.  Since my introductory blog post, I've spent time with NetSuite and SaaSMAX, an up-and-coming provider that I've begun to track in my...

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DBMS Legacies are Very Sticky

by Merv Adrian  |  December 18, 2014

Donald Feinberg (@Brazingo) & Merv Adrian (@merv) Every so often, there’s a wave of interest in the “imminent retirement” of one or more legacy database management systems (DBMS). Usually, it’s...

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Hadoop 2013 - Part Four: Players

by Merv Adrian  |  March 8, 2013

The first three posts in this series talked about performance,  projects and platforms as key themes in what is beginning to feel like a  watershed year for Hadoop. All three are reflected in...

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2012 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant Released

by Robert Desisto  |  July 19, 2012

The 2012 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant is officially published. We had one new leader emerge, one vendor drop from inclusion and a new product added that was not included...

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The End of One Era and the Beginning of Another

by Jim Holincheck  |  December 6, 2011

As I reflect on SAP’s agreement to acquire SuccessFactors, it takes me back to 2004.  At the end of that year, after a long, bitter takeover battle, Oracle finally acquired...

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