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Deborah R Wilson
Managing Vice President, ERP Strategy Team
12 years at Gartner
20 years IT industry

Deborah Wilson, a recovering Gartner research analyst, leads the Gartner ERP strategy research team. Read Full Bio

“Do I Really Trust These Cloud People with My ERP?” by Joseph Provenza

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 21, 2018

As a former CIO, there was a time when I wasn’t willing to put anything of significance in the cloud.  Now, that said, the cloud has actually been around for a lot longer than the cloud has been around. By that I mean that IT shops have been using providers and infrastructure that was not […]

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“This is What the Future is Supposed to Be,” by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 15, 2018

It’s that time of year again.  Vendor conference and annual User Group meeting time!  I’d always looked forward to these days as time to connect with old acquaintances with other companies, hear the latest from the vendors and meet interesting side vendors that might help you with interesting situations.  Plus, there was usually another really […]

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“Mission Unpossible” by Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 1, 2018

“Me fail English? That’s unpossible” – Ralph Wiggum, The Simpsons At a former company, this immortal line from the Simpsons became an unwitting catch phrase one year at budget time. Sitting in a conference room with my IT leadership team and finance business partner I laid out the challenge in front of us, as handed […]

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“Should I Stay or Should I Go? Switching ERP Vendors” by Denise Ganly

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 24, 2018

“We’re thinking about changing our ERP vendor.” Unsurprisingly, it’s an increasingly common statement I hear from clients. For most organizations, with digital transformation efforts underway, competing in the information age is beginning to bite. Terms such as ‘nimble’, ‘agile’, and ‘flexible’ are now part and parcel of our business lexicon. Most CxOs are all too […]

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The “Lost Art” – Time to Revive the Power of Storytelling to Support Your Business Strategy, by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 17, 2018

I recently had a chance to read a book written by Richard Butterfield, “It’s Show Time”, on the power of persuasion.  In one of the chapters, he was confounded that the art of storytelling seems to be lost in today’s business and professional presentations. In a world full with advanced technology and access to a […]

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“The Global ERP Template Dream – Is Cloud ERP Going to Get Me There?” by Denis Torii

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 11, 2018

These days, very large global enterprises appear and disappear with the blink of an eye. The Internet is full of those successful (and unsuccessful) stories. Many of the successful growth stories involve M&A initiatives, as well as expansion to geographical regions that open new market possibilities. Along with those new opportunities comes the challenge of […]

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“Moving ERP to the Cloud Does NOT Make You a Digital Business,” by Paul Schenck

by Debbie Wilson  |  May 4, 2018

Becoming a digital business is a goal for many organizations and their CIOs. Moving to the cloud is seen as a way to go digital, but if that move is executed mostly as a technology shift then it will fail to create the transformative effects that are sought. Moving existing systems to cloud hosted infrastructure […]

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“A Perspective – Will Technology Ever Replace Human Employees,” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 25, 2018

Our global population is reaching 7.6 billion (http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/) and the unemployment rate is estimated at 7.9 % (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2129.html) worldwide.  It is quite unsettling to imagine how this unemployment rate could continue to rise as our jobs are taken over by the fast moving pace of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies.  With organizations looking to […]

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“How Many Speeds Does Your Cloud ERP Have?” by Mike Guay

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 20, 2018

When I was 12 years old, my dad got me my first 10 speed bike. Prior to that I had a bike powered by a simple chain and gear sprocket which gave me one speed – one directly related to how fast I was pedaling. The stopping power was a simple coaster brake mounted on […]

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“My Customers Don’t Care About ERP So Why Should I?” By Paul Saunders

by Debbie Wilson  |  April 12, 2018

On Black Friday 2017, the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday, I was both excited and relieved to have identified a Christmas gift for my wife. My wife has the ability to buy just the perfect gift for each and every member of the family, whereas I have the ability to buy her a Blu-ray […]

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