caption JD Wetherspoon is set to stop serving Courvoisier VS ahead of Brexit. source Francois Durand/Getty Images for Courvoisier Pub group JD Wetherspoon said it will stop serving Jägermeister and French brandies Courvoisier VS and Hennessy Fine de Cognac. The drinks will be replaced by US and Australian brandies, and a British liqueur. Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin, a supporter of Brexit fan, said the move is about offering more choice and better value to customers. It is not, he said, not due to concerns about the certainty of supply after Britain leaves the EU. LONDON – British pub group JD Wetherspoon has announced plans to cut back on serving European alcohol ahead of Brexit, and says it will instead serve replacement drinks from markets like the US and Australia. Wetherspoon, which operates around 1,000 pubs across the UK and Ireland, said on Wednesday that it will stop selling German liqueur Jägermeister, and French brandies … [Read more...] about One of Britain’s biggest pub chains will stop selling Jägermeister and French brandy ahead of Brexit
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In the interests of disclosure, I was writing this SAP piece as a brief part of a "Random Thoughts" post that would kind of mirror the format of my upcoming podcast - which will begin with the official launch of my website - the56group.com - in a month or two. And then it -- as "it" often does -- spiraled out of control. Or into a long cycle of control, depending on how mad you think I am. (Mad as in crazy, not angry.) So, I split this into two parts. Random thoughts will be coming, but first: SAP's pivot, with a perspective of what it means to the industry and to SAP as a company -- not as a different version of their tech stack.Here goes:Industry News: SAP announces pivot to the front office - a formerly brief perspectiveEver since SAP announced their pivoting to CRM at SAPPHIRE a few weeks or so ago, the headlines have been rife with SAP positioning itself against Salesforce; SAP recognizing the value of the CRM market and its continued dynamic growth; and SAP's determination to … [Read more...] about SAP pivots as the customer turns 2018
SAP CEO Bill McDermott is aligning his company behind a next-gen CRM platform that will take direct aim at Salesforce. Details about this effort are scarce--at least until SAP Sapphire in June, but McDermott's "we want CRM" mantra raises an interesting question: How vulnerable is Salesforce?McDermott, speaking on SAP's first quarter earnings conference call, couldn't stop talking about CRM. Analysts played along and asked a bevy of CRM questions. In broad strokes, McDermott indicated the following:CRM needs to be reinvented in a way that ties back end processes to the front end.The cloud enables a company like SAP to be more line of business and front office.SAP's acquisitions of Gigya and Callidus give it a big CRM opportunity.Customers are becoming concerned about Salesforce's pricing and wallet share.Everything you need to know about the cloud, explained | We found 22 cloud services your business definitely needs to try | Top cloud providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, … [Read more...] about SAP targets Salesforce on CRM: What’s aspiration vs. reality?
Normally when you think about sectors of the U.S. economy that are subject to government protections or emergency oversight, you think of financial institutions and automakers such as GM, which received bailouts in the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009.Or, most recently, tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on foreign imports of aluminum and steel.But last week, the actions of a federal agency few San Diegans had ever heard of highlighted a larger discussion about the relationship between national security interests and the tech sector.The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on March 4 put the much-anticipated shareholder meeting of San Diego Fortune 500 company Qualcomm on hold. The committee said it will conduct a 30-day review “to investigate fully” the $117 billion hostile takeover bid by Singapore-based Broadcom to acquire Qualcomm.The reasons?General concerns about national security and specific anxieties whether a Broadcom … [Read more...] about Does the U.S. government need to protect American tech companies?
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