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
Value chain vs supply chain
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?
Traditionally, enterprises have focused their data strategies around business intelligence (BI), but the rise of predictive and prescriptive analytics platforms, in part thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence, is changing the equation. Even business intelligence itself is evolving, tipping in capabilities previously exclusive to business analytics platforms. Analysts and consultants agree that understanding the distinctions between business intelligence and other analytics platforms, as well as the value each brings to the enterprise, matters significantly in getting your data strategy right.Here, we break down where business intelligence fits in the spectrum of analytics offerings available today — and how business analytics is evolving, thanks to shifts in tools, tactics, and personnel needs.Business intelligence vs. business analyticsAnalytics in the broadest sense applies to all technology-enabled problem-solving activities. Experts generally divide … [Read more...] about Business intelligence vs. business analytics: Where BI fits into your data strategy
IOTA, the eighth largest blockchain in the world and one built specifically to power the internet-of-things economy, launched a data marketplace today, in partnership with over 20 large organizations around the world, including Microsoft, Bosch, Samsung, and Fujitsu. The idea is to enable a future where any connected sensor or device can grab data from an open marketplace, for a micro-fee, to power an application. Smart city sensors, for example, could use environmental data collected via Samsung’s ARTIK sensors to drive IoT-based pollution alerts. And connected cars could perhaps tap data from Bosch, the world’s largest automotive part supplier, to get details on a part that appears to be malfunctioning. The IOTA team isn’t talking much about specific apps yet; it seems to want the IoT community to do the brainstorming there. What the team is emphasizing is that its new marketplace is a big chance to showcase how a real-time micropayment business model can enable … [Read more...] about IOTA launches IoT data marketplace, envisions devices autonomously buying and trading information
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