• On SAP And Its On-Again, Off-Again Mid Market Focus

     

    There has been an ongoing saga over the past several years with regards SAP and its focus on the mid market. When SAP’s SMB focussed (although, let’s be honest here, any SAP product is likely to be more mid than small) ByDesign product was announced close to a decade ago, [...]

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  • IBM Delivers Infiniband To SoftLayer Customers

     

    As more organizations take advantage of cloud computing, there is a corresponding quest to achieve the highest possible levels of performance from the cloud. One of the bottlenecks in terms of cloud infrastructure is the speed at which the network link…

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  • Check Closes The Loop On SMB Invoice Payments

     

    Anytime I hear about a new service or new piece of functionality that allows me (not to mention other small business owners) to automate what was formerly a manual process, I get excited. It’s a little known fact that SMBs have nearly as complex processes within their organizations as do [...]

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  • NetSuite Reports Quarterly Earnings – Positive Signs

     

    It’s always interesting to hear NetSuite’s earnings calls for a number of reasons. Firstly they are a good measure of where we are in terms of the broader shift from legacy technology products to cloud ones. Secondly, it’s always interesting in respect…

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  • 2nd Watch Simplifies The Multitude Of AWS Options

     

    Amazon Web Services is unquestionably a disruptive technology force – prior to them essentially inventing cloud computing, organizations had to acquire and manage their own infrastructure and hence expend significant capital to grow. Since AWS and other cloud vendors popularized their model, infrastructure can be bought just like a utility. Like [...]

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  • Voxox Delivers Cloud Phone Systems For Small Businesses

     

    Despite telecommunications developing in leaps and bounds, and significant numbers of cloud-based telephony solutions available to businesses, the vast majority of small businesses still amazingly use a traditional PABX system. Perhaps it’s because software-based telephone systems tend to be difficult to deploy or perhaps it’s because standard PABX is a [...]

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  • The State Of Document Management And Some Potentially Heretical Thinking

     

    Running surveys is an age-old approach that technology vendors take in order to make some news. It’s also a really good source of data points for technology commentators – so long as you ignore the requisite vendor pitch amongst the data, these surveys are pretty useful tools. The latest to [...]

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  • MuleSoft Chases All Those Millions Of .NET Apps And Microsoft Use Cases

     

    In an industry which tends to chase the shiny new thing, you’d be forgiven for not realizing just how many critical business applications run on relatively old systems and languages. People talk about the fact that most airlines still run on massive old mainframes and that’s a fact but even [...]

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  • Docker Makes Its Move, Acquires Orchard In A Sign Of Things To Come

     

    Docker is a copybook case study of an open source project done right. The initiative took an existing technology and approach (Linux containers), modernized it for today’s applications and put it out into the community. And my how the community responded, support for Docker is incredible – large vendors and small [...]

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  • vCita Goes End-To-End For Small Business Customer Engagement

     

    I first heard of vCita a few years ago when I was in Israel. At the time it was creating an online scheduling tool – similar to that offered by Tungle (since acquired by Blackberry and shuttered) and ScheduleOnce. vCita however was focused more on small and mid sized businesses [...]

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