Category: Business

Is Intuit leaving others in their dust?

Intuit has reported its Q3 earnings and delivered a 59% increase in QuickBooks online subscribers. This is above what they forecast. This is good news for Intuit as they look to convert users from legacy systems to subscriber based cloud delivered solutions. As a result, they increased their forecast for subscribers by 100,000 for the year…

Cognitive Procurement reaches across supply chains

Cognitive Procurement is the fancy name given by IBM and SAP Ariba as they form a global strategic alliance. This aims to redefine the sourcing-to-settlement cycle. Leveraging SAP Leonardo, IBM Watson technologies and SAP Ariba, the joint solutions bring together intelligence derived from procurement data with predictive insights obtained from unstructured information. The objective is…

SAP refocuses its Leonardo on digital innovation

For those who know, SAP Leonardo (Leonardo) was SAP’s brand for IoT. At Sapphire 2017 SAP has extended Leonardo to make IoT a part of the broader drive towards digital innovation. The concept is the combination of: Enablement of enterprises to innovate at scale. Enterprise business redefinition appropriate to a digital world. The key to…

Starting up a business: Avoid the common mistakes – part 3

My previous blogs detailed the first four common mistakes when setting up a business (part 1, part 2). This blog seeks to address the fifth and arguably the most key one. Especially when seeking investment or funding; when you are ready to scale up; or launch your product overseas. Protecting your Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property…

Triple win for NetSuite

NetSuite has won a trio of new partners in recent days. Terillium announced that it has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program. This is a major boost for NetSuite as it sees an Oracle platinum partner with 170 employees join its partner program. It demonstrates that Oracle partners see the benefit of reselling NetSuite into…

Want to move 100PB+ from your data centre into the cloud?

DigitalGlobe collects imagery of the Earth from its QuickBird satellites (first launched in 2001). Since then new satellites have added capacity and improved resolution. The total data being stored is reaching 100PB. In the past 17 years, DigitalGlobe has collected more than 7 million square kilometres of imagery. Some images can be as large as 30GB. The total…

“Loneliness in older adults has been described as ‘your world dying before you do'”

The IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) has published a fascinating report:: “Loneliness and the aging population – how businesses and governments can address a looming crisis“. It is recommended reading, irrespective of the conclusions, for its ability to eye open. Its publication follows on from the United Nations’ expectation that, by 2050: Japan and Germany…