Category: Business

Is enterprise mobility delivering ROI

The IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) has published its latest report on Enterprise Mobility. The demand for mobile apps continues to grow and enterprises are investing large amounts of money in making their sites mobile friendly. They are also investing in mobile apps or at least enabling them. For some companies that means writing or…

Irrelevant marketing hits 50% of public

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has released research showing marketing is poorly targeted. The survey pulls together some interesting research that will help strengthen the hand of ad blockers. It will also get the attention of privacy advocates after 55% of people said they had not consented to the use of their contact details.…

IBV report looks at reducing warranty costs

The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) has published a study focusing on reducing the costs of warranty management. Entitled Powering Warranty Reinvention, the study says that warranties are not just something to be bundled with products. Instead, electronics companies should see them as a differentiator. In order to do that they need effective warranty…

IBM revenues down but cloud has a silver lining

IBM issued its first quarter results and demonstrated that while IBM Cloud and cognitive computing are performing well there are areas of concern. Overall revenues fell for the 20th quarter in a row. Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer put a positive spin on things but was absent from the analyst briefing…

Starting up a business: Avoid the common mistakes, part 2

This series of blogs hopes to secure your success by avoiding these common mistakes. These are mistakes I have both made and experienced through my clients. My blog last month detailed two common mistakes when setting up a business: not choosing the right advisors and mismanaging cash flow. The next two mistakes are: Poorly drafted,…

Oracle makes two acquisitions

Oracle has announced two acquisitions. The two companies are Moat, a digital measurement cloud company and Wercker who provide a container-centric and cloud-native automation platform. Moat analytics Founded in 2007 by brothers Noah and Jonah Goodhart as well Michael Walrath, Moat provides marketing data analytics. Under the terms of the agreement Moat will remain as…

Salesforce achieves renewable energy pledge early

Salesforce has announced that it has achieved net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. This sees them honour a pledge that they intended to meet by 2050. For customers, this is a significant benefit as it ensures that the cloud services provided by Salesforce are done so with a carbon neutral cloud. These are two critical milestone on the…

SAP Expert Chat is free, faster and the future

SAP is trying to re-energise the use of its SAP Expert service amongst its customers in a new announcement. The announcement links to a new Gartner report by Derek Prior and Duy D Nguyen that analyses the service which was first launched in June 2016. Gartner reveals that while the free service has significant benefits…

Rootstock lights Big Bang ERP fuse

Rootstock continues to grow its partner ecosystem with the addition of Big Bang ERP. The Canadian based consultancy firm delivers cloud-based ERP, CRM, ITSM and business application based solutions. It has a client base that spans the globe including customers in the US, Australasia and Europe. From its base in Montreal, Canada it already has…