Analytics
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IBM Launches Smarter Analytics: Ready to Get Smart?

Mark Smith - March 24, 2012

IBM this week launched a business initiative called Smarter Analytics to showcase the value of its technology and professional services in this area. The event, led by Steve Mills,…

Analytics
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Alteryx’s Business Analytics Empowers New Generation of Data Artisans

Mark Smith - March 1, 2012

I attended the Alteryx user conference called Inspire 2012 (Twitter: #Inspire12)  in Denver this week. This fairly new analytics software company has been gaining customers in a range…

Cloud Computing
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A Taleo Tale: Oracle Reaches for Cloud Credibility

Mark Smith - February 10, 2012

The acquisition frenzy in the enterprise software market continues. The announced acquisition of Taleo by Oracle will remove the independence of another successful cloud-based software company. (more…)

Cloud Computing
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SAP Aims to be More Cloudy and Mobile in 2012 and Beyond

Mark Smith - December 20, 2011

I attended the annual SAP Influencer Summit (Twitter #SAPSummit), at which executives from SAP meet with analysts and customers from around the world to discuss the company’s…

Analytics
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SAP Spends Big on SuccessFactors for Cloud Computing and Talent Management

Mark Smith - December 5, 2011

In a move to invigorate adoption of its cloud computing and talent management applications, SAP has announced its intent to acquire SuccessFactors – a deal valued at US$3.4 billion…

Cloud Computing
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Workday Rising while Oracle Sleeps in the Clouds

Mark Smith - October 29, 2011

As Workday held its annual Workday Rising conference this week, it’s a good time to note the accomplishments of the company and to provide a fair and balanced coverage…

Market Research
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Marketing Executives Aren’t Ready for the Social Explosion of Data

Mark Smith - October 27, 2011

I had a chance to review the results of an interesting new global study of chief marketing officers (CMOs) by IBM, and I want to comment on some of…

Analytics
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IBM Brings Business Analytics to Apple iPad

Mark Smith - October 27, 2011

Fulfilling its intention to make it easier to access and use analytics and business intelligence, IBM released its Cognos Mobile application natively for the Apple iPad. (more…)

Analytics
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Mercer Total Compensation Management Analytics Help Retain Talent

Mark Smith - September 19, 2011

To retain talent, organizations must ensure that their workforce’s compensation is comparable to that of their industry peers. As part of this effort, they should integrate compensation…

Analytics
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Salesforce Presents New Social Enterprise with Chatter, Mobility and Data

Mark Smith - September 9, 2011

At the Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) CEO Marc Benioff unveiled the latest evolution of the company’s strategy and supporting technology for cloud computing and mobile technologies. Its…