Quoting a Vanson Bourne survey, Computing reports that half of large businesses encourage flexible and remote working. The top two […]
While it is good that partners are alert to the opportunities on the cloud, there is no sign of anyone abandoning on-premise cash cows.
Outsourcing vendors are also getting into cloud play. The larger ones such as IBM are trying their hand at various layers of the cloud from infrastructure to apps. The smaller ones, for example, the Indian vendors who habitually shy away from spending on infrastructure, are mostly focusing on app layer, to offer platform-based solutions.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently spoke to 400 CIOs at Atmosphere conference for CIOs. The future of enterprise software depends on two platforms — web and mobile, and one principle – sharing and collaboration. Companies and individuals are building apps out of the equivalent of scripts. These apps contrast with traditional IT apps which are complex, expensive, inflexible and take years to build. But web apps need not replicate all the features of legacy apps. Getting 80% of their features is enough. Over the next 5 to 10 years, mobility will be the way to provision enterprise resources and put your best team to build mobile apps. Mr Schmidt covers many questions you may have had on the new ways of doing IT business: third party developers, cloud, scale, cost, HTML 5 an
An analyst says BPM is the next ERP or the next killer application of enterprise software. But we are not sure if sharing honours with ERP is the best thing that can happen to BPM at the moment. For BPM to become the next killer enterprise app, it has to learn to avoid the minefield ERP walked into.