Funny: Weekday

March 19, 2018 Leave a comment

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Pretty much how consultants feel, but with roughly an hour shaved off the time. (From the New Yorker)

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Funny: Human resources

March 12, 2018 Leave a comment

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HR at its best. (From the New Yorker).

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Funny: Corporate benefits?

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Corporate benefits in a nutshell. (From the New Yorker)

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Apps market framing

February 28, 2018 Leave a comment

When talking about ‘enterprise applications’ most of the discussion is in often what I would have called the traditional areas – HR, CRM, ERP, collaboration. And most of the discussion is really the hand wringing on how the SaaS players are (mostly) eating the legacy’s players’ lunch (e.g. SFDC vs. Oracle/SAP); but that doesn’t paint the whole picture. It was that mindset I found the following framing from UBS (Software 2.0, Nov 2017) valuable.

apps framing

It makes the (cogent) argument there’s more than one way to play in this market. One is to go towards more simpler apps targeted at individuals / small groups that are less costly and simpler while the other is towards more strategic apps (think predictive maintenance) that are more expensive and complex.

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Funny: Dirty business?

February 27, 2018 Leave a comment

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For bankers perhaps? (Sorry, couldn’t resist). (From the New Yorker)

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Cloud perceptions favor Azure

February 23, 2018 Leave a comment

Two charts from a recent report from UBS (Microsoft, Nov 2017) caught my eye. They point to the fact that Microsoft has a very positive perception from enterprise buyers on their cloud vision but lags on their understanding of the client’s business.

cloud perception 1

cloud perception 2

IBM leads the pack on this second dimension, presumably because of their services + consulting group.

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Elon Musk in a nutshell

February 22, 2018 Leave a comment

I found this chart of Elon Musk’s achievements over the last ~30 years useful and of course, awe inspiring.

elon musk nutshell

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