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Private versus Public Clouds for ERP Software

October 12, 2010
By manchester
Private versus Public Clouds for ERP Software

The September 10 edition of Processor Magazine provides insight with regard to building private clouds as well as a comparison of private and public clouds. In this article we relate the positions presented to the ERP software space. Public versus Private Clouds – Key Points Processor Magazine article The Public vs. Private Cloud Debate...
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Cloud ERP Debate by Boyer and Associates

October 6, 2010
By manchester

In a recently published ‘semi-serious’ video, Jack debates Jack regarding the merits and potential hazards of deploying ERP software in the cloud. The video was created by Boyer and Associates with sponsorship from Acumatica. Cloud ERP Video Overview The video involves pro-cloud Jack Boyer debating the cloud cynic Jack Carter. The video is broken...
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Integrating Cloud Software Applications

September 30, 2010
By manchester
Integrating Cloud Software Applications

Should companies purchase pre-integrated applications or integrate best in class solutions? An interesting article in Campus Technology, Cloud Computing in Education: A Practitioner’s View describes an implementation involving Datatel ERP, Salesforce CRM, and connecting technology provided by Cast Iron Systems. This raises two often debated questions: Integrate best in class applications or purchase an...
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Expense Reporting gets a boost from Cloud ERP

September 9, 2010
By manchester
Expense Reporting gets a boost from Cloud ERP

As reported in Travel Procurement, the competition in the automated expense reporting space has increased dramatically over the past few years. According to author Mary Ann McNulty: While some products are still delivered as software, most are software-as-a-service, cloud-based or, increasingly, mobile apps. This should come as no surprise because expense reporting is an...
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One CIO’s View of Cloud Computing and ERP Software

August 31, 2010
By manchester
One CIO’s View of Cloud Computing and ERP Software

On August 30, Sramana Mitra posted an interview with Dennis Hodges, CIO of Inteva on her blog. The interview provides some interesting insights with regard to cloud computing and shows that ERP may start catching CRM in terms of cloud adoption. Read the full article and interview here. Sramana Mitra’s summary The interview uncovers...
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IDC: One Third of All Software Delivered via Cloud in 2014

August 12, 2010
By manchester
IDC: One Third of All Software Delivered via Cloud in 2014

IDC reports in a recent press release that: The Software as a Service (SaaS) market had worldwide revenues of $13.1 billion in 2009. IDC forecasts the market to reach $40.5 billion by 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate of 25.3%. By 2014, about 34% of all new business software purchases will be consumed...
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Cloud service outages and deployment options

June 23, 2010
By manchester
Cloud service outages and deployment options

The recent Intuit outage (reported by Mark Hachman in PC Magazine) has raised some skepticism about the viability and future of cloud-based software and services. Coming off the heels of NetSuite’s outage in April and the recent Sage outage, it got us thinking more about what enterprises fundamentally need to do to keep their...
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Re-Launching SAP Business ByDesign

May 20, 2010
By manchester
Re-Launching SAP Business ByDesign

The Original Launch SAP Business ByDesign was formally launched on September 19, 2007 (see press release). At that time the pricing was $149/user with a 25 user minimum ($3,725/month). It’s reported by Michael Krigsman in Enterprise Irregulars that 100 customers were enrolled (50 implemented) on this offering prior to the redesign. 3 Years Later...
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