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NetSuite Had a Sweet IPO. Now What?
The end of 2007, at least in the space that I cover, has certainly been

what is cto  recognition, etc.), no matter what technical achievements the aspiring company might have also delivered. NetSuite's main premise has been that Salesforce.com Enterprise Edition [ evaluate this product ], RightNow (and even Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live [ evaluate this product ]) have a fundamental flaw , which once also plagued (and fatally wounded) former Siebel (now part of Oracle [ evaluate this product ]). Namely, these are all point Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions without an organic

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what is cto  use of BI applications. What is your company’s or your personal view in this regard? MM. I agree that ease of use is a huge challenge for BI applications, as it is the facilitator for allowing multiple users to make better and faster decisions. But I think there could be more focus in these efforts. Personally, I think that usability has a direct effect on reducing the number of interactions that the user needs to go through to make a decision. If we reduce the number of interactions, we reduce the Read More

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