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Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive
Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this

world innovation forum 2012  to Ariba’s business network/connected world message—Stirling was shunned at the audition for “America’s Got Talent” 2010  by the judges as “not good enough,” but she didn’t quit performing; instead she leveraged social networks to build her fan base and  enable her journey to fame. Bert Jacobs, the very casually dressed and unkempt co-founder and “chief executive optimist” of Life is Good ( which happens to use SAP’s Apparel & Footwear Solution [SAP AFS ], but not Ariba, yet),

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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


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world innovation forum 2012  were signed around the world in the next couple of years, and with their input the existing SAP R/3 solutions were enhanced and extended to support retail business processes and best practices. Over time the material master in R/3 became the article (merchandise) master. More functionality and applications were added, culminating in the global launch of SAP Industry Solution for Retail or SAP IS-R (now called SAP for Retail ) in 1997. Since then SAP has continuously invested in and improved its retail Read More

Microsoft Analyst Event Part One: What’s New for Fall 2012


The traditional Microsoft Dynamics Fall Analyst Event (FAE) 2012 started with a tour of the flagship Microsoft Store in an opulent mall in Bellevue, WA, where Windows 8 and Surface were all the rage. Windows 8 is about the following three features: Performing tasks with fewer clicks -- the “tiles” (formerly called the “Metro” look-and-feel) are updated in real time, whereas on, say,

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AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is firing on all cylinders, as is typically the case, Ariba is not all things to all people and no company is without issues. Thus this post will discuss some challenges and related rooms for improvement. To date, Ariba has been

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A recent blog post talked about my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event and outlined the main premise of the event: Ariba has become a public cloud commerce network provider first and foremost, while also offering additional related spend management software as required. The vendor is striving to become a business-to-business (B2B) commerce version of Amazon.com and eBay to enable painless

world innovation forum 2012  its position as the world’s largest and most global business network. And these moves are apparently paying off. Stellar Financial Performance Ariba’s recent financial results and growth of subscriptions are stellar, and its capital valuation speaks for itself: about $3.3 billion or nearly eight times revenues, last time I checked. Consider this: Ariba finished Q4 and FY2011 on quite a high note -- exceeding the top end of its guidance both for the quarter and the full year on the revenue,  earnings Read More

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Security Innovation has been identifying application security risks for top software vendors and US government agencies since its inception. The company offers security services from application testing, to security code review, to auditing. Security Innovation was founded by a recognized authority in software security and is managed by software industry veterans and a team of experts that came from companies like Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, and IBM. The company is headquartered in Melbourne, FL (US) and has offices in Boston, MA and Bozeman, MT.

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RedShift 2012: RedPrairie’s Three-year Transformational Journey


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