Oracle vs. SAP (and Microsoft?)

A nice three pages overview on recent moves by Oracle and SAP "Larry's war: Oracle vs. SAP – CNET News.com"The only thing that is missing for me in the article is the threats Microsoft poses on Oracle with its recent entrance to the business applications segment. Oracle has always competed with SAP on business applications …

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Digital Transformation Is Hard and Existential

There is no large corporation on the planet which does not have digital transformation as one of the top three strategic priorities, and many have already deep-dived into it without necessarily understanding the meaning of success. Digital transformation is highly strategic, and many times existential due to the simple fact that technology changed everyone’s life …

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The Not So Peculiar Case of A Diamond in The Rough

IBM stock was hit severely in recent month, mostly due to the disappointment from the latest earnings report. It wasn’t a real disappointment, but IBM had a buildup of expectations from their ongoing turnaround, and the recent earnings announcement has poured cold water on the growing enthusiasm. This post is about IBM’s story but carries a …

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Cyber-Evil Getting Ever More Personal

Smartphones will soon become the target of choice for cyber attackers—making cyber warfare a personal matter. The emergence of mobile threats is nothing new, though until now, it has mainly been a phase of testing the waters and building an arms arsenal. Evil-doers are always on the lookout for weaknesses—the easiest to exploit and the …

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Google is the 21st Century Mainframe!

All the big guys are rushing these days to launch as many web applications as possible to “captivate” web surfers in their “club”. Google in a dramatic and maybe a little bit panicked response to Microsoft‘s threats and Yahoo‘s renovated website started launching an application a day. It doesn’t matter anymore what it is, as …

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The Unbearable Ease of Web 2.0

Creating a Web 2.0 company is easy! Making money of it is hard! These are two profound and silent truths that anyone involved in the Web 2.0 era knows and finds hard to admit. Web 2.0 startups are quite similar to the startups that existed during 1994-1998 internet wave except for the new "boiler plate" …

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A Product Roadmap in a Feed

Strategic Board was initially an idea about a new competitive intelligence/market intelligence tool for enterprises in the IT sector. Since then many things have changed including our concept and vision and probably the only permanent thing here is me and Strategic Board the name itself:) One of the building blocks a competitive intelligence tool is …

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