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Hardware layoffs at OracleCoté

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:36:02 +0000

Oracle claims the company isn’t closing the Santa Clara facility with this reduction in force. Instead, “Oracle is refocusing its Hardware Systems business, and for that reason, has decided to lay off certain of its employees in the Hardware Systems Division.” Those hardware employees appear to have been Oracle’s failing SPARC hardware department staffers. In … Continue reading Hardware layoffs at Oracle

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Thoma Bravo Acquires Austin-Based, privately held Planview, PPM and Enterprise Architecture ToolsCoté

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:17:01 +0000

Passed from one PE firm to another: from Insight Venture Partners to Thoma Bravo. Sort of, one piece of coverage says “Insight Venture Partners will maintain its original 2014 capital investment in company.” Carl Lehmann (he’s popped up a lot recently here!) and Liam Rogers at 451 have some numbers estimates: Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of … Continue reading Thoma Bravo Acquires Austin-Based, privately held Planview, PPM and Enterprise Architecture Tools

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Choose your TAM wisely and remember to charge a high price, RethinkDBdollar-1968712_1920Coté

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:53:00 +0000

If you’re doing IT-lead innovation, using existing (if not “legacy”!) TAMs is a bad idea. You’ll likely end up over-estimating your growth and, worse, which category of software you are and who the buyers are.

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Define: gaslightingCoté

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:01:03 +0000

The term “gaslighting” comes from the movie, and so its definition is rather specific: when a person lies for their own gain to another person so repeatedly and with so much confidence that the victim begins to doubt her own sanity. And, as the film puts it, a bit of Stockholm Syndrome develops as well: … Continue reading Define: gaslighting

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Cloud strategies plodding alongCoté451-transformation-journey-img_2979

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:32:10 +0000

From a 451 report on outsourcing in cloud-land: From our Voice of the Enterprise research, we can see that about two-thirds of organizations are operating with moderate transformation, while a fifth describe themselves as undertaking significant transformation. And what do these new projects look like? In the manufacturing sector and in transaction-heavy back-office process areas, … Continue reading Cloud strategies plodding along

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Retail: tech slow to enable omni-channel, Amazon is far ahead as a threatCoté

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:24:18 +0000

…a survey of the top retailers in the US and Europe. About 75 percent of them said that despite all the unprecedented investments they’ve made in retail over the last several years, they feel ill-prepared to handle and provide omni-channel capabilities. Meanwhile, it’s clear that you need so look at online as the starting point … Continue reading Retail: tech slow to enable omni-channel, Amazon is far ahead as a threat

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One in three tech IPOs now trading below their starting priceCoté

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:19:46 +0000

Around 33 per cent of the technology companies to enter the market in the last ten years are currently valued at a price lower than their IPO mark. This according to researchers with analytics house Geckoboard, who studied 100 software, hardware, and social networking companies that have undertaken IPOs since 2006. Of those 100 companies, … Continue reading One in three tech IPOs now trading below their starting price

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$44bn of cloud hardware in 2017, IDCCotéidc-worldwide-cloud-it-infrastructure-100704641-large

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:17:12 +0000

According to the IDC report, total spending on IT infrastructure products—including server, enterprise storage and Ethernet switches—for use in cloud environments will grow a healthy 18 percent this year [2017] to top $44 billion. Meanwhile, IDC said, investment in old-school non-cloud architecture equipment will actually decline by more than 3 percent in 2017. Public vs. … Continue reading $44bn of cloud hardware in 2017, IDC

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It takes more than one factoryCoté

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:11:31 +0000

[Michael Dell] said that production plants in foreign countries are largely there because that’s where plants have been developed and have ready access to computer device components, including batteries, semiconductors and other supplies. “Building a final assembly plant in the United States is actually quite easy. But that’s not really the point,” he said. “The … Continue reading It takes more than one factory

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Another crack at “being digital”Coté

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:47:24 +0000

Reda Hmeid over at InfoQ does a good job at trying to define “digital”: Being Digital is the re-imagining of business processes to be by default a fully online, fully automated process from end user interaction to back office processing, with no need for human intervention. …down to several characteristics of such an approach like … Continue reading Another crack at “being digital”

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