It was a busy year in the HR software world. Everyone seems to be acquiring everyone else, and in the end, they all are getting acquired by the very big fish. In the last twelve months alone, Oracle purchased Taleo, SAP purchased SuccessFactors and Infor purchased Lawson. All rising stars, sucked in to the gravitational … Continue
An interesting thing happened on the way to the cloud… Enterprise systems, big iron that was used to crunch numbers, store and retrieve data and render reports, developed a new trick. And it’s a big one. Sometimes the biggest shifts are the most subtle, and I have to say, I think this one sort of … Continue
One new-ish term of art that has always bothered me is the curious label of Software-as-a-Service. To that, I say, Really? Software as a service? I don’t think so. Software as a Subscription, maybe. But Service? Whoever invented that term obviously wasn’t from the service industry. Hmmm, maybe they were from the software industry….