This in an excerpt from my recent free ebook "Analysis, Automation and Adoption for #AwesomeAdmins"(44 pages of valuable content - not 6 pages of marketing fluff). It is written with Salesforce implementations in mind, but it is equally applicable to any other systems implementation; MSDynamics, SAP, Workday, Oracle etc or in fact any change initiative. https://elements.cloud/ebook-analysis/ … Continue reading Poor scope control. #1 serial killer of projects.
Perhaps this simple reframing of how you think about your product through the eyes of your customers will help.
This is an excerpt from our new book "Thinking of migrating to the cloud? Ask the Smart Questions" which is out in the fall. Simple decision, right? As every new software vendor "in the cloud" it would seem that migrating from on-premise to the cloud is the obvious answer. But it is not so clear cut … Continue reading Cloud – it’s all good right? Not for ISVs
Digital disruption Cloud, social, mobile and big data are enabling new entrants in virtually every industry to disrupt the incumbents. "Being Ubered" was the popular term, but based on Uber's recent behaviour, "being Ubered" is starting to mean something entirely different!! Gartner has called it the Nexus of Forces. Forrester calls it Digital Disruption. IDC … Continue reading Disruption hits the entire value chain; blood on the streets
We have spam filters on email and WordPress does a good job of eliminating much of the worst. But still some gets through.But you have to wonder exactly what they think they are achieving when you get comments like this: Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with afterward you can write … Continue reading Spam in my WordPress comments… “wot is point are you acheeving thankly”
The Event Production Show, which kicks off today at Olympia in London, is the exhibition for exhibitors, so you’d expect it to be at the cutting edge of event technology. But this is a world first. "Can I scan your badge, Sir?" Doh!! Traditionally the “badge and lead retrieval” systems provided by the event organisers … Continue reading QR codes and iPad drag exhibitors out of the dark ages @eventprodshow #eps13 #ipad
I bumped into this fantastic video by Google who shows the online checkout experience in real life. How many websites have you visited buying Christmas presents that are this bad. Your answer is probably "most". Web designers seem to forget 2 things: 1. Their job is to remove as much friction from the process as … Continue reading Online purchases www.crapbuyingexperience.com
Exactly 2 years today I wrote an article having got my new iPad. Is it really only 2 years ago th iPad was released!! It was called "Who wants my iPad" In summary, the article highlighted the key weaknesses of tablets. "At work I am a 'power user'. I write books and white papers, I … Continue reading Who wants my iPad? Samsung answers my dreams (but too late) #samsung #apple #ipad
Big Data is a great topic. Everyone recognises the rise the volumes of data being generated by individuals, systems and devices. There are some fabulous headline figures about data. It is the journalists, analyst and bloggers dream. IT vendors are jumping onto the bandwagon and any analysis and reporting capability they have is being rapidly … Continue reading Standing in the fire hose of data: drowning or refreshing?
If you were one of the 90,000 who attended Dreamforce you would have been swept away in the energy and euphoria that is the Salesforce.com machine. Who couldn't be. It is now the largest tech conference with 800 sessions, 350 partners and big name bands. And now Salesforce.com has a run rate of $3bn per … Continue reading Business is Social – the script according to Salesforce.com’s Benioff
A recent question How do you think the cloud will change BPM? raised by eBizQ got a flurry of conflicting answers. Part of the problem is back to the definition of BPM (process discovery vs process automation vs operations platform). Some of it is possibly a theoretical perspective on the cloud - the "It is just … Continue reading So the cloud changes everything? Doh! But not how you expected it to. #bpm
At some point the cloud services will be as reliable at the electricity into our homes and offices. But I remember as a child in the UK in the winter expecting to have power cuts. We took candles and matches or flashlights to bed. Wood was stockpiled to burn to heat the house. Now, that … Continue reading The Stealth Cloud has crashed #cloud #cio
In the 1970s and 80s the drinks company made famous the phrase "Any time, any place, any where - it's a wonderful drink you can share, Martini" For the last 40 years the Martini stripes have been on motor racing winners, from Formula 1 to World Rallying. They have now moved on and their marketing … Continue reading Let’s toast the new world of work. Make mine a Martini.
Mark Benioff came up with a great quote at Dreamforce - "Lotus Notes was conceived before Mark Zuckerberg was". Great sound byte. Really makes an impact. But before I used it I thought I'd check out the facts, which are below. So Marc B was wrong by about 5 years. But let's not let fact … Continue reading Who was conceived first – Lotus Notes or Mark Zuckerberg? #facebook #ibm #notes #salesforce
I remember when TV was worth watching. But it was expensive to make "good-telly". Then came game shows which were cheap but lacked audience pull. Then reality TV arrived which was the perfect answer; cheap and more addictive than game shows. Some simply naff, some fun, some highbrow - Big Brother, So you think you … Continue reading Social marketing = engagement Doh! #vw #stellaartois #fun #social