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Avoid the Seduction of Hidden Needs and Captive Markets

Early stage technology businesses often come about as what looks like a natural progression of leadership’s experience with specific markets. Often the entrepreneur has spent time working with one computing paradigm-for example: enterprise collaboration. Market perception of the entrepreneur’s experience Read more ›

Successfully Promoting Apps to Enterprise Business Requires More Than An Appeal to Mobile Users

From the recent financial results of leading software vendors — Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and more — it should be apparent enterprise computing remains the most lucrative software market in mid 2015. So early stage tech businesses (ISVs) need to conceptualize, Read more ›

Apps for SharePoint 2013 carry their own set of implementation risks

Large organizations with an instance of Microsoft SharePoint running on premises may be thinking about migrating their customization process over from full trust solutions to a combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Microsoft refers to this combination as the “SharePoint Read more ›

Enterprise tech ISVs should recommend hybrid computing platform scenarios to their customers

Enterprise technology consumers have made their reluctance clear. In most cases they will not agree to incur the expense and effort required to migrate on-premises computing platforms, like Microsoft SharePoint, to public cloud tenancy. So the ISVs owning the IP Read more ›

Microsoft lowers the volume on its Mobile First Cloud First clarion call at least for SharePoint

In the aftermath of SPTechCon Austin, and a number of announcements from Microsoft, not the least of which being the planned debut of SharePoint 2016, later this year, it is safe to say the volume on “mobile first, cloud first” Read more ›

End users benefit from in-context access to tech training content when new computing platforms are implemented

Adoption initiatives accompany almost any type of platform change for enterprise computing consumers. These projects are so common a whole industry developed around them. Back in the 1990s the business was referred to as “business process re-engineering”. Today the same Read more ›

Lessons learned from Microsoft’s Q2 2015 Earnings Report

In the aftermath of Microsoft’s Q2 FY 2015 earnings conference call and webcast, it is clear a number of well respected Wall Street Analysts–including Rick Sherlund of Nomura Securities–have re-calibrated their future earnings expectations for the company. Sherlund now has Read more ›

Another reason why the Android segment of BYOD is problematic for enterprise IT organizations

The Wall Street Journal published an article on what appears to be a decision made by Google not to support so-called older browsers (Jelly Bean 4.3 and earlier) for Android smartphones. But Android Jelly Bean 4.3 appeared as recently as Read more ›