Category Archives: Cloud computing

Vendor Margins and the Cloud

It’s all cloud all day in the buzz about the software business, and that definitely includes ERP software. With conventional wisdom pointing to a need for purpose written cloud software (multi-tenant architectures etc.), it is no surprise that on the … Continue reading

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Multi-Tenant ERP Solutions: A Fundamentally Bad Idea

Sometimes, a really good idea gets pushed too far with really bad results. For example, someone once invented a bathroom computer workstation so you can skip the newspaper and roll a computer workstation in front of you and use the … Continue reading

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Cloud not Cheaper than On Premesis

As the cloud reality replaces the hype machine, sober analysis of costs and benefits is becoming available. Chris Chiappinelli sums it up nicely: A few years ago, there was a rampant assumption that software delivered via cloud computing was automatically … Continue reading

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ERP SaaS Struggles

The Wall Street Journal looked into startup troubles for SAP’s Software as a Service ERP offering. Two reasons are provided for the disappointing launch: SaaS ERP products are seen by potential customers as slow and hard to use; potential customers … Continue reading

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