On Business, IT And Artificial Distinctions


Whoever started the concept of IT treating Business as a customer did a big disservice to the world. Don’t get me wrong – I grew up thinking that Business is the dog, and IT is its tail, and the tail does not get to wag the dog. My thinking has evolved a lot recently, mostly…

SAP – ECC is catching another wind. Are we ready?


I don’t think I have seen another time after the mid to late nineties when the market was this hot for SAP.  Several companies seem to be in a hurry to do big SAP projects again . And no – they are not talking of big HANA projects, or big mobility projects or big cloud…

Is “Pursuit of Profits” the killer of Innovation and the U.S. Economy? hmmm..I don’t think so


I saw this today morning on twitter via Frank Scavo http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/11/18/clayton-christensen-how-pursuit-of-profits-kills-innovation-and-the-us-economy/ It is an article on Forbes.com by Steve Denning, based on a talk at the Gartner Symposium ITExpo 2011 on October 16-20, 2011, given by Clayton Christensen. While I have a lot of respect for Christensen, I don’t think all the arguments made forth…

Thoughts on SAP Outsourcing, Part 2 – the Devil’s Polygon


Now that I have walked down the memory lane, this time around let me share some thoughts on what earned outsourcing a bit of bad reputation. Again, this is all just my personal view and not that of past or present employers. Outsourcing is not a perfect world at all – and the ill will…

Thoughts on SAP Outsourcing, Part 1 – the evolution


As always, this is just my personal opinion and not that of my present or past employers. I need to do this in a few installments – starting with how outsourcing of SAP evolved in front of my eyes, and then some common problems, easy and difficult solutions and a reality check . As many…