SAP buys Concur and Oracle gets new CEOs – My 2 cents


Just as soon as I came back from lunch , I heard about both news items from SAP and Oracle . Here are my views – strictly personal opinions as always , and has nothing to do with present or past employers . SAP buying Concur is a pretty good move in my opinion. AsContinue reading “SAP buys Concur and Oracle gets new CEOs – My 2 cents”

Social Media In Marketing – Is It Too Much To Ask For Peaceful Co-existance?


While I have no claims at all to be a social media expert – I am an avid user of social media, especially twitter, Facebook and my blogs on SCN and WordPress. All of this week, I have been on vacation in the island of Hawaii – and although I kept away from work emailContinue reading “Social Media In Marketing – Is It Too Much To Ask For Peaceful Co-existance?”

Will SAP be completely Hardware Agnostic in future? I am betting it won’t be.


Josh Greenbaum posted this blog making a case for HW independence for SAP. http://insiderprofiles.wispubs.com/article.aspx?iArticleId=6265 .  Josh needs no introduction, and I am a huge fan of the guy. But on this topic, I respectfully disagree with him.   I do agree with Josh in that the Apple analogy is not exactly applicable to keep HWContinue reading “Will SAP be completely Hardware Agnostic in future? I am betting it won’t be.”

Rapid Implementation – is the promised land finally here ?


Mike Krigsman posted this today morning on his ZDNET blog http://www.zdnet.com/blog/projectfailures/predicting-2012-rapid-implementation-in-focus/ . I tried to post a comment, but somehow that does not seem to have posted. So I thought of posting it here.   I am not entirely convinced that Rapid Deployments will bring terrific benefits, but will be watching it closely in 2012. Continue reading “Rapid Implementation – is the promised land finally here ?”

SAP HANA vs ORACLE Exalytics – My initial thoughts


I was in Dallas this week for some training, when ORACLE announced Exalytics. Here are my initial thoughts for whatever they are worth. 1.  In terms of vision – I think SAP scores.  SAP has clearly articulated how HANA will evolve, and they have stuck to their guns. ORCL roadmap for exalytics is not exactlyContinue reading “SAP HANA vs ORACLE Exalytics – My initial thoughts”