UpperEdge https://upperedge.com The Edge You Need Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:35:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.11 https://upperedge.com/assets/cropped-upperedge_favicon-32x32.png UpperEdge https://upperedge.com 32 32 Is SAP + Microsoft a Match Made in Heaven? https://upperedge.com/sap/is-sap-microsoft-a-match-made-in-heaven/ https://upperedge.com/sap/is-sap-microsoft-a-match-made-in-heaven/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:10:38 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=15120 Earlier this week, SAP announced that they’re doubling down on their relationship with Microsoft – betting big on Microsoft as their preferred cloud partner.  The...

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Inside Microsoft and Google Cloud’s Battle for the Enterprise (Whitepaper Excerpt) https://upperedge.com/microsoft/inside-microsoft-and-google-clouds-battle-for-the-enterprise-whitepaper-excerpt/ https://upperedge.com/microsoft/inside-microsoft-and-google-clouds-battle-for-the-enterprise-whitepaper-excerpt/#respond Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:32:17 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=15096 While Microsoft has had a comfortable position in large enterprises for years as the only truly viable productivity suite option, Google Cloud’s G Suite has...

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What Drove McDermott’s Departure? https://upperedge.com/sap/what-drove-mcdermotts-departure/ https://upperedge.com/sap/what-drove-mcdermotts-departure/#respond Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:10:01 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=15050 When news broke late yesterday of CEO Bill McDermott’s SAP departure, the earth moved a little.  The surprise came at an unexpected time, so one...

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: Facebook’s Portal & Workplace and Zendesk’s New Products to Grab More Enterprises https://upperedge.com/hitc/head-in-the-clouds-facebooks-portal-workplace-and-zendesks-new-products-to-grab-more-enterprises/ https://upperedge.com/hitc/head-in-the-clouds-facebooks-portal-workplace-and-zendesks-new-products-to-grab-more-enterprises/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:37:40 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=15033 This week, I take a look at Facebook’s use of Portal to try to get more enterprises to adopt Workplace and Zendesk’s recent product announcements...

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ERP Agility: You’re Not as Agile as You Think https://upperedge.com/agile/erp-agility-youre-not-as-agile-as-you-think/ https://upperedge.com/agile/erp-agility-youre-not-as-agile-as-you-think/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:43:46 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=15001 Given the success of the Agile methodology when it comes to managing custom development projects, it’s no surprise that all of the ERP system integrators...

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Lifting the Veil on ServiceNow Pricing https://upperedge.com/servicenow/lifting-the-veil-on-servicenow-pricing/ https://upperedge.com/servicenow/lifting-the-veil-on-servicenow-pricing/#respond Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:50:41 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=14930 As we have written before, ServiceNow is evolving quickly and is not the same company that it once was.  It is becoming a cloud giant...

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Why Your Oracle Java Compliance Depends on Your Version of Java https://upperedge.com/oracle/why-your-java-compliance-depends-on-your-version-of-java/ https://upperedge.com/oracle/why-your-java-compliance-depends-on-your-version-of-java/#respond Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:56:13 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=14874 Earlier this year, Oracle changed the licensing model of Java Standard Edition (SE) to a subscription-based pricing model for commercial Java users.  This change has...

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: Zendesk Wants More Enterprise Customers and Google Cloud Restructures Sales Organization https://upperedge.com/hitc/head-in-the-clouds-zendesk-wants-more-enterprise-customers-and-google-cloud-restructures-sales-organization/ https://upperedge.com/hitc/head-in-the-clouds-zendesk-wants-more-enterprise-customers-and-google-cloud-restructures-sales-organization/#respond Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:59:30 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=14867 This week, I take a look at what Zendesk is doing to grab more enterprises and Google Cloud’s recent sales restructuring, putting channel partners under...

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: Slack and Zoom Report Q2 FY20 Earnings https://upperedge.com/hitc/head-in-the-clouds-slack-and-zoom-report-q2-fy20-earnings/ https://upperedge.com/hitc/head-in-the-clouds-slack-and-zoom-report-q2-fy20-earnings/#respond Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:30:09 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=14678 This week, I provide my thoughts on Slack and Zoom’s recent Q2 FY20 earnings and what current and future enterprise customers need to understand and...

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Digital Transformation: Don’t Leave Talent Development Crumbs on the Table https://upperedge.com/digital-transformation/digital-transformation-dont-leave-talent-development-crumbs-on-the-table/ https://upperedge.com/digital-transformation/digital-transformation-dont-leave-talent-development-crumbs-on-the-table/#respond Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:00:51 +0000 https://upperedge.com/?p=14603 Everyone is aware of the common business drivers and benefits of an IT-enabled business transformation or digital transformation.  These programs provide a catalyst event for...

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