(Originally published in Small Business Computing, December 29, 2009) Technology insiders tend to throw around technical terms and business jargon, assuming people outside the industry understand what it all means. By its nature, technology vocabu...
Prognosis on SAP’s Business ByDesign – SaaS based ERP solution for the core mid-market
I came across a good analysis on some aspects of SaaS vs. on-premise vendors and solutions in the smoothspan post Why Do SaaS Companies Lose Money Hand Over Fist?
Business Intelligence (BI) – Does it have a place in the SMB and Mid-Market Enterprises?
The recent demise of LucidEra has brought forward the discussion of the need for BI in the SMB and Mid-Market enterprises (companies with 1-999 employees and revenues usually less than $1 billion). My take is that this was based on the limited BI value LuidEra offered and the current difficult economic conditions vs. their SaaS based business mo...
Why are SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises interested in Cloud Computing?
As SMBs and mid-market enterprises are looking at their IT budget and face the realities to cut them, they look at what is discretionary and what can be supported through innovative IT strategies. However, at the same time they need to adopt new technology solutions that will make them more competitive in the current economic environment and prepa...
Cloud Computing and Managed Services Opportunity – Is it the Large Enterprises or SMB/Mid-Market Enterprises?
The convergence of web delivered IT services - Cloud Computing, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Hosted Applications, Software-as-a-Service, Virtualization - will continue to redefine and add value to the SMB/mid-market IT services landscape, especially in the current economic climate.