Eric Kimberling of Panoroma Consulting has some interesting views - and data - on cloud ERP adoption. But when we got into a back-and-forth about cloud ERP versus SaaS, it led us to the age-old ERP issue of over-customization.
In this edition - the World Economic Forum (WEF) sets a thoughtful/problematic tone for AI and the digital economy. Plus, data scientists are ticked off about a post about... the elusive art of data science. Your whiffs include: the twenty biggest BS buzzwords in tech, a blog post that wasn't, and of course - Windows 10.
Retailers have learned the hard way - getting closer to the customer takes more than e-commerce. At NRF 2017, Vibram's Giuseppe Grandinetti told me how they've achieved good results on the way to an ambitious goal: becoming a "consumer-to-business" company.
Not all BI projects are created equal. At NRF 2017, I found out how Aldo achieved a 90 percent mobile BI adoption rate. The bigger story is about giving employees the data they need to be effective - no small feat in modern retail.
There's enough omni-channel promo at NRF 2017 to make your head spin. Jeff Barnett, Salesforce Commerce Cloud CEO, dispelled some of the myths of the omni-channel. He shared stark data about retail disruption, but also some ways forward.
In this edition: When AI algos fail, and robots don't like bureaucracy either. Plus: SAP goes with Leonardo for IoT, while Salesforce Einstein gets an assessment. Blockchain for supply chain, ransomware on the rise, and snarky strikethroughs.
I recently plugged a big gap in my content and research workflow. I thought I'd share my evaluation process - and how curation and bookmarking tools should be evaluated. I'm also including my grade on Instapaper, the tool I tested.