Retail is tough, but online retailer Shoebacca is winning. At the Acumatica Summit, I found out how they are pulling it off. Shifting from internal IT hassles to a customer focus is a big piece of the puzzle. So is reaching millennials. Shoebacca shared why they took the early adoption risk with Acumatica Commerce.
In this live, on-site podcast from the Acumatica Summit, Jon Reed of diginomica talks to Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill about the state of cloud ERP and Acumatica's direction. Roskill shares his views on the multi-cloud and why customers expect to move from cloud to cloud without being tied to one vendor. The guys also discuss why open APis are key to modern ERP. Then there is the problem of project failure/cost overruns due to excessive customization.
In this edition: why AI exposes vendors who aren't ready, and why marketers aren't ready for AI. Plus: contrasting skeptics and optimists on robots on the robotic future of work. And yeah, we've got your Trump versus tech companies roundup.
To polish my analytics chops, I took a 24 class analytics course online. Here's my review of The Great Courses' Big Data Analytics offering - as well as some big data misconceptions highlighted by the instructor. Short version: this course works well for certain skill levels, but not others.
I don't see a good deconstruction of clickbait often. A recent piece by FirstRound makes the case, while presenting a worthwhile alternative. Content that solves customer problems wins. Here's how it's done, and how it's measured - along with my critical review.
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.