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An In-Depth Look at How Mobility Drives Business

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We are launching our 2013 industry study of mobile strategies, tools, best practices and budgets. This is an extension of the highly successful 2012 mobile study that focused on identifying the gaps that separate companies that are best in class vs. those that are average.

If you have a point to of view and more importantly hands-on exposure to mobile at a management, business and/or technical levels, we invite you to participate in the survey. Additional details about the study are available here. All participants will receive a free copy of the Executive Summary and will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini.

Numerous CIOs have shared with us feedback from last year's study, indicating how the results have helped fine tune their strategies and budgets. We look forward to hearing from you.

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CIOs talk about not renewing RIM Contracts - Next Six Months Critical

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2012 SaaS Innovators Summit - Nov 13th 2012 in San Francisco, CA

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On Nov 13th MGI Research is hosting an intensive half-day, invitation-only “21 conference” focused on technology and business innovation in SaaS.

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Battle of PaaS Evangelists: Webinar - July 25th 2012 1:00PM EST

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On July 25th 2012 MGI is hosting a webinar on Platform as a Service (PaaS) trends.

Platform as a Service or PaaS is being touted as the express elevator to faster development, integration and deployment of Cloud applications. In the past, integration middleware was largely the domain of large companies as it required a significant upfront investment. Integration costs often added upwards of 60% of the total cost of a business application. PaaS promises to transform the economics of cloud application integration and delivery. Is PaaS a fundamentally new, must-have technology with a clear ROI or is it just a repackaging of old concepts retro-fitted for the cloud?

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ORACLE: Break-on Through to the Other Side?

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The overall tenor of Oracle management comments post its latest earnings announcement was very upbeat. While multiple headwinds persists, i.e. EU, stronger US dollar, launch of multiple new product initiatives such as Public Cloud, - the stock looks ready to try to attempt a break to the other side of the downward trend line.

 

Oracle: Scaling back the negative trendline

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Did SAP Overpay for Ariba?

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In a research note published last night - SAP Buys Ariba – A Fallen Angel Finds an Exit, we analyze the merits and metrics of this transaction and the impact on SAP customers, investors and competitors.

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Mobile Apps Study Aims at Budgets, Practices, Strategies

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We just launched a new mobile apps survey aimed at helping enterprises identify best practices, strategies, budget approaches and organizational methods for developing mobile apps.

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Article on Salesforce.com in Seeking Alpha Parallels our Concerns but Falls Short

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Igor Stenmark is a Managing Director of MGI Research.
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There is a very decent, albeit not foolproof treatment of Salesforce.com (CRM) on SeekingAlpha.com. The article looks at number of relevant accounting red flags but sometimes fails to interpret those correctly or put them into context. Some of commentary following the article highlight the discrepancies.

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SaaS 2012 Valuation Guide Published

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The 2012 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) valuation guide is now available to MGI Research subscribers as well as in the MGI Research Store and via Bloomberg, L.P.

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MGI Research Analysts to Host a Session on Mobile Banking

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On Feb 28th at 12 noon EST (9AM PST) MGI Research Managing Directors Andrew Dailey and Igor Stenmark will host an interview with COO of KONY Solutions and until recently a senior mobile banking executive Anirban Roy. This session is aimed at bank business and technology executives and will focus on the following key issues:

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New Research: Is SaaS Ready for Manufacturing Solutions?

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Interview with Rootstock Software CEO Pat Garrehy

Is SaaS ready to support complex manufacturing solution requirements?

Until recently, successful SaaS companies have excluded core manufacturing functionality, and focused on departmental and/or horizontal functionality far from the plant floor.  That’s about to change. 

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SAP Concedes - Questions Concerning SAP's bid for SuccessFactors

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While the overall analyst commentary generally has been pretty constructive and supportive of SAP’s $3.4 Billion bid for SuccessFactors, Inc., many questions remain.  Although many analysts believe SAP is overpaying for SuccessFactors (SFSF), in our view, the valuation is not unreasonable and is not the critical factor in assessing this deal.

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IBM Purchase of DemandTec Reconfirms MGI SaaS Valuation Model

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For a 2nd time in less than a week, a purchase of a SaaS vendor reconfirmed our SaaS valuation model. IBM is paying $440Million in cash to acquire San-Mateo, CA-based DemandTec (DMAN).

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SAP Did not Overpay for SuccessFactors

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According to the MGI SaaS valuation model, SAP did not overpay for its acquisition of SuccessFactors.

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How to Optimize the 2011 Calendar Year End for IT Dealmaking?

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In the IT deal negotiation universe, end of year (EOY) is a critical time for negotiation. This year, the EOY activity is focused on three key topics:

  • Cloud (SaaS solutions),
  • Mobile applications and
  • Business intelligence / analytics – BIG data.

With those phrases being the battle cries, the war wages on between Oracle and SAP with each company fighting to gain critical revenue and increase market share.  This provides CIOs with the perfect market opportunity for a very productive EOY negotiation cycle.

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New Research: Who Benefits from Disarray at HP?

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New research published: "Who Benefits from the Disarray at HP?"

@mgiresearch #HPQ, #Dell, #IBM, #ORCL, #EMC, #VMW, #CSCO #Cloud

HP customers, investors and business partners are beginning to feel like they are stuck in a bad remake of the movie "Groundhog Day". In the film, Bill Murray's character is stuck in time and keeps waking up to face the very same day, with the same challenges and problems.

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New Research: Is Manhattan Associates an Acquisition Target?

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New research report: Is Manhattan Associates an Acquisition Target? @mgiresearch #MANH

Despite the huge cash hoard sitting on software companies balance sheets, perennial predictions of a massive wave of 2011 industry consolidation have not materialized.

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