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Amazon’s Huge Cloud Lead – Looking for #2

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on Monday, 18 November 2013
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Road Notes – Amazon re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas, Nov. 11-14, 2013

The re:Invent conference, Amazon’s annual gathering of its cloud computing customers, prospects, and partners, has become the barometer of industry adoption of cloud computing. It’s become a massive event, hosted in Amazon’s distinct style, and underscores Amazon’s lead in the nascent, but growing market for cloud-based IT services.  Organizations of all sizes are looking at Amazon, and practical hurdles limit the path of adoption.  The success of the event also highlights the lack of a clear #2 player in the market.  This is a real issue for competitors, because there is ample room for Amazon to improve its messaging and sales pitch.

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NetSuite: SuiteWorld 2013 - Nothing Sexy, Just Steady Momentum

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NetSuite hosted its SuiteWorld user confab in San Jose, CA on May 13-16, 2013.  Well-attended, the event underscored NetSuite’s strong position in its core market. The major news, a product entry into manufacturing, will impact the generic ERP suites, a market ripe for replacement.  Execution now is the major issue facing NetSuite for the next two years.

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Cloud Update - Notes from CloudBeat 2011

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on Thursday, 08 December 2011
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We recently attended VentureWire’s CloudBeat. The senior-level crowd made for great networking, and the combination of main-tent and one-on-one interviews and panels made for a lively two-day conclave of cloudy companies. With a heavy dose of Silicon Valley-think, this event was for senior business dev execs, CTOs, cloud evangelists, and CEOs of small to mid-size companies.

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The Midmarket Manufacturing Pursuit: Will SaaS Upstarts Unseat The Big Guys?

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on Tuesday, 01 November 2011
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In a recent “20 Questions with the CEO of Plex Systems” MGI Research’s C-level interview series with leading technology industry innovators, investors and executives – MGI’s Andrew Daily talked with Mark Symonds, CEO of SaaS ERP vendor Plex Systems, Inc. SaaS upstarts are a real threat to the established revenue streams of major enterprise applications vendors.

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A Personal Reflection of Steve Jobs

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on Wednesday, 05 October 2011
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The passing of Steve Jobs is impossible to capture in words.

Given the massive MGI score of Apple (9,171 MGI-X score vs. 2,156 for Oracle, and HP's abysmal 1,971), though, we are admittedly impressed by the organization that Steve built.  Not so much for the stuff on the surface, which is mostly beyond precedent (e.g., success of Apple Stores, the iPhone, iPad, etc.), but for his command of the details on the inside of the operation. Steve knew things like manufacturing and supply chain and strategy at a level deeper than any current CEO in the game today (or previously).

A longtime friend who is in the logistics and supply chain game passed along the following personal story. Although redacted for confidentiality purposes, it displays the raw, intuitive genius of Steven P. Jobs. This was part of a Skype exchange, so pardon the rough text and my [crude] edits.

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