While Sapphire is at full swing in Orlando and SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the enterprise suite is gaining a lot of attention, we would actually like to reflect on recent announcements around SAP products for the SME market. After all, 90% of SAP’s customers are in the SME market, though revenue wise they represent [...] Read more »
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What is Twelephone? Real time communications (think voice and video) enabled by your browser based on WebRTC. Twelephone supports Twitter sign in allowing users to use their twitter handle as their Twelephone number. No need to download an app. Using WebRTC as the communications technology and Twitter as the address book, Twelephone is enabling voice [...] Read more »
In earlier posts, here , here and here, we commented on the rise of the machines in our society and wondered whether automated jobs would create new and more challenging jobs for men. Automation is a one way street; there is no such thing as de-automation. That is usually a good thing because most automated [...] Read more »
Recent announcements show that communications service providers are busy beefing up their cloud efforts. TIBCO Extends Reach of its Enterprise Social Network tibbr with KPN and Amazon Web Services KPN’s Grip platform is squarely aimed at the multinational and large enterprise market. With Grip, CIOs can create a private cloud aggregation platform to serve up [...] Read more »
Big data is overhyped and unable to meet the expectations created by suppliers and consultants. So what exactly are the issues surrounding the big data paradigm? Below are nine examples of different interpretations how data can be used or abused. Apple – Good data, bad app. Last year, Apple came up with the idea of [...] Read more »
IP doesn’t only stand for Internet Protocol but also for Intellectual Property. For a very long time intellectual property was safely captured through copyright and patent acts. But increasingly 19th and 20th century’s copyright and patent legislation is out of sync with an IT reality that enables copying and distributing at the speed of light. [...] Read more »