Cost-Obsessed CEOs will Fail if they Ignore the Shortcomings of their Supplier Management Capabilities
Recessions are good times for business leaders who love to focus on containing costs. Saving money is the name of the game, and executives who achieve this for their organizations become heroes. However, times of recovery are markedly different. The onus shifts from cost to value; from defense to attack; from conservative to bold; from tactical to strategic; from efficiency to innovation.
HP and Salesforce Team-Up to Satisfy the Zombie Enterprise
HP and Salesforce.com have teamed up to provide Salesforce CRM on dedicated “Superpod” HP boxes in an effort to satisfy enterprise clients fearful of having their data situated in the Public Cloud. While many industry stakeholders quickly questioned whether the arrangement met “required criteria to be referred to as a Cloud offering” because the dedicated hardware boxes will not service “multiple tenants”, HfS believes those arguments from multitenant purists are increasingly irrelevant in today’s environment of commoditizing hardware prices and paranoid enterprise IT leaders.
HfS Blueprint Report: Enterprise Analytics Services
Service providers are betting big on growing out their analytics capabilities in the next two years – and with good reason.
HfS Research Awarded for Rise in Influence
2013 Analyst Value Survey Results: HfS Research has risen in influence more than all the other analysts. Click the image for more details and the data behind this award.
Slides from the October 24, 2013 HfS/KPMG GBS webinar.
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