Move over Geoffrey Moore and Clayton Christensen, Malcolm Gladwell has just published the latest required reading for technology entrepeneurs – David and Goliath. It’s a great holiday read, full of stories about underdogs overcoming obstacles and beating the odds by tackling challenges with unconventional or unexpected approaches. Here’s Gladwell, who happens to be a graduate of my alma matter the University of Toronto, telling the story of David and Goliath.
Happy Thanksgiving! (Speaking of Thanksgiving, here are 5 data trends for which to be thankful.)
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I wrote earlier in the week that cloud integration suddenly seems cool. A few articles this week reminded me that it’s not just about cloud integration, it’s about cloud data management. And in many cases, it’s about the need for Cloud Master Data Management.
- Cloud Services Becoming Foundational: “Through 2016, a hybrid model (cloud and captive systems) will become the platform of choice, a transitional platform en route to a future dominated by public and private clouds. By 2016, 75 percent or more of new enterprise spending will be cloud-based or hybrid according to Saugatuck’s research.”
- Geoffrey Moore: The Next Decade Will Be About Systems of Engagement: “Moore forecasts the emergence of an enterprise-focused tech industry that will offer workplace versions of consumer technologies that people actually will like to use. He imagines there will be enterprise versions of Facebook, Facetime, Twitter, etc.”
- And bringing it back to Cloud Master Data Management, Mike Vizard wrote about the concept of “Two-Tier MDM” noting: “as integration issues become more pressing in the cloud, IT organizations are once again going to discover many of the same MDM issues that have plagued their internal operations for so many years — only this time it will involve a lot more applications that they have less control over than ever.”
It seems we have we gone from a “SaaS spree” to “SaaS sprawl” and now finally to “SaaS sanity”?
Here are three brief videos that explain at a high-level how the key capabilities of a cloud master data management (MDM) solution can help deliver SaaS sanity:
Here’s a great overview of Geoffrey Moore‘s latest book from the man himself. Great stuff on innovation and disruption for anyone at at an enterprise software company or involved with technology in general. How to escape velocity and free yourself from the past. Can you say Social, Mobile, Big Data, Cloud Computing?