Gartner have produced a report covering the ‘when to move to Fusion’ issue. Their recommendation is that only early adopters move over now, and you definitely shouldn’t put off upgrading PeopleSoft just because you might go to Fusion in the future.
IBM has paid $1.3bn for Kenexa, a rival to SuccessFactors (recently bought by SAP) and Taleo (recently bought by Oracle). This is IBM’s first foray into enterprise applications and puts them head-to-head with Oracle in a market they haven’t previously competed in.
Succeed will be sending people to OOW again this year, and this time we’re presenting too. Click the above link for our joint session with Oracle on ‘Delivering a Groundbreaking UI with PeopleTools’. Other notable UK/PeopleSoft speakers are Graham Smith (Oxfam, ACE Director and UKOUG Tech Chairman) on ‘A Guide to Properly Enhancing PeopleSoft‘ and David Kurtz (Oracle ACE, DB guru) on‘Performance Tuning for PeopleSoft Admins‘.
HRoi Consulting have started experimenting with Podcasts as a mechanism for sharing their PeopleSoft HCM knowledge. They’ve posted on Time & Attendance and Absence Management so far. This isn’t the first time they’ve tried something new as they’ve also produced a series of ERP Movies.
Gartner (who know a thing or two about the industry) have reported that Android is out-selling iPhone by 3-to-1. Number of phones sold doesn’t necessarily mean Android is more profitable however. Interestingly, GreyHeller suspect iPhone will triumph in the Enterprise.
Some great analysis of Apple’s patent victory here. The summary seems to be that prices will rise, innovation will drop, and Samsung got a bargain (becoming the #2 mobile vendor for just $1bn). Apple won’t hit Samsung too hard for licensing though, as Samsung supply the chips for the iPad and iPhone.
Nina is a new virtual assistant released for both iPhone and Android
that is aimed more at the business market. It also allows you to develop new integrations using an open SDK and a handy set of APIs. Unlike Siri, Nina recognises not just what is being said, but also who has said it. This means that your voice can be used to authenticate you. There are demos of Nina in action here.
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