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The Most Important Question to Ask Before Automating Your Workflow (and Two Bad Answers) Having automated workflows sounds like a sexy thing. And it is. It feels pretty awesome to be able to initiate a process with a button and forget about it while the work gets done. But that doesn’t mean you have to automate every process in your office. I mean, I think people can take care of replacing the copy paper on their own, right? Right? Come on, people. Because automation shouldn’t be blatantly applied to every corner of your business, it’s good to start with a very basic question before you begin. Why? There are a lot of ways to improve your business – why are you looking to automation? What do you hope to get out of it? Here are some good and bad reasons companies automate their processes. Good reasons: I want to save time. Automated workflows help you spend less time ... (more)

Clearing the Confusion Around "Private Cloud"

I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’? It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at TechTarget. Let me give it a shot. First, Cloud is about leveraging economies of scale whether it is public o... (more)

Why Old ERP Wine Can't Be Bottled in SaaS

There is a fundamental shift that is happening to ‘enterprise apps' in the SaaS world when compared to the On-premise ERP world. I tried to google for ERP vs SaaS and found articles like these: SaaS vs Traditional ERP : 5 Key Differentiators(http://it.toolbox.com) A Tale of Two Software Worlds: Old ERP vs. SaaS(http://www.zdnet.com) Impact of SaaS on the enterprise ERP market(http://www.infoworld.com) While, there is nothing wrong with these articles - I wasn't able to find one that addressed what I feel is a much more fundamental shift in the way the SaaS applications are / will ... (more)

Demystifying the PaaS Landscape

Every other day there is a new cloud product / platform announcement. Not just startups, even the mega ISVs are jumping onto the cloud bandwagon. Oracle's Larry Ellison first said cloud is all crap and then announces ‘Cloud-in-a-box,' sort of an oxymoron, and in this year's OOW Oracle made a flamboyant announcement - this is just one of the more popular samples. The platform-as-a-service landscape is muddied every day as more vendors are cloud washing their offerings. With all this, I thought it would be a good attempt to demystify different platform categories in the cloud with... (more)

Cloud, PaaS and the Rise of the Visual Developers

This is part 3 of my post in the PaaS Series. My earlier posts in this series are : Part 1:  It's all about Abstraction Part 2: PaaS for enterprises is more than DevOps! Cloud Computing , more specifically Platform as a Service (PaaS) is changing the business app developer demographic forever. Or should I say that, PaaS is reviving or giving a new lease of life for productivity focused business developers. The kind that existed during the Client-Server paradigm empowered by Power Builder, Developer 2000, Visual Basic and the likes. Pardon me for using a poor - Jurasic metaphor! ... (more)