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Category Archives: Thoughts
September 30, 2014Posted by on
Although I didn’t attend Inforum 2014, this is the backdrop against which I watched the keynotes via streaming video and digested the executive/analyst briefings.
“’Designing emotion into the product is now something you really have to think about explicitly and measure yourself against’, says Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit, the maker of personal finance and small-business software.” – Fortune Magazine, September 22, 2014, page 55.“
My thoughts, eyewitness reports and unsubstantiated rumors follow. I’ve included some article links at the bottom so you can get other perspectives.
June 24, 2013Posted by on
We learned today that our dear friend, Matthew Allbee, passed away over the weekend after a long battle with cancer.
April 29, 2013Posted by on
I just returned from Orlando, having attended Inforum 2013. Last year’s Inforum, which quickly followed the acquisition of Lawson by Infor, was really just a combination of Lawson’s annual conference (CUE) with Infor’s name and logo slapped on for good measure. This year was quite a different story. Starting with the fact that I was actually invited to attend, and helped present two different sessions.
What follows is my own analysis of the keynote/general sessions, off-the-record conversations with Infor employees and customers, and of course, my usual eyewitness reports and unsubstantiated rumors. In addition, I’ve included some article links at the bottom.
November 28, 2011Posted by on
By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Dean Hager is leaving Lawson (see Key Executives Leave Lawson Software After Infor Acquisition).
October 14, 2011Posted by on
June 1, 2011Posted by on
Clients have been asking:
“Infor is acquiring Lawson, where do we go from here?”
October 12, 2010Posted by on
For larger enterprise applications, you typically sign (and pay for) an annual maintenance agreement covering day-to-day support and/or updates. Or do you?
July 16, 2010Posted by on
June 26, 2010Posted by on