March, 2007

Just When I Raved About Oracle Knowing Their Business…

Mar 30, 2007 Posted by

On the left is Oracle’s recent advertisement in the March 12, 2007, copy of Workforce Magazine stating… 140 Countries 12,000 Customers 27 Million Workers On the right is the March 2007 copy of Talent Management Magazine which states… 135 Countries 12,500 Customers 30 Million Workers I will chalk this one up to a big…Oops.  Nonetheless, […]

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Who’s Leading in the Quest for the Talent Management Suite?

Mar 29, 2007 Posted by

That was a question I posed my fellow colleagues from Gartner (Jim Holincheck), IDC (Lisa Rowan) and AMR (Christa Degnan Manning) a few weeks ago during our analyst dinner at Lawson’s CUE Conference. More specifically, I think the question was actually, “…who are your top 5 TMS vendors?”. Although the questions could be interpreted a […]

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The Anywhere Enterprise

Mar 29, 2007 Posted by

What is The Anywhere Enterprise? Zeus Kerravala, the head of our Enterprise research, talks about Yankee Group’s unified vision below. We have some exciting research planned for the remainder of the year including the enterprise impact of web 2.0, the importance of global talent, mobilizing and globalizing the workforce, and leveraging location presence to enable […]

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Where Does Kronos Go From Here?

Mar 28, 2007 Posted by

Where does Kronos go from here? That is the question I have been getting in the past few days regarding the announcement the company will be taken private by private equity firm, Hellman & Friedman. While I was somewhat shocked by the announcement, it is speculated that a handful of other software companies where interested […]

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Oracle: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Mar 27, 2007 Posted by

Make no mistake about it…Oracle knows its business. Just last week, they announced great Q3 results, with an insightful recap from Jason Wood here. In fact, most guys on Wall Street seem to be sold on Oracle’s acquisition strategy and, for now at least, the strategy seems to be bearing fruit. From my viewpoint in […]

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