The latest Small Business Success Index indicates that companies don't feel like they're getting as much from technology as they did a year ago. Nevertheless, their interest in online business solutions continues to grow.
When the stunning news came in Thursday night that Hewlett-Packard had picked long-time software executive and former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker to lead the $130 billion IT company, I was eager to get the reaction from one of the co-CEOs who replaced Apotheker 8 months ago after he resigned from SAP. Here's what SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott had to say.
Team Torelli is tensing for the final assault. As you read this, CEO Todd Linscott and his small crew of hardworking Torelli Bicycle Co. employees are huddling with small-business implementation experts for Navigator Business Solutions, who have flown in to finally flip the switches on Torelli's new production ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution from SAP.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.