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The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
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Sam Iam
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Sam Iam,
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3/2/2012 | 8:23:00 AM
re: The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
On-premise ERP is no where near its death. I was just speaking with a company that is bringing their entire ERP OnDemand infrastructure back in house to save costs. SaaS is still really expensive.
MBETHUY000
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MBETHUY000,
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2/29/2012 | 4:03:27 PM
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This article really just strikes me as common sense: some things are better than other things for specific purposes and there isn't one end-all-be-all. With that said, it is sometimes amazing to me how little common sense there is in this industry (at least among commentators and commenters). Many people will have you believe that "the cloud" or browser-based solutions are the inevitable future, but at least with regards to mobile devices no one wants a "cloud" app or a browser-based app. They want an app running on the device for the same reason businesses want on premise ERP: at least for the moment it's just better. The real issue right now is accessibility in my opinion, which is why virtualization technologies are exciting to me.

Great article, thanks.
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DJT100,
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2/29/2012 | 10:03:48 AM
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Josh - from our experience at UNIT4, youG«÷re right in thinking a 'one-size-fits-all' cloud offering will not wash with all customers, many of whom may be used to sophisticated, highly configurable on-premise systems. But at the same time, we agree that the old ERP model was designed for manufacturing businesses, as you point out. New approaches to ERP have already moved it in favour of the services-centric organisation. Flexible systems that change as the business changes without code-level programming and intimidating upgrades can provide these organisations with the independence they need while providing flexible delivery options, be that cloud, on-premise or a combination.

The stories of legacy-ERP implementation failures are frightening, and a move towards services-centric, subscription-based ERP is inevitable. ERP will continue but I think we can agree that the tide is turning away from legacy vendors to those providing more agile, change-friendly solutions.
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2/28/2012 | 10:23:48 PM
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Hybrid delivery is the reality of today's enterprise because, in decline or not, there will always be a component, no matter how many private or public cloud solutions are deployed, that can't be ripped and replaced. But the challenge with hybrid cloud is managing it. Cloud platforms are still maturing. Now we're talking added complexity. But in an environment demanding Instant-On access, the cloud will increasingly be the enabler ... just not the only enabler, hence the hybrid cloud. --Paul Calento http://bit.ly/paul_calento
Sam Bayer
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Sam Bayer,
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2/28/2012 | 7:13:53 PM
re: The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
You are definitely 100% correct about the hybrid organization. That's the real solution in the Enterprise.

So what's holding things up?

It has now been 26 days since I began the journey of trying to get access to a Swiss multinationals SAP system. It will take us less time to integrate and configure our software so that the US subsidiary's can place and track orders over the web than it did to get access to SAP in the first place.

That's going to have to change before organizations can harvest the latent value in their ERP (SAP) investments.

Sam Bayer
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