“Innovate at Cloud Speed” – with IBM and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2

The innovation pace is at ‘cloud speed’ this year! The countdown has begun for Oracle’s largest event and amongst the largest technology conferences in the Enterprise Application market. This year would be my 10th year back to back, as a JD Edwards enthusiast, of attending this conference and seeing it evolve into the Mecca of […]

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IBM Retail on Cloud: A New Way to Implement Enterprise Applications

Let’s take a close look to IBM Retail on Cloud! At IBM we are inventing a ‘new way to work’ that is inherently social, mobile, cloud-based and steeped in analytics. This new way to work helps us to be agile and innovative in a company of hundreds of thousands of people. The transformation that is […]

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Do this! Not That! How to get it right in your Oracle Retail Implementation

Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to be involved with quite a few Oracle Retail implementations, either hands-on as a Project Director or as an Executive Sponsor. And while the names change, there are some things that remain the same in almost all of these projects – so much the same that it […]

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IBM announces JD Edwards Service and Learning Center in Baton Rouge

Oracle’s JD Edwards Senior Leadership Team Visits IBM Service Center in Baton Rouge On behalf of IBM’s Oracle JD Edwards practice, I am excited to announce that on June 23rd, IBM GBS JD Edwards Practice hosted John Schiff and Lyle Ekdahl from Oracle’s JD Edwards Senior Leadership team – – at our IBM Services Center […]

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IBM’s JDE Practice Partners with Houston User Group – “Leading the Oil and Gas Market Transformation”

In late March, IBM picked up Diamond Sponsorship with the Houston User Group (HUG). This partnership is part of IBM’s long term strategic investment into the Oil and Gas Industry. During the recently concluded 2nd Quarter HUG meeting (May 21, 2015), I got the opportunity to catch up with two of the HUG board members […]

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Agile and Enterprise Application Implementations

We all know the value of Agile methodology in mobile or custom development. Agile has yet to become a mainstay in the implementation of enterprise applications – meaning packaged applications that provide the functionality for the core transactions of an enterprise – and in this particular example, Oracle Retail applications. Agile development methodologies evolved from […]

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Cloud and the Staying Power of Traditional ERP

Many firms are taking a look at Cloud ERP. While a Cloud approach for ERP (Financials) has not been as rapidly adopted as in the HR or Sales domains, the ERP market is taking steps to explore the maturity of  Cloud. Traditional ERP platforms – characterized by an initial license fee with ongoing maintenance – […]

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Collaborate 2015: Announcing JDE Hybrid Cloud for Supply Chain Management

Collaborate 2015 is here and once again in Vegas. As my preparation to the event in the last twenty four hours, I was exchanging group emails with a few client friends. They reminded me the new slogan for Vegas. What happens in Vegas, stays forever on facebook and youtube 🙂 I am ready for the […]

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IBM recognized with prestigious JD Edwards Partner Excellence Award for “Outstanding Global Partner”

The ERP world today is facing an inflection point, with the enterprise market moving rapidly toward platforms that incorporate Cloud, Analytics, Mobility, Social and Security (CAMSS). This trend is reflected in an analysis of the ERP market by Nucleus Research, which ranks JD Edwards as a leader in its ERP Value Matrix — due in […]

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What’s Cloud Got to Do with It?

Core merchandising, retail enterprise transformation, ERP, heart and lungs of a retailer…..So what’s cloud got to do with it? The advent of SaaS for core retail enterprise transactions is still a bit off. The leading SaaS providers still have not released truly scalable, secure and rock solid cloud based subscription services for the most data […]

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Essentials of Success in an Oracle Retail Implementation

Over the past 15 years of my experience helping retailers undergo ‘enterprise transformations’ based on Oracle Retail, I’ve gleaned a list of critical success factors. Many of these critical success factors are common to any undertaking of this nature and harken to ‘project management fundamentals’. And while these factors are fundamental and universal, they are […]

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IBM @ JDE Partner Summit 2015 – “Playing the Winning Hand”

  This year the JDE Partner Summit had an interesting theme – “A Winning Hand.” The event was a roaring success with nearly 700 participants from 30+ countries. We at IBM want to thank Lyle Ekdahl, John Schiff and the extended JDE leadership for creating this high growth, fun, vibrant and energetic ecosystem.     […]

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