IBM Wins 2015 Oracle Asia Pacific Applications Partner of the Year Award

On October 25th, 2015, IBM Asia Pacific was recognized as Oracle’s Application Partner of the Year for 2015 across the region. At Oracle OpenWorld, members from my team as well as myself accepted the 2015 Asia Pacific Applications Partner of the Year award on behalf of IBM Asia Pacific. OpenWorld is Oracle’s premier customer conference […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Check out #IBMatOOW15

Why should you visit #IBMatOOW15? 1. Win an Apple Watch. Our main IBM Booth #1301 at Moscone South is raffling off an Apple Watch every day of #OOW15. The Apple Watch allows you to receive and respond to notifications in an instant. Use it to follow @OracleandIBM on Twitter or use it to track your […]

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“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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