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Sandhill.com Q&A Uncovers THINKstrategies’ Origins & Business Evolution

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17th March

I’ve had the privilege of contributing THINKstrategies’ perspectives regarding key software and technology trends to Sandhill.com for many years, and the online publication has been a key supporter of our Cloud Innovators Summits. SandHill has been conducting a series of Q&A sessions profiling ‘thought’ leaders in the software industry and asked me to participate in the series. Click here to read my response to their questions about my 30+ years in the software and technology industry, the inspiration for THINKstrategies, the key influencers in my life and work, and other forces that have shaped THINKstrategies’ expanding business model over the past thirteen years. I hope you enjoy it and it helps you understand what drives me on a day-to-day basis.



SAP Needs Strong Leadership to Stop Sinking

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8th February

The resignation of Leo Apotheker as CEO of SAP has sparked significant speculation re: the issues which drove this decision and where SAP will go from here.

The significance of this event was clearly underlined by the role SAP’s Co-Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hasso Plattner, played as the primary company spokesperson during a corporate conference call this morning.

During the call, Plattner made an emotional defense of the company’s strategies and tactics in response to rising criticism in the face of SAP’s financial struggles. Plattner used the occasion to dispute claims that SAP isn’t moving fast enough to respond to changes in the market by proclaiming that SAP is well on its way to becoming a “multiple product company”. He gave Apotheker credit for “turning around” BusinessByDesign and said the rollout of the v2.5 of the on-demand solution is “close”.

The reality is that BusinessByDesign has only … Read More »





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