Enterprise Software Policy Articles

How SAP and Oracle Cheat the Commercial Software Model
Executive Summary SAP and Oracle do not follow the established rules of enterprise software. Both of these vendors use monopoly power to block out other vendors. Introduction Many people like to pretend that SAP and Oracle operate under the generally accepted rules of the “free ...
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The Importance of Seeing Your Employer as an Opponent
 What This Article Covers Keeping Employees Controlled Union Strike Funds Seeing Employers as the Opponent Introduction When commenting on a previous article, Ahmed Azim made the following observation about why people resist unions. "Here's the thing Shaun Snapp. Most people prefer a steady paycheck until something ...
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The Importance of Unions and Oracle
 Executive Summary South Korean workers have been trying to unionize against Oracle. This gets into the broader question around labor unions and how labor unions can be viewed as a precondition for a participatory government Introduction This article was written in response to the story ...
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How Marketing Infects all Media Sources
Executive Summary G2Crowd as a Puppet for Software Vendors Profit Maximization and Media and the Best Possible Outcomes? What is the Best Way to Maximize Shareholder Value in Media How Profit Maximization in Media Leads to the Propagation of Bad Information Introduction In a recent ...
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The Evidence that Diversity Does Not Improve innovation
Executive Summary It is considered politically correct and broad-minded to state that diversity improves innovation. However, there is no evidence for this diversity improving innovation. Introduction It is sometimes proposed that diversity improves innovation. In this article, we review the academic literature to determine what it ...
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How IDG Works to Provide Inaccurate IT Information
Executive Summary Through ComputerWorld, IDC writes ridiculously inaccurate articles that are paid placements from SAP. IDC is owned by IDG is owned by a Chinese conglomerate with an overwhelming focus on advertising. In this article, we cover another ComputerWorld article about SAP and verify its ...
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How to Understand the Enterprise Software Market
Executive Summary The enterprise software market is far less efficient than generally assumed. In order to have an efficient market there are specific requirements which include whether prices are published and easily compared, whether total costs can be compared, the ease of product comparisons, whether ...
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Intimidating SAP Trainers With Fake Threats to Fair Use Law
What This Article Covers What is Fair Use Law? SAP's Long View What SAP Expects to Gain from Writing Legally Unsupported Letters That Contradict Fair Use SAP's One Way View on This Topic Introduction This article describes has SAP has been using legal letters which misrepresent what ...
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How to Best Understand the Control of the SAP on IT Media
Executive Summary How the SAP IT Media System Works The Main Entities in the SAP IT Media Model Related Media Models for Other Industries Previous Research into Media Control Introduction I recently wrote an article that is a critique of our IT media system in ...
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Do IT Consulting Companies Have a Fiduciary Duty?
What This Article Covers Background on Fiduciaries The Similarities Between the Financial Advisors and IT Consultancies How This Applies to IT Consulting Understanding the Motivations of the IT Consulting Partner Issue 1: Consulting Companies Keep Clients in the Dark Issue 2: Choosing Inappropriate Alternatives Issue ...
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Project Success
What This Article Covers Background on the Measurement of the Success of IT Projects How This Relates to the Purchase of Major Brands in Software and Consulting Do Implementing Companies Want their Projects Evaluated for Success? Background on Enterprise Risk Management and Performance Management One ...
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IT Consulting Companies and the Mythology of Job Creators
 What This Article Covers How the consulting business undermines the concept and the mythology of "job creators" IT consulting companies and the contribution to income inequality. Underhanded strategies by consulting companies to get sales at any cost How low can consulting companies go? IT Consulting ...
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How to Understand Sun Tzu on Enterprise Software Marketing
What This Article Covers Who was Sun Tzu? Deciphering the Marketing Code A Modern Incarnation of Sun Tzu's Wisdom for Enterprise Software Background on Enterprise Software Marketing Strategy Most people are familiar with Sun Tzu the ancient Chinese general and philosopher who wrote the classic ...
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How to Understand How Large Vendors Capture IT Departments
What This Article Covers How does the enterprise software procurement environment work? What are the precedents for the concept of capture that can be learned from in regulatory bodies? Why can't companies make better decisions with their enterprise software purchases? How bad decision-making in IT ...
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