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With a soothing fountain providing Zen vibes in the background, Jon talks to fellow diginomica contributor Brian Sommer about enterprise buyers and digital change - Live from the Acumatica Summit 2016. Brian shares some recent digital turbulence and stories of how companies are losing the plot. He also reflects on recent projects to discuss what enterprise buyers need. The guys then hit on why sales and marketing is too often out of step with today's enterprise buyer. Note: part two of this podcast gets into specifics on Acumatica's cloud ERP play.

Direct download: sommer-reed-enterprise-buyers.mp3
Category:CIO disruptions -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT
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In this completely unscripted chat with Brian Solis, author of a new book on experience design, Jon asks Brian about whether experience design can be a reality given the data silos and culture issues that prevent this from happening. Brian shares his research and provides a view on why user and customer experience can - and must - change. Jon aired out a number of cynical views on customer experience. Brian's answers included starting points for customers on this new "experience architecture."

Direct download: Solis-Reed_diginomica_podcastt.mp3
Category:UX and design -- posted at: 4:52am EDT
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During this informal, on-site podcast taping in Boston, Jon Reed of diginomica.com talks with three members of the Onapsis team (Alex, Alex, and Dave) about what "white hat hacking" means for today's enterprise. The guys also talk about how Onapsis identifies ERP security breaches, and how they work with Oracle and SAP to make sure those companies have appropriate patches before taking security issues public. 

Direct download: onapsis_-_white_hat_hacking.mp3
Category:security -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT
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In this frank video chat from Jon and Den's studio at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, ASUG CEO Geoff Scott offers up strong opinions on ASUG's relationship to SAP and to the German user group DSAG. Scott also shares customer views on S/4HANA and SAP's digital themes. He responds directly to criticisms that ASUG is "soft" on SAP and reacts to Jon's views on customer discounts for S/4HANA migration. 
Direct download: Geoff_Scott_ASUG_talks_turkey_about_progress_with_SAP.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT
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In a special edition of "Jon and Den's digital dump," Jon and Den of diginomica.com break down three days of SAP TechEd Las Vegas. The guys assess the keynotes, the pros and cons of SAP's S/4HANA strategy, and whether the "digital core" approach is going to work. Will the "customer engagement" play work against CRM rivals? The guys also kick around SAP's progress on developer engagement, and give a final review.

Direct download: Jon__Dens_digital_dump_-_Vegas.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT
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In the longer, "director's cut" version of this SAP TechEd 2015 on-site podcast, Jon Reed and Dick Hirsch kick around the main conference takeaways and the S/4HANA challenge. Dick shares the main themes he was investigating and the latest on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. SAP's open source initiatives, particularly Cloud Foundry via Hybris YaaS (Hybris as s service), are covered. The guys also set up the themes, particularly around S/4HANA, to look for in Barcelona. SAP's approach to bloggers/communications is also reviewed. 

Direct download: hirsch-reed-teched2015-full.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 3:45am EDT
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Jon went on-site to Conversocial's NYC headquarters for an informal chat with Conversocial CEO Joshua March about the viability of social channels for customer service. March shares what his company has been up to since he and Jon first corresponded and they were a "cool vendor" to watch. Jon shares his social service beefs and March talks about how social customer service shouldn't just be lip service, but lead all the way to resolution. March also speaks to CRM integration, always an issue when you pursue a specialized product.

Direct download: conversocial-reed-extended-cut.mp3
Category:content strategy + socmedia -- posted at: 2:03am EDT
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​​In this extended, director's cut edition, live from SAP Controlling 2015, Jon talks with SAP Mentor Julien Delvat about the buzz behind predictive, and the guys explore some new HANA use cases Julien is working on in the S4/HANA context.​ They also talk about changing customer views on HANA at the conference. 

Direct download: julien-predictive.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT
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Gary Cokins, internationally-recognized expert and author in EPM and predictive analytics, gives Jon some straight talk on analytics after his keynote at the Controlling 2015 conference. Cokins explains the rise of EPM, and the challenges CFOs are facing. Using memorable phrases like "management by embarrassment," Cokins peels behind predictive hype and explains the role of technology, not as a cure-all, but as an enabler. 

Direct download: gary-jt-analytics-final.mp3
Category:business intelligence -- posted at: 1:51am EDT
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Vijay returns with Jon Reed to make sense of his adventurous career moves - now full circle and back at IBM. Vijay also expands on a blog post he wrote on social media disillusionment, and the guys hash out options for filtering the enterprise software media noise. A bit more about the problems of predictive and the failings of air travel customer experience, and it's a wrap.

 

Direct download: vijay-careers-socialfails.mp3
Category:tech skills -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT
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