I frequently write about enterprise systems. Thirty years ago, most organizations built their own accounting, HR, payroll, and inventory systems. These days, the vast majority of mid-sized and large organizations use applications created by vendors such as SAP, Lawson, Oracle, and a host of others. What’s more, terms like Enterprise 2.0 are creeping into the vernacular of technology talking heads like me.
Bottom line: The world of enterprise systems is hardly a static place.
To understand the changes taking place as we speak and in the foreseeable future, I recently spoke with fellow Cutter contributor Vince Kellen, CIO at the University of Kentucky. In this brief podcast, Vince answers questions such as:
- How have the major vendors responded in regard to new threats such as cloud computing and SaaS?
- Do you expect more vendors to adopt programs similar to Epicor’s Shared Benefits program?
- Talk for a moment about changes in many vendor support agreements.
- How do you see the next few years playing out in the enterprise system world? Do you expect any more M&A activity?
- How do you think social networking sites such as Facebook are influencing the ERP landscape?
- Which types of companies are truly ready for Enterprise 2.0?
To listen to the podcast, click here.