Mark Smith's Analyst Perspectives

The Big Deal with Big Data is More Valuable with Kapow

Posted by Mark Smith on Mar 21, 2013 11:15:38 AM

Using information from applications and services across both the enterprise and Internet just got simpler with Kapow Software and the announced release of Kapow Enterprise 9.2. I examined the technology at the Kapow WoW user conference, and spoke with a broad range of companies that use Kapow.

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Topics: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Performance Management (BPM), Customer Performance Management (CPM), Information Applications (IA), Information Management (IM), Information Optimization, Kapow, Kapplets, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Sales Performance Management (SPM), Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM), Business Intelligence

Plumbing the Salesforce Clouds is Your Business

Posted by Mark Smith on Sep 25, 2012 11:26:54 AM

Salesforce is a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) company to be reckoned with. The swarming crowds at its Dreamforce event last week were estimated to exceed 90,000. The company is rapidly growing an ecosystem that includes Sales, Service and Marketing Clouds; Force.com for building applications; and Data.com for storing data in the cloud centrally for use across Salesforce products. It is also focusing on social computing, as I outlined at the beginning of the event. Hundreds of Salesforce partners complement and in some cases compete with the company with a large range of applications and tools available on the Salesforce AppExchange.

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Topics: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Performance Management (BPM), CIO, Cloud Computing, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Data, Data Governance, Data Integration, data integrity, database.com, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Informatica, Information Builders, Information Management, IT Performance Management (ITPM), Master Data Management, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Sales Performance Management (SPM), Salesforce.com, SnapLogic, Social Media, Zyme Solutions, Business Intelligence, Kapow

Kapow Software Harvests and Virtualizes Information and Applications for Business

Posted by Mark Smith on May 8, 2012 11:08:58 AM

Making business use of the vast amount of information on the Web and Internet along with a company’s intranet is no easy task. Kapow Software aims to help by providing tools to define and virtualize access to information, integrate it with other information, such as that in databases, and present it in a useful format. The tool can supply access to data from legacy applications such as PeopleSoft and Siebel, newer applications from Oracle and SAP and applications in cloud computing environments, such as Salesforce.com’s. And Kapow Software not only accesses and integrates information from applications but also enriches it.

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Topics: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance Management (BPM), Business Technology, CIO, Cloud Computing, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Financial Performance Management (FPM), Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Information Applications, Information Applications (IA), Information Management, Information Management (IM), Information Technology, IT Performance Management (ITPM), Kapow, Mobile Technology, Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM), Strata+Hadoop