Move to a new version

To the question: When companies decide to move to a new version?

Some sellers’ reply: when a new version is released, companies love, need, appreciate new features and capabilities of new versions. In other case, they can be loose competitive advantage.

Some buyers’ reply: when the current version we have is not supported by the vendor, it supposes a risk for us. Now is we have to check to which is the most convenient version for us.

In which os the event’s happens the major number of versions move?

MOSS + SAP

I have finished some research where I’m looking for the use of an hybrid solution between SAP + MS-SharePoint.
There are so many documentation available in our internal collaborative environment. In addition, to do not limit it to the “my company point of view”. I have found some interesting documents:

1.- SAP workflow approval in BPOS

http://www.devworkz.net/solutions/cloud-computing/165-sap-workflow-approval.html

Workflow Approval based on native SAP workflows now avalable for BPOS – Work flow approval via Exchange, Microsoft Outlook Client, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, Apple iPhone and Symbian Phones.

This is a Non-invasive installation: No installation/modification on Exchange Server! No installation/modification on Outlook-Clients! No installation/modification on mobile devices! Watch this space as more inforamtion is posted.

2.- SAP ESS and SharePoint
this resulted me very interesting from the business point of view. User experience in terms of productivity is key for an environment that is continuously receiving new users

http://kalsing.blogspot.com/2010/03/sap-ess-and-sharepoint.html
3.- Cool stuff in SharePoint 2010 that Notes customers will love: Declarative Workflow

http://notes2sharepoint.org/archive/2010/07/26/cool-stuff-in-sharepoint-2010-that-notes-customers-will-love-declarative-workflow.aspx

Behind the Cloud

…The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com, nice book for summer time, some of the chapters are really good, specially the ones related to marketing and sales, some other chapters are a little bit boring.

behind-the-cloudWhat I liked the most has been:

  • V2MOM model to create alignment: Vision, values, method, obstacles, measures.
  • Marketing tactics.
  • Clear vision about where to go.
  • Partnerships done and why they have been done.
  • How they have been able to attract talent.

I Trial Valgrande-Pajares

This weekend I was participating in the first edition of the Trial Valgrande-Pajares.

  • Distance 22 km,
  • Ascent gradient: 1525 m
  • Descent gradient: 1880 m
  • Total gradient 3405 m

I stopped the clock in 4:37:55. So slow, so slow!, I know. I did very well during the 3 first hours, but lack of training did the last part of the race very complicated so I decided to slow down and enjoy the last part.

It was a funny day, sun, mountain, a lot of people running and helping the runners, good organization, good meal to close the event.