The intersection of Cloud, Capital Markets and Mobility

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I used to blog officially at my previous employer and thought I'd pick up keyboard again to start writing missives in my new role. This is an personal blog so everything I say is my personal opinion and not those of my employer. My new blog will aim to cover the three business passions in my life: financial services, enterprise mobility, and cloud computing. Luckily at Salesforce.com I have managed to combine all three working as a Principle Sales Engineer in the Financial Services team. I have to say that life here is incredibly busy but extremely rewarding. Salesforce is one of the most exciting companies in the world to work for, and as the pioneers of the multi-tenant cloud it's been fantastic to join the cloud pioneer.  Seeing adoption of Salesforce within the financial services institution has been a good learning experience for me. Even at Dreamforce I found... (more)

Mobile Is the Face of the Cloud

The cloud is enabling a seismic shift in business operations. From legacy on-premise applications to agile, scaleable and pervasive, the cloud is moving wholesale once internal-only applications. CRM, HR, billing, transactional systems, almost everything is moving to the cloud , even in the world of financial services.  But the user is not sitting at there desk anymore. The user is out visting customers, working at airports, in cab, presenting from their tablet. In fact a significant portion of the User Experience is now happing in the mobile device. The iPad (and other devices) ... (more)

Why iTV from Apple Will Transform the TV Market

Why Apple will kill it in the TV market. If we consider the recent news of TV manufacturers like Sharp , Samsung and Sony they are all having trouble making money in this space. Samsung , arguably the largest panel maker has divested it's TV arm as a $7 billion business. Sony has lost money for 8 straight years and LG can only manage 3% or so in it's latest year. So why would Apple launch a product into todays market. The TV consumer is now trained to wait 6 months for prices to fall on the latest products, and the market is saturated for displays. Moreover consumers see little ... (more)

The Bank Re-imagined

Banking Re-imagined. Every so often you come across an industry that is ripe for disruption (of a positive kind) . I am lucky working in a firm that is at the vanguard of enabling these changes in many industries.  It gives you a unique perspective at the meeting point of cloud, social enterprise and collaboration. There are many industries that are changing beyond recognition. Apple itself has disrupted 3 markets and as a result they have changed these markets (music, computing, mobile) radically over a short period of time.  Many existing firms fail the Innovators dilemma in t... (more)