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I'm currently attending SuiteWorld. This is the annual customer event for cloud-based ERP software maker NetSuite (which was acquired by Oracle late last year). During the opening keynote today, given by Executive Vice President of Oracle + NetSuite Jim McGeever, it was announced that a new piece of the NetSuite product pie would become available this June. The new HR module, SuitePeople, brings HR functions into the suite. But this had me thinking. Is a single software solution that brings everything to you in one neat package the way to go? Or should you buy best-of-breed apps for each function and integrate them?

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


When a report on how many hours have been worked in your company over the last month takes 19 hours to run, it's reasonable to assume something has gone wrong. But how do you find the cause?