"Infor Global Systems has achieved something that the likes of Oracle Corp. and SAP could only dream of. That is, it's successfully transformed itself into a fully fledged cloud-based software solutions company that, according to Constellation Research analyst Ray Wang, "has delivered" on its promises," reports SiliconANGLE in a Sept. 19 article headlined "What's Next for Infor After Cloud? You Guessed It - Big Data."
Here are excerpts:
"Eager to shed some light on the transformation within the company, Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, dropped by theCUBE alongside Wikibon analysts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly to discuss the company's switch to the cloud and its ambitions to become a Big Data analytics service provider to its customers.
"Phillips explained that one of his motivations for the cloud switch was he wanted Infor to specialize in the applications layer, because that's where the company adds the most value. He also said he didn't want Infor to be reliant on on-premise technology anymore.
" 'The best way to do that… is to adopt open-source and to use the Amazon cloud, so the infrastructure is as near to free as possible,' he said."
Read the complete article on siliconANGLE and view the video interview.