A new decade

31. December 2019 marks the end of a decade. Time to reflect upon the past years but also to look forward and think about exciting developments.

31. December 2019

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A lot happened. Many things changed. Ten years ago, I was not married, I did not have kids. I grew up to become a responsible father and husband. And I took on areas of responsibilities I never thought of, both privately and professionally.

Today, 31. December 2019, marks the end of a decade, before a new decade begins. It doesn’t feel like it, even when the past years will be remembered as the 10s. And we’re entering the twenties now.

At the beginning of the decade, I only earned my MBA. Back then, I worked for one of the most amazing companies I could imagine up till today. At that company, I was given an assignment, not only abroad but on a different continent. After having traveled Europe and the entire Middle East in the years before, I had an opportunity to visit all countries South East Asia from Singapore in this decade.

During that time, cloud computing did merely exist, it was a newly coined term. And people were excited by what Apple shaped in form of the iPhone. Social Media was still new and innocent, people were excited by the opportunity to exchange with friends, family but also to meet total strangers on the Internet.

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Since then, I did not only have the opportunity to take on responsibility for one of the most popular smart lighting products, also did I have the opportunity to transition to a role I wanted to grow into.

In this role today I work for one of the largest European software vendor, proudly contributing to a product in the hottest Enterprise Software space.

A new decade

I had the opportunity to see it all grow and develop, into technology that shapes both society and business. And I had an opportunity to exchange ideas in that space with the brightest minds in the industry. And to build a network of friends and colleagues that are among the best and most motivated.

We’ll see more development in technology and society. Social media has seen it’s peak. Consumers are sceptical of being tracked. Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are exciting technologies. Society will benefit from these, but it will require policy and products that use them right. Awareness for the correct use of technology will increase and sustainability will become more important.

31. December 2019 does mark the end of a decade. It does not mark the end of anything else. It’s a random day that marks a rather arbitrary ten years timeframe. I’m thankful for the past decade and excited for the next.

Customer Relationship Management. Kundenbericht.

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Salesforce, Anbieter von CRM Software

Customer Relationship Management ist schon länger der am stärksten wachsende Software-Markt. Als Gewerbetreibender kommt man nicht umhin, sich mit dem Trend auseinanderzusetzen. Nur durch den Einsatz von Software kann man seinen Kunden besser verstehen und so sein Angebot verbessern. Heute möchte ich einmal kurz die andere Perspektive einnehmen, und eine kurze, aber mir sehr auffällige Erfahrung aufzuschreiben.

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#SAP Leadership Announcement

Some huge changes to start the Weekend with at #SAP. As Executive Board Member and President of the Cloud Business Group Robert Enslin decided to step back from his role and pursue an external opportunity,  Jennifer Morgan will succeed him as president of the Cloud Business Group (CBG). Adaire Fox-Martin will assume the role of president in the Global Customer Operations.

Morgan and Fox-Martin Expand Responsibilities

Source: SAP Leadership Announcement

CivicRM 4.0 released

Am 20. April ist CivicRM 4.0 für Drupal 7 released worden. Die Neuerungen beinhalten:

  • Protokollierung der Änderungen von Kontakt-Daten und Beiträge.
  • Die Möglichkeit, Änderungen an Kontakt-Daten rückgängig zu machen.
  • Verbesserungen der Erweiterungsschnittstelle (inkl. der Möglichkeit Erweiterungen automatisch nachzuladen)

Mehr Details sind im Announcement zu finden: http://civicrm.org/blogs/shot/civicrm-34-and-40-stable-released

CivicRM 3.3.2 released

Am 4.Januar 2010 ist CivicRM 3.3.2 released worden. Die neue Version beinhaltet hauptsächlich Bufixes, zu den Neuerungen zählen folgende Features:

  • CiviMail workflow Unterstützung (Rules Integration). Mehr Details sind hier zu finden.
  • Offline Unterstützung wiederkehrender Zuwendungen und Mitgliedschaften mit PayPal Pro. Mehr Details finden sich hier.
  • Erste Version der neuen CiviCampaign Komponente. Das Modul unterstützt Canvassing(Wahlwerbung), Umfragen und Petitionen.
  • Advanced Search zeigt jetzt auch andere Objekte als Kontakte – auch Activities, Contributions, usw.
  • Dedupe Performanceverbesserungen.
  • Erste Implementierung eines Extension-Systemsfür CiviCRM, das es erlaubt Plugins zu implementieren und paketieren (wiederverteilen). (z.B. Payment processors, custom search, custom report templates).
  • Neue Case- und Grant Reports.
  • Verbesserte “session”-management Unterstützung für CiviEvent.
  • Eine erste Version eines Database-logging. Damit wird es möglich sein, nachzuvollziehen, wer wann was geändert hat.
  • Gemeinsame Adressen zwischen zwei Kontakten.

Der Blogartikel ist hier: http://civicrm.org/blogs/yashodha/civicrm-332-out, downloaden kann man das neue Paket bei Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/civicrm/files/. Wie immer gibt es die neue Version auch online auszuprobieren bei http://demo.civicrm.org/