Xero ended 2017 with lots of new customers, a ‘cool’ Xerocon event in Austin, and a new set of disciplines to manage its growth. What does all this mean? How can the growth continue? I first covered Xero, an SMB financial accounting solution, in a 2012 piece I wrote for ZDNet. Den Howlett’s enthusiasm about the New Zealand firm caught my attention and drove me to learn more about them.
This deal creates a Cloud ERP vendor of consequence. Both vendors utilize Salesforce’s Force.com platform. Traditional ERP vendors (e.g., SAP) and newer cloud-only ERP vendors (e.g., Plex) will see a bigger competitor. Customers should see no major changes for the time being. Today, cloud ERP vendor Rootstock announced it has acquired competitor Kenandy. Both firms have built their solutions on the Salesforce.com platform and toolsets.
Recapping 2017 with some subliminal messaging for 2018. While some enterprise application software vendors finally get the cloud, others have moved on to more big data-fueled adventures. All manner of enterprise software vendors got spanked in 2017 with new capital, growth and earnings realities. Cloud vendors got religion around Rule of 40 earnings/growth requirements as the ‘grow at any cost’ days of yore may be over.
I wouldn't get too excited on this. You've got to use over 6Gb/month before the 'protection' kicks in. Their real issue is the $/gb rate overall. This only helps their top % of data users - no real help for others. IMHO https://twitter.com/holgermu/status/954082990459703301
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".