Successful organizations work to achieve a balance between creativity and operational excellence and find ways to remove the many barriers to innovation, including the unwritten rules. IT has plenty of work to do, but is at times considered a hindrance, rather than an enabler to innovation. With innovation clearly considered vital to maintaining the United States' position as a world-class country, companies continue to search for ways to create the optimal environment for generating new ideas.


Microsoft Ups Its Game in CRM and ERP

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Monitoring Monsters: How CERN Stopped Breaking Its Big Data Analytics Tool

You may be familiar with CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which built the Large Hadron Collider and this week will make a major announcement about the "God particle." CERN’s scientists have about 200 petabytes of data collected on azion monsters. To do that, the scientists write their own code to analyze the data on ROOT.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Simplify Integration

Robert Fox, Liaison Technologies' senior director of B2B/EAI Software Engineering, explains to IT Business Edge’s Loraine Lawson how the company’s newest release of Contivo uses artificial intelligence technology to simplify data mapping.

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