ERP Systems

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) represents a broad set of activities supported by software that helps an organization manage the important parts of its business, such as product planning, purchasing and managing inventories, financial data, vendor relations, customer service and sales management. ERP systems are used to optimize and standardize internal business processes. However, many ERP implementations run afoul due to their cost and complexity.


Articles

CIOs in North America Report Rising Budgets in 2014

On a budgetary level, CIOs in North America report an IT budget increase of 1.8 percent for 2014, a Gartner report revealed. More >

Compliance Methods Are Costly and Cumbersome

Only 13 percent of enterprises are very satisfied with the way they manage compliance, despite the fact that 63 percent consider compliance "very important." More >

Microsoft Extends Ethical, Environmental Policies to Supply Chain

The Redmond, Wash., software giant tightens its supply chain policies to avoid conflict minerals and promote sustainability across the board. More >

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Interviews

Overcoming Barriers to Successful Negotiation

Author Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez says we can learn to master negotiation by thinking of it like a game.

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Emerging Cyber Risks on the Minds of Risk Managers

The seventh annual Emerging Risks Survey results show what's behind the trend toward increased focus on cyber security risks among risk professionals.

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IAPP’s New Privacy Certification Addresses Emerging Landscape

New privacy threats and concerns have created the opportunity for IT professionals to fill a crucial role within the organization. A new cert addresses the need.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

Editor's Choice

2015 Wearable Tech Trends: Swank Meets Science

Security Staffing

Tech companies and fashion designers both seem to agree that the wearables of tomorrow will likely be fashion that incorporates technology instead of the other way around.

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Salesforce.com Unifies File Access Across the Cloud

For Your Holiday Reading List: ‘Geeks, Mush Heads and the IT Revolution’

Apigee Bolsters API Analytics

Mobile Apps Potentially Help Save Lives

 

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