Sourcing

Purchasing goods and services with cost savings in mind can include elements of both art and science. Some of the most popular forms of sourcing include low-cost country sourcing for materials and manufacturing, business-process outsourcing and offshoring. Because sourcing touches nearly every area of a company's business, organizations that undertake it as part of a broader corporate strategy will be more successful than those that make "one-off" deals.


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IT Business Edge 2015 Editorial Calendar

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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

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Wearable Tech in the Enterprise: ‘Everybody Is an IT Decision-Maker Now’

How is the issue of wearable technology in the enterprise different from the issues surrounding any other personal mobile technology in the workplace? Scale.

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Cybrary.IT’s Free Cybersecurity Training Set to Change Tech Ed

Cybrary.IT is the first and only free MOOC for IT and cybersecurity education. It recently launched to the general public, and is seeing strong worldwide uptake.

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No Relief in Sight for Tech Recruiting, Retention Pain

Those having difficulty in recruiting tech talent should know they are not alone.

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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

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