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Hard or Soft, or Both? The Right Way to Do HCI

15 Jan, 2019

HCI may be the latest form of IT hardware, but in one respect it is a lot like the old: It presents a choice between an all-software deployment on commodity hardware or a pre-integrated, vendor-specific solution.

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Why HCI Is Critical for Digital Transformation

11 Jan, 2019

In many ways, the HCI benefit to digital transformation is not so much its scalability or its management simplicity, but its speed.

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HCI: New Infrastructure for a New Age

09 Jan, 2019

HCI has one thing going for it that most other current data initiatives like AI and the IoT do not: a clear and compelling use case.

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AI in the Enterprise: Learning from Failure

08 Jan, 2019

If past is prologue, much of what we expect of AI will fail to materialize. But at this point, it seems clear that there is much it can do for the enterprise and the business process in general.

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AI Supports Both Sides of the Security Fence

04 Jan, 2019

AI platforms will certainly allow the enterprise to elevate its game against the underworld, but the reverse is true as well.

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What 2019 Has in Store for AI

02 Jan, 2019

For most enterprises, 2019 will be another year of experimentation with artificial intelligence, albeit on more functional levels in non-critical production environments.

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Apps That Will Drive the IoT

14 Dec, 2018

In the end, it is the applications that will make or break the IoT, not the sensors or analytics or even the artificial intelligence.

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Gauging the IoT Fear Factor

11 Dec, 2018

The enterprise still has a few things to figure out on the IoT, particularly when it comes to many of its anticipated use cases.

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The IoT in 2019 and Beyond

10 Dec, 2018

Once the IoT becomes a service- and revenue-generator in its own right, rather than an extension of legacy infrastructure, we will safely be able to say that we live in a truly connected universe.

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Avoid the Pitfalls of Digital Transformation

10 Dec, 2018

Initial perceptions can be powerful influencers, which puts the agents of digital change under greater pressure to produce early positive results or risk losing the support of those who can make or break the entire program.

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Following the Digital Transformation Path to Success

07 Dec, 2018

If one aspect is common to those who have found success in digital transformation so far, it is that they did not try to do too much too quickly.

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Keeping the Digital Transformation Momentum Going in 2019

06 Dec, 2018

The next decade will see a raft of start-ups built around digital processes and workflows, and perhaps deconstructed away from corporate organizational principles altogether in favor of fully independent work units and amalgamated processes.

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Intelligent ERP Gains Momentum

22 Nov, 2018

Intelligent ERP platforms are hitting the channel in increasing numbers, bringing a wealth of new capabilities to a class of software that had started to stagnate.

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ERP Faces New Security Threats

21 Nov, 2018

ERP usually touches some of the most mission-critical data and services in the enterprise, making it a tempting target for wrongdoers. But there are ways to protect yourself.

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ERP Entering All Facets of the Economy

20 Nov, 2018

Organizations around the world are being continuously pushed to achieve greater efficiency and faster turnaround, and ERP is a way of achieving both goals.

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The Enterprise and Enterprise Resource Planning

19 Nov, 2018

The first question to ask when evaluating any ERP solution is: What is this technology supposed to do? ERP is intended to bring order to the business process by aligning key objectives with any and all resources.

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How to Avoid ERP Failure

14 Nov, 2018

Nobody likes to admit failure. By nature, ERP calls for a wholesale reimagining of business processes and perhaps the business model itself. That kind of change is not easy, nor is it risk-free.

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What Are the Key ERP System Modules

31 Oct, 2018

Many ERP platforms start with a set of core modules. This provides a firm foundation on which to build a fully dynamic business model, and allows for a highly flexible approach to suit multiple unique business requirements.

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Implementing an Effective ERP Strategy

30 Oct, 2018

ERP can be an extraordinarily valuable tool in the quest to streamline operations and improve competitiveness, but make no mistake: This is very complex software that can easily foul things up if not provisioned and deployed properly.

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Putting Smart ERP into Action

29 Oct, 2018

One of the questions enterprise executives will have to ponder when unrolling or upgrading ERP platforms is how much intelligence it should have.

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