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IT Getting a Grip on Mobile Apps

09 Jun, 2014

IT organizations appear to be getting better at managing enterprise mobile apps, according to an analysis of customer data from Fiberlink.

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Midsize Companies Plan Big Push into Big Data

28 Apr, 2014

Research commissioned by Dell reveals that 41 percent of midsize companies already have at least one Big Data initiative, while 55 percent are planning projects.

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How to Control Email Before It Controls You

04 Mar, 2014

A study finds workers on average spend 13 hours a week on email. Collaborative software promises to help us lower that number, but common-sense tips can help as well.

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Is SAP Jam Where Enterprise Social Is Headed?

07 Feb, 2014

The goal for SAP Jam enterprise social networking software is not just to boost collaboration but to make it easier for business people to find the right people, data and processes to do their jobs.

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Customer Engagement Growing Focus for Salesforce Users

13 Nov, 2013

A Bluewolf survey found Salesforce users are emphasizing customer engagement and are also more interested in developing applications on the Saleforce platform.

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3 Tips for Solving Big Data Skills Shortage

18 Oct, 2013

More schools are creating data analytics programs, but many companies can't wait for help with their Big Data projects. Here's how to deal with a Big Data skills shortage.

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State of Cloud ERP: Small but Growing

24 Feb, 2012

Back in December I wrote a post about how SaaS was making inroads into the ERP market, citing studies from both Aberdeen Group and Forrester Research. It's hardly making huge inroads, however. As...More >

BPM Is Key to Proactive CRM

17 Jan, 2012

As useful as business process management has been in helping companies improve and streamline their internal processes, I think it holds even more promise as a way for them to perform the same kind...More >

Analysts Air Concerns Over Salesforce.com's Outlook

06 Jan, 2012

Wall Street analysts usually welcome news of acquisitions, seeing them as a sign that companies are gearing up their growth plans. CRM giant Salesforce.com has been gobbling up smaller companies for...More >

SaaS ERP Making Inroads

21 Dec, 2011

There's no question companies drop a lot of money on ERP systems. But I've always gotten the sense they look at ERP investments in much the same way I view the several thousand dollars I spent last

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Momentum Continues to Grow for Mobile Business Intelligence

12 Dec, 2011

For years now, business intelligence vendors have been talking about making BI accessible to employees throughout companies and not just senior executives, based on the idea that BI is more effective...More >

The Cloud's Role in Standardizing Business Processes

30 Nov, 2011

A few months ago, I wrote a post about cloud computing's possible impact on business process outsourcing, in which I mentioned Indian outsourcing giant Infosys' introduction of Infosys Edge, a series...More >

No More CIO? At Forrester, New Title Signals New Approach to IT

28 Nov, 2011

Back in 2009 I wrote about Forrester Research CEO George Colony's suggestion that the information technology (IT) function should be renamed the business technology function. I cited an interview...More >

Information Management of Growing Importance for CIOs

23 Nov, 2011

Will CIOs spend more time on information management in 2012? Yes, according to research from the Corporate Executive Board, which says CIOs expect to spend 39 percent of their 2012 project budgets on...More >

Google Drops Wave, Other Products

23 Nov, 2011

In a post about enterprise barriers to collaboration, IT Business Edge's Loraine Lawson mentioned her difficulty in warming up to Google Wave, saying she found its best use - at least for her - was...More >

CIOs Focusing Less on Infrastructure, More on Innovation

23 Nov, 2011

In last week's post in which I wondered whether the dedicated CIO was an anachronism, I shared a column written by executive recruiter Tim Cook, who said new roles combining key business functions...More >

Making Hadoop Accessible to End Users

21 Nov, 2011

Data management professionals would have to have been hiding under a pretty big rock for the past year or so to avoid hearing about Hadoop, a framework that's being used for a wide range of data...More >

ROI for Social Technologies? In a Word, Squishy

18 Nov, 2011

A few months ago, I wrote a post in which I cited a survey administered by Jive Software that found both executives and knowledge workers believe social software will become a necessary part of doing...More >

Social Apps Not Subject to ROI Rigor

17 Nov, 2011

While adoption levels of social technologies are growing, many organizations are still struggling to come up with appropriate uses for them. A recent AIIM report titled "Social Business Systems -...More >

Mobile Malware a Growing Threat

16 Nov, 2011

Just last week, IT Business Edge's Sue Marquette Poremba wrote about DroidKungFu, which grabbed the attention of security experts because it's mobile malware that behaves much like malware found on...More >

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