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Research, articles, and tips on CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, supply chain management, and other enterprise applications.

Can DBaaS Cure Your Data Management Ills?

May 25, 2016

Database-as-a-service offers a way for companies to better handle data growth and manage multiple databases.

Hadoop Evolution: What You Need to Know

May 23, 2016

Hadoop has been hamstrung by complexity, skills shortages and a lack of standardization, but new approaches to using Hadoop are emerging.

4 Ways to Put Application Performance Management to Work

May 16, 2016

Application performance management is more important than ever, given organizations' significant investment in apps.

Using NoSQL Databases to Handle Fast Data

May 10, 2016

NoSQL databases can help enterprises handle so-called Fast Data. MongoDB, DataStax and Redis are three NoSQL databases worth checking out.

Mobile CRM's Strengths and Weaknesses

May 5, 2016

Mobile CRM is great for some functions, like real time contact management. But other tasks are still best performed on laptops or desktops.

Your Next Big Data Project? Operational Analytics

April 29, 2016

Operational analytics is a great way for companies to use Big Data, according to a new Capgemini report.

14 Game Changing Database Trends for 2016

April 27, 2016

The database market is in a state of upheaval. Keeping informed about database trends will help you successfully navigate the changing …

3 Automation Initiatives to Boost Corporate Productivity

April 25, 2016

Reliance on email and spreadsheets is hurting productivity, survey shows. How can automating services help?

6 Mobile CRM Mistakes You Do Not Want to Make

April 21, 2016

With mobile CRM's ability to help sales people close deals, you want to get it right from the start. Avoid these mistakes as you plan your …

Does DevOps Have a Place at IT Service Desk?

April 18, 2016

IT support teams are dissatisfied with their current level of involvement in enterprise application development, finds a recent survey. Can …

Puppet, Orchestration and the Source of Truth [PODCAST]

April 15, 2016

Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet, discusses the world of application and infrastructure orchestration and his company's latest take on …

Mobile Apps Can Transform Business Processes

April 14, 2016

Mobile apps can kick start business process transformation initiatives, especially in areas like sales and field service.

Startup Spotlight: StreamSets' Big Data Integration

April 13, 2016

Informatica veterans create new approach to Big Data integration, one that includes KPIs.

11 Cloud ERP Software Options

April 12, 2016

Often used for two-tier ERP deployments, cloud ERP software is increasingly popular. Here are 11 cloud ERP vendors that satisfy a variety of …

How General Catalyst's Steve Herrod Sees DevOps

April 5, 2016

VIDEO: Steve Herrod, managing director at General Catalyst, discusses his views on DevOps and where opportunities exist.

Beyond Excel: What Users Want from Data Preparation

April 4, 2016

Users weaned on Excel want more robust data preparation capabilities, finds a Dresner Advisory Services study.

Designing APIs with Restlet Studio [PODCAST]

April 1, 2016

Jerome Louvel, CTO and founder of Restlet, explains how his company's new tool can simplify building APIs.

Cloud ERP Software: What ERP Market Leaders Are Doing

March 31, 2016

Though cloud ERP software may not catch up with on-premise applications any time soon, ERP market leaders are rolling out lots of options …

Enterprise App Stores, Mobile App Analytics Growing

March 25, 2016

Usage of enterprise app stores and mobile app analytics are growing as companies focus on mobile app adoption, finds an Apperian survey.

8 Must-Have Two-Tier ERP Features

March 22, 2016

Because two-tier ERP deployments are not the same as traditional ERP projects, organizations must consider different factors when evaluating …