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

Data Professionals Not Going Away, at Least Not Soon

May 21, 2015

With data analysis tools doing more of the heavy lifting, are data professionals seeing a change in their roles and responsibilities?

3 Tips to Boost Mobile App Adoption

May 20, 2015

Mobile app initiatives often lack a plan to encourage user adoption. Big mistake. Here are three suggestions for boosting mobile app usage.

Office 365: Getting Started and Other Tips

May 18, 2015

Office 365 generated big buzz at Microsoft's Ignite event. One session walked attendees through using PowerShell for Office 365 administration.

Enterprise App Store Difference

May 15, 2015

With enterprise app stores like Salesforce's AppExchange, it's all about the ecosystem.

Big Oil, Meet Big Data Analytics

May 14, 2015

An early adopter of Big Data analytics, ConocoPhillips makes it fun for employees to experiment with data using a custom data visualization environment.

7 Mobile App Development Best Practices

May 12, 2015

Following mobile app best practices is a requirement for a successful app.

Mobile App Use Continues to Evolve: Good Technology

May 11, 2015

Document editing and messaging are just two mobile apps that many enterprises probably could not imagine using in the not-so-distant past.

4 Data Analytics Success Stories

May 7, 2015

Yes, there is lots of hype about data analytics. But there are also some compelling success stories, involving areas like predictive analytics.

Should You Build an Apple Watch App?

May 5, 2015

Considering building an Apple Watch app? Ask yourself four questions first.

Startup Spotlight: ToutApp's Sales Platform

May 4, 2015

ToutApp's founder wants to do for sales software what Marketo and Eloqua did for marketing software.

8 Trends Boosting Supply Chain Efficiency

April 30, 2015

Logistics is a key area of focus for companies hoping to improve their supply chains, experts say.

Data Lake or Information Reservoir?

April 29, 2015

A data lake's real value is shaking up the idea of an information architecture centered around a data warehouse.

3 Keys to BPM Success

April 28, 2015

Want your business process management initiative to succeed? A strong BPM team is one of three key ingredients. What are the other two?

Is Salesforce for HR an HCM Game Changer?

April 27, 2015

While Salesforce may need partnerships to beef up its new HCM offering, Salesforce for HR will appeal to companies interested in cloud, mobile and social human capital management capabilities.

Here Come Enterprise Apps for Apple Watch

April 24, 2015

Enterprise software vendors wasted no time in rolling out applications for the Apple Watch.

How to Keep BYOT out of Bimodal IT Strategy

April 23, 2015

Bimodal IT will challenge app development teams to maintain data security and other developmment best practices. A flexible development platform can help, says Exadel's Fima Katz.

Where Are Mobile Payments Headed?

April 22, 2015

Apple is not the only company trying to grab a piece of the nascent mobile payment market.

How to Get a Human Capital Management Project Funded

April 20, 2015

When making the case for investment in HCM software, HR pros should focus on benefits that are meaningful for CFOs.

How Is Hadoop Evolving to Meet Big Data Needs?

April 16, 2015

Author of "Hadoop: The Definitive User Guide" offers an update on the current state of Hadoop and where it is headed.

Is Apache Spark Enterprise Ready?

April 14, 2015

While Apache Spark could supplant Hadoop's MapReduce engine, it is not yet enterprise ready, some experts say.