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

Big Data Success: 10 Tips for SMEs

July 31, 2014

You don't have to be a big company to get benefits from Big Data. Experts offer advice for SMEs on leveraging Big Data for competitive advantage.

How to Buy Cloud Finance Apps

July 25, 2014

Finance and accounting (F&A) is one of the newest application categories to move to the cloud.

8 Ways to Make Software Licensing Agreements Work for You

July 24, 2014

Software licensing agreements (SLAs) are getting more complex with the advent of new technologies. These best practices help ensure agreements deliver optimal value to the enterprise.

4 Apps that Make it Easier to Use PowerPoint

July 21, 2014

Apps from SAVO Group, SlideShark, Kingsoft and Workshare promise to make it easier to create, share and present PowerPoint files.

Mobile Marketing ROI: 3 Metrics that Matter and 3 that Don't

July 18, 2014

Metrics are key to measuring the ROI of mobile marketing efforts. Not all metrics are helpful, however.

10 Database Design Best Practices

July 15, 2014

A well-designed database makes it easier to derive value from enterprise data. We asked three experts for their top database design tips.

Information Governance in Age of Mobile, Cloud and Social

July 14, 2014

How does the adoption of mobile, social and cloud technologies impact information governance?

Business Intelligence 101: A Brief History

July 10, 2014

How did business intelligence evolve from simple batch reporting to today's near real-time querying?

Application Performance Management Buying Guide

July 7, 2014

Application performance management is evolving to include software-as-a-service options in addition to more traditional framework approaches.

5 Tips for Boosting Enterprise Software Adoption

July 3, 2014

Enterprise apps that satisfy every business requirement can fail if end users do not adopt them. Icreon Tech CEO Himanshu Sareen offers advice on designing software that actually gets used.

Review: Visual Studio 2013 for Enterprise App Development

July 2, 2014

Microsoft's Visual Studio 2013 provides solid tools and a wide range of capabilities for enterprise application developers, says reviewer Paul Ferrill.

3 Tips for Tackling Big Data Collaboration

July 1, 2014

The health and life sciences sector relies heavily on Big Data and collaboration. Here practitioners offer three tips on managing collaborative efforts.

Chief Data Officer: 4 Reasons to Hire a CDO

June 30, 2014

With a growing emphasis on leveraging data for competitive gain, more companies are hiring chief data officers. Here are four reasons you may want to consider hiring a CDO.

Startup Spotlight: Lua's Mobile Coordination Software

June 27, 2014

Lua is making a big splash with software designed for mobile teams that require real-time coordination. Clients include Team Rubicon, eBay Now and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Mobile App Usage Grows Among Businesses

June 25, 2014

The Apperian report also revealed that companies most satisfied with their mobility investments put more emphasis on custom mobile apps.

Cloud ERP Buying Guide

June 24, 2014

What are key considerations for companies evaluating cloud ERP? And which vendors should be on a short list?

How to Move Marketing Automation Beyond Email

June 23, 2014

To get the maximum value from marketing automation, marketers must go beyond automating email. Here are three tips for using automation in cross-channel campaigns.

10 Keys to Creating a Mobile ERP Strategy

June 20, 2014

When creating a mobile ERP strategy, there is a lot to consider, from whether to use native apps to how to handle data security concerns.

7 Apps for Simplifying Project Management

June 19, 2014

Project management is a challenge for most organizations. These seven apps and websites can give you an edge that results in project success.

Taking a PaaS on Mobile App Development

June 18, 2014

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies can help companies reduce mobile app development times and costs, according to a new survey.