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

How HTAP Database Technology Can Help You

August 30, 2016

Hybrid transaction/analytical processing (HTAP) enables databases to perform transactions and analytics simultaneously, creating new …

9 Apps Empowering Finance

August 24, 2016

Chief Data Officer Role Continues to Evolve

August 24, 2016

Chief data officers (CDOs) have come a long way, baby, say CDOs and other experts speaking at the recent MIT CDOIQ Symposium.

Moving from Spreadsheets to ERP Software? Try These 6 Tips

August 22, 2016

Transitioning from Excel spreadsheets to an ERP system can be daunting. These tips will help ensure the process goes smoothly.

Sales Enablement Software Buying Guide

August 18, 2016

Evaluating sales enablement software? This buying guide has all you need to know.

How Lyft Built Its App (and Business) on AWS

August 16, 2016

Scaling an app used to be a challenge but the cloud changes everything, as Lyft's experience shows.

What Is Sales Enablement Software and Do You Need It?

August 12, 2016

Sales enablement software is getting lots of interest, thanks to pressure to boost results. Does your sales team need sales enablement …

5 Steps to Boosting Big Data's Value through Data Governance

August 4, 2016

Data governance is a key to unlocking Big Data's value. So how do you go about implementing effective data governance?

Are Open Source Applications Your Best Option?

August 2, 2016

Open source or proprietary applications? When choosing enterprise software, you must consider factors like ease of use and support.

Mobile Business Intelligence: How Some Companies Use It

July 28, 2016

Mobile business intelligence (BI) is still evolving, but companies use it to improve customer service and streamline sales processes, among …

How to Build a Business Case for IT Asset Management

July 25, 2016

Making a compelling business case for IT asset management (ITAM) is easier with three strategies, and you should focus on five …

Mobile App Eases ATM Field Service

July 20, 2016

Even with all of the off-the-shelf field service software applications available, sometimes a custom app is the best option for specialized …

Startup Spotlight: Zarget's Conversion Rate Optimization

July 18, 2016

Zarget's conversion rate optimization software aims to put A/B testing and other tools into the hands of marketers, reducing reliance on …

Investment in Fast Data Processing Growing: Survey

July 14, 2016

More than 90 percent of organizations plan to increase investment in fast data processing this year, found an OpsClarity survey.

Why Open Source Graph Databases Are Catching on

July 12, 2016

Open source graph databases, first used by social networks like Facebook and Twitter, are seeing mainstream adoption.

How to Maximize Your CRM Spending

July 8, 2016

These tips on CRM evaluation, negotiation and implementation will help you get the biggest bang for your CRM buck.

5 Steps to Getting Rid of Application Sprawl

July 6, 2016

Application rationalization reduces application sprawl, lowering infrastructure and support costs and improving security by eliminating …

4 Best Practices for Data Lakes

July 5, 2016

Data lakes are a still-evolving way for companies to better leverage Big Data. Understanding data lake use cases is a good starting point.

SQL Server 2016 Stretch Database: What Can It Do?

July 5, 2016

SQL Server 2016 Stretch Database connects a database or individual tables between on-premise hosting and Microsoft's Azure cloud.

Comprehensive Guide to Field Service Software

June 29, 2016

Field service software is changing as technologies like mobile and IoT impact customer service. Here is what you need to know.