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

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.

Want Big Data ROI? Start with a Strategy

June 24, 2016

A strategic approach to Big Data is a differentiator in projects that attain an ROI, finds research from Capgemini and Informatica.

How to Develop Enterprise Apps Employees Will Love

June 20, 2016

Employees won't use bad mobile apps. So how can you ensure you deliver good enterprise mobile apps?

7 Notable Data Visualization Tools

June 17, 2016

Data visualization tools are a red-hot area of business intelligence. These seven  solutions are on the leading edge of the data …

Holberton School Wakes Students up to IT Operations

June 15, 2016

Sylvain Kalache, founder of Holberton School, discusses a partnership with PagerDuty that aims to show students DevOps reality. [PODCAST]

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Licensing Change: What Should You Do?

June 14, 2016

The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement is doubling its license user/device minimum. So organizations will need to reconsider their Microsoft …

Tesora Positions OpenStack Trove Database-as-a-Service for the Future

June 13, 2016

 [VIDEO] Ken Rugg, CEO of Tesora, discusses the latest innovations in the OpenStack Trove project and what's coming in the Newton …

Startup Spotlight: PowWow Mobile's App Transformation

June 10, 2016

Company's development platform makes it possible for enterprises to quickly and easily modernize legacy apps.

7 DBaaS Vendors You Should Consider

June 6, 2016

While heavy hitters like Oracle and Microsoft hope to dominate the database-as-a-service (DBaaS) market, they face competition from Google, …

Business Apps: It's the Application Lifecycle, Stupid!

June 3, 2016

App development is no longer just about writing code – if it ever was. These four suggestions for thinking beyond code can help …

Cloud Apps Gain Traction with Finance Function

June 1, 2016

Are companies moving finance functions to the cloud? Yes, especially in areas like payroll and expense management.

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 …