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

Developing IoT Apps Is Easier Than You Think

February 26, 2015

Want to develop IoT apps but put off by the complexity? It's actually quite easy, if you let IoT development platforms do all of the heavy lifting.

Mobile App Backlog? 5 Ideas on Reducing It

February 24, 2015

Enterprises cannot keep up with demand for mobile apps, due to development skills shortages. These simple steps can help.

7 Ways Docker Containers Can Change Enterprise Apps

February 23, 2015

Docker is getting lots of buzz for its potential to improve application development and deployment – and deservedly so.

6 Tech Trends Shaping Financial Services

February 20, 2015

Big Data, biometrics and mobile payments are among trends impacting the financial services industry in 2015.

Startup Spotlight: Xplenty's Data Integration Service

February 17, 2015

Though Israeli startup Xplenty started out selling Hadoop-as-a-service, it won more customer interest by focusing on what its solution did rather than the underlying technology engine.

7 Hot IT Skills: DevOps, Infosec and More

February 13, 2015

DevOps, project management and information security are among the hottest IT skills for the first half of 2015, experts say.

App Integration Should Not Be an Afterthought

February 10, 2015

Though a QuinStreet Enterprise survey shows that integration with existing solutions is a key criteria for buying enterprise apps, too often it is an afterthought.

9 Tech Trends Transforming Retail

February 6, 2015

The retail industry's reputation as a technology laggard is beginning to change, say experts.

4 Data Governance Trends to Watch in 2015

January 30, 2015

These four data governance trends can help your organization leverage its data for desired business outcomes.

Unlocking CRM's Data Treasure Trove

January 28, 2015

While CRM systems contain plenty of valuable data, integration issues can make it tough to use for business intelligence or analytics projects.

5 Alternatives to the Traditional Relational Database

January 23, 2015

Hadoop is a popular way of managing Big Data – but it is not the only one. Here are five alternatives to the relational database that may belong in your optimal information infrastructure.

Finance Departments Need More Advanced Analytics

January 22, 2015

Finance departments must lessen their reliance on spreadsheets and look to advanced analytics to become more strategic, experts say.

9 Business Intelligence and Analytics Predictions for 2015

January 16, 2015

What's ahead for business intelligence and data analytics in 2015?

Analyzing Big Data: General Purpose Tool or Domain-Specific App?

January 15, 2015

Will a general purpose data analytics tool or a domain-specific app help you get maximum value from Big Data? You may well need both.

10 CRM Predictions for 2015

January 12, 2015

Cloud, integration and analytics are still among the top CRM trends in 2015, experts say.

Mobile Business Intelligence: Hot, or Not?

January 8, 2015

Has adoption of mobile business intelligence stalled? Two experts have differing views.

7 Enterprise App Trends for 2015

January 6, 2015

Forget consumer apps; enterprise apps are generating real excitement in 2015.

Startup Spotlight: Qubole's Hadoop-as-a-Service

January 5, 2015

Qubole, a company founded by Facebook alumni, aims to get Hadoop into the hands of business users to give companies more Big Data opportunities.

ERP's Channel Management Blind Spot

December 29, 2014

Many ERP systems lack key channel management capabilities – a problem, given that many companies earn more than half of their annual revenues through channel partners.

Data Analysis Enables Omni-channel Marketing

December 26, 2014

Financial institutions use data analytics to improve their omni-channel marketing strategies.