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

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.

Social Software: What Works for Business, What Doesn't

April 13, 2015

How can enterprises successfully employ social software practices inspired by Facebook, such as following, liking and content streams?

Diving into Data Lakes

April 8, 2015

A diverse group of vendors are doing more than just dipping their toes into the data lake concept.

Project Management Tool Scores at NCAA Championship

April 6, 2015

Smartsheet's online project management tool has made life easier for vendors and managers of sporting events such as the NCAA college basketball championship.

Is Application Economy an 'Architectural Moment?'

April 3, 2015

The application economy will challenge every IT team to think and act like a nimble software company, says Geneca's Michael de Groot.

Email Due for a Reboot

April 1, 2015

IBM and Microsoft are reinventing email with built-in analytics and other features that aim to make the aging app more relevant to how people work today.

Mobile Apps: HTML5, Native or Both?

March 30, 2015

While HTML5 continues to earn support among mobile app developers, companies will likely use a mix of HTML5 and native development for the foreseeable future.

Big Data, IoT Drive Enterprise Adoption of Wearables

March 25, 2015

Accessing and analyzing Big Data will make wearable technology useful to enterprise users, says Saar Bitner of Sisense.

Mobile Apps and the FDA: What You Need to Know

March 24, 2015

The impetus is on enterprises to know how and to what extent the FDA may regulate mobile medical apps.

Startup Spotlight: Sisense's Big Data Analytics

March 20, 2015

Five Israeli entrepreneurs turned a class project into a Big Data analytics startup that counts Merck, Sony and ESPN among its customers.

How to Build a Great Data Governance Team

March 19, 2015

One data governance team does not fit all. Your data governance team must fit your organization's business structure and data priorities.

Human Capital Management Buying Guide

March 17, 2015

Experts share tips on making human capital management implementations a success, and we include a short list of HCM vendors.

Custom Mobile Apps Growing in the Enterprise

March 13, 2015

CDW survey sees growth in both off-the-shelf and custom mobile apps in the enterprise.

5 Key Human Capital Management Trends

March 11, 2015

Consumer-driven trends like social, cloud and easy-to-use analytics are impacting human capital management, say experts.

Will Businesses Want the Apple Watch?

March 9, 2015

The Apple Watch will likely win fans in the enterprise, says an IDC analyst, with its ability to streamline business processes and otherwise improve the way people work.

Using Data Virtualization to Simplify Application Modernization

March 6, 2015

Data virtualization is no longer just for integrating data. It can help enterprises modernize legacy apps and accelerate application delivery.

Siri Getting More 'Human'

March 5, 2015

Interaction with virtual assistants like Siri may become the biggest deciding factor in how much we like our technology.

8 Tech Trends Changing Health Care

March 4, 2015

The health care industry has always been conservative in adopting technology, but that is beginning to change.