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

Do You Need Master Data Management?

September 22, 2016

Identifying and defining your data is the first step to determining whether you need master data management.

7 Solutions to Boost CRM Performance

September 14, 2016

Evolving Beyond Traditional Data Governance

September 13, 2016

Traditional data governance is evolving into a more holistic information governance approach.

Startup Spotlight: MemSQL's Database Platform for Real-time Analytics

September 9, 2016

MemSQL's database platform for real-time analytics has earned it a spot on not one, but two, of Gartner's Magic Quadrants.

On Way to Omni-Channel, Retailers Try Beacons and More

September 7, 2016

Location-based technologies, mobility and targeted marketing are part of retailers' efforts to become an omni-channel enterprise.

DevOps, Digital Transformation Go Together

September 2, 2016

DevOps is a big part of digital transformation strategies for some companies, research finds.

How to Avoid Application Chaos

September 1, 2016

Thanks to digital transformation, many companies are dealing with an explosion of apps. These tips can help you cope.

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 …