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Startup Spotlight: CrowdFlower's Data Enrichment Platform

November 19, 2015

CrowdFlower's technology ensures data scientists don't spend their valuable time on mundane data preparation tasks.

Bringing Home the Beacon

October 30, 2015

'Companies are getting beacons out there as fast as they can,' says president of Location Based Marketing Association. What can we learn …

Infor Partners with Whole Foods on Retail-Specific Cloud ERP

October 14, 2015

Infor creates dedicated retail business unit and partners with Whole Foods to create cloud ERP software for the retail industry.

How Beacons Can Enhance CRM

October 2, 2015

Beacon technology has yet to take off in a big way, though it can help companies get closer to customers. Analyze beacon data and connect it …

5 Mobile Marketing Trends

September 28, 2015

Mobile marketing is undeniably hot. These five trends offer insight into mobile marketing strategies employed by leading-edge companies.

CRM Market Leaders? It's Complicated

September 18, 2015

Most folks agree that Salesforce, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP dominate the enterprise CRM market. But the picture gets fuzzier in looking …

7 Significant ERP Trends

August 31, 2015

The cloud, analytics, better reporting and implementation simplicity are among trends impacting ERP implementations.

Infor Acquiring GT Nexus to Further Cloud Ambitions

August 11, 2015

Its $675 million purchase of GT Nexus will help Infor boost its retail business and accelerate its plans to become a leading cloud services …

ERP Under Attack at Black Hat [VIDEO]

August 11, 2015

Onapsis CTO details risks of legacy protocols and complexity in enterprise applications like SAP's ERP.

6 Lessons from IoT Ninjas

August 3, 2015

Early adopters are experiencing Internet of Things successes – and learning hard lessons. Their hits and misses can help companies …

5 Lessons from Data Analytics Ninjas

June 5, 2015

What are data analytics ninjas like ConocoPhillips and Walmart doing right?

Is Hadoop Maturity in Sight?

June 4, 2015

Gartner predicts 'anemic' growth for Hadoop in the near term. What gives?

Channel Data Management Sheds Light on Supply Chain

June 2, 2015

Retailers analyze customer data for sales insights, but such data is largely invisible to OEMs. The emerging discipline of channel data …

Why Walmart Doesn't Have Legacy IT

May 29, 2015

Walmart CIO Karenann Terrell details how the world's largest retailer handles app refreshes and how it views Big Data.

Salesforce Brings Big Data to Analytics Cloud

May 28, 2015

Salesforce has partnered with Big Data management platform providers like Google, Cloudera and Hortonworks to offer integrations for its …

3 Tips to Boost Mobile App Adoption

May 20, 2015

Mobile app initiatives often lack a plan to encourage user adoption. Big mistake. Here are three suggestions for boosting mobile app usage.

Epicor Spinning off Retail Business

May 12, 2015

Epicor, which recently purchased two providers of retail software, is spinning off its Retail Solutions business. It is also refinancing …

Mobile App Use Continues to Evolve: Good Technology

May 11, 2015

Document editing and messaging are just two mobile apps that many enterprises probably could not imagine using in the not-so-distant past.

Should You Build an Apple Watch App?

May 5, 2015

Considering building an Apple Watch app? Ask yourself four questions first.

8 Trends Boosting Supply Chain Efficiency

April 30, 2015

Logistics is a key area of focus for companies hoping to improve their supply chains, experts say.