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Panorama’s 2013 ERP Report: The Good, Bad And Ugly

Panorama’s 2013 ERP Report: The Good, Bad And Ugly

To ERP, or not to ERP…that is the question that confronts many growing businesses that are weighing a substantial investment (shall we say an “outrageous fortune”) in new or to-be-upgraded enterprise systems. So just how are those companies that have…
Avis’s Zipcar Acquisition Reflects Enterprise Software Changes

Avis’s Zipcar Acquisition Reflects Enterprise Software Changes

When the Avis Budget Group announced that it was buying car-sharing service Zipcar, it got at least one enterprise software analyst thinking about the analogous situation occurring at on-premise software vendors today. On hearing the news, Forrester Research analyst…
How to Avoid Cloud Vendor Lock-In

How to Avoid Cloud Vendor Lock-In

A new research report on cloud-software buying trends is chock-full of warnings for those companies who blindly ignore the “massive potential” for vendor lock-in in the cloud. “Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition,” writes Ray Wang, CEO of…
The New New, Totally Next-Gen CIO Role

The New New, Totally Next-Gen CIO Role

You can’t swing a dead cat around these days and not hit someone or some consultancy trying to redefine the CIO role or predict the “next generation” skillsets that tomorrow’s IT leaders will need to have in order to…
HP’s Cautionary Tale Of ‘Bold’ IT Vendor Acquisitions

HP’s Cautionary Tale Of ‘Bold’ IT Vendor Acquisitions

It was a “bold action.” That’s how HP CEO Leo Apotheker put it, when he announced HP’s $11 billion acquisition of EIM vendor Autonomy in August 2011. Stated Apotheker: “We believe this bold action will squarely position HP…
Analytics And The Social Enterprise: Believe In It, Or Not

Analytics And The Social Enterprise: Believe In It, Or Not

“Rethinking Analytics for the Social Enterprise,” a new research report written by author and business innovation expert, Don Tapscott, and his colleague, Mike Dover, sounds like it was written for Salesforce.com and its followers attending Dreamforce this week. In fact,…
Project Management Success: A Skilled Executive Sponsor Needed

Project Management Success: A Skilled Executive Sponsor Needed

What’s one of the keys to ensuring the success of business-technology projects, like SAP implementations? An executive sponsor with the right skills and pre-defined responsibilities, according to research from The Standish Group, which has been analyzing IT projects since…

iPads, Email and Business Apps: Enjoy Your Summer Work-cations!

The results of a new survey on how Americans work and the impact of mobile technologies probably won’t surprise you: All those smartphones, tablets and cloud apps are enabling U.S. workers to work more, according to a Good…

Data And Information Governance At Johnson & Johnson

Each and every one of Johnson & Johnson’s U.S. consumer products possesses nearly 400 data attributes. These range from packaging dimensions and weights to storage requirements and selling price, says Claude Viman, manager of North American Enterprise Master…
The Benefits of BI Standardization - Benchmarking Insight

The Benefits of BI Standardization – Benchmarking Insight

The rise of best-of-breed software-buying strategies has been the proverbial “blessing and a curse” for companies. On one hand, they’ve been able to buy one-off packages that fulfill very specific business needs and then hoped that maturing integration technologies…