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Gartner Predicts 2020
Cloud, Cost of Maintenance, ERP 3 min read
Gartner Predicts 2020

A new year (and a new decade) are ideal times to prognosticate about the future. While it’s one thing for a business to predict great things for its future, it’s quite another for a respected, trusted analyst in the industry to predict great things for your industry…and your business. That’s precisely the case when viewing […]

Is Your Cloud Strategy Accelerating or Hindering Innovation?
Cloud, ERP, Innovation 7 min read
Is Your Cloud Strategy Accelerating or Hindering Innovation?

The following originally appeared on Diginomica.com CIOs consider the cloud for a variety of reasons, many of which are forcing them to rethink their application strategies. You are not alone if you are feeling pressure to migrate applications and infrastructure to the cloud. But which cloud moves are the right ones? One of the most […]

Overpaying for Application Management Services? It’s Not About Man-Hours Anymore
AMS, ERP, Maximize ROI 4 min read
Overpaying for Application Management Services? It’s Not About Man-Hours Anymore

Why is outsourcing Application Management Services (AMS) so complicated, and why doesn’t it work like it’s supposed to? The AMS concept is simple: offload incidents, service requests, routine tasks, and IT backlogs so that internal teams are free to focus on game-changing initiatives. But the reality? Too many man-hours, yet nothing seems to get done; […]

Why IT Needs a Business-Driven Roadmap
Business Drive Roadmap, CIO Strategies, ERP 4 min read
Why IT Needs a Business-Driven Roadmap

A Business-Driven Roadmap is an IT planning framework driven by business goals and the potential for smart use of technology to further those business goals. Besides fostering better alignment between IT and company goals, this approach can be a boon to IT departments and the people within them who aspire to do more meaningful work. […]

11 Characteristics of a Successful Business-Driven Roadmap for IT
Business Drive Roadmap, CIO Strategies, ERP 4 min read
11 Characteristics of a Successful Business-Driven Roadmap for IT

A Business-Driven Roadmap is an information technology plan built around business priorities. Although it is informed by the vendor roadmaps of major technology suppliers, it avoids letting them dictate enterprise IT plans or take control of the organization’s budget. This is easier said than done, particularly when you see the need to diverge from the […]

The Misconceptions and Realities of ERP in the Cloud
Cloud, ERP, Oracle Cloud 5 min read
The Misconceptions and Realities of ERP in the Cloud

This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. CIOs are facing ongoing pressure from several angles to shift ERP to the cloud. Vendors are pushing their cloud roadmaps. The business is demanding cloud capabilities to achieve growth and gain competitive advantage. Some CIOs feel they are being asked to move […]

5 Ways to Leverage ERP in the Cloud Without Necessarily Moving to Cloud ERP
Cloud, ERP, Oracle Cloud 5 min read
5 Ways to Leverage ERP in the Cloud Without Necessarily Moving to Cloud ERP

This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. Everyone is moving to the cloud, no doubt about it. How to take advantage of the cloud is the multi-million dollar question. Get stampeded into making the wrong decision, and you could wind up throwing away millions. Do it right, and the […]

Overwhelmed by Opportunity, Salesforce Customers Need Assistance
Business Growth, Salesforce, Support 4 min read
Overwhelmed by Opportunity, Salesforce Customers Need Assistance

Salesforce customers are drowning in opportunity – a good problem to have. In most cases, the challenge they have with Salesforce is not that it is rigid or limited, like the enterprise software of the past, but that it is so flexible and ever-evolving that they worry they aren’t extracting all the value from it […]

Following Your Own Business-Driven Roadmap for IT
Business Drive Roadmap, CIO Strategies, ERP 4 min read
Following Your Own Business-Driven Roadmap for IT

Read a few recent blog posts and research notes from this space and you will likely notice a theme: Following your own Business-Driven Roadmap is a big deal. The latest research note, The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative, explains it in the context of how CIOs can respond to the expectations of their CEO and/or board about […]

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