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5 Blockchain Initiatives that Can Be Implemented TodayBlockchain has been so hyped for so long, people may want it without quite understanding what it actually does. There are plenty of reasons for this confusing state of affairs. The biggest culprit is the business...read more
Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning Primer: What You Need to KnowThe Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning (ML) are reshaping the world of computing. From corporate data to consumer devices, these phenomena have been the subjects of intense...read more
Top 10 Collaboration Software OptionsWhat is the best collaboration software? A quick survey of the leading industry software review sites and analyst reports shows a diverging set of favorites. Part of the problem in figuring out what’s the best are variations in...read more
Modernizing the Accounting FunctionNext time you call an accounting staff person a “bean counter,” know this: You’re WRONG! The term is actually derived from the German word “Erbsenzähler,” which means “pea counter.” In German, it means someone who is overly nitpicky,...read more
Cloud ERP as a Driver of ROI in Non-ProfitsNon-profit organizations can achieve a positive Return on Investment (ROI) by moving to cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. This may sound like an odd proposition, but non-profits very much need to think...read more
The Case for Hybrid Cloud and Legacy ServicesAs cloud computing services become more powerful and varied, most senior IT managers are contemplating a hybrid approach to the cloud. This is not a new topic, but the continuing evolution of cloud solutions should lead to...read more
5 Real Life Examples of AI at Work in Businesses TodayArtificial Intelligence (AI) is an exciting topic in business, but often the vision for AI is either too futuristic or expensive to mean much to a midsized business. You might want AI capabilities, but you don’t...read more
Digital Transformation Requires True Cloud SoftwareDigital transformation is a compelling goal for businesses today. However, it presents a multi-faceted challenge. Transforming business strategy and operations with technology means combining the power of data with...read more
Getting Ready for the (Hard-to-Find) Next Generation of IT ProfessionalsThere’s a rather morbid joke making the rounds of IT shops that’s truer than most IT people would want to admit. It goes like this: In the year 3142, scientists unearth a cryogenically preserved...read more
Business Software – News Roundup for the Summer of 2019Here’s our roundup of business software news for the summer of 2019. It’s been a busy season, with stories from Acumatica, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power BI and Oracle NetSuite. IFS and Acumatica come...read more
Is the Cloud Killing the CIO?Is the CIO role on its way out? It may be premature to announce the demise of this critical executive function, but cloud computing is definitely threatening it. At the very least, the cloud is pushing significant changes to the CIO’s job...read more
The Role of Business Software in Digital TransformationDigital transformation is a hot topic these days, perhaps a little over-hyped. Yet, it’s very real, and it can make a difference in your business. Though a complex subject, the essence of digital transformation...read more
10 Keys to Avoiding Data BreachWho doesn’t want to avoid a data breach? They’re bad for business, on so many levels. If you needed any reminders about this, consider that within the last two weeks, Equifax was fined $750 million for its massive breach and Capital One...read more
The Controller and Business SoftwareWhat is the controller’s role in business software usage and procurement? We’ve found this to be a significant question because a lot of otherwise smart people don’t seem to understand either what a controller does or what business...read more
What is the C-Suite Thinking about Software and Technology?We recently published The 2019 C-Suite Software Sentiment Study. We surveyed over 500 executives about their thinking, planning and prioritizing for the increasingly mission-critical subject of software and...read more
Understanding Dashboards, KPIs, and Analytics for Your BusinessThe concepts of dashboards, KPIs and analytics can get blurred. They are related but distinct from one another. The following analogy might help keep things straight. When you’re driving, you have a...read more
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