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15 Mind-Blowing Stats About Digital Transformation

While some companies have already embarked on their digital transformation journeys, many more are struggling to get on their way.<p>Lack of leadership …

Marketing

3 Things That Are Still Preventing Businesses From Adopting The Cloud

If the increased number of stories about Microsoft’s direction, Amazon’s investment in their cloud services and the improved security haven’t swayed …

Research Shows Small Businesses that Embrace the Cloud Can Double Profit

Small businesses who embrace the cloud achieve 25 percent additional revenue growth compared to cloud skeptics and more than double their profits, …

What Millennials Expect from Workplace Technology and What It Means for Business Software Buyers

<i>Guest blog post by Jody Kaminsky, Senior VP, Marketing, Ultimate Software</i><p><i></i><i>In this blog post, Jody Kaminsky, Senior VP, Marketing at NetSuite’s partner</i> …

Employee Engagement

Business Software – Helping Owners Be More Successful

It is often said that there is nothing more rewarding than starting your own business and seeing it thrive. In reality, seeing it thrive has a lot to …

The Yelpification of business software: Why online reviews have reached a tipping point

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Capterra.</i><p>For well over a decade, consumers have increasingly turned to online review sites to vet purchase decisions before they buy. Take a look at the top trafficked sites on the web, and it’s no shock to see consumer review sites by the likes of Amazon and Yelp …

5 important predictions about business technology spending

Businesses technology is already a huge business. With companies increasingly relying on software and data, it’s on track to get even bigger.<p>Spending …

Business Technology

Why B2B Software Should Be Built Around the Customer Experience | Inc.com

As <i>Forbes</i> defines it, the consumerization of IT is the propensity for users' experiences with technology as consumers to impact their expectations regarding their technology experiences at work. And that means trends in consumer industries are crossing over to the business sector. Ease of use, …

Marketing

The Telltale Sign It’s Time To Upgrade Your Business Software

For nerds, the weeks right before finals are a Cinderella moment. Suddenly they’re stars. Pocket protectors are fashionable; people find their jokes …

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Software Adoption Strategy — Everything You Should Know

What you should know about building a successful software adoption strategy. What successful companies do to mitigate risk & improve CRM & ERP …

Why CIOs should become chief integration officers in 2015

Chief information officers should become chief integration officers if they want to stay relevant in 2015.<p>CIOs have the opportunity to be the driving …

Innovation

Death of a (B2B) Salesman

Forrester forecasts that 1 million US B2B salespeople will lose their jobs to self-service eCommerce by the year 2020. B2B buyers now favor …

eCommerce
Snapshot

How cloud is disrupting the enterprise content management industry

<i>(c)iStock.com/hocus-focus</i><p>The significant disruption in technology today, driven by cloud, mobile, analytics and collaboration technologies, is …

4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Migrate to the Cloud

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cloud computing can mean big changes for small businesses. Those changes have been realized by many of today’s small-business owners, from tech startups in the heart of Silicon Valley to urban and small-town mom-and-pop shops.<p>Today, 37 …

Small Business

FinancialForce Expands Its Footprint in Cloud ERP

FinancialForce continues to show strong momentum in the cloud ERP market, and it is building out its product capabilities in interesting ways. At the …

The New ERP will be CEO

Brian Sommer’s polemic that starts with portending the death of ERP got the predictable Bronx Cheer from some of my favorite people. It’s …

ERP

Sorry Microsoft, sometimes open source is just better (and free)

There can be several reasons to resort to open source software solutions. Sometimes, it's simply the only suitable offering out there. Others, it's …

Software

Microsoft takes the wraps off its Dynamics CRM 2016 feature list

Microsoft's Dynamics CRM 2016 release will include more Cortana integrations, new offline capabilities, tighter Office and machine learning …

CRM

6 Top Programming Languages For Mobile Development

The language you choose for mobile development can be the difference between great success and tremendous frustration. There are options -- but only …

Mobile Development

Bazel, Google’s software build tool, now available in public beta

Google has just released Bazel as a public beta, and the company claims it can help engineers build software quickly, and correctly. It can be used to build client and server software for Android and iOS and is available for Linux and OS X. Despite it being labelled as a public beta, Google’s …

Apple's Swift Programming Language: 10 Fascinating Facts

Swift 2.0 is Apple's main language used for programming OS X and iOS systems. Here are 10 things you should know about Swift before you dive in.<p>1 of …

Apple

Big Data For Humans Secures $1.2M Seed Funding For Data Science-As-A-Service

Big Data For Humans, the U.K. startup that offers a data science-as-a-service for the retail and travel sector, has picked up seed funding.<p>The Techstars London alumni has raised a $1.2 million round led by London’s EC1 Capital, with participation from Firestartr, Scottish Investment Bank, and …

Big Data

SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP

SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.<p>SAP expects its cloud business …

Business Technology
Project Management

How To Find The Right ERP Software In 2015

<b>Online Shopping for ERP in the 21st Century</b><p>My job as a salesperson has changed and evolved over the years. In the 20th century most business owners, …

​SAP Overhauls Flagship Business Management Software

SAP is looking to boost Internet software sales and fend off pure cloud-based rivals.<p>SAP has launched the most high-stakes overhaul of its core software line in more than two decades, aiming to convince multinational corporate customers that its software can now run their most critical business …

Customers

What does the Internet Of Things mean for ERP and CRM?

Unless you’ve been as out of touch as the recently-found Beagle 2 Mars space probe, it’s hard to escape the buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. …

Internet of Things