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SAP vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft Dynamics vs. Infor: Customization

SAP vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft Dynamics:What to Expect in 2020- ERP 2020

Below are just a few of the trends we expect to see with SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics between now and 2020:<p><b>SAP will continue its dominance of</b> …

Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft and SAP expand HANA and Azure partnership

Wanted: More cloud partners (Source: ECN)<p>Microsoft and SAP are expanding their current cloud partnership to include additional support for SAP …

SAP SE

Growing Agriculture with IoT

One of the basic human needs for the sustenance of life is food. What is the genesis for the food we consume on a daily basis? In a word – …

Five Steps To A Better IT Strategy

As strategy season rolls around this time of year for many companies, I thought I would share some learnings from my book <i>Implementing World Class IT Strategy</i>. In the months since it came out, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with a great number of CIOs as they developed their IT strategies. …

Management

Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and …

Business Technology

IT Transformation Checklist: 10 Steps to Success

When launching a IT transformation project, there are some steps you definitely don't want to take, and 10 steps that could lead to success.

Business Technology

Three Questions CEOs Should Ask Their CIOs About Operational Knowledge Gaps

Being a CEO has never been easy. Shouldering responsibility for all of your employees while being accountable to your shareholders and reporting to a board of directors requires assembling a team of expert operators. You rely on your executive team to build a competitive product, run effective …

Big Data

Managing the demand for IT infrastructure

Infrastructure functions can reduce costs and improve service delivery through better demand management.<p><b>The top priority in 2014</b> and beyond for many …

Enterprise Architecture Planning 2.0

Businesses are finally ready to help close the gap between digital strategy and execution. Capabilities architecture planning is a vehicle for doing …

Enterprise

5 key qualities IT leaders should cultivate

Mobile architecture, data science, business process expertise, agile development — the list of hard skills CIOs need to bring into their …

Agile Development

10 Ultimate Google Analytics Tips To Boost Your Digital Marketing

We all know how important it is to analyse our marketing campaigns in order to guarantee they are performing. Google Analytics allows you to do …

The Real Reason People Won’t Change

Every manager is familiar with the employee who just won’t change. Sometimes it’s easy to see why—the employee fears a shift in power, the need to learn new skills, the stress of having to join a new team. In other cases, such resistance is far more puzzling. An employee has the skills and smarts …

Management

How Making Time for Books Made Me Feel Less Busy

Six months ago, I found myself drowning in a flood of easy information. The internet—and all the lovely things on it, things like Wikipedia, Twitter, podcasts, the New Yorker, email, TED Talks, Facebook, Youtube, Buzzfeed occasionally, and yes, even the Harvard Business Review—provide unlimited …

Productivity

Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings

A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems. Companies such as Juniper and Adobe stopped giving people a one-to-five rating or evaluating employees on a “performance curve,” also known as the …

Employee Engagement

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Management

The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …

The Workplace

Software Is a Service

It’s not just about a different business model for delivering software, it’s also a different way of providing key functionality.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>In the world of …

Software

How Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Business

Cloud computing is triggering a stunning shift in how businesses operate. Modern SaaS applications for marketing, HR, and ERP are allowing companies …

CEOs

What Marissa Mayer Got Wrong (and Right) About Stack Ranking Employees

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been criticized for implementing the practice of stack ranking, most notably in an excerpt from Nicholas Carlson’s upcoming book, <i>Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!</i> that was published in the <i>New York Times</i>. Most of the criticisms of stack ranking center on the …

Employment

The Most Innovative Companies Have Long-Term Leadership

Call 2014 the year of innovation. A Gartner survey of almost 500 executives at global corporations revealed that growth is this year’s top priority. Google Trends reveals that interest in disruptive innovation crept up to peak levels this year. It seems that every time you hop on a quarterly …

The Personality Trait That Can Hold CIOs Back

By<p>Rachael King<p>The personality traits that serve many IT workers well as they rise through the ranks in an IT department, can actually trip them up once they become a chief information officer. That’s because once they’re in the C-suite, many CIOs begin to work closely with CEOs or CMOs with …

The ways the cloud can accelerate your business

Businesses once hailed the cloud as a way to save money, but recently they’ve changed their tune. Today, the cloud can give businesses a tangible advantage over competitors, and they’re hearing about the benefits directly from their customers.<p>Advantages that improve the customer experience are more …

InterAct

Cloud computing and the changing role of the CIO: Which is best for your business?

<i>Picture credit: iStockPhoto</i><p>Cloud computing has been named as one of 12 disruptive technologies which will change the relationship between the CIO and …

An Unexpected Source of Innovation: How 3 Unique Businesses Are Using Information Technology (IT) To Transform Their Industries

<i>Innovation can crop up where and how you least expect it. In our series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” we take a look at some of America’s little-known sources of technological creativity!</i><p>If your image of a tech company founder is a Mountain Dew swilling 20-something with unkempt hair and an …

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. They have included large organizations (Ford) and small ones (Landmark Communications), companies based in the United States (General Motors) and elsewhere (British Airways), …

India's $74 million Mars mission cost less than 'Gravity' movie

When the Mangalyaan spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Wednesday after a 10-month voyage, India became the first country to successfully reach the Red Planet on its first attempt.<p>But the mission's shoestring budget was perhaps its most notable distinction: At a cost of just $74 million, …

CIOs: How To "Be the Change" Agent

According to Patty Hatter, when it comes to driving transformation in IT, the CIO must be the change agent. Wearing the two hats of Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer, Hatter is responsible for innovating and executing a sustainable transformation of McAfee's …

Profit

6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)

With workplaces more mobile and interconnected than ever, many employees have the ability to work from home or on the go. While at first glance, having a bring your own device (BYOD) policy in your office can help with flexibility and cutting costs, it could also lead to security issues and major …

BYOD