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Cloud Computing

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5 Ways Cloud Has Revolutionized Business Success

July 26, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Collaboration helps businesses grow and succeed, and the cloud is an amazing and powerful collaboration tool. It’s not just for storage. It’s a multi-use business tool capable of hosting an application manager and boosting productivity. It makes sharing information an effortless task and it’s scalable, so it grows with your business....[read more]

Leveraging Analytics to Improve Enterprise Performance Management

July 18, 2016 by John O'Rourke

The key to operating a thriving enterprise is continuously managing performance.Measuring and monitoring business performance relies on a process of defining clear objectives, planning and budgeting, and evaluating progress at established intervals to ensure the company is keeping pace with their outlined objectives.In doing so,...[read more]

6 Tips to Improve the Accuracy and Efficiency of Sales Planning

July 14, 2016 by John O'Rourke

 Sales planning is critical to businesses, but in order to achieve optimal efficiency, businesses need to take a new approach.Effective sales planning should entail a combination of data analysis, discipline, and operational engagement. To achieve optimal sales planning, businesses need to be implementing financial and sales...[read more]

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Leveraging The Cloud, New Technology and Video To Effectively Manage A Growing Global Workforce

July 13, 2016 by Philip Cohen

The proliferation of cloud computing today enables businesses of all sizes to expand their workforce, and reduce the number of people using the office at the same time. Fortune 1000 companies claim their staff are away from their desk as much as 60 percent of time, with between 80 and 90 percent of American workers saying the option to work remotely would be advantageous.[read more]

A Two-Stage Approach to Financial Return for Data Lakes

July 11, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Depending on whether you “build” your data lake in the cloud or on premise, it could take anywhere from six months to a year to be fully deployed. But those companies that are faithful to creating and using a big data platform should see not only break-even but real return too.[read more]

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Greening the Workplace 1.0: Going Paperless

July 11, 2016 by Chris Barry

Several new technologies allow you to transform your office into a less wasteful and more energy efficient space - and it starts with reducing paper usage.[read more]

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Towards Energy Efficiency with Cloud Computing

July 8, 2016 by Joe Peters

Cloud computing continues grabbing headlines as one of the biggest technology trends gains momentum. Businesses and individuals have come to realize the benefits of the cloud, including convenience and cost savings, so they increasingly choose cloud services to stay competitive.The cloud has leveled the playing field in many ways,...[read more]

How the New Revenue Recognition Rules Could Impact Budgeting and Planning

July 7, 2016 by John O'Rourke

There’s been a lot of buzz in the accounting and finance community recently about the upcoming change in revenue recognition guidelines from the FASB and IASB. To date, most of the focus has been on the transactional accounting impact of the new guidelines.  But Robert Kugel, SVP and Research Director at Ventana Research,...[read more]

Dreading the Next Budgeting Cycle? Try These Tips to Make Life Easier

June 23, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Budgeting is perhaps the most dreaded aspect of operating a business. Between the painstaking process of developing the budget, the wrangling over monetary allocation, and the challenges of accurately projecting future revenues and costs, budgeting is a tedious and consuming process that many businesses find exacerbating.Fortunately,...[read more]

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Cloud Computing is Moving to Outer Space?

June 21, 2016 by Rick Delgado

Did cloud computing once seem out of this world? If you remember a world before the Internet, or even the years it was first starting to come into people’s homes, many cloud concepts were probably once unfamiliar as well. Not only can information be gathered from distant sources. Your own data and computing services can be based...[read more]

The Need for ERP Systems Integration and How EPM Software Can Help

June 20, 2016 by John O'Rourke

 At some point, most small and mid-sized companies outgrow their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and need to implement a new solution that's more scalable and will meet their growing needs.At the same time, the company may be relying on spreadsheets or a basic enterprise performance management (EPM) solution that needs...[read more]

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Cloud Customer Data Management Limits and Opportunities

June 17, 2016 by Sean Mallon
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The cloud has made customer data management easier than ever. It has also created some unique complications that brands need to be prepared for. Brands need to weigh their options carefully before choosing a cloud management solution.Storing Customer Data on the Cloud – the Good the Bad and the UglyIn 2009, Yale University Professor...[read more]

Next Generation of Product Information Management Empowers Digital Business

May 24, 2016 by Mark Smith

Organizations in all industries face various difficulties in managing product information. The most serious is providing complete, engaging information to consumers and customers on the internet. Newly developed products, mergers and acquisitions, changes to pricing and promotions in online commerce spur business growth, but these...[read more]

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The Strategic Importance of Moving Your Enterprise into the Cloud

May 23, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

In 10 years, enterprises are forecast to have 58 percent of their compute and data storage in the cloud, compared to 28 percent currently, according to a report in eweek.com.The adoption of the cloud has exceeded expectations and comes with a host of  benefits to businesses of any size.These benefits include:...[read more]

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5 Benefits of Cloud Based Video Conferencing Brands Can’t Ignore

May 12, 2016 by Sean Mallon

The videoconferencing industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. Experts from IDC reportspredict it will be worth $6.2 billion within the next four years.Why is videoconferencing becoming so popular? A number of global factors are driving the trend. It is one of the many ways that cloud technology is improving scalability for many...[read more]