Year: 2017

Digital Reality Check

The strong momentum of cloud, mobile, social and big data technologies in the enterprise today is fueling digital transformation at an unprecedented scope and pace. Businesses of all sizes and across all industries are racing to harness the power of

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Customers Demand Omni-channel Excellence

Black Friday, Cyber Monday by the numbers Traditionally two of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, November 24th and 26th, did not disappoint in 2017. Shoppers opened their wallets, setting records in online purchases

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5 Things CIOs are Thankful For

CIOs and cloud-rush angst CIOs tasked with migrating their organization’s many applications to the cloud are feeling the pressure. For many, issues such as unexpected costs, interoperability, security gaps, unanticipated application rework and lack of visibility and control are creating

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Not Your Father’s Talent War

Understanding millennials to maximize their potential As reported in AssociationsNow, according to the annual CEO Challenge 2016 survey conducted by the Conference Board, the failure to attract and retain top talent is the leading concern among corporate CEOs, presidents and chairs.

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Every CEO/CIO’s Worst Nightmare

Most organizations today are data-driven to one degree or another.  Companies that excel at creating value from their data are well-positioned for growth and prosperity. While data provides many insights that can benefit a business, that information comes at a

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Analytics for the Masses

Big data, big business, big value The promise of big data is both compelling and straightforward — crunch large data volumes (operational, transactional, structured, unstructured) to unlock insights (correlations, trends, outliers, etc.) that inform timely decisions that boost efficiency, the

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Managed Services for the Digital Era

Is your managed services vendor a trusted transformation partner? Let’s be honest, management services for supporting enterprise applications have never been a sexy component of the IT world. Typically outsourced, managed services have historically been viewed as ‘keeping the lights

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The Cloud is Your Future – Are You Ready?

Migration to the cloud is not a question of ‘if ‘but a complex riddle comprised of when, what, which order, how much and what flavor. There is no cookie-cutter template for cloud migration — each organization must map out a

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Making it Rain with Oracle Sales Cloud

Work smarter, not harder, with SFA Today’s digitally savvy consumer is well-connected, well-informed and extremely empowered.  At ease navigating multiple sales channels and confident in conducting real-time research on competitive offerings, consumers demand convenience and have no tolerance for individuals

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Cloud EPM – What CFOs Want

CFO – From bean counter to trusted advisor Chief Financial Officers are relatively new to the C-Suite — fewer than 10% of the major companies in the U.S. had CFOs before 1978, compared to 80% or more each year after

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