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10 early warning signs of ERP disaster

Enterprise resource planning systems reap business efficiency by tying together disparate systems and services. But an ERP implementation can quickly unravel into disaster if you don’t heed these early warning signs.

Written by Bruce Harpham15 Aug. 17 20:00

10 ways you’re failing at IT audits

IT audits can feel like a grim nuisance, but great value awaits those who heed these common mistakes that inevitably lead to an IT audit disaster.

Written by Bruce Harpham05 July 17 20:00

Best practices in hardware asset management

Several trends are drawing increasing attention to hardware asset management, which begs the question: Do you know where your computers are?

Written by Bruce Harpham02 June 16 00:33

How the Internet of Things improves air travel

Let’s face it: These days, flying is the pits. Here are some ways the industry is using IoT technology to make the friendly skies a little friendlier.

Written by Bruce Harpham24 May 16 23:45

Making the case for in-house data centers

With seemingly everything moving to the cloud these days, it’s important to know when setting up your own data management center can still be the right decision.

Written by Bruce Harpham20 April 16 21:32

How data science is changing the energy industry

As with many industries, big data science is transforming the energy vertical, providing insights into cost reductions in down markets and allowing oil producers to adjust to market demands in boom times.

Written by Bruce Harpham07 April 16 21:00

Is outsourcing IT worth the compliance risk?

While the feds have certainly put hurdles in place to prevent abuse, outsourcing IT in a highly regulated industry like banking may very well lead to higher standards and quality outcomes.

Written by Bruce Harpham30 March 16 21:55

How social media adds value to CRM

If CRM platforms want to connect with front-line sales and marketing staffers, tapping into social signals is not a ‘nice to have,’ but a ‘need to have’ feature.

Written by Bruce Harpham23 March 16 23:08

ERP software gets a makeover

Can typically staid ERP software take a page from leading consumer apps when it comes to improving usability?

Written by Bruce Harpham17 Feb. 16 23:19
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