Business Process Management (BPM)

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6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

To define business objectives, most large organizations host strategic planning sessions to set roadmaps to allocate budgets and resources for specific projects in the new year. Here are six strategic projects any business, regardless...

The twin engines that power business

Every organization has the power to shape their own normal, but it requires the development and nurturing of the development and production engines to prepare for the next normal and thrive once it arrives.

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One quick question to get your audience's attention

Effective communicators ensure listeners are tuned in when they need them to be.

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A great user experience can promote software adoption

“If you build it, they will come” may work in a baseball movie, but it's an unreliable strategy for deploying enterprise software. A better approach is to provide a great user experience, coupled with feature-filled software, to...

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Does your company have rhythm?

Rhythm implies we have a sense of when something is supposed to happen and how often. Rhythm is immensely important to the effectiveness of our project and portfolio communication processes. Does your company have rhythm?

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Traction Watch: Why beacons are a bright spot for retailers, airports & other enterprises

Beacons, a new age of highly targeted ads that automatically send promotions, coupons, offers, and any other location-relevant information, allows consumers to opt-in while they’re at a physical site and more likely to act on an...

Airbnb sharpens its focus on businesses with new software suite

A management dashboard and centralized billing aim to make corporate travel easier

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Why most enterprise software projects should start with an evaluation

The rapid pace of innovation in the enterprise software space suggests that it is usually worth starting a new enterprise software project with an evaluation, even if the ultimate result is a development project.

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University of Pennsylvania CIO talks IT in academia

A university environment is as complex, if not more complex, than private enterprise. Learn how Thomas Murphy, CIO of the University of Pennsylvania, took the lead in changing the way information and technology are used to teach,...

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Why you can skip business process analysis when purchasing COTS or cloud software

Many people think process analysis and optimization should be done before embarking on a software project. This article explains why it is unnecessary when buying commercial off-the-shelf or cloud software.

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4 essential characteristics for effective IT productivity

For organizational productivity initiatives to be successful, they must have four basic characteristics. They must be aligned with organizational goals, holistic in nature, systematic in execution, and measurable.

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Is the Blob eating your business?

The red tape of bureaucracies can stifle innovation and make it impossible for organizations to respond to events in a timely manner. So how do you control it?

SAP sets its sights on the IoT with new cloud services

Siemens will use the Hana-based technology to build its own IoT platform

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Why Red Hat is tackling BPM

Red Hat has embedded a business resource planner to help developers build applications to solve complex optimization and scheduling problems.

SugarCRM sweetens Sugar 7.6 with a BPM twist

One new tool lets nonexpert users create complex workflow rules without coding

The most important and overlooked cycle in the CIO toolkit

We all agree that it's every CIO's job not just to operate, but to innovate. And not just to innovate on a single project, product or software release. The single most important cycle for a CIO is the critical sequence of conditions...

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EnerNOC powers up BPM to automate a core business process

Bonitasoft business process management tool reduces errors, ensures process scalability

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Agile Meets Collaboration for Better, Faster Software Product Delivery

A new alliance between agile workflow solutions company Jama and enterprise collaboration and integration solution firm Tasktop aims to allow enterprises to gain better insight into their software development lifecycle and speed up...

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