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Under pressure everything becomes fluid

There is a misunderstanding that under pressure people perform better. Pressure to a certain degree is fine and can have a positive impact on performance, because people become aware of the fact that things have to get done. But too...

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What do digital, automation and outsourcing have in common?

As we come back from holidays, we tend to reflect on what 2016 will bring, trends and upcoming changes on how buyers and service providers engage. Recently a lot has been said and written about two prominent trends: digital and...

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3 ways to make better decisions when interpreting visual data

How many times have your eyes seen one thing, but your mind believed another? 'Sleight of hand' is present when it comes to our interpretation and analysis of data. Understanding how our perception varies of data based on how they are...

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3 ways to avoid costly software selection mismatches

Some organizations faced with enterprise software selection make emotional, rather than objective, decisions; select technology before understanding their needs; get caught up in vendor hype; or find a solution that does not match...

How To Manage Digital Business Risks

Risk, risk identification, assessment, and management are different for services owned and managed by IT (TCS risks) compared to assets owned by IT (TCO risks). The Total Cost of Service– Risk Management (TCS-R) is the identification,...

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SAP: Don't blame us for DHL's ailing logistics system

A languishing software upgrade project at Deutsche Post DHL Group has forced the German mail and courier company to take a write-off of €345 million, but software provider SAP is taking pains to make it clear that it's not to blame.

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Calculating the total cost of ownership for enterprise software

The TCO is a vital part of the ROI calculation for enterprise software, yet too often it is ignored or underestimated. See what should be in the TCO estimate, and use that to make better software selection decisions based on the ROI.

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Organizations sloppy about securing privileged accounts

While most companies have processes in place for managing administrative and other privileged accounts -- the sorts of credentials frequently used in high-profile data breaches for the past several years -- most do a poor job of...

The top 6 Governance, Risk and Compliance certifications

CEOs are always on the lookout for dependable folks who can identify potential exposures and quantify the impacts of risk on an organization while protecting the interests of employees, shareholders, other organizations and the...

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CIOs receive low marks on IT reform report card

Nearly a year after the sweeping FITARA overhaul took effect, agencies continue to struggle in areas like risk reporting and data center consolidation, but lawmakers acknowledge IT reform is a work in progress.

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How to select enterprise software to maximize value

Ultimately, enterprise software is bought to deliver value, and that value flows from how well the software meets requirements. To maximize returns on software investments you need to complete a value analysis before making the...

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How to determine when to build or buy enterprise software

While many companies regret building enterprise software because it is much more expensive than expected, there are times when custom software is best. This article describes how to answer the build vs. buy question.

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4 risk management must-haves for independent contractors

Lawsuits and tax liability are just a couple of the things to look out for when you’re working on your own.

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Why CIOs need to become 'what people' instead of 'how people'

Scott McKay, CIO of Genworth Financial, shares advice on how technology executives can move up in their corporate boardrooms.

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How to recognize project warning signs early

We often get warning signs as things start to go wrong. Are we paying attention? Do we take appropriate action?

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Beware the 'black swans' in your supply chain

Any enterprise worth its salt knows that simply having a supply chain introduces a certain amount of risk, but few do enough to protect themselves against the extreme possibilities.

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5 ways a consultant can benefit your software implementation

If you shudder when you hear the word “consultant,” you are not alone. Yet a consultant can invigorate and strengthen your software initiative, while saving time and money.

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How the Software Selection Maturity Scale can improve enterprise software selection

Ever wondered why selecting enterprise software is so difficult? Use the Software Selection Maturity Scale to evaluate the state of your organization’s selection process, and as a roadmap for improvements.

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