SAP and Google have announced a new partnership intended to help enterprises use Google Maps to better visualize and use their critical business data. Here's how this partnership can help your company use its data even more effectively.
Done right, Social CRM can help your company talk to your customers, but even more importantly, it can help you listen to your customers in ways you've never imagined. And that can help your business grow.
Business users often watch as IT deploys costly, complex BI programs that take months to arrive — then fail to deliver the needed insights. QlikTech CEO Lars Bjork says you don't have to take it anymore. In this Q&A, he explains how his company's data discovery tools give the power to users — and even help police crack murder cases.
The types of devices you give your colleagues and the way you deliver data have an impact on how they understand information. Business-focused CIOs learn how people in their organizations think, so they can apply the right technology to spark better decisions.
SaaS will steal the show in certain categories but remain a bit player in others, Forrester research shows. Here's a look at how SaaS will affect IT management tools, ERP applications and more, for the next two years.
By Liz Herbert and Andrew Bartels and Forrester ResearchMar, 1 2011
Nearly a year into their tenure as co-CEOs of SAP, Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe are saying all the right things and getting good marks from industry analysts–proving that a dual-CEO model is not a recipe for disaster. But the duo still faces significant challenges.
Apple's App Store and iTunes are great for consumers but kludgy for companies. Yet only recently have enterprises been able to find an enterprise app store of their own — for better mobile app deployment and management.
Both of you understand the importance of digital marketing to your company–but CIOs and CMOs are not speaking the same language or playing well together, new research shows. CIOs should take the initiative now, or suffer when the CMO does an end-run around IT.
Nothing miraculous has transformed Leo Apotheker since his old school ways failed to energize SAP employees or customers during his brief stint as CEO. Apotheker is not the best choice–even if HP has designs on enterprise software or SAP itself.
As The Internet of Things paves the way to cars that recognize their driver and washing machines that call in for repairs, CIOs should reach out to colleagues in R&D and be at the forefront of driving business strategy.
IBM's Hetal Thaker bucks a couple of common stereotypes regarding football viewership and fantasy football leagues — and uses predictive analytics to draft her way to success. Here's her advice on analyzing data on running backs and running your business.
As Gartner warns IT leaders to be ready in case a second recession hits, CIO.com's Thomas Wailgum shares his thoughts on how CIOs can actually slash pesky budgets. Hint: Unpaid interns, meet Russian hackers!
Last year CIOs faced budget cuts, project delays and increased demand for services, and this year IT budgets have – for the most part – remained flat. For CIOs, it’s a challenging time, and one that requires them to move from cost-cutting measures to providing strategic value.
Microsoft's full-scale model home of the future may seem like science fiction, but interactive bedrooms, dishes that charge cellphones, sensors that notify you when plants need water, and kitchen counters that read your recipes may be close to reality in a world where social and interactive technology moves at lightning speed. Welcome to The Microsoft Home, where no wall or table in the house is safe from being a digital device.
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