Bart Perkins

Contributing Columnist

Bart Perkins is managing partner at Louisville, Ky.-based Leverage Partners Inc., which helps organizations invest well in IT.

9 ways to address the IT retirement boom

What is ERP? Key features of top enterprise resource planning systems

What is ERP? Key features of top enterprise resource planning systems

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software standardizes, streamlines and integrates business processes across finance, human resources, procurement, distribution and other departments. Here's what you need to know about these key IT...

AI's dark secret? A desire for data without bounds

AI's dark secret? A desire for data without bounds

The AI revolution is hungry for personal data. The U.S. needs to pursue federal privacy legislation before machine intelligence and surveillance intersect.

What is the balanced scorecard? A framework for organizational success

What is the balanced scorecard? A framework for organizational success

The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and performance management framework that tracks financial and non-financial measures to determine an organization’s effectiveness and when corrective action is necessary.

IT mission, vision and values statements: Foundations for success

IT mission, vision and values statements: Foundations for success

Compelling vision, mission, and value statements provide brief but powerful descriptions of an enterprise’s purpose and method of operating.

What is change management? A guide to organizational transformation

What is change management? A guide to organizational transformation

New systems and strategies can be highly disruptive to your business. Organizational change management can help ensure your transition to new processes goes smoothly.

9 hidden risks of telecommuting policies

9 hidden risks of telecommuting policies

As the boundaries of the enterprise shift, IT’s ability to support and protect remote work environments must shift correspondingly. Here’s how to develop a comprehensive telecommuting policy to mitigate potential liabilities.

What is the H-1B visa? Requirements, processes and FAQs

What is the H-1B visa? Requirements, processes and FAQs

The H-1B visa allows U.S. employers to hire foreign professionals to work in the U.S. when qualified Americans cannot be found. Here are the requirements, processes and latest changes for this controversial nonimmigrant hiring...

5 ways newer ERP systems overcome traditional limitations

5 ways newer ERP systems overcome traditional limitations

Few enterprises look forward to updating their ERP. It is hard work, not leading edge, and rarely enables the business to increase sales. When your enterprise requires an ERP refresh, take the following actions:Here's what you need to...

What is supply chain management (SCM)? Definition and examples

What is supply chain management (SCM)? Definition and examples

Supply chain management (SCM) enables enterprises to source the raw materials or components needed to create a product or service and deliver that product or service to customers.

Brexit creates supply chain uncertainty

Brexit creates supply chain uncertainty

Monitor Brexit closely to avoid having your supply chain disrupted. If you don't, Britain’s exit from the EU might not be the only exit in your future.

Lessons from a flight gone wrong

Lessons from a flight gone wrong

United Airlines’ mishandling of Flight 3411 provides powerful lessons on how to avoid creating a crisis.

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