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IT asset management (ITAM): Best practices and certs for optimizing IT assets

ITAM is a centralized approach to managing IT systems and assets. A strong ITAM strategy will help you oversee and optimize the wide range of technology at the heart of your business.

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How automation helps to reduce time to market for IoT projects

An automation mindset can keep projects on track with a secure, seamless, and scalable model

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What is CPQ? Automating quotes for customized solutions

Configure-price-quote (CPQ) software automates the order quote process, from gathering a customer’s needs to delivering a detailed quote for the customized products or services that can fulfill them.

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Oracle to customers: Spend more on cloud, save on support

With Oracle Support Rewards, the company hopes to tempt existing on-premises customers to move workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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How to choose RPA software: 10 key factors to consider

Menial tasks rob workers of time they could spend on more productive activities. Done right, RPA can banish bucketfuls of mindless chores. Here’s how to select the right RPA solution for the job.

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SAP finally joins the process mining fray

SAP has unveiled Process Insights, a new tool that leverages SAP’s wealth of enterprise data and recent acquisitions to help customers improve key business processes.

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SAP brings new tools and modularity to Rise

SAP has added HR and vertical industry support to its hosted S/4HANA offering, while furthering its forays into process intelligence and AI for expense auditing.

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SAP steps back from S/4HANA-on-Azure preference

Microsoft’s Azure will no longer be SAP’s preferred cloud platform — although SAP executives say the companies’ Embrace partnership remains strong.

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Baylor goes back to basics to build ERP for the future

To support its ambition to become a top-tier research institution, Baylor University overhauled its ERP systems, a process that required getting back to the fundamentals of business-IT collaboration.

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How Stryker IT shifted to a global operating model

CIO Alan Douville and his team have made major changes that enable IT to support the $14 billion medical device company’s operations in over 100 countries.

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6 'crackpot' technologies that might transform IT

Next-horizon technologies have piqued some IT leaders’ interest in terms of the business value they may ultimately drive. Others remain skeptical of the high-risk payoff.

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The quest for end-to-end intelligent automation

AI-powered process automation remains piecemeal, but new innovations are arising to fill the gaps, bringing the promise of fully intelligent automation that much closer.

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What is NLP? Natural language processing explained

Natural language processing is a branch of AI that enables computers to understand, process, and generate language just as people do — and its use in business is rapidly growing.

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13 secrets of a successful cloud ERP migration

Migrating legacy ERP systems to the cloud is a big undertaking rife with gotchas. Here’s how to ensure your massive shift of mission-critical enterprise applications goes smoothly.

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The ‘why’ of digital transformation is the key to unlocking value

Too many leadership teams focus on the ‘how’ or ‘what’ of their digitalization projects – which makes the destination less clear and can lead to negative ROI.

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The top 7 change management tools

With uncertainty on the rise, change management software is becoming an increasingly vital part of digital transformation, helping companies to transition smoothly and thrive.

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Skills and traits of elite IT automation teams

From RPA to AI, automation has become a key IT priority. Here’s what to look for in building a versatile team suited to automating processes across your enterprise.

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10 common ERP mistakes to avoid

From underbudgeting to not letting the business drive the project, IT leaders must beware the following pitfalls when implementing or updating an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system — or migrating one to the cloud.

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