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Survival of the fittest: Platforms beat products

The role isn’t uncommon in software companies: the notion that the basis of competition is a platform and that platform’s ecosystem rather than a stand-alone product has been familiar terrain for a long time. Digital is enabling the...

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If you’re stuck on “app versus web,” you’ve already lost

Walgreens and Burberry – both established, legacy companies – were able to tackle the digital era head-on in very different, yet disruptive ways. Here's why these brands succeeded, and why companies stuck asking the app vs. web...

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How a ‘Tiger Team’ can make internal audits strategic

Often transformational efforts at companies, though good in intention, fail in execution. Columnist Rob Enderle recently learned of a successful effort happening at NIC, an Internal Audit Tiger Team. Here’s a look at what it is and...

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CIOs boost their careers doing double duty

Many CIOs find it exhilarating to responsibility for business functions outside of IT. But CIO-plus roles require a new mindset and trusted deputies.

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6 tips for pivoting your business

Entrepreneurs and business experts share their experience and advice regarding how to tell whether you need to change course.

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Job seekers, get ready for the hiring season

Hiring seasons might seem like myths, but they exist. Understanding when managers at companies will likely have open job positions can be crucial for everyone looking for careers.

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Why HP is failing and Dell is winning

Some companies just never learn. Columnist Rob Enderle says HP is one such company. HP has set itself up, again, for a big fail at its upcoming HP Discover event.

Using process to eliminate bias when selecting enterprise software

When selecting enterprise software, process is more important than analysis. The right process also reduces or eliminates bias.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's ERP project takes wrong turn

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission implements ERP only to end up in court. A case study on reducing enterprise software risks.

Buyer beware: How auditing RFPs can help you make smarter enterprise software purchases

Aggressive salespeople and “over-optimistic” RFPs can doom enterprise software projects. Audit RFPs to verify they meet requirements as claimed before purchasing the software, and avoid software disasters.

Why you must rate enterprise software requirements

While rating requirements for importance is critical to selecting best-fit enterprise software, other benefits that flow from the exercise are reduced implementation costs and improved end user buy-in.

7 Key Success Factors for Your IT Project in India

While outsourcing to India is a good idea, one needs to address the inevitable additional workload with preemptive measures. Here's how better business analysis, narrative use cases and cross-cultural competence that is specific to...

6 Google Analytics Tips for Online Marketers and Small Business Owners

Google Analytics lets organizations of all shapes and sizes measure the performance of their websites. There's a lot of data in there--and even more that you can do with that data once you've extracted it. These tips will help you get...

13 Tips for Keeping IT Projects Under Control

How do you keep IT projects under control? Project managers and project management experts share their top tips for keeping IT projects on schedule.

Challenging IT Analysts by Shifting Research From Vendors to Clients

Traditional IT analyst firms have long provided and answer to the question, "Which vendor should my company choose?" Newer firms are taking a different approach by instead asking, "How should your company choose a vendor?"

10 Predictions for What the CIO Role Will Look Like in 2020

CIOs can expect their jobs to change dramatically by the end of the decade. Expect an increased role in everything from business planning and cybersecurity to robot management and, of course, the cloud.

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Microsoft’s PowerPivot: Five Things You Need to Know

It comes free with Office 2010 and allows all of your Excel power users to dabble in business intelligence. Is it a godsend for IT or a new nightmare to manage?

Why You Need to Break Down the Wall Between Business Analyst and QA Teams

The relationship between your business analysts and quality assurance folks is key to software development success. Here is Forrester Research's advice on making the partnership work.

BI: Useful Analytics Delivers Many Gifts

Dedication to business intelligence and data analytics yields customers, productivity and credibility for IT.

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