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A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

When Oracle first announced its agreement to acquire NetSuite, back in July 2016, there was widespread agreement in the tech industry that the deal could allow Oracle to serve a broader range of customers, expand to more vertical...

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5 Dreamforce 2017 takeaways to guide your CRM strategy

Dreamforce is the largest single-technology conference in the world, and it’s complete sensory overload. But there are some messages you need to pick up, loud and clear, for your CRM planning assumptions.

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Talkdesk leverages AI to improve inside sales

Talkdesk for Sales is an excellent example of how AI can be used to augment a worker’s skill set and make them more productive.

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Playing to win with enterprise technology

No matter what industry you’re in, enterprise organizations across the map are eyeing the most efficient, best of breed tools to power their workforces. When it comes to do-it-all platforms, however, don't believe the hype.

When UI is about experience – and when it is not

The same objectives driving 'higher' level steps of strategy translation must drive all steps right until the end. The steps include the task of designing the user interface (UI) architecture.

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Top 10 states for software jobs

The software industry has an enormous impact on the U.S. economy and employment nationwide. Based on data from Software.org: the BSA Foundation's 2017 survey, ten states stand out as your best bet for software jobs.

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Cybersecurity considerations for outsourcing software development

When it comes to outsourcing software development, you can never be too careful. Be sure to take thoughtful steps to protect your information assets, and protect the productivity gains that you realize through outsourcing. Learn how...

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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...

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The backward way of gathering enterprise software requirements

Organizations ask users for their requirements, only to find that when enterprise software goes live, it doesn’t meet user expectations. It turns out that we have been doing this backward for years.

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How to plan a CRM project that's guaranteed to fail

We all want our CRM projects to succeed, and one way of making a winner is avoiding the characteristics of failed projects. Think of this article as a recipe for disaster and follow none of the advice herein.

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11 common ERP mistakes and how to avoid them

Experts in enterprise resource planning software discuss some of the most common missteps IT leaders make when choosing, deploying and implementing an ERP system — and what they can do to prevent or circumvent them.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise opens app store for factories

Hewlett Packard Enterprise wants to make it almost as easy for production managers to deploy new software to the factory floor as to their mobile phone.

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Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

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Harnessing the power of Slack bots and apps in the workplace

All the team chat apps today allow using bots. Slack leads this area with its “apps” that even have the ability to post custom-formatted content directly to the chat. These bots and apps can either be downloaded from the Slack app...

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Salesforce administrator responsibilities: What needs to be done and when

What does a Salesforce administrator do all day, week or month? Here's the general rundown.

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Fighting malware with P2P cyber protection

As new systems such as blockchain and P2P networks gain more widespread acceptance, the ways we deal with cybersecurity and malware attacks could evolve radically.

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7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy

BI success requires more than just a strong technology platform. It takes laser focus on processes and personnel — and a business-first approach to gaining insights from data.

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SAP wants to embrace all your data stores with Data Hub

If data warehouses are for tidiness freaks (information packaged into neat inferences, sorted and stacked, the rest discarded) and data lakes are for hoarders (tip everything in, you never know what might be useful) then SAP's new...

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SAP buys Gigya to boost customer identity access management offering

SAP is giving its business software users a new way to track their customers, with the acquisition of customer identity management specialist Gigya.

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Can your rev rec software support these complex challenges?

A look at some of the more complicated aspects of ASC 606 that your software should ideally accommodate.

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