Avoiding the Hazards of IT Consolidation

Research shows widespread IT spending on data center transformation, IT consolidation, and server virtualization. This reduces costs and streamlines operations, right? In theory, yes. But many consolidation projects suffer planning and implementation issues that ultimately impact application performance and user productivity—especially for remote and mobile users. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of IT consolidation.

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The Top 5 Mistakes Professional Services Firms Make and How to Avoid Them

Over the past decade, demand has shifted from “hard” services, such as manufacturing and production, to technology- and knowledge-based services. While the growth trajectory for a strong professional services organization (PSO) is seemingly limitless, PSOs face a number of challenges, from increased competition to lack of available skilled resources. Read about five common mistakes seen within the professional service industry, as well as practical strategies for avoiding them. Read More

Is an ERP Cloud Solution on Your Horizon: Five Signs You Are Ready to Make the Move

Globally expanding businesses have new needs and must face the challenges and demands of international markets. This is especially important for midsize companies, which require the ability to rapidly adapt to new markets. As businesses expand to international markets, accounting operations and systems must provide support for complex growth in international transactions. These demands mean changes or even replacements to entry-level based accounting systems, along with constant upgrades as needs change. But having a plethora of accounting applications can actually make managing finances more difficult. Consolidation of information is the key to success.

Oracle’s cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a way for companies to access their financial resources over the Internet in one information cloud. Accessing a unified system of information, the cloud, is a way for companies to remain competitive without having to overhaul or upgrade entire financial systems time and again. Oracle’s ERP cloud application provides a sophisticated IT operational base to protect financial data, but also provides support network with back-up and recovery capabilities and multiple data residency locales to protect your data.

This white paper looks at how an ERP cloud can provide companies with the ability to grow financially as demand necessitates, without having to acquire new software. Learn how a cloud-based system can modernize your business, leveraging information for efficiency by giving access to standardized financial information across departments, as well as over multiple devices allowing for decisions to occur in real time.  Read More

Using Chatter with FinancialForce Accounting for Better Credit and Collections Collaboration

Collaboration is a key part of credit and collections, both in avoiding disputes and resolving them. Effective information sharing can go a long way. This research paper presents two use cases that involve four main factors for enabling sell-side collaboration: recording, storing, sharing, and accessing of data. They have used Chatter on the Salesforce1 platform in an effort to support those collaborative processes by both providing full account visibility to all stakeholders and tracking conversations to keep everyone informed. The key is to find a user-friendly, intuitive approach to communication and data storage that encourages adoption. Read More

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ERP projects are very complex affairs and go beyond technical issues into both cultural and business process domains. The success of your ERP project is determined by the amount of preparation that is undertaken before the software is even shortlisted. Read this white paper and know the procedures and precautions that you can follow to help you avoid most of the pitfalls associated with implementing your ERP system. Read More

Avoiding Cultural Misunderstandings

Outsourcing is a marriage of two companies. Like marriage, both parties have differences that will affect the growth of the relationship—in this case, the development of the project. A good foundation will spell the difference between the success and failure of the partnership. Learn how differences in the viewpoint of outsourcing clients and the vendors can lead to project failures, and what your company can do about it. Read More

Server Consolidation through Utility Computing

Server consolidation is a hot topic. As a supplier of enterprise-class servers, Egenera has participated in many consolidation projects, with both customers and prospects. This paper summarizes what we’ve learned about consolidation, and provides a roadmap for driving consolidation in your organization. We answer the question most often asked by our customers: How do we get started? Read More
 
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