Dangerous Collaboration Practices in a Challenging Economy: 5 Roles IT Must Perform to Minimize Risk

For many companies, collaborating with outside partners involves sharing confidential information. Unfortunately, in order to work quickly and efficiently, project team members must sometimes share information without using a safe collaboration platform—putting companies at risk of security breaches. Learn how IT leaders can mitigate that risk by creating highly secure online work spaces for document sharing.

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11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

Finance Is Changing Fast, Can Your Apps Keep Up?

The finance field undergoes rapid changes—and financial organizations must be able to adapt to those changes at lightning speed in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. They must also be able to foresee customer needs and address them before them the competitors do, otherwise they risk losing their fickle clients.

Additionally, customers expect their financial institutions to be readily accessible at all times and for them to be able to conduct their financial transactions reliably... Read More

2014 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition

The current pace at which the business world is changing is unprecedented—a pace that results in constant reassessment of organizational goals and focus. As the economy continues to fluctuate, and the economic future remains uncertain, eliminating positions remains commonplace.

Commonness, however, does not make the elimination of positions any easier on the worker whose job is disappearing. Therefore, many organizations offer severance packages to ease the transition between roles, temper... Read More

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