Executive Decisions for Using IT Outsourcing, Hosted Systems, and Enterprise System Management

Information technology (IT) executives are beginning to seriously re-evaluate their highly hyped, service-oriented architectures (SOA) strategies—and consequently, their IT outsourcing, hosting, and enterprise system management strategies. However, creating long-term strategies is complicated by the wide range of available service delivery models. That’s why it’s vital to uncover the important concepts—and decision points—relating to these different delivery models.

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3 Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP

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Field service management software often needs to be integrated with other enterprise software. Learn the three essential tips for integrating your service management system with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and other operational systems, data warehouses, or data sources. Read More

Linked Enterprise Data: Principles, Uses, and Benefits

Over time, as a result of operating pressures, the proliferation of tools, and changing technology, the corporate information system (IS) has become fragmented. Whereas the database formed the heart of the system 20 years ago, today there are countless sources of data: ERP, customer relations systems, sales management, internal directories, intranets, extranets, websites, etc. Yet this huge quantity of data is not being mined for the wealth and scope of its potential by either employees or information... Read More

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