How to Harness the “Cheap Computing” Revolution

IT costs are escalating, data centers are multiplying, power and space require¬ments are way too high, complexity is increasing, and businesses are locked into static applications that are making them less competitive, not more. This is the state of IT today and something obviously has to change. Well, the “cheap computing” revolution is dawning. So what do we do now?

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TEC 2015 Cloud BI and Analytics Buyer's Guide

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 9 2014
After the advent of the Internet, "cloud computing" is perhaps the biggest trend in the recent history of the IT industry. Computing in the cloud has dramatically affected how organizations run their businesses, and has accelerated the emergence of innovative BI and analytics offerings, from efficient software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to more robust solutions offered via a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

This buyer’s guide provides an overview of the variety of cloud BI and analytics software offerings on the market and their main features and functions. Current market trends and case studies and thought leadership from some of the leading vendors in this software space are also included. Read More

TEC 2015 Cloud BI and Analytics Buyer's Guide

  • Source:
  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 9 2014
After the advent of the Internet, "cloud computing" is perhaps the biggest trend in the recent history of the IT industry. Computing in the cloud has dramatically affected how organizations run their businesses, and has accelerated the emergence of innovative BI and analytics offerings, from efficient software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to more robust solutions offered via a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

This buyer’s guide provides an overview of the variety of cloud BI and analytics software offerings on the market and their main features and functions. Current market trends and case studies and thought leadership from some of the leading vendors in this software space are also included. Read More

Have You Outgrown Your Accounting System?: Stepping Up to Cloud Computing & FinancialForce.com

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No matter the size of your company, every business is challenged by organizational, technological, and economic growth. The stages of a company’s maturity are fairly well defined—from start-up and small businesses to midsize businesses and multinationals. But it’s not always clear when a company moves from one stage to the next, and what steps need to be taken to support that growth.

There comes a point when a company needs more than an entry-level bookkeeping system. Companies that are well established need a business system that supports the full range of its activities. It needs to reinforce how the business operates in practice rather than limiting it to the narrow confines of a conventional bookkeeping or accounting package.

This white paper describes the telltale signs that a company is ready to move on from software that covers basic accounting requirements to the next level—a progressive business system that can sustain growth for years to come. You’ll learn what to expect from such a system, and how business can change for the better. Read More

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