Next-generation EDI: Time to Upgrade from Outdated Technology?

As a mid-market company, you’ve been using electronic data interchange (EDI) for a number of years. It saves time and money—and most importantly, your trading partners need you to. But new technologies offer a streamlined and cost-efficient approach to EDI. These capabilities mean you don’t have to settle for "workarounds," "good enough," or "my vendor left me no choice."

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Reaping the Benefits of Next-generation Dashboards

The old approaches for collecting, assimilating, and delivering business intelligence (BI) data have not kept pace with today’s increasing demand for rapid decision making. Many companies use static reports and ad hoc queries, but fewer companies use dashboards and portals—which often lack the interactivity required for navigation and visualization of business data. Learn how a next-generation dashboard solution can help. Read More

The Operational Data Lake: Your On Ramp to Big Data

Companies recognize the need to integrate big data into their real-time analytics and operations, but this poses a lot of technical and resource challenges. Meanwhile, those organizations that have operational data stores (ODSs) in place find that, while useful, they are expensive to scale. The ODS gives real-time visibility into operational data. While more cost-effective than a data warehouse, it uses outdated scaling technology, and performance upgrades require very specialized hardware. Plus,... Read More

MSP Guide: Generating Service Revenue from IT Monitoring

Managed service providers (MSPs) can monetize their investment in monitoring to enhance their services and increase profitability.

This document suggests ideas for adding IT monitoring services to a portfolio of offerings. It looks at monitoring all aspects of IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, network, security, and applications, in a unified manner that aligns with customer business services.

This document also posits the idea that using a next-generation integrated... Read More

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The Benefits of Next-generation ERP

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Migration Made Easy: Switching VAN Providers without the Fire Drills

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