So You Have To Fire Someone. Now What?

While firing people on TV seems to be fairly straightforward, terminating somebody for real can be one of the most difficult things a manager has to do. Dismissing an employee is never easy, but a few simple tips can make it go more smoothly—while at the same time helping to shield your organization from potential legal action.

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TEC 2014 Mobile BI Buyer's Guide

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 20 2013
Once considered a nice-to-have, mobility is now standard in most business intelligence (BI) applications. Most traditional BI and analytics software providers have a complementary mobile offering, and new software offerings are emerging that provide BI functions solely for mobile platforms. This buyer’s guide surveys the mobile BI landscape and describes some of the more important solutions in this space. This guide will help you understand the various types of software offerings on the market,... Read More

10 Critical Questions to Ask a Manufacturing ERP Vendor

Many manufacturers are focusing on the wrong issues when considering ERP solutions. The ERP industry has earned such a poor reputation for delivery in the last 20 years that users have learned to live within a very narrow set of constraints—and those constraints have been in place for so long that the questions we hear are built with those constraints already assumed. Now is the time to break free of this mindset and ask the more important questions. Know what questions to ask. Read More

Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Mid-Market Organizations

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While most mid-market companies have an analytics foundation designed to handle structured data, few have evolved to more dynamic environments required for big data and a pervasive and prescriptive use of advanced analytics that are essential to survive in a digital world. So, what should mid-market companies do now to improve their capabilities to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results? In this report, we explore how they can tap into their strengths, shore up their weaknesses, and... Read More

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Achieving Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies

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