The Service Equation: 4 Keys for IT to Create Value for the Business

IT organizations struggle with the challenges of shrinking budgets, ever-changing technology, compliance pressures, and more. For greater efficiency, many IT organizations are turning to information technology service management (ITSM) to help improve processes. But there’s still too much focus on technology and not enough on business outcomes. Learn key strategies for changing your approach to delivering IT services.

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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

Linked Enterprise Data: Data at the heart of the company

The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet make it critical for companies to learn how to manage and extract value from their data. Linked enterprise data (LED) combines the benefits of business intelligence (BI), master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and search engines to create links among existing data, break down data walls, provide an open, secure,... Read More

Drive More Valuable Customer Experience With Proactive Engagement Across the Life Cycle

Businesses today are struggling with ways to create a personalized, transparent customer experience where all interaction channels work seamlessly together. It can be tricky to seize every revenue opportunity while delivering consistent service anywhere, anytime.

As competitive pressures mount, companies must meet the rising demands of their customers with fewer resources, limited budgets, and older technology that doesn’t really do it all in a do-it-all world. To differentiate your business,... Read More

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