Why Now: IT Management and Governance

IT management and governance systems have entered the mainstream, joining enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, human resources, and e-mail as part of the standard enterprise applications landscape. This has led to fundamental changes for leading chief information officers: their first consideration is now to make sure their own organization is systemically supported before systemically improving their customers’ organizations.

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Is a New ERP in Your Future? Why Not Now?

If your current enterprise resource planning (ERP) isn't doing the job for you now, it’s not likely going to do so in the future. If you are a manufacturer that is not running your operations on a modern, technology-enabled, fully functional ERP solution, you are probably feeling the pain of inefficiencies and you are not optimizing your business. Read More

A Business Risk Approach to IT Governance

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As corporate IT infrastructure increases in size and complexity, corporations are recognizing the need for a better mechanism for assessing IT’s role and alignment to the key corporate initiatives. What began as a series of best practices has evolved into the field known as IT governance. This white paper is for business and technical people and introduces the key concepts and challenges with IT governance and the IT governance solution provided by IBM. Read More

Why It’s Time to Evaluate Your Timekeeping System

Workforces today evolve quickly and they're tough to manage. And your job's harder if you're using outdated tools—it drags down productivity, raises costs, and increases your risk of noncompliance. But a modern, cloud-based workforce management solution can help you gain the visibility, insights, and management capabilities you need for an efficient and productive workforce.

Discover five reasons why you should update your time and attendance systems, and learn about the benefits of upgrading. Read More

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