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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Why Your Field Service Operation Needs to Implement a Dynamic Scheduling Engine

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What is a dynamic scheduling engine, and why does your field service management operation need one? Learn the ins and outs of this technology, which can help you adapt to rapidly changing priorities, schedule in real time, meet demanding service level agreements, and more, all while reducing cost. Read More

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

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Enterprise Information Management: In Support of Operational, Analytic, and Governance Initiatives

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Governance, Regulation and Compliance

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Active Governance: Closed-loop SOA Infrastructure

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