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Powering the Strategic PMO with Microsoft Project Server

A project management office (PMO) focused solely on traditional project management could be costing their business up to 46 percent of the planned return on investment (ROI) from project investments. Portfolio and project management (PPM) tools like Microsoft Project Server are perfect for managing tactical, execution-orientated tasks. But they may not provide the strategic insight needed to reverse this ROI shortfall.

Read this whitepaper to learn how to leverage Microsoft Project Server... Read More

Why Traditional ESPs Aren’t Cutting It for Email Marketers

  • Source: Adobe
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Download this new report from Adobe and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) to learn how you can free yourself from traditional email constraints to create more effective campaigns. Based on survey results from nearly 300 email marketers, the report explores today’s greatest challenges and winning strategies for email marketing—so you can drive true customer engagement, boost business revenue, and add more value to your organization.

Download the report now to learn how you can respond... Read More

Predictions 2015: Business Applications Take Innovation Beyond The Cloud

As the shift to the cloud broadens across more business application types, application development and delivery professionals are torn between maintaining key operational systems and making investments in innovative platforms that drive better customer experiences and business process innovation. In 2015, they’ll prioritize the applications that help their firms win, serve, and retain customers and demand higher degrees of flexibility, consumer-grade user experiences, and more advanced analytic... Read More

The Next Stage in Creating the Value-Added Finance Function: Turning Data Into Insight and Business Actions

In the fall of 2014, CFO Research conducted a survey among senior finance executives at large companies to explore developments in the ways that finance functions employ advanced information capabilities to support business operations.

The executives whose responses are outlined in this report include chief financial officers, directors of finance, and chief executive officers. Read More

Shaping the Finance Function of Tomorrow

The role of the finance executive has grown more complex over the years. Granted, finance executives must remain expert in fundamental subjects such as financial regulation, international accounting, capital structures, and cost control. But to be fully successful, now they must also layer onto those capabilities a deeper understanding of business operations, the drivers of performance, and ultimately, the company’s overarching strategy.

CFO Research conducted a survey among senior finance... Read More

Digital Trends 2015

The 2015 Digital Trends report, created in partnership with Econsultancy, presents the trends and tools you need to provide exceptional customer experiences and to gain a competitive edge.

Based on a global survey of more than 6000 digital business professionals, the findings indicate that customer experience is considered the key imperative for 2015. Read the report to learn about the top 2015 marketing trends with respect to big data, mobile, social, personalization, customer experience,... Read More

The DZone Guide to Cloud Development 2015 Edition

In this sponsored excerpt, learn about DZone’s key research findings from the 2015 Guide to Cloud Development research study, and five critical considerations for selecting a platform as a service. Read More

Behavior-Driven Development and BRMS

Behavior-driven development is an agile application lifecycle management framework that helps developers and business experts communicate effectively. Red Hat Consulting helps clients improve speed to market, reduce risk, and sustain quality by implementing agile development techniques with proven business rules management system (BRMS) products, including Red Hat JBoss BRMS.

Download this white paper to learn more about these approaches and see how organizations can keep pace with the... Read More

Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT

Businesses that survive and prosper will be those that learn to bridge the gap between their business and IT departments, helping IT become a strategic asset rather than a cost center. This is a tall order, but technologies do exist that can help bridge that gap. This white paper examines some possible approaches and technologies. Read More

Predictive Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, and the Future of Risk-aware Decision Making

  • Source: IBM
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Complex systems that are both dynamic and nonlinear, like weather systems and the economy, are very challenging for forecasters due to the continuing evolution of these situations and the potentiality for small changes that can cause disproportionately large impacts. Furthermore, forecasts for these systems are highly susceptible to inaccurate or incomplete data. Risk management lies somewhere between weather forecasting and economic prediction, and risk management professionals can learn a lot... Read More
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