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Grow a Profitable Practice by Working Smarter, Not Harder

Economic conditions have improved, but so has the competition. These market dynamics and others add up to increased attrition and more difficulty finding talent. Professional services organizations (PSOs) must double down their efforts to align sales and service to meet growing internal demands.

This report looks at how high-performing organizations double down their efforts to become more focused and efficient in order to meet the changing dynamics of the marketplace. Read More

5 Steps to Improving Disconnected Processes in Professional Services Organizations

Many professional services organizations (PSOs) struggle to implement best practices efficiently and with the flexibility needed to handle everyday challenges that arise. Imagine the time and frustration—not to mention the costs—you’d save if you no longer had to bury yourself in multiple spreadsheets every time you wanted a quick look at the organization’s performance.

With multiple systems and disconnected data spread across many parts of an organization, project managers are handling... Read More

Are Your Business Processes Holding You Back?

Using cobbled-together tools to operate a professional service organization is increasingly costly and directly affects revenue. Monetary waste, operational redundancies, and poor customer service experience often occur when critical departments and individual team members lack alignment. Stand-alone tools, databases, and worksheets are rapidly becoming a liability for project-centric businesses like management and business consulting firms, IT services and systems integrators, software-as-a-service... Read More

Ultimate Guide to Comparing Microsoft Dynamics ERP

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is widely used as a business management tool that includes all facets of the business from accounting and budgeting, to operations, supply chain and manufacturing. It integrates all data and processes used by an organization into one unified system. While these systems offer great value to companies, choosing the right ERP solution and vendor can be a daunting task.

This guide looks at Microsoft Dynamics ERP products and includes a side-by-side... Read More

Stressed Testing: Applications Demand Better Test Data Management

Current test data management solutions are flawed in at least one key dimension. Technologies in the emerging Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) category bring the benefits of virtualization to application data, delivering high-quality test data with both speed and efficiency. Read More

Upgrade with Confidence: Keep Budget and Schedule on Track with Data as a Service

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrades are necessary, but they too often exceed budget and schedule. Technologies in the emerging Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) category promise to accelerate data delivery and reduce infrastructure requirements. DaaS eliminates time, cost, and risk associated with these business-critical projects. Read More

Streaming Data and the Fast Data Stack

Big data is data at rest; fast data is streaming data, or data in motion. A stack is emerging across verticals and industries for building applications that process these high velocity streams of data. This new stack, the fast data stack, has a unique purpose: to grab real-time data and output recommendations, decisions, and analyses in milliseconds.

This white paper will look at the emerging fast data stack through the lens of streaming data to provide architects, CTOs, and developers... Read More

So You Think You Know the Cloud?

If your company is facing the decision of where and how to host your technical operations infrastructure, your choices include cloud, do-it-yourself (DIY), and managed hosting. This white paper looks at pros and cons of these options. Read More

The Smart Alternative to DIY Infrastructure or Cloud Services

When it comes to managing operations infrastructure, the two options that commonly come to mind are either doing-it-yourself (DIY) in-house or outsourcing certain functions to the cloud. DIY is expensive and outsourcing only part of your requirements can leave you stuck with managing the rest.

This white paper uses information from a Spiceworks survey of IT professional to look at options for operations infrastructure management. Read More

Winning the War for Finance Talent: Game Plan for the Digital Age

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Big data is changing finance at every level. To be competitive, businesses must harness finance talent armed with skills beyond pure accounting. Consensus building, collaboration, communication, flexibility and other soft skills are also required. This infographic looks at six ways to modernize your finance department. Read More
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