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IFS Study on Enterprise 2.0: Businesses Aren’t Really Interested?


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boulder instruments  Study on Enterprise 2.0: Businesses Aren’t Really Interested? Well-known global ERP vendor IFS has just published a short report unveiling the results of a study that was conducted along with Advantage Business Media. Executive managers of multiple industrial medium-to-large organizations were asked their opinion on such hot topics as social media, its relationship to ERP, and how it affects ERP system selection. The first and quite shocking output of the report is that business managers’ interest i Read More

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