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Solve the Succession Crisis by Growing “Inside-outside” Leaders
Strong evidence supports the notion that a well-groomed insider is a key to sustained company performance. In an analysis of 1,800 successions, company

cultural diversity lesson plans  detached enough from its cultural norms to maintain an outsider's objectivity. They know the firm but also understand how it will have to change. They're able to look at the organization as if they just bought the company. Growing inside-outsiders takes patience. Over a decade or more, your firm must groom high-potential executives through increasingly challenging assignments and rigorous mentoring. But the effort pays big dividends: Your company has access to an able CEO-whenever it needs one. The Idea

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Making EMV Work across New Markets


Last fall, when Visa announced plans to drive chip card and mobile payment adoption, the question of whether the US will adopt EMV chip technology was made redundant, with two questions remaining in its place: when and how? By December 31, 2011, more than one million EMV chip-enabled cards had been issued by US financial institutions. MasterCard and Discover have since published their recommendations of how to roll out EMV in the US. With deadlines of between 2013 and 2015, financial institutions need to start planning how to protect their current infrastructure investments while meeting these new requirements cost-effectively. Compass Plus looks at the advantages of making the switch to the EMV standard and offers guidelines for successful implementation.

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Case Study: Customer and Data Management System Helps Maintain Growth, Increase Revenue


During a period of rapid growth, MSI—an IT solutions provider—found its business software applications couldn’t keep up with the amount and diversity of information pouring into the company. The lack of a centralized customer relationship management (CRM) system also caused problems with MSI’s partners. Learn how MSI found a solution that integrated its CRM and enterprise resource planning (ERP) processes and information.

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SAP to Invest Big Time in Africa


SAP recently announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. The software giant plans to invest up to $500 million (USD) through 2020 as it continues to build on the region’s impressive double-digit growth rate momentum. The goal is to establish the African region as one of the company's top-five growth markets globally.

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J.D. Edwards Fires Siebel, Hires YOU


J.D. Edwards announced plans to acquire CRM vendor YOUcentric, Inc. At the same time, they have severed their 18 month relationship with Siebel and ended integration plans between J.D. Edwards core functionalities and Siebel’s eFrontOffice capabilities. Abrupt? Yes. Unexpected? Possibly. In the best interests of J.D. Edwards and their customers? Wholeheartedly yes.

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Workforce Diversity: Meeting the Challenges Head On


Diversity is an important part of the change that today’s businesses are experiencing. Many organizations are working on an international level and, as such, need to understand the meaning of diversity when managing an increasingly growing and diverse group of people. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) analyst Sherry Fox looks at how just two of the dimensions of diversity—age and ethnicity—can affect your business.

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The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level


Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring failure.

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Salesforce.com Acquires ExactTarget


Salesforce.com will acquire the cloud marketing platform ExactTarget. The transaction was valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Salesforce plans to add ExactTarget's digital marketing capabilities to its Marketing Cloud functionality and to expand its customer base with ExactTarget's more than 6,000 customers (including Coca-Cola, Gap, and Nike). To date, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud has been

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Case Study: SchoolKidz


SchoolKidz provides an approach to fulfilling the school supply needs of students, parents, and educators. In 2007, Staples acquired the company, with plans to grow SchoolKidz’s annual revenue. To support the forecasted growth, SchoolKidz upgraded its business management solution. The new solution allows the company to create reports, place orders, and share information with an online collaboration tool. Find out how.

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TRAC Records Inc.


TRAC specializes in developing strategic information plans and helping organizations deploy electronic document and records management systems using Hummingbird DM, recognized in the Gartner Group Leader Quadrant for ECM. Additionally, TRAC implements automated business process solution, Metastorm BPM, recognized in the Gartner Group Leader Quadrant for BPM. TRACs proprietary return on investment tool, TRAC ROI, calculates the payback on the investment in ECM and BPM solutions for our clients business case. TRAC helps organizations meet privacy, financial and regulatory requirements. TRAC implements best practice standards and efficient business processes to collect their clients existing information assets into a cohesive whole that delivers strategic benefits. TRAC uses the ER-TRAC Process, first to assess your organization and evaluate your needs and then to identify benefits and gain executive support. TRAC plans, designs, and implements the solution that meets your business needs and leverages your information assets to improve your bottom line. Maintenance of the solution is assured through the involvement of staff, the development of a policy and procedures manual and staff training.

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