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Infor24: Demystifying Infor’s Cloud Strategy - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that cloud computing is reaching mainstream adoption in the enterprise applications space. Indeed

microsoft cloud rfp roadmap  Conference (WPC) 2010 , Microsoft (as expected) continued to emphasize that it was embracing the cloud at the core of its current and future product strategy. For its part, Infor announced the launch of Infor24 , its blueprint for delivering cloud versions of its enterprise applications.  Infor is also working closely with Microsoft to enable its key applications on the  Windows Azure Platform .  Infor ION Enabling a “No Compromise” Cloud As pointed out in  my earlier blog series, the previously

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Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer's Profits - Part 2


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microsoft cloud rfp roadmap  There is no native Microsoft Office documents integration either, which has lately become a matter of course feature in the market. In addition, any rearranging of the fields on the screen requires custom programming (via internal IT staff or ProfitKey’s professional services), which must then be taken into consideration during upgrading to a next RRM product release. Again, this is quite at odds with today’s expectation of end-users being able to personalize their views in a simple drag-and-drop Read More

BigIdeas 2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 1




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microsoft cloud rfp roadmap  Dynamics and the Microsoft Office System: Delivering Business Value through Interoperability Microsoft Dynamics is a business management solution designed to allow your employees to customize and automate their Microsoft Office system user interface according to their preferences and work styles. Microsoft Dynamics helps your employees and your business work more efficiently—giving you a faster return on investment and an effective and profitable business. Read More

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part One: Event Summary


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