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  • Chekkt launches, giving enterprise software buyers another Yelp-like marketplace

    The explosive growth of public cloud services has generated a parallel problem: How can companies, especially small businesses and freelancers without the benefit of a dedicated procurement department, filter the flood of choices available for every type of business software and find the one that's best for them?

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 July 14 00:33
  • Simplifying IT Pays Off With Big Savings, Better Business Success

    Many CIOs are watching their worlds collide. Consumer technologies such as smartphones, tablets and social networking tools as well as new cloud services are coexisting with legacy applications, server rooms and aging network infrastructure. This creates a complexity that IT hasn't seen before.

    Written by Dan Muse09 July 14 02:58
  • Even Data-Driven Businesses Should Cultivate Intuition

    The desire to make better decisions faster is one of the fundamental drivers of new big data analytics technologies and a general push toward data-driven decision-making. But the relationship between data and intuition -- the old 'gut feeling' -- is a complicated one, says Peter Swabey, senior editor, technology at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud07 June 14 05:24
  • SAP going full steam ahead on Hana, the cloud and 'simple' software

    A couple of things became clear during SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner's keynote at the Sapphire conference Wednesday: SAP remains fully committed to the Hana in-memory computing platform, as well as its push into SaaS (software as a service).

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 June 14 06:33
  • How gamification drives business objectives

    As more businesses add gamification to their repertoire of tools, the misconception remains that awarding points or badges for existing activities should do the trick. After all, who doesn't like more points and badges?

    Written by Matt Kapko09 May 14 09:56
  • SAP users hail upcoming support services upgrade

    SAP's recently announced plans to overhaul its support services have user groups giving the thumbs up, although it may be some time before many customers feel a big difference.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 May 14 05:46
  • SAP after Sikka: The big questions

    The abrupt departure of SAP technology chief Vishal Sikka has prompted a number of questions about the vendor's strategy, particularly in regard to the Hana in-memory computing platform, and what it could mean for customers.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 May 14 04:57
  • SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps

    SAP user groups are stepping up pressure on the vendor over the fees charged for its user-friendly Fiori applications, saying they should be included as part of the substantial annual maintenance costs customers already pay, particularly given SAP's dismal track record with interfaces for its Business Suite ERP software.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus16 April 14 02:59