Marketing and sales departments need a consistent way to share knowledge, so marketing automation and CRM systems need to enable knowledge exchange.
Companies need to stop viewing CRM systems as just a place to house transactions.
New lead generation tools use gamification and analytics to create competition and boost revenue among sales teams.
Users and consultants say the presence of any of these seven indicators probably means your Excel-based budgeting, planning and forecasting are ready for heavy-duty specialty tools.
Business planning often requires identifying the best option among many. Optimization software can be a big help.
Analysts impressed with how in-memory technology allows merging of real-time HR, financial and third-party data.
The AWS Data Pipeline streamlines data between AWS data stores, enabling admins to define, schedule and debug workflows in the AWS cloud.
AWS made changes to data encryption features for services like S3, giving admins more flexibility and control. But many say it's still not enough.
Dave Linthicum discusses data security in AWS including encryption and database services, permissions, identity-based security and how users can create a strategy that works for them.
In this Q&A, Executive Director Richard Soley explains why Cisco, IBM and other heavyweights are collaborating on interoperability testing for the industrial Internet of Things.
From the shop floor to the warehouse and throughout the supply chain, the Internet of Things promises a pipeline of real-time data to help optimize operations through lean manufacturing techniques.
A recent survey of ERP professionals had some interesting results on ERP satisfaction, mobility and cloud.
Analysts like to imagine how Internet of Things data could deepen their statistical models, but most companies aren't ready for it.
Reactions were mixed when Jawbone dropped published its data on how the California earthquake affected people's sleep. SAS also made news, announcing better integration with YARN.
Consultant Wayne Eckerson says Hadoop offers a platform for reining in the spreadmarts set up by individual data analysts and business users, while still giving them a place to do self-service analytics.
The proposed testing standards have met fierce opposition in the testing community, including a petition stop the ISO from moving forward.
Can security impact application performance? What security vulnerabilities might be slowing us down?
As our developers incorporate more and more third-party software components and partner APIs that we don't have direct control over, how do we test for third-party application security?
This is the first installation of a four-part series intended to be an API design decision-making toolkit for enterprise architects.
In this podcast, Amy Reichert discusses the effects of API technology on software development.
Marketo's VP of operations and privacy discusses how he his team selected an email management tool to meet the company's desire to serve a larger client base.