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How the Cloud is Making IT More Strategic

on 2/28/17 3:05 PM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Cloud IT Trends IT Strategy Cloud Strategy Best Practices
The positive impact of the cloud on the day-to-day business processes cannot be overstated. This technology transformation has completely changed how we do business, whether you’re in customer service, marketing, human resources, finance, etc. There is no corporate department the cloud has not touched in a meaningful way and IT is no exception.
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Four Factors Leading to Growth in Domestic IT Outsourcing

Our world has seen a sharp rise in domestic outsourcing in the last decade. While offshore IT service providers continue to grow and have allocated many resources into staffing their delivery centers, U.S. domestic centers have shown increased activity as a whole.  
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Amazon AWS vs Google Cloud Platform vs Microsoft Azure: Which Public Cloud Is Best for You?

on 9/1/15 10:11 AM By | ManageForce | 1 Comment | Cloud Strategy Best Practices AWS IT Leadership
By 2018, 59% of total cloud workloads will be SaaS.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) is of course the titan, but MS Azure and Google Cloud are getting more competitive by the day.  According to Gartner AWS has 5x the capacity of the next 14 largest competitors combined!  AWS also had the highest availability of all 3 candidates, resulting in just 2.69 hours of downtime.   
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JD Edwards does it again!

on 9/1/15 8:36 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Oracle JDE Enterprise One Mobility JD Edwards Best Practices
 Enterprise application vendors have continued to invest in making their applications more usable, as buyers expect support for broader user productivity and enablement. With leaders accelerating the pace of releases focused on user interface (UI), mobile, and inapplication data to align themselves with Dark Cockpit principles, others have been challenged just to maintain their position. 
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10 Top Big Data Stories of 2014

In 2014, businesses stopped just taking about big data and got serious about big data deployments, moving many of their initiatives from test environments to production. The phenomenon is shaking up business structures, causing roles to shift and evolve and seemingly birthing new use cases with every passing day.
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2015 State of the CIO: The Good, the Bad and the Scary

Each year,’s research team surveys hundreds of CIOs to provide you with our State of the CIO report – a barometer of your hopes, dreams and fears (OK, that may be overstating things, but it does provide a benchmark of the business and technology climate).
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10 Outsourcing Trends to Watch in 2015

  This year brought the IT outsourcing industry an increase in hybrid offshoring, a greater focus on in-house service integration, a new lower-cost consulting model, smaller deals, and bigger governance requirements.   Next year, more than $100 billion dollars (yes, billion) worth of outsourcing contracts will be renegotiated, says ISG partner Stanton Jones. And many of those customers will forego the traditional tower-based outsourcing approach for a multisourcing cloud-based model.  
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8 Ways Business Intelligence Software Improves the Bottom Line

Business intelligence experts and IT executives share their tips on how BI software can improve your bottom line and make your organization more efficient.   Can business intelligence (BI) solutions, software that helps organizations mine and analyze big data and small, help your company improve its bottom line? To find out, asked dozens of BI experts and IT executives. Here are their eight top suggestions regarding how you can get a positive return on your BI software investment.
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