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The Skills Gap in Your IT Department (And How it Got There)

To say that the winds of change have transformed today’s IT department just doesn’t seem to quite cover the ongoing metamorphosis that mobile, cloud, big data, and the Internet of Things have brought about.
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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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on 9/1/15 10:01 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Oracle Cloud Word Release A9.4 JD Edwards World IT Leadership
The 2015 ERP technology Matrix shows JD Edwards is still the leader, and in the commitment to success Oracle has announced the JD Edwards World A9.4 release.  World is an effective single-platform solution that supports collaboration and is trusted by companies world-wide because of the low TCO. The new release includes a new expense management solution which enables the management of all employee expenses (entry, approval, and reporting) plus travel, expense management and purchase card management.  Fully integrated with financials, project management, and procurement allows;
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Steps to ERP Success

on 9/1/15 9:34 AM By | Rick Cook | 0 Comments | ERP Project Management IT Leadership Enterprise IT
The first element in ERP success is strong, consistent support from the top of the organization. If the CEO and other top executives aren't behind the project for the long haul, your chances of success are not good.
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ManageForce invited to share at MIT

on 9/1/15 9:28 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | IT Leadership CIO
ManageForce was fortunate to be invited to participate in an Executive CIO Panel at MIT’s campus this week, discussing the topic of “ERP Selection, Implementation, and Management."
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Oracle Launches Modern and Secure Oracle Financial Services Cloud

on 9/1/15 8:53 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | CIO Cloud Strategy Database Management IT Leadership
New community cloud offering helps financial services companies address their IT security, privacy, and compliance needs and align with regulatory requirements.
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Microsoft cloud services provide construction firm with cost savings, increased productivity

Chicago-based Walsh Group Construction is finding that buying into Microsoft’s Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility Suite is yielding a mixed bag of benefits -- better BYOD, cost-saving, time savings, increased productivity -- but adopting the cloud services required a dose of blind trust in their security.
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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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