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April 21, 2017
Enterprises with legacy apps can get containerization benefits, and those who've been down the path with Docker have left breadcrumbs for those who follow.
January 09, 2017
More technology companies and large enterprises find that cloud computing is not as cost-effective as hoped, and have moved at least one application back on premises.
November 11, 2016
One popular new technology will allow the DevOps pipelines of the future to keep up with new innovations, as large enterprises have shown.
October 19, 2016
ERP projects are back on CIO to-do lists. Watch this CIO Minute for some timely advice from CTO Niel Nickolaisen.
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Although SAP and Oracle have more competition from other ERP vendors, they're still leading choices, especially for large enterprises. Here's information to help choose between them. Continue Reading
Big companies that must support hundreds of VMs and scale quickly are prime HCI customers, but small companies can buy a smaller configuration and reap hyper-convergence benefits. Continue Reading
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In this Q&A, Kevin Beasley of ERP provider VAI Inc. discusses why cloud ERP adoption is increasing for the midmarket and what companies should consider when going to the cloud. Continue Reading
The cloud has engulfed many a business application over the past few years. Companies are developing more confidence in vacating the premises and migrating to a place where they believe their processes can be managed with greater flexibility, less expensively and, yes, just as securely as on the ground. However, ERP processes have been among the laggards in cloud migration, and for good reason. Many CFOs have had concerns about compliance, security, data access, moving legacy data to a new platform and immature financial capabilities in cloud systems. But CFO resistance is softening as some of these long-time barriers to cloud adoption are now some of the principal drivers encouraging CFOs to embrace ERP in the cloud. A Gartner survey shows that 47% of responding organizations plan to move core ERP systems to the cloud within the next few years.
This handbook examines the benefits and disadvantages of doing just that. In the first feature, writer Beth Stackpole reports that CFOs confronted with the limitations of on-premises ERP are being drawn in by the new capabilities of ERP in the cloud platforms, including analytics, performance dashboards, more sophisticated planning and modeling, and support for mobility. In the second feature, writer Alan Joch points out that newer, more agile companies migrating financials to the cloud can gain an advantage over established companies whose highly customized premises ERP systems, once considered leading edge, are quickly turning into legacy systems. And in the third feature, Joch talks with CFOs who explain why cloud financials became a solid choice after outgrowing their old systems and overcoming concerns about cloud security, data access and functional depth.Continue Reading
Network administrators typically resist policies for separate accounts when performing different tasks. Expert Michael Cobb explains the risk of privileged access. Continue Reading
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Many teams struggle with solid scrum processes. Take ALM to the next level with advice from QA and project management expert Matt Heusser. Continue Reading
If IT departments are moving so much to the cloud, why has it been so challenging for cloud communications providers to win enterprise customers? Continue Reading