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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


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Salesforce.com Forms a Venture Capital Investment Fund


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Corporate leaders must look carefully at how their companies are organized and staffed, and keep the “right” people. But who must be kept and who can you afford to let go? If you don’t know how to re-engineer your staff, you might not be saving as much as you think. Discover methods and technologies that can help you avoid the pitfalls inherent in any reduction in workforce—to save money while you retain the best talent.

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Unified Planning and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies


This paper examines the imperative for midsize companies to not only move away from the use of spreadsheets but ensure they use unified solutions in the core performance management disciplines of financial consolidation and planning. Unified planning and consolidation refers to systems that are specifically architected to use a common platform and data structure with a common user interface.

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BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part II


Part I of this blog post series talked about my encounter with BigMachines, a provider of slick software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions during my recent attendance of Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). Prior to analyzing recent events at BigMachines, Part I explained the general value proposition of on-demand Q2O and CPQ software

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Better Business Outcomes with Business Analytics


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Is Newer Really Better?


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