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Social ERP Emerges—A Deep Dive into Oracle Social Network
In this report, TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm continues his in-depth look at social enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Download the report and get

the social network  get the details on the Oracle Social Network, Oracle’s enterprise social collaboration tool, and how it fits within the Oracle Social Cloud suite of products.

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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Harnessing The Social Web To Deepen Customer Intimacy: Selecting A Social Enterprise Strategy That’s Right For You


The social Web is revolutionizing how customers interact with each other and with businesses. At the heart of this transformation is a power shift in which customers own the conversation. Direct marketing is no longer the main influence on purchasing decisions; crowd intelligence is increasingly driving customer opinion. Discover a social enterprise strategy that can help your company achieve a favorable business outcome.

the social network  The Social Web To Deepen Customer Intimacy: Selecting A Social Enterprise Strategy That’s Right For You The social Web is revolutionizing how customers interact with each other and with businesses. At the heart of this transformation is a power shift in which customers own the conversation. Direct marketing is no longer the main influence on purchasing decisions; crowd intelligence is increasingly driving customer opinion. Discover a social enterprise strategy that can help your company Read More

The Social Workplace: Using Social Networks to Boost Learning, Collaboration, and Success


Some of the best experts in the business are your long-time employees, top performers, and innovators. Unlock their expertise and the impact could be dramatic. That’s why so many organizations are learning how to use social media tools to create a workforce supported by networking and collaboration. The challenge is to translate the concept of leveraging in-house talent into real-world practices and systems. Find out how.

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Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop


Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like Facebook and Twitter are being increasingly used in a new, flexible supply chain cycle. Read this article to learn how two very different companies are taking advantage of the unique contribution social media can make to the dynamic supply and demand loop.

the social network  that’s happening out on the social networks relative to your brand, feeding that back into the supply chain processes on customer service and support, in particular, so you can potentially identify problems more quickly and then take corrective action,” he explains. The other piece, Dominy adds, is taking that same kind of insight, what’s happening in the social context and feeding that back into your product development process so they can innovate or change a product. Dominy says the cost Read More

SAP Innovations Infusing the Ariba Network




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The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise


Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage.

the social network  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More

The Superstar CFO: After the Crisis


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The Multimodal Warehouse: Getting the Mobile Worker in the Loop


The final loop of information from a warehouse management system (WMS) to a warehouse worker and back is most critical—but in most systems, it’s also the weakest. Hand-held devices, such as touch-screens, bar code scanners, and RFID readers, can result in error-filled transactions. Learn how you can use multiple mobile devices more effectively to help improve the accuracy of your order fulfillment and inventory processes.

the social network  Multimodal Warehouse: Getting the Mobile Worker in the Loop The final loop of information from a warehouse management system (WMS) to a warehouse worker and back is most critical—but in most systems, it’s also the weakest. Hand-held devices, such as touch-screens, bar code scanners, and RFID readers, can result in error-filled transactions. Learn how you can use multiple mobile devices more effectively to help improve the accuracy of your order fulfillment and inventory processes. Read More

Seeing the Future in Discrete Manufacturing: Paving the Way for Success


The evolution of global discrete manufacturing is ongoing. How executives at manufacturing companies answer questions and anticipate what will be the right answer six months, a year, or two years from now will determine the success of their company. Infor examines current industry trends and identifies what it believes to be the seven trends producing the greatest stress and change in discrete manufacturing today.

the social network  the Future in Discrete Manufacturing: Paving the Way for Success The evolution of global discrete manufacturing is ongoing. How executives at manufacturing companies answer questions and anticipate what will be the right answer six months, a year, or two years from now will determine the success of their company. Infor examines current industry trends and identifies what it believes to be the seven trends producing the greatest stress and change in discrete manufacturing today. Read More

The SHL Talent Report: Big Data Insight and Analysis of the Global Workforce


There are a finite number of forces that influence business success. Most of these are driven by the abilities and motives of the people who make up our workforce. As such, the use of objective talent data to align your organization's talent with its strategic objectives yields a significant return. This is what SHL calls people intelligence. This report aims to provide a compass for organization's striving to improve their talent management initiatives.

the social network  Insight and Analysis of the Global Workforce There are a finite number of forces that influence business success. Most of these are driven by the abilities and motives of the people who make up our workforce. As such, the use of objective talent data to align your organization's talent with its strategic objectives yields a significant return. This is what SHL calls people intelligence. This report aims to provide a compass for organization's striving to improve their talent management initiatives. Read More

The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer?


Business process automation is all very well and good. After all, nothing succeeds like success, especially automated success. But what is the effect of automation on the consumer, that most unpredictable of systems?

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The Changing Role of the CIO


No department within an organization has undergone such a profound change as that of IT. The platforms used to deliver IT products and services, the tools of the trade and skillsets required to do the job have changed. On top of all that, the IT function is now being integrated into the company’s other operations and is expected to operate as a business within a business. Overseeing this sea change is the CIO. This paper examines how the role of the CIO has been evolving to meet today’s new world of IT.

the social network  Changing Role of the CIO No department within an organization has undergone such a profound change as that of IT. The platforms used to deliver IT products and services, the tools of the trade and skillsets required to do the job have changed. On top of all that, the IT function is now being integrated into the company’s other operations and is expected to operate as a business within a business. Overseeing this sea change is the CIO. This paper examines how the role of the CIO has been evolving to Read More

The Magic Is in the Screen


Projection is often seen as the big compromise: you must have either a very powerful and bright projector or a very dark room to achieve high-quality, commercially acceptable images. However, many people don’t know that a revolutionary concept is now available—a screen technology that allows very high-quality projected images in brightly lit environments that removes the need for dark rooms or very expensive projectors.

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AMD Earnings Beat the Street! Intel Earnings Beat the Street?


Both Intel and AMD announced earnings that handily beat Wall Street estimates – on the surface. Do the numbers symbolize a new trend in the CPU market?

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