Supply Chain Revolving Around the Globe

Supply chain technologies are constantly evolving to keep up with the increasing globalization and complexity faced by organizations trying to manage their supply chains, keep costs down and maintain continuity in service and delivery. Many companies rely on a complex mix of spreadsheets fed by manual data entry and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems; few of them use best-of-breed...

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Merge, Acquire, then Repeat

With all of the statements that have been made about healthcare this year, one of the most compelling we’ve heard came from Aetna’s CEO, Mark Bertolini, during the HIMSS12 conference when he decisively proclaimed, “the end of insurance companies, the way we’ve run the business in the past, is here.” The activity we have seen recently in the area of Mergers and...

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Why Being a Project Manager is No Longer Enough

In the project-based world that we work, it seems like every project needs time allocated to Project Management.  To most people, this means that they follow the standard PMBOK methodology and manage the project scope, risk, budget, and issues.  However, all too many times, these project managers fall short and do not exert enough influence towards a successful project...

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VDI: Plenty of Potential, but do the Homework Before Diving In

There is no doubt that virtualization has become mainstream in corporate IT.  But as companies look at additional ways to reduce cost, increase security, speed deployments of operating systems and applications, and greatly enable a mobile workforce, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has become more appealing, particularly in mid-sized organizations. Gartner analysts agree that medium-sized...

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Using Leading Indicators as Preventative Care for Business Health

Typically, organizations rely on lagging indicators to measure and monitor performance. These metrics may present a picture of past performance, but they tend to expose problems after the fact, when the problems are more complicated and expensive to fixif they can be fixed at all. Leading indicators are predictive metrics that can help identify potential future problems and enable you to...

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Enterprise Collateral Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM), a Perfect Match

Many are closely watching the changing landscape of collateral management, especially due to implications within Dodd-Frank, EMIR and Basel III.  It is these three important reforms that added the E (for Enterprise) to the Collateral Management landscape.  The good news is that robust managed services and tools will rapidly come to market to help both buy-side and sell-side organization and...

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Embrace Changing Requirements and Gain a Competitive Advantage

Your competition doesn’t stop innovating while you are developing the latest version of your enterprise-class software. Why should your software development process? If you are developing software based on requirements written 6-12 months ago, you will be delivering a product that is a year behind your competition. In today’s competitive market place, this approach can doom your...

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