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9 ways you’re failing at business intelligence

Solid business intelligence is essential to making strategic business decisions, but for many organizations, BI efforts are derailed by poor data practices, tactical mistakes and more.

Written by Bruce Harpham21 Nov. 17 22:00

10 signs your CRM system needs an overhaul

Poor data quality, broken add-ons, and ineffective integrations are just a few of the tell-tale signs that you may need to refresh your CRM system — or scrap it altogether and start anew.

Written by Bruce Harpham13 Sept. 17 20:00

10 early warning signs of ERP disaster

Enterprise resource planning systems reap business efficiency by tying together disparate systems and services. But an ERP implementation can quickly unravel into disaster if you don’t heed these early warning signs.

Written by Bruce Harpham15 Aug. 17 20:00

10 ways you’re failing at IT audits

IT audits can feel like a grim nuisance, but great value awaits those who heed these common mistakes that inevitably lead to an IT audit disaster.

Written by Bruce Harpham05 July 17 20:00

Best practices in hardware asset management

Several trends are drawing increasing attention to hardware asset management, which begs the question: Do you know where your computers are?

Written by Bruce Harpham02 June 16 00:33

Is outsourcing IT worth the compliance risk?

While the feds have certainly put hurdles in place to prevent abuse, outsourcing IT in a highly regulated industry like banking may very well lead to higher standards and quality outcomes.

Written by Bruce Harpham30 March 16 21:55

How the CIOs of 4 Fortune 500 companies got their jobs

CIOs of Microsoft, Verizon, AT&T and United Technologies share how they reached the CIO office. Your mission: Study their experience and learn how to follow in their footsteps.

Written by Bruce Harpham13 Oct. 15 15:55