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  • 5 Ways CIOs Can Rationalize Application Portfolios

    The pressure is mounting for CIOs and other IT leaders to help the business enable new disruptive technologies like mobile, social, cloud and big data, but many CIOs are struggling to do so because maintaining and supporting legacy applications consumes the lion's share of the budget. Here are five recommendations for rationalizing your application portfolio.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 14 12:54
  • 8 Ways Big Data and Analytics Will Change Sports

    The leading minds in sports convened in Boston last week at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to share ideas about how big data will be a game-changer for fans, players, coaches, officials and front-office personnel.

    Written by Lauren Brousell13 March 14 17:44
  • How to Make Meetings More Productive

    With the right collaboration tools and an open-minded management team, the phrase 'productive meeting' doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

    Written by Sharon Florentine13 March 14 16:28
  • Eight eye-openers from Salesforce.com's annual report

    Last week, Salesforce.com reported its fourth-quarter and year-end fiscal 2014 results, announcing a major bump in revenue and even raising its guidance significantly. But the fast-growing cloud vendor is also continuing to post significant losses as it spends big on sales, marketing and acquisitions.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 March 14 17:44
  • How Gamification Makes Customer Service Fun

    One company is using gamification to change the customer service paradigm from frustrating to fun -- and customers are loving it.

    Written by Sharon Florentine03 March 14 14:09
  • Personal Websites Give Job Seekers Greater Control

    If you are looking to land your next tech job, creating and promoting a personal website can help you control Google search results, better highlight relevant skills and provide an edge in a competitive job market.

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 Feb. 14 15:16
  • 11 project management tips for setting and managing expectations

    Project management experts discuss the best ways to set, manage and adjust expectations to ensure that projects don't veer off course - and they suggest what steps project managers should take if they do.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff18 Feb. 14 13:46
  • The future of Dynamics in a Nadella-led Microsoft

    Microsoft's Dynamics ERP and CRM product lines seemed safe immediately following former CEO Steve Ballmer's sweeping reorganization of the company last year. But now that longtime Microsoft executive Satya Nadella has been named Ballmer's successor, the time is ripe for more focused speculation on the future of Dynamics. Here's a look at what could be in store.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 Feb. 14 18:50
  • 7 things marketing wants to say to IT

    Attention, IT: As marketing goes all-digital, your CMO needs more from you than back-office support. Are you ready to be a marketing partner?

    Written by Mary K. Pratt05 Feb. 14 12:28
  • Mobile App Helps You Fight Chronic Pain From Your Desk

    Experience chronic neck or back pain? Headaches or migraines? That expensive, ergonomic chair might be doing you more harm than good. But Voom, a mobile wellness app developed by two chiropractors, aims to tackle repetitive stress injuries.

    Written by Sharon Florentine24 Jan. 14 20:50
  • Business Process Management Provides Agility in Lean Times

    When financial times are tough, the capability to streamline business processes, improve efficiency and achieve agility would appeal to any company. That's why firms today are increasingly finding new and sometimes unique ways to use BPM tools.

    Written by John Moore10 Dec. 13 20:58
  • Call Centers Suffer From Big Data Overload

    Nearly half of all contact centers consistently collect and report on metrics that they never use to improve the customer experience, according to a new survey.

    Written by Stephanie Overby02 Dec. 13 15:20
  • How analytics helped Ford turn its fortunes

    Big data and analytics permeate virtually every move Ford makes, from forecasting the worldwide price of commodities to figuring out what exactly consumers want, what it will build, where it should source parts and how to power its lineup of vehicles.

    Written by Julia King02 Dec. 13 11:33
  • For CMOs Big Data Can Lead to Big Profits

    It's become a common refrain that marketers need to become more data-driven. This infographic breaks down the pressures that chief marketing officers are under and the upside to embracing big data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud21 Nov. 13 18:32