There have never been more ways to connect with customers—and it’s never been more challenging.
Find out why forward-thinking companies are integrating data across channels on page 12.
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Database expert Craig S. Mullins examines the pros and cons of the in-memory database management system, and the criteria you should consider during the request-for-proposal and evaluation period.
In a Q&A, consultant and author Judith Hurwitz discusses the use of cognitive computing systems in big data and analytics applications The word: It's early, but there's a lot of potential.
Hadoop and big data technologies may grab headlines, but there's still a place for traditional data warehousing skills, according to careers expert Matt Mueller.
Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant report on business intelligence says more users are gravitating toward decentralized BI platforms -- leaving IT teams trying to catch up on governance.
In a book excerpt, Krish Krishnan and Shawn Rogers explore how organizations can take advantage of insights provided by social business intelligence.
Tableau's latest release looks to speed up visualizations, while Platfora is hoping analytics can shine a light on cybersecurity threats.
Based on SAP Fiori, the new UI and Ariba Mobile app are intended to bring a richer user experience to B2B procurement.
Organizations looking for a new HR system might want to take a closer look at the features and functionality in SuccessFactors' Employee Central.
Learn how to handle business processes involving free samples or goods with no commercial value in SAP ERP.
Optimizing online analytical processing performance is critical. Fortunately, tools are available to help monitor and improve how OLAP cubes perform.
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why.
So far in 2015, big trends are emerging in the Java ecosystem, and top among those trends are the use of cloud-based IDEs and the adoption of Java 8 and lambda expressions.
Using the ambitious plans to put humans on the moon as a source of inspiration, Google is asking young minds to come up with their own 'moon-shots' that approach solving important problems in new and creative ways.
Increased use of advanced networking functionality and virtual networking could lead to improved DevOps software quality.
Eco UPS installations promise higher energy efficiency in the data center, with new designs that respond quickly to an outage.
The billions of Internet connected devices in the IoT wave introduce new data center security concerns that IT managers must head off at the pass.
Several tools and techniques let data center systems administrators work with multiple server OSes on one host system, and manage it effectively.
MBaaS has gained currency as a way to create more cohesive mobile experiences for Web users.
An ERP upgrade sent a manufacturer's existing company culture into a tailspin. Would paper processes or digitization prevail?
An ERP implementation nearly goes off the rails when employees buck digitization, centralization and a shift from paper-based processes.
Workday payroll application includes calculation engine, reporting and automatic tax updates.
Waxie Sanitary Supply stopped wasting 20,000 sheets of paper each year and became more efficient when it implemented Oracle human capital management software.
User error, poor system design, a power failure and severed network links en route to the Connected Things 2015 conference at MIT.