What’s Next for Cloud UX?

Apart from accessibility and scalability, the cloud has also been known for its remarkably friendly user experience. Available from anywhere and generally accessed through a simple web or file browser, most cloud services are already designed to take advantage of technology that users are familiar with. As we move into the latter half of 2016,

10 Tools to Help Build Mobile Apps at Lightning Speed

Developing mobile apps can be challenging and costly. Coding an app from start to finish often involves months of work. Fortunately, a number of innovative companies have recognized the need for fast, easy to use tools for building mobile apps. Here are 10 mobile development tools that require little or no code that you can

Do Your Employees Want to Use Your Enterprise Apps? Here’s How to Get Them to.

Enterprise apps are a driving force of productivity in the modern office — but when employees don’t want to use them, problems can arise. If enterprise apps aren’t suited to an employee’s needs, they will often self-service with third-party solutions. This can lead to security breaches and efficiency issues, in addition to invalidating the investment

This from Gartner: Worldwide IT Spending Will Decline in 2016

“Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5 percent over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner, Inc.”…From the Gartner online Newsroom, April 7, 2016 Gartner is the E.F. Hutton of worldwide IT trends. When Gartner talks, Global IT and business executives listen. They look to Gartner’s

How to determine suitability of your application running in the cloud

Thinking about developing applications for cloud computing? Whether sprucing up legacy applications or designing new ones, developers already know that pretty soon the cloud will be king. Said kingdom is also being rapidly invaded by the astonishing proliferation of mobile computing. In both legacy and modern ERP applications, customers want all the capability, but none

Tired of your application breaking? Implement configuration management

Applications are designed to run in a specific operating system; they depend on specific libraries and third-party products being installed. They’ll break if any component’s missing, or if the wrong version is installed. For organizations with hundreds or thousands of servers, maintaining consistent configurations is a significant challenge. Keeping servers consistent requires tracking the deployment

The Evolution of CRM

Working in tandem with your company’s CEOs and management team, you probably understand the critical importance of creating, cultivating and maintaining a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) environment – one that is thriving and strong. Perhaps you and your company are in the midst of building your CRM and need an idea of what CRM is and

Spending for Big Data Will Approach $49 Billion by 2019

As reported by CIO, International Data Corp predicted that spending for big data will approach $49 billion a year by 2019. This means that the research firm believes that spending will increase an incredible 23% each year between 2016 and 2019. This is a compounded figure, so the increase each year is expected to average

5 Tips to Help You Manage Software Agreements

While the continuous stream of new software for nearly every possible aspect of your business offers a huge array of benefits for your company to stay organized and profitable, it also poses some management concerns for you and your IT team. As PC Mag states, “Contracts permeate nearly every level of business, governing everything from

Upgrading small business accounting to an ERP

“‘(Enterprise) Resource Planning’ implies that the system itself supports the decision making process, and that is where a small business accounting software system starts to falter.” ERP Software System Selection: Upgrading From Accounting To ERP, by Charles Chewning Your accounting software may have begun to falter because it lacks integration with the rest of your