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Can Enterprise IT Borrow from Lean Startup Thinking?

January 23, 2015 by James MacLennan

Eric Ries.

The enterprise shift to “consumerization” is more than just the desire to use my iPhone and upset my work-life balance. It’s something akin to instant gratification – people have ideas about how information can augment, automate, and transform how they transact business, connect with customers, and comprehend the activity that surrounds them.[read more]

Top 5 IT Resolutions for 2015

January 8, 2015 by Kyle Cebull

IT resolutions.

Resolutions are easy to make and harder to achieve. It’s not enough to just say that you’re going to improve your technology. It’s time for a new frame of mind. It’s time to explore productivity, efficiency, backup, security, mobility and how new and emerging technologies can help you reach your business goals.[read more]

Top 3 Worst IT Suggestions Ever

August 25, 2014 by Kyle Cebull

Bad tech advice.

Bad advice runs rampant in the tech industry. It’s given by in-house techs, reactive support companies and one-man shops all the time. The truth is, though, that these suggestions aren’t just bad, they’re downright damaging. Sure, a simple suggestion sounds harmless enough – but backing up your data the wrong way could lead to hundreds of thousands in lawsuits.[read more]

Translating the Geek Speak: Is It Time to Dump Your IT Company?

August 18, 2014 by Kyle Cebull

Your IT company?

Not every executive is as technically savvy as the times require. Even the most technically savvy organizations need a way to stay competitive. Emerging cloud technologies, new applications, mobility and other technologies mean that executives and businesses have to rely on their IT partners to guide them in the right direction.[read more]

Contrary to Popular Belief, Cloud Computing a Boon for Professional IT Jobs

February 20, 2014 by April Sage

Cloud computing a boon for professional IT.

In the course of compiling press releases and client profiles, numerous organizations have told Online Tech that moving to our encrypted, enterprise-class cloud has freed up their own IT staff to spend more time on projects with a greater direct impact on the success of the business.[read more]

Marketing and IT Get Together: The Elephants in the Room

October 13, 2013 by James MacLennan

Half depressed, half bemused, I decided to jump in to the conversation with what I thought was a constructive search for some common ground. I think that there is a great potential for Marketing and IT to help each other by matching their unique strengths to their counterparts’ weaknesses.[read more]

Big Data Is More Valuable with Kapow

March 23, 2013 by Mark Smith

Big Data and Kapow/shutterstock

Using information from applications and services across both the enterprise and Internet just got simpler with the release of Kapow Enterprise 9.2. I examined the technology at the Kapow WoW user conference, and spoke with a broad range of companies that use Kapow.[read more]

Big Data and the Wizard of Oz Syndrome

March 19, 2013 by Rick Sherman

Big Data blunders

The technology hype cycle, which reminds me of The Wizard of Oz, is a contributing factor in blunders made by businesses initiating their first Big Data projects. I’ll suggest, based on my experience helping clients, why enterprises make these blunders.[read more]

Big Data Analytics: The Four Pillars

March 13, 2013 by Tony Cosentino

Big data analytics is being offered as the key to addressing a wide array of management and operational needs across business and IT. But the label “big data analytics” is used in a variety of ways, confusing people about its usefulness and value.[read more]

Information Optimization Is a Key Benefit of Big Data Investments

March 11, 2013 by Mark Smith

Without the right information, an organization cannot make the right decisions or take the right actions. Yet I see organizations today focusing on investments in big data because they believe it can effortlessly bring analysts insights. That premise is incorrect.[read more]

When Does Cloud ERP Start Saving Money?

February 19, 2013 by Ephraim Cohen
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Companies that implement a cloud ERP solution are yielding significant and tangible cost reductions. However, to imply that organizations will find implementations to be a joyous and happy time, simply because of “the cloud,” is to set expectations that are nearly impossible to meet.[read more]

Building a Private Cloud: A Strategic Guide

February 9, 2013 by Ephraim Cohen
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With the advent of cloud computing, companies are trapped with their desire to adopt the flexible and scalable model without relinquishing control over their data. As a result, private cloud is the current rage among corporate.[read more]

Three Healthcare IT Trends for 2013

January 31, 2013 by Connie Bensen

This post takes a look at three key trends in healthcare information technology that Dell is keeping an eye on in 2013, including increased mobility for clinicians, more providers using the cloud, and better employment of Big Data.[read more]

What Every CEO Needs to Know About IT

November 20, 2012 by Robert Kugel

It’s not necessary for a CEO of a company to be able to write Java code or master the intricacies of an ERP or sales compensation application. However, that CEO must master the basics of IT just as he must understand basic corporate finance, the production process and – at least at a high level – the technologies that support that process.[read more]

The Big Data Meme: 5 Scenarios for IT

August 13, 2012 by Gil Press

Data_spiral.PNG via Wikimedia Commons

What will IT do with big data? Lead, follow, or get out of the way? Here are a few scenarios for the impact of big data on IT -- or what could be IT’s impact on big data.[read more]