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Gearing Up for 2014: Microsoft’s Cloud Tech Update for Autumn 2013

October 10, 2013
By guest blogger - Adam Kinsey

Cloud technology has been around for a while now, but recent news and developments are predicting that 2014 will be a momentous year for the cloud, particularly for cloud ERP. The biggest upcoming events will come from Microsoft. There have already been some upsets, perhaps the largest of which was the June announcement of...
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NetSuite SuiteWorld 2013 Parties

May 8, 2013
By admin
NetSuite SuiteWorld 2013 Parties

SuiteWorld 2013, an annual 4-day event (May 13-16) for NetSuite users and partners, is soon approaching. Have you packed, have you picked which sessions to attend? And most importantly, have you RSVP for the after-hour parties? We are getting ready to head down to San Jose but before we do, we’ll give loyal readers...
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Sales & Marketing ERP in the Cloud: Rethinking Your Strategy

The good old days of on-premises ERP solutions are fading fast. It won’t be long before any of those in sales and marketing for software resellers even remember what it was like. Gone are the days of full pipelines bursting with opportunity, and a fundamentally unknowledgeable group of buyers just waiting for a sales...
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Black Swans and Forcing Functions for Cloud Manufacturing Software

May 3, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Black Swans and Forcing Functions for Cloud Manufacturing Software

Nobody likes a forcing function. But sometimes, it takes one of those to compel action. In today’s blog, I wanted to touch on how a made-to-order manufacturer finally decided to commit to moving their ERP to the cloud after a black swan event that has shaken up the organization. This was a tip-off that...
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Relating the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing to ERP

September 27, 2011
By djohnson
Relating the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing to ERP

The “NIST (US National Institute of Standards and Technology) published a roadmap in July 2011 that includes the definition of cloud computing published by NIST in January 2011. Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and...
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US Manufacturing Surge Impacts ERP Vendors

July 1, 2011
By djohnson
US Manufacturing Surge Impacts ERP Vendors

All indicators are that US manufacturing, one of the segments hardest hit by the economic slow down, is having a strong revival in 2011. About the Manufacturing Recovery As reported in the Financial Times, manufacturing is the strongest sector in US economy, with annual estimated rate of 9.1 percent in the first quarter compared...
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Using the Cloud To Weatherproof your Financials

June 1, 2011
By djohnson
Using the Cloud To Weatherproof your Financials

Good Clouds and Bad Clouds Recent weather events including flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, tornados from Northern California to Oklahoma, thunderstorms from Illinois to New York, and heat alerts in the Southeast have demonstrated the impact of ‘bad clouds’ on business and data availability. I’ve often heard the phrase “you have to...
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Planning for the turned-around economy? Cloud Computing and SaaS can help.

March 16, 2011
By grippen
Planning for the turned-around economy?  Cloud Computing and SaaS can help.

Though the economy has thrown us a curve ball over the last couple of years, there are indications that the economy might be in the process of turning around. In fact, wholesale distributors have recently reported six quarters of consecutive growth, plus the need to start growing their inventories and people resources, i.e. the...
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