Selecting the ideal Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from among the numerous options on the market can feel like daunting challenge. ERP represents a serious investment for any organisation and is vital to future success. Explore the strategies organisations are employing to find the right ERP fit that will give them the tools they need to thrive.
Businesses, whether regional shops or global multi-nationals, are increasingly turning to external managed IT services providers for everything from email to archiving to ERP. For all the momentum and growth in the managed services segment, however, deciding when and where to outsource is not straightforward. This paper offers some practical guidance into determining whether outsourcing makes sense, key criteria for finding the right provider, and some fundamental steps to getting outsourcing relationships started on the right track.
Younger people may be driving
increased use of collaborative
working and social networking in
the enterprise, but the benefits
can be felt by everyone. To make
it happen, organisations need to
adopt a ‘people first’ approach.
Collaboration is one of the hot topics of the moment, helping
to address a number of key business issues, but what’s around
the corner for collaboration technology?
There is no doubt about it: collaboration works. And often with
the most spectacular, spellbinding results. Read on.
This IDC Vendor Spotlight analyses emerging trends related to business drivers and technology
evolution of enterprise collaboration and communication in Australia. The study takes a look at the
business and organisational challenges facing C-suite executives, including the CIO and other IT
decision makers, and the potential for tapping these trends for considerable positive gain. We also
discuss the role of the portfolio of solutions offered by the partnership between Cisco, Alphawest and
Optus in this market segment.
A core challenge for many organizations adopting SharePoint is that even basic development tasks can require a major investment in time and resources. Once SharePoint is entrenched in an organization, and its usage requirements become more complex, much more work must be devoted to satisfying those requirements.
This paper will first explain how frustrations arise as usage requirements become more complex, then provide guidance to help you address these frustrations.
By discovering the challenges covered in this paper, you can help ensure that your SharePoint
environment will be healthier and more stable, and over time provide a better collaborative platform and toolset to the user community. And the resulting well managed SharePoint environment will be easier to modify or extend to meet ever-evolving requests and requirements of your users. In addition to providing best practices and lessons learned about what it takes to effectively manage a SharePoint 2010 environment, this paper also provides information on Quest Software solutions that can help with SharePoint management and administration challenges.
This paper examines three solution types that are commonly implemented to address these challenges: onpremise software, on-premise appliances, and hosted security offerings, and provides an overview of their effectiveness in common usage scenarios, as well as a discussion of their impact on overall IT budget. The paper concludes with a discussion of increasing adoption of hosted security services and a summary of the key reasons why many businesses of all sizes are selecting this as a model for protecting their businesses from cyber threats.
Like a civil engineering endeavor or sizable construction project, implementing an
enterprise-wide application like an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help
run your business is a costly and complex process. And just as would be the case
with any significant undertaking, success is not a given. A certain amount of planning,
discipline and wisdom are required to complete implementation in a timely
manner and to make sure that the new enterprise system put into place meets the
requirements of your business.
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