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Wal-Mart IT: Finding the Value of Data Analysis & Legacy

The advantages of data-driven business processes are legion, especially in the case of updating legacy IT. In an article by Charles Babcock for InformationWeek, Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell talks about her experiences and lessons learned with data analysis at the world’s biggest retailer. Suffice to say, IT has played no …

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Why Legacy Modernization Projects Fail

The hunger of companies for legacy modernization outpaces the means to feed – such as when we use the phrase “your eyes are bigger than your stomach.” What does a 24% project success rate mean? It means companies are doing something wrong when they try to execute technology projects! There …

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Shackle the Dream of Legacy Modernization

Modernizing your legacy applications can feel like tackling an oversized bird as it tries to escape out of an office window. Like the song from the TV show Parks and Recreation proclaims, you’ve got to “catch your dream, and shackle it to your heart.” Brandon Edenfield, writing for CIO.com, has …

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The End of End-to-End: Why You Should Care

End-to-end is coming to an end. At least, that’s what Andy White thinks in an article for The ITSM Review. A controversial view? Consider the following ominous factors. The presence of shadow IT, restructuring of analytics, M&A transactions, converging technologies, cost of I&O, and new organizational roles all point to …

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9 Tips for Selecting and Implementing an ERP System

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a complex undertaking requiring licensing and maintenance, not to mention considerable resources and time. The process consists of many layers, much like the harmonized singing of an old barbershop quartet. In an article for CIO.com, Jennifer Lonoff Schiff gives us the rundown for selecting and …

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ITSM: 2-Speeds / 8 Solutions

The challenge is to “balance safety and security with energy and speed.” Many organizations–especially those that host legacy technology from the 80s and 90s–require that slow ‘keep the lights on’ approach, while the pace of change demands every company to compete like a fresh young startup. In an article for …

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