It's amazing: Of all the financial applications that could be built, ERP vendors focus on core financials like general ledger. Here's a firm that serves an enviable clientele -- but it's not a big name brand in financial software (yet).
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Just about every company seems to have a rapidly growing portfolio of social media applications today. This is fragmenting our knowledge, locking us in, reducing business utility, and holding back ROI for our organizations.
Enterprise software giant SAP announced today it will embrace the Windows 8 platform with a range of specially designed applications for the operating system, along with a brand new product.
Billing relationship "lifeline" but operators need to switch mindset from engaging customers as people, not simply numbers, to effectively tap existing connection, industry exec says.
Country issues call for collaboration worth S$21 million (US$16.5 million) to develop "high-impact, sector-specific" software-as-a-service products to help smaller companies lower costs.
Hewlett-Packard bets on companies straddling across private, public and hybrid cloud deployments and looks to provide right tools and services to capture this market, says exec.
Competitors may have "20 years' headstart" in ERP and CRM systems, but Redmond sees opportunity in offering flexibility at more cost-effective means.
Country sees traction in companies adopting common mobile services "enablers" co-developed as part of government-led IT roadmap, Intelligent Nation 2015, and plans for further rollouts, says ICT regulator.
Applications increasingly core to business operation, necessitating app performance management to optimize not just company's revenue, but agility, innovation and brand recognition, Compuware exec says.
Companies evolving use of social media tools in ways that bank heavily on strategic planning as well as enhance collaboration with external parties.
Design makeover a must and expected if Twitter wants to grow user base and revenue to battle social media rivals as well as secure market share and ad dollars, analysts say.
Curbing search giant's market share requires strategies that do not simply include technical innovations, but also marketing smarts and significant resources, industry watchers say.
Companies have much to gain from embarking on social media projects to engage today's tech-savvy consumers but many unsure over management and legal issues.
OCBC says pervasive use of Web-connected mobile devices and social networks has compelled banks to tweak their service models in order to meet customer demand for "instant, now".
Small and midsize firms already on social platforms to market themselves but lack sophisticated, substantive strategies to meet expectations of online users, insiders note.
newsmaker Companies benefit from improved efficiencies and revenue and having human face via social media tools, says Sandy Carter, IBM's social business evangelist and self-professed social addict.
Digital music launchpad for cloud vendors looking to gain lead in cloud-based media services, which industry analysts observe will include other rich media such as video in coming years.
Offering person-to-person payments to its U.S. customers, credit card giant wants a slice of the pie, currently dominated by rival PayPal, say news reports.
Globe Telecom achieves faster time-to-market services, better targeted campaigns and improved customer satisfaction with help of IBM's service delivery platform, says exec from the Philippine telco.
It seems pretty clear that Chrome OS Netbooks won't be available in 2010. Is this something the tech industry still wants?
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