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How do Enterprise's Benefit from the Cloud?
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One notable advantage of switching to the cloud is the subscription-based pricing model. The model gives the customer an option to make a substantial upfront investment by choosing whether to revamp the contract after the initial term....

Procurement Transformation - Be Careful What You Wish For
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Jeff Stovall, CIO, City of Charlotte, NC

Last summer, the City of Charlotte launched its biggest Procure-to- Pay change in over a decade. After using the same mainframe-based financial system for more than 30 years, the Charlotte City Council approved a $21 million project in 2011 for a...

Beyond The Numbers: The CFO as a Cultural Change Agent
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Jeffrey Melnick, CFO, EisnerAmper

The idea of the traditional role of a CFO as purely a number-cruncher is as antiquated as pay phones and carbon paper. In fact, there should be little that is outside the lane of today’s CFO. A large part of this expansive view entails the...

Financial Leadership through Technology
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Mike Bailey, CPA, Director of Information Technology, City of Redmond, WA

Upon arriving at the City of Redmond in 2008 one of the first concerns expressed by our management team was the need to update our financial systems. The systems being used were implemented some time ago and done so in a way that did not align...

Tapping the Cloud to Secure Financial Assets during Disaster Recovery
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Lisa Pope, SVP-Global Strategy & Sales, Infor CloudSuite

This August marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Cost, leaving a path of destruction that is still evident in some areas, even today. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), last year...

An insight in ECC data issues impacting Financial Results
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Eric Brink, CEO, ERPmenu

Introduction In the day and age of Big data and Business Intelligence (BI) one thing stays the same; data quality, which is a pre-requisite for good reports and management informations. When the data in your SAP ERP system is inaccurate, any...

Asset Management in Utility Organizations
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Milind Nazare, Vice President Operations & Delivery, Avertra Corp

Assets are the lifeblood of the utilities industry. Power and Gas stations, Distribution and Transmission Lines, Storage Wells, Generation Plants, Exploration, and the list goes on. Apart from gas, water, electric and waste carrying assets, there...

Leveraging the Data from IoT
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Mike Shemancik, CIO, ABT Power Management

There is a lot of hype and excitement about the “Internet of Things” and the promise it brings around collecting and triangulating data from whatever array of sensors and devices are applicable to your business. The technical and...

"The Third Choice"
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Jeffrey Jones, Corporate Director of IT, MetalTek International

When most Metals and Mining Tech­nology companies are presented with the need for a new software solution - whether it is to replace a legacy application or to fulfill a new need - they seem to go through the selection pro­cess with only...

Technology in Textiles-Bedding
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Brian Parnes, CIO, Down Lite International

Technology in the textile industry, specifically bedding, ranges from outdated equipment on a production floor to state of the art automated lines, home-grown ERP systems to full-fledged SAP installations. In between all of this are mounds of...

CIO Driven Collaboration
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John Miller, VP-IT, American Textile Company

We IT professionals are in a unique situation. Sometimes, we fill the role of “Lightening Rod of Hate”. After all, we are the ones that say “No, you cannot have a new iPhone 6.” However, we have access to all of the data...

How to Enhance Medical Device Quality by Ordinary Model
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Getting medicinal device manufacturing planners, engineers, and production groups synchronized on a typical model, which improves item quality by lessening blunders in production and expanding yield rates. FREMONT, CA: Medical equipment makers...

A Simple, But Critical Step, in Your Next ERP Project
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Peter Edlund, SVP of Global Product Marketing, DiCentral

Several years ago, I received a phone call from a frantic CIO. He had been in his role at a mid-sized retailer for a short time, and was at the tail end of a significant Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System implementation. It was a major...

Cloud Computing Emerges as the Perfect Architecture
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John Oldham, CEO, AirVault

The aircraft maintenance operations for the world’s top airlines has changed dramatically in recent years from an internal airline-owned operation, to an airline-managed global supply chain of vendors, MROs (Maintenance Repair &...

Level-up Medical Device Manufacturing Transfer Process With This
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An efficient manufacturing design transfer process can help client meet their deadlines and instead focus on the medical algorithms or other treatment modalities.  FREMONT, CA: An effectively run process for manufacturing design transfer...

How is Automotive Industry Spearheading Technology Adoption Process?
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Most Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and manufacturers are moving up the chain with the power of smart sensors in the IoT platform along with integration of big data and AI. FREMONT, CA: Imagine the automotive industry taking charge to...

Suppliers of Information for Industry 4.0: Three Steps to Leveraging the Power of Your Data
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Ron Stuver, Director, Business Consulting, SICK

At the foundation of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) – or the Fourth Industrial Revolution – is data and connectivity. I4.0 is not a technology, but rather, a concept of how automation can be better utilized to help companies achieve...

The evolution of the Smart Factory
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Hector Barresi, Director - Industrial Automation Business, IMI Precision Engineering

When Charles Chaplin filmed Modern Times back in 1936, he brilliantly portrayed the revolutionary “efficiencies” of modern industrialization that characterized the Industry 2.0 era. The use of electricity, mass manufacturing,...

Ensure a Balanced Approach to Support "The Business" and "The Business of IT"
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Leni Kaufman, VP & CIO, Huntington Ingalls

Challenges in technology A big challenge is providing cost- effective and secure mobility solutions in an extremely dynamic and growing marketplace that meet all user expectations and  customer requirements for consumer hardware, and work...

Building Trusted Partnerships: Key for a Successful Business
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Glenn Pinnel, CIO, Benjamin Moore & Co.

We are in the midst of a digital disruption that is causing business models to change at a faster pace than ever before. The concept of digital business has been on top of almost every business leader's mind for several...