The Changing Landscape of CRM

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The following article was penned by our Director of Consulting, Dustin Sitton. It provides a more technical view of how advancements in CRM offerings are changing the way consultants and developers operate.

Developers Have Been Waiting for This…Or Have They?

The promise of an enterprise application so flexible and easy to use that it eliminates the need for traditional custom software development has been talked about for a long time. Until recently, developers have 

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Miscalculated Risk

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“We’re in the final stages of testing and anticipate your system will go live three weeks from today.”

Finally.

After too many months and too much money, the tech company was finally reporting that it was just a few minor tweaks away from launching the shiny new, custom software system that would make life so much better for the partners of the high-powered venture capital firm.

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Join the “BI” Gathering

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Managing data and analysis in the increasingly complex financial services landscape is more critical than ever. New legislation, increased compliance requirements and continued risk due to uncertain economic times have necessitated significant additional IT investment. Leaders in the financial services industry are under intense pressure to not only meet compliance and mitigate risk, but also to fully leverage IT investments and drive growth and profitability.

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Data By The Book

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Big data, with all of its vastness and mystery – and confusion – is actually a remarkably straightforward concept: store everything for later analysis. Because once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. The end.

Ok…so there’s more to the big data story. And while the term big data is both overexposed and under-defined, defining it doesn’t really help solve business problems. (And we won’t even get into Big Data vs. big data, because who really cares except for data practitioners.)

But recounting a business success story that substantiates the notion that you should store every last iota of data – because you don’t know 

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What’s the Big Deal About Big Data?

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Big data is big business. Trillions of bytes of information are generated everyday by businesses large and small. And right in the middle of the big data picture are consumers as they browse, shop, share and communicate both online and offline.

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You know it’s time to hire a technology partner when…

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The Tell-Tale Signs — a Top 10

See anything familiar?

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Let Them Eat KPI

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The spotlight on IT in the healthcare industry has never been more blinding. Healthcare reform (e.g., Meaningful Use, ICD-10 conversion) has mandated IT investment in the name of improved clinical/quality outcomes, reduced medical errors and standardized care. Even without these reforms, however, the increasing role of IT in positively impacting the cost and quality of patient care has become a top priority for healthcare provider organizations.

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On Guard!

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“In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone.”

~Bill Gates

Relentless hackers infect millions of personal records by exploiting a tiny hole in the protective wall surrounding the Internet. A mid-level analyst, frustrated that his warnings of system vulnerabilities went unheeded by management, goes rogue and makes them pay for not listening.

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Dot Your “I”s and Cross Your “T”s

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How can you ensure control over your software development project? Selecting a qualified IT vendor is only the first of many critical steps to take to protect your substantial investment and ensure a successful project.

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Reminder: Your Technology Assessment is Overdue

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How do you keep up with changes in your market? In lean times, you’ll likely pore over your budgets, evaluate your most important assets, and trim the fat here and there. And then when the big picture gets a little brighter, you’ll fatten up again. But is that preparation or is that just a response? A technology assessment is a perfect opportunity to step back, in preparation for your next big step forward.

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