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What Motivates Knowledge Workers to Achieve Quality?

We have to admit that we work in the knowledge business. We demand high skills from our employees and we meet customers who are equally highly skilled. Our deliverables are complex and the quality of our deliverables can only in part be measured in exact terms. If our jobs demanded less skill and the outcome was easily measured, we could solely depend on controlling mechanisms to ensure the quality delivered. It is...

Organizations are Still Asking About Cloud Computing Benefits

Everywhere you turn, you hear about the cloud. So much so that you’d be excused for thinking that a) the cloud is an over-hyped passing fad, or b) everyone is in the cloud. The truth can be found somewhere between these two viewpoints. While people may already be tired of hearing about the cloud, cloud computing is no mere fad. It is being embraced by businesses and consumers alike. Yet there are still plenty of...

Business Process Transformation – Maximize your Software Investment

The implementation or upgrade of an enterprise financial and/or HR system (commonly called ERP) is a significant technology change. There are several measurable reasons for doing so; such as technology obsolescence, maintenance or support costs, and functional requirements. However, the investment required to change the technology provides the greatest return of benefit when business processes are streamlined and...

Inforum – Day 1 Recap

Infor’s Inforum opened Sunday in Denver with a grand reception for the more than 5000 participants. CIBER, Inc., the event’s only Platinum Sponsor, hosted a preliminary event for Lawson’s Public Sector and K-12 Community. Monday morning, Infor’s CEO, Charles Phillips, and other senior executives began the meeting with their insights on how the third largest business software company is revolutionizing the...

Why run my ERP in the Cloud?

The introduction of cloud computing has provided an additional dimension to IT service delivery and radical concepts that challenge the view of the value of on-premise systems. The question of cost is changing the dynamic and rules that govern financial systems. These rules were: #1 – my business critical data must sit in my data center #2 – no one can touch my data or my systems or my machines other than my...
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