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Good Things Happened at Inforum 2014

When you gather today’s most innovative Infor minds and creative thinkers together, and put them all in one room (ok, one massive conference hall), something good is bound to happen, right? And some good things definitely happened at Inforum 2014. As Infor’s premier user group event, Inforum gave those who attended a chance to share ideas, compare solutions and services, even mingle about Ming.le(TM) and the...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Driving Supply Chain Benefits (8 of 10)

Blog #8:  Physical Infrastructure Rationalization/Consolidation – Distribution Networks For M&A activities that are focused in the same geographic market, a quick glance at a map would seem to suggest multiple synergy and savings opportunities, including: Common supplier locations Distribution centers located in close proximity to each other Transportation routes that travel down the same highways Deliveries...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Driving Supply Chain Benefits (7 of 10)

Physical Infrastructure Rationalization/Consolidation The third primary aspect of the M&A challenge focuses on how to best leverage the combined physical infrastructure of the two former companies in a manner that results in the most cost effective and customer focused solution going forward.  Companies must carefully analyze and quantify the holistic impacts of physical integration and consolidation scenarios,...

Multi-Cloud Deployments – Proceed with Caution (1 of 2)

Multi-Cloud Deployments – Proceed with Caution For the enterprise, the future of the cloud is in multiplicity. In their latest “state of the cloud” report, Rackspace has identified hybrid and multi-cloud implementations as  “today’s strategy of choice for the enterprise” given that the majority of respondents either already have an existing multi-cloud infrastructure (77%)  or are planning for hybrid...

Building Teams and Changing Behavior with Managed Services

In previous blogs, I outlined key requirements that I feel are critical to building out a Managed Services framework. These include building out defining documents and tailored governance models that enable the team to follow the framework though the use of a shared site (like SharePoint) using repeatable processes. Building Teams As we build teams through a balanced approach of rebadging, attracting new...
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