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How ERP Modernization Enabled Radio Flyer’s Global IT Transformation

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As Radio Flyer reached its 95th anniversary, the company realized its legacy ERP system was no longer adequate. In search of a modern system that would take them into the future, Radio Flyer implemented Oracle technology, putting them on par with some of the biggest manufacturers and retailers in the world.

Calling All Judges – Peer Evaluators Needed for 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards

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Software Advice has teamed up with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) to promote the 2013 CODiE Awards. The first-round judging period will soon be underway, but there are several judging assignments still available. Don’t miss this chance to participate.

Advice on Taking Your Company to the Cloud

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Cloud is the de facto choice for many start-ups and small companies. Before moving to the Cloud, however, it’s important to understand some of the challenges of moving to the Cloud–and how to overcome those challenges. To help companies better understand what it takes to move to the Cloud, we hosted a Cloud panel.

Do You Have a Cloud Career Plan?

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The explosive growth of Cloud technologies is shaking up IT departments everywhere. This technology shift is creating a new professional skills market that’s in high demand and short supply. For IT professionals, maintaining a job in the age of Cloud computing requires developing a new set of skills to match evolving IT roles.

The Cloud and Why Installed Software Isn’t Going Away

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Installed software was just called “software” until the advent of SaaS, the top tier in the Cloud infrastructure architecture. With all the benefits that SaaS provides, some would think that traditional installed software would disappear. In this article, we outline the reasons it won’t, from two perspectives.

Software Advice’s 2011 Authority Awards


In the spirit of the holiday, we thought we would depart from our usual blog content and spotlight individuals that have helped us this year. These 21 industry experts were kind enough to take time out of their schedules to share their wisdom, knowledge and experience. We greatly appreciate their contributions.

Three Ways Apple is Influencing Enterprise Software Development

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In the old world, consumer tech followed the lead of the enterprise tech community. That’s starting to change. Today, enterprise developers are drawing much of their design inspiration from consumer tech innovation. And nothing in the consumer tech world than is bigger than Apple and their flagship iPhone and iPad products.

Tomorrow’s ERP: Creating a New Environment for Small Manufacturers

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Current enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) are firmly rooted in the requirements, resources, and capabilities of large manufacturing concerns. Smaller manufacturers, however, live in a very different environment. How is ERP shifting to meet the needs of that environment?

Enterprise Software History, Part 4: Dotcom to Today

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From Y2K preparations to the rise of dotcoms, there was a surge of growth in the late 1990s. Clearly, the pace and breadth of innovation that led us into the new millennium completely changed everything. And after the dotcom bubble burst, we were in store for another evolution with the rise of mobile and cloud technology.

Enterprise Software History, Part 3: Windows to the Web

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The creation of a ubiquitous operating system brought new levels of efficiency, productivity and revenue within the enterprise in the 1980s. Although developments in software and hardware were making things faster, easier and more efficient, the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1990 turned the world upside down.

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