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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.

The Social Enterprise: Interesting Concept or Reality?

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The social enterprise — as I define it, a company that uses social and collaborative tools to get work done, supported by a culture of openness — is full of big claims. Depending on who you ask, it’s either the biggest “game-changer” in business or nothing more than a buzzword. Personally, I think the truth lies somewhere in between.

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 5 Best (and Worst) Tech Execs of All Time

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Running a major tech company has to be one of the harder callings in business today. Not only do you have to be an extremely innovative individual, but you also need the innate ability to lead and extract the most out of your employees. Here’s a list of the standout winners and losers of the various tech executives in history.

It’s Time for a Cloud UI Standard

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I think we’re at a point when we need to start thinking about creating a set of standards for what a Cloud-based application should look and feel like. Moving toward a set of standards will by no means be an easy undertaking nor will it be a goal we’re able to realize quickly–which is why we need to start the conversation now.

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.

State of the Union: Public Sector and the Cloud

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Within the private sector, Cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are now being adopted aggressively, even by some formerly nay-saying late majority buyers. The public sector, however, has been slow to follow. Is the relationship between the Cloud and public-sector organizations truly oil-and-water?

Software Advice’s 2011 Authority Awards

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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.

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