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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.

Enterprise Software History, Part 2: Minicomputers to the PC

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What seems to be a relatively transparent interaction for us laypeople has been a long road for the engineers, programmers and developers whose hunger for innovation make life simpler today. By the 1970s, the industry was embarking on an entirely new frontier – the birth of personal computing.

Enterprise Software History, Part 1: Origins of Modern Computing

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It’s a story with numerous personalities, mind-boggling inventions and the giants that we know as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Microsoft and Apple. From the early days of programming languages to the booms, busts and consolidations – the maturation of enterprise software has changed the way we do business.

It’s Not About the Web Browser


Today just about every enterprise software vendor offers a web access option. Why then, is the new class of SaaS (or cloud) application vendors racing ahead with great momentum while the rest of the enterprise apps market ambles along with limited growth? To put it simply, it’s not about the browser. Here’s why.

What is SaaS? 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Software as a Service

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While the tech world is laser focused on SaaS, we find that buyers still have a lot of questions. Every day at Software Advice, we hear the same handful of questions about what SaaS is, exactly, and how SaaS differs from on-premise software. We thought it’d be helpful to put together a guide of the top 10 FAQs about SaaS.

Larry Ellison’s Progeny Throughout the Tech Industry

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A lot of what we recognize in the software market today can be tied back to Larry Ellison’s personality and the experience many executives got at Oracle. To help visualize how Ellison spread his genes through the software industry, we put together an infographic of his descendants.

IBM Mergers & Acquisitions: Who’s Next?

At the ripe old age of 100, IBM’s current portfolio is so broad that it’s practically a one-stop shop for enterprise technology. But they’re not done yet. The company recently stated that they will spend $20 billion on mergers and acquisitions in the next five years. We thought it’d be fun to guess who IBM will acquire next.

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