How the ‘Toyota Way’ Can Drive a Balanced IT Department

Since he passed away in 1990, Taiichi Ohno's impact within the global business community has remained firm—for good reason: He is universally recognized as the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS), better known in the U.S. as "lean manufacturing." Among the wastes he targeted for elimination: delays, unnecessary movement, over-production and activity that adds no value. In the... Read More »

12 Amazing Impacts of the Digital Economy

As Ferris Bueller once put it, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." For CIOs, these words convey special relevance: They make decisions every day which go beyond steering their companies toward new levels of profitability—they're often changing the world of commerce with their choices. And, sometimes, if you don't "stop and... Read More »

Inside IT With Tech Visionary Charles Araujo

A popular author and speaker about the future of IT, Charles Araujo talks about what it means to be a digital leader, the IT organization of tomorrow, and how to enable transformation in an organization.

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10 Ways Social Media Is Transforming Businesses

Remember when corporations once routinely banned employees from posting comments on Facebook and other social media? That seems like an eternity, as at least four of five companies now either use social media or are planning to do so. Clearly, social media's immediacy, accessibility and flexibility—you can instantly post an industry article, best practices inquiry or company... Read More »

Organizations Lack Important ERP Capabilities

While the vast majority of professionals feel that enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools are critical to business, a significant number are underwhelmed by their ERP system performance, according to a new survey from Epicor Software Corporation. The accompanying e-book-styled report, titled "Mobile, Social, Cloud and ERP: Whose Business... Read More »

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