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Weekly recap: 10 development predictions, the need for adaptable ERPs, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on application development predictions, why ERP systems must adapt to business changes, and more. I hope you find them useful:

SMEs must be able to adapt their ERP to business change
A recent study by Aberdeen Group highlights the importance of being able to react quickly/inexpensively to business change without major disruptions. In a growing organization, change is inevitable, and companies stuck with inflexible ERP systems will ultimately suffer. If your company is stuck with an outdated ERP system, this guide outlines one way to fix that problem.

Top ten app development predictions for 2013
Where is application development headed in 2013? The analyst firm, IDC, believe that web technologies will play a bigger role in mobile apps, development platforms will drive private cloud adoption, web-based development tools/IDEs will become more popular, and more.

A path to responsive IT
As I mentioned in this article, IT departments hoping to become more agile and responsive must start with the proper architecture. Without the right infrastructure, IT departments cannot properly support the business.

16 ways to torture developers
How can you drive away your best developers? This article outlines many ways companies accidentally torture their developers, including forcing them to re-invent the wheel, making them use WebSphere, using outdated tools, and more.