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Weekly Recap: 5 ways to get the most out of BI, how to select an ERP system, and more…

EducationSummary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn why Business Intelligence is very intelligent, how to select an ERP system (and the problems caused by ERP customizations), and more.

Business Intelligence isn’t very intelligent. yet.
Many companies talk a good game when it comes to business intelligence (BI), but most of them are still reading dated reports, usually compiled manually, well after the fact.

How BYOD is leading to larger use of the cloud
While at first glance, BYOD and the cloud appear to be independent of each other, the truth is that they’re very much interrelated. As more companies look to BYOD, they’re in turn adopting cloud computing as a way to address the various challenges BYOD poses while also enhancing BYOD’s benefits.

5 ways to get the most out of BI
CIOs must play an active role in harnessing the value of information that flows ‘from’ rather than ‘through’ technology platforms. It is this information flow that ultimately delivers on your promise to provide timely decision support across your entire organisation.

9 tips for selecting and implementing an ERP system
Deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is an expensive proposition, not just in terms of licensing dollars (SLA) and maintenance, but in terms of dedicated resources and time. To make matters worse, ERP solutions typically require customizations to provide a perfect fit…which only lock the business in to that solution. If you’re in this situation, learn how to customize your ERP solution without locking yourself down.