What’s a Business Process without Master Data?

While the linkage between business process management (BPM) and master data management (MDM) initiatives has been explored for some time, it’s only now that we’re beginning to see companies truly think about these initiatives as fully integrated programs. For quite some time, I have been a strong advocate for the convergence of BPM and MDM 

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The Top 10 “Must-Have” Features of an Enterprise App Store

Enterprise App stores serve a very important purpose: the ability to distribute internal applications to organizations’ employees and other stakeholders without having to upload the app onto a public app store. With the proliferation of mobile devices, BYOD policies, and the large scale adoption and usage of tablets such as iPad within the enterprise, the 

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The Evolution of the “Millennial Enterprise” and the Role of Technology Innovation

In any era, innovation has been at the center of enterprise growth and success. The same thought process applies to this millennium too. The only change is that today we have IT at our disposal to drive innovation. The question uppermost in the minds of today’s CIO is how to use IT to drive the 

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Cloud Computing Adoption in the Banking and Financial Services Industry

Despite the slow adoption of cloud computing by the banking and financial services industry with security and reliability being the major concerns, financial institutions are quickly resorting to cloud-based services to achieve increased agility and lowered total cost of ownership (TCO). According to IDC, worldwide revenue from public IT cloud services exceeded $21.5 billion in 

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The Key to Successful ECM Implementation: Defining ECM Governance

Enterprises are beginning to realize that an effective Enterprise Content Management (ECM) roadmap, if preceded by evaluation, strategy and goals, can lead to many enterprise-level business benefits. However, to prevent ECM oversight, it is imperative to have a governance body in place to help establish a strategy which in turn results in clear operating plans. 

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Why Businesses Should Think about Going ‘Social’

‘Social’ is clearly at the top of the hyper curve. What does this really mean to businesses? Why should an organization think about social? There are a few fundamental shifts that are making a significant impact in the way businesses are run today. First is the growing Gen Y workforce that is highly active on 

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Community Engagement: 6 Steps to an Effective Social Media Program

Social Media is causing a paradigm shift in the way customers interact with companies, given the evolution of direct communicative relationships between them. Customers today stay motivated to participate in ‘social’ forums, making it mutually beneficial. Does this mean that a company that has 25,000 likes on its Facebook page and 10,000 followers on its 

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Responsive Web Design Implementation – 6 Best Practices

Responsive layouts, adaptive layouts, media queries and viewports are terms that are no longer new to the tech savvy generation of today. There exists a burgeoning trend where websites are creating mobile friendly versions to adapt to the relatively smaller mobile screens. Responsive web design (RWD), thus proves to be an emerging user interface design 

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5 Mobile Apps that will be Widely Adopted by Financial Institutions in 2012

Financial services firms globally are investing strategically in enterprise mobile financial service solutions to deliver more mobile-based banking services and reduce the overall cost of operations. According to a recent survey by KPMG, mobile banking has already reached critical mass with 33% of US consumers conducting banking transactions over their mobile devices. This number is 

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CMS Usability: 10 Tips to Consider (Part 1)

Content Management System (CMS) roll outs frequently present many challenges, one of the biggest being usability. Some of the commonly heard customer feedback and queries include: “My business users are not able to understand this new technical tool. What they need is a very simple way to add/edit some text, add images, videos, submit for 

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The Age of an Empowered Consumer – Crystal Ball Gazing for IT and Business

The last few years have seen tremendous changes in the business world; particularly the way customers, employees and partners are interacting and collaborating to conduct their business. Customers are making decisions to buy or discontinue a service with a click of a button. The “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend involves employees bringing their own 

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BPM Evolution in 2012: Getting Closer to the Right Context of Work

In my last blog, I wrote about how ‘Social’ was revolutionizing BPM, providing a gateway for enhanced process efficiency, and in some ways influencing the way we ‘manage’ our process. In certain areas, 2011 was the doorway to the new influences on BPM. The year saw significant advancements in the BPM space with Adaptive Case 

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Banking and Financial Services: 5 Key Technology Trends for 2012

The economy has disappointed in 2011, and 2012 looks similar. In the US, the housing crisis and high unemployment persist. The euro debt crisis threatens Europe with recession. Healthier regions like Asia are too small and too export-oriented to escape a downturn in the West. The best macro case appears to be halting progress on 

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How Semantic Web Will Influence the Enterprise

How about a data Web that understands not only the meaning of data but also the relationships between them like humans do?  Something that ensures targeted and personalized content delivery to the user, delivering intelligent data in its true sense. A Web that anticipates and answers your questions even before you come up with them! 

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Social BPM: Gateway to Enhanced Process Efficiency

With the world getting more ‘social’, individuals are transforming the way they go about their daily lives. Businesses have recognized the need to rethink their strategies and reevaluate their operating models and have commenced to align them with customer expectations and customers’ perception of value. From focusing only on optimization of supply chains, penetration of 

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