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8 Ways to Build a Better Business Bot

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The increasing demand for these technological solutions is not a result of blind consumerism, nor is it a case of mindless obsession with AI

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One Bitcoin Transaction Consumes One Week Worth of Electricity for Your Home

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As the Bitcoin hype is increasingly rising so does its exorbitant energy consumption

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Seven Ways ERP Can Improve Risk Mitigation

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Business is no friend of risk. While fortunes are won and new markets are conquered through calculated risk, firms nonetheless try to avoid it whenever possible. Risk represents lost revenue, disrupted partnerships, idle equipment, brand damage and a host of other effects that aren’t typically advantageous to corporations. So risk mitigation is

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The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation (ii)

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continuing from. The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation. Do model the target Enterprise around services (SOA, APIs, web services, even microservices. so that complexity is hidden from stakeholders

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How ERP Can Cut Business Costs

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The business of business is generating profits. That's the bottom line. Both large corporations and small, family-owned businesses are always on the lookout for ways to cut operational costs while improving efficiency. Getting more work done for lower costs means business growth and improved profits. One way a business can increase its operational efficiency

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When ERP Meets Blockchain

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We are at the start of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) digital transformation with the introduction of blockchain technology, best known as a digital ledger (think distributed database) behind cryptocurrency. However, businesses are adopting blockchain as a trusted system through which to share records with partners. That’s where you’ll see blockchain enter the

Why Enterprise Architecture is not delivering today

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The moment we start searching for an Enterprise Architecture (EA)example we begin realising that something is fishy. There is hardly any. Yet, the media abounds in stories about the experiences we had in working towards achieving EA. Some claim success without ever showing an outcome as proof.

The Added Benefits of VoIP - What Can it Bring to Your Business?

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If you're in business, whether large or small, you're always on the prowl for ways to cut expenses and boost profits. When it's time to crunch the numbers, every penny matters. So, when the prospect of cutting your company's phone bill comes along, it is worth a serious look. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). VoIP is an acronym for a different way of

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VoIP for 2018 and Beyond

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VoIP is an acronym that anyone who uses the internet probably knows or will see before long. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that turns a broadband internet connection into a regular phone line. That means you can make voice calls over your internet connection.

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How To Import MBOX To MS Outlook?

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This post looks at importing MBOX to Outlook

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2 Ways VoIP Makes Communication More Flexible

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Flexible has quickly become a buzzword that many businesses use to describe themselves. It makes sense because both the marketplace and new technologies create change at such a rapid pace that businesses need to adapt. For businesses to become flexible, they need to ensure that the tools they rely on to get things done are flexible, as well, that that includes their communications

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PBX vs. Cloud: Which Is Better for Businesses?

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Unified communications (UC) has become a mainstream solution, with compelling, ready-made business cases for collaboration and productivity that any business can appreciate. That said, there are still multiple flavors from which to pick. Although cloud-based UC adoption is growing while the number of on-premises deployments are declining, there are still reasons why a business may decide to pick

The role of Views in Enterprise Architecture

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Views are representations of aspects of a system, usually illustrated as partial architecture diagrams. Views filter EA to show only the aspect of interest. They look like slices, sections or computerised scans through a three dimensional architecture representation.

If your Business Architecture framework does not return results follow this

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Today there is no proper method to model your enterprise, no matter what they say. We haven't seen so far in the public domain models that illustrate the architecture of an enterprise so that you can understand what you would get as EA.

Is EA going anywhere?

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This is a legitimate question after so many years of status quo.There is no proof that EA, as the Enterprise Model, exists today. There is no EA model, I could see, we can inspect and navigate but stories about the hard EA experience.

Big Data Security Presents Big Challenges

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Big data means big responsibilities, and anyone worried about protecting and preserving big data needs to accept those responsibilities

The Impact of IT on Education: 5 Great Elearning Platforms

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Businesses have flourished due to lower expenses for numerous in-house processes, people have started communicating more easily, but education has also greatly changed

5 Ways to Take Advantage of ERP

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is essential for large corporations that manage complex work processes in order to achieve business goals and grow their business. The technology changes rapidly, offering new features all the time and challenging companies to reexamine how they do business. Take advantage of new features in ERP in order to leverage the benefits for your company

Six ERP API Mistakes to Avoid

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Application programmer interfaces matter. A recent study by CA Technologies, formerly Computer Associates, found that 88 percent of enterprises currently use APIs, and a third of them drive revenue from them. More than half of executives

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The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation (i)

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continuing from. The Preparation of the Enterprise for the Digital Transformation. To cope with the increasing complexity and change, any enterprise is confronted increasingly with, the enterprise, have to be gradually virtualised starting

CRM and Team Communications Made Easy

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Your customer relationship management (CRM) platform should be the nexus of your team communications (if it isn’t already). With the current and prospective customer data it holds, the CRM application is the perfect starting point for collaboration among your sales, development, operations, and customer success teams. Here are a few ways CRM makes

The Enterprise Modelling we need

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Presently, we have all these diagrams stored in various places in the enterprise but no two are linked together or consistent. They do not employ the same components, connections, notations or tool.

How Do I Export Exchange Server Offline Data (OST) File into Outlook 2016 PST File?

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a free method for conversion of Exchange OST file to PST

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Is EA going anywhere? To evolve EA needs to (i)

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continuing from. Is EA going anywhere? Enterprise Architecture (EA) will be increasingly required by stakeholders. For instance, once shareholders, the owners of the company, understand its value, they would want the blueprint of the enterprise to understand

The Chatbot Hype of 2017:5 Reasons Bots are Crucial for SMBs

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Twenty years ago it was all about chatting with people, today it is a brand new concept ? chatting with bots

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Keeping Your Online Privacy Safe in 2018: 3 Useful Tips

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There are only a couple of really important things you should understand, and you will more easily be able to control your online privacy

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5 Reasons Why VoIP Disaster Recovery Is Critical for Your Business

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Hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural and man-made disasters create situations that demand a solid business continuity (BC)/disaster recovery (DR) plan in case of serious interruptions to your organization’s business. This article focuses on BC/DR for your voice over IP (VoIP)/unified communications (UC) business phone system. The year 2017 has been a busy year for hurricanes

No VoIP for Your Business? Why Not?

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Innovations in technology come quickly in today's market. This always-shifting landscape can be daunting at times, and navigating through the rapidly changing innovations is challenging. It can be difficult to wade through all the choices. Unfortunately, this could mean you're missing out on a few technology gems that could really work wonders for your company. Take, for example, VoIP.

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Ways to Be Successful When Working From Home

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Working from home provides one with a lot of flexibility. In as much as working from offers flexibility, it is just like any job in an office. It requires a person to have focus, discipline, and commitment

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Is the CIO the solution to Digital?

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The CIO is effectively an operations manager while the CDO is a de facto digital strategy and architecture lead

The success of our economy depends on companies we do not really understand (i)

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The Chief Enterprise Architect (CEA) role replaces the CIO (iv)

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continuing from. The CIO in the Cloud era. The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i).

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How marketing and communication industries are putting the major impact on big data?

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This post looks at big data and the marketing/communication industries