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5 Steps to Win Big in 2015

jake gasawayCurious about what businesses should be doing to win in 2015?  Jake Gasaway says that whether your business has it all squared away or still digging for more opportunity, these top trends will give you a peek into what’s to come:

Facts You Need to Know About the Cloud

cloud questionsWe have crossed a threshold: Majority of company workloads now happen it the Cloud. So, instead of our campaign to bring companies into the Cloud, we will concentrate on how to take advantage of the Cloud, and how to manage the Cloud.

A Successful Retailer Without an Online Presence?

no-onlineIn retail, EVERYBODY must (or thinks they must), be prominent in e-retailing and omnichannel because of ALL the revenue. So Primark must be joking to think they can remain just simply brick & mortar? But when Sears shuts down stores, UK-based Primark buys them to expand into the US. Keep thinking of an old saying: “Jack of All Trades, and Master of None”. Bet Primark has heard of it.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2015

future-crystal-ballAbout this time last year, I predicted the hottest topics in the supply chain world for 2014 would be Big Data, robots, drones, same-day delivery, and M2M. Not bad, I’d say! Now, if I could only do as well with my stock market plays, football bets, and the lottery I’d be in much better financial shape.


Those were pretty easy pickings, in retrospect. The topics were all clearly visible on Gartner’s hype cycle by the end of 2013 and there weren’t many negatives out there to impact them.

ec-bp.com's Best of 2014

CLM Bestof 14 22014 is almost in the books and it’s been a wild ride! We’ve posted a lot of articles and blogs that we hope have been useful to you this year. As usual, we like to go back and see what piqued your interest so we can find themes and topics to update in the new year.

Job Seeker: How Much Abuse Will You Take? a

Job-Seeker-0111I'm not a job seeker. I love writing and consulting. Been there and done it with the hiring process. Which means I know a lot about the hiring process too. Was hired to select a location for a New York office for a start up “social website”, as well as discover what else would be required to staff it and open it. That, to me, meant concise hiring requirements (for others to execute).

Shadow IT Hurts Automation Efforts Say CIO's

shadow-itShadow IT is IT activity that occurs outside of sanctioned IT. Shadow IT is growing in many organizations driven by consumerized technology, mobility, the availability of cloud solutions and quite frankly relatively slow cycle times within captive IT organizations.

Implementing Supply Chain Analytics

data-analyticsImplementing and beginning to utilize data-driven analytics to operate and manage your supply chain has gotten easier than when a few hardy pioneers first “test drove” early installations. Like always, inconsistent data is the biggest culprit in obtaining good analysis. We are going to search the World for you and find what else can cause issues.

Successful SCM On-Going Disruption Recovery

disruption3Successful supply chain management requires a company to recover from disruptions, which are a normal part of any business. We have recently talked about unexpected and unusual disruptions / mistakes. But normal disruptions can and should be solved by the “operations people”.

Big Data Applications & Cloud a Heavenly Match?

Cloud-ArrowCIOs know, you know, I know that organizations need to utilize Cloud-based applications and infrastructure so that they are digitally competitive. Why are perceived budget and security concerns stymying digital initiatives?

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