Personal clouds, software-defined data centers and the increased presence of mobile devices are among the developments IT prognosticators expect to see in 2013. A post on the Big Fat Finance Blog highlights that whether it is data centers, mobile or the cloud, IT is changing everywhere you look. Expect more businesses to embrace cloud accounting.
IT decision makers increasingly are attracted to cloud professional services and they’re willing to work with new service providers to get them, an article on the Channelnomics website explains. Much of this is rooted in reducing fixed IT costs. It also allows for more flexibility so that companies can focus on innovation and driving revenue.
With information technology increasingly critical to the success of companies, CIOs are more involved in developing business strategy. An article on the Accelerating IT Success website outlines four key shifts: CIOs have a more strategic outlook; IT projects are focusing on revenue; mobility and social media matter; and innovation is a priority.
All businesses are searching for ways to reduce costs without impacting performance. That’s why many companies are turning to cloud-based accounting systems, an article on the BostInno website reports. Such cost-effective SaaS solutions are a great alternative to costly hosted solutions because they eliminate installation and upgrade issues.
The global ERP market will grow to $50.3 billion by 2015, according to projections from Forrester Research. But a successful ERP implementation must address all critical areas of the business since companies are more centralized than ever before, an article on Toolbox.com explains. Companies need full visibility to plan appropriately.
Many ERP systems were upgraded or replaced in the late 1990s to prepare for Y2K. Now many companies are ready for an upgrade, an article on the Crowe Horwath website reports. Today’s cloud-based ERP systems are much more adaptable than legacy ERPs. Still, an ERP implementation requires companies to consider several critical factors.