Cloud-Based ERP Systems Are Critical To Your Digital Transformation

For all the hoopla over putting various business functions in the Cloud, most notably CRM and other front-office systems, the reality is that much of what makes digital marketing and sales processes function are the back-office systems.  In fact, “going digital” for specific business apps without also transforming the backbone systems and underlying IT architecture […]

Devising a Roadmap to the Digital Workplace

There’s a big difference between understanding the need for change and being able to proactively drive it. Nowhere is that idea better showcased than in business IT. The C-Suite of most companies is aware of the opportunities out there in the market, such as the proliferation of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), remote working, new […]

The New Frontier of ERP: How Cloud Has Changed the Game for CIOs

This article was originally published on Chief Information Officers around the world currently stand at a crossroads regarding their approach to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Today, unstoppable and powerful trends such as mobility, analytics and cloud computing are no longer “emergent,” but rather, evolving technologies that play an increasingly vital role in developing IT […]

Tackle Attrition of Your Sales Team with a Digital Sales Experience

When we talk about Digital Sales, it’s natural to think about the impact it has on the overall effectiveness of your sales team – helping them close deals faster, simplify admin and improve bottom line results. But there’s another payoff every business leader should consider as they pursue a more digital sales force: the impact […]

Digital Workplace a Must for Modern, Successful Sales Teams

This article was originally published by CIO Review and reprinted with permission. Digital technology has completely re-written the rules for entire industries, business functions and workplace roles – perhaps none more so than sales. It has redefined what it means to lead modern sales teams, dictating everything from how a leader plans his/her overall sales […]

Why Microsoft Acquiring Xamarin is Good for Avanade

We learned last week that Microsoft is acquiring Xamarin. This is certainly great news for Microsoft and Xamarin, but it’s also good news for Avanade. We have a very special relationship with Microsoft as one of our parent companies. And, for mobility specifically, we were the Microsoft Mobility Partner of the Year for three years […]

Managed Services Keeping Businesses Up-to-Date

Technology is moving quickly. In fact, every 12 to 18 months, computers double their capabilities, and so do the information technologies that use them. With the speed and convergence of emerging technology solutions like cloud, mobility, social, and big data, there are naturally new pressures on IT organizations to enable the transformation needed to become […]

Microsoft is Bridging the App Gap with Windows 10

This article was originally published on LinkedIn. A commonly heard downside of the mobile Windows ecosystem is that the Windows store does not have the same amount of apps compared to the Apple app store or the Google Play store. Since the release of Windows Phone 7 in 2010 Microsoft is struggling to even the […]

Office 365: The Perfect Platform for Workplace Innovation

We know that business innovation is what keeps organizations ahead of the competition. With Office 365, innovation is now more immediate, more available and more supported. Not that long ago, IT decisions would be made based on cost. But now we’re seeing more business leaders recognizing that they need to increase IT agility and speed […]

The Internet of Things is Dictating Customer Expectations

The Internet of Things (IoT) is causing digital customers to expect connected experiences in everyday tasks; organizations are now moving to meet these expectations, from the services they provide to the actual products they offer. The IoT is the network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software and sensors that enables objects to exchange data […]