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Enterprise business software and services guides for CIOs

They're the nuts and bolts of IT, the lifeblood of your IT organization. Explore the critical IT systems and software that you use every day with these CIO Briefings.

They're the nuts and bolts of IT, the lifeblood of your IT organization. Explore the critical enterprise business software and services that you use every day with these CIO Briefings. For more information on other topics for CIOs and senior-level IT professionals, check out our CIO Briefings directory.

Application development

Application outsourcing will lead enterprise CIO agendas again next year, with IT application development and management services in high demand. Learn more in this guide.

Automation strategies

A strong enterprise automation strategy can improve your organization's approach to business process management and cut costs dramatically. Learn how in this guide.

B2B integration

Learn how to maintain a solid B2B integration strategy with the articles and tips in this CIO Briefing.

Business intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) systems and software tools allow companies to gather, store, analyze and provide access to data to help users make better business decisions. Check out the resources in these CIO Briefings for insight and advice on the current and future benefits of investing in BI technology.

Collaboration strategies for CIOs

This CIO Briefing offers CIOs expert advice and resources for weighing the various collaboration options. Within the guide, you'll find enterprise case studies, product overviews and trend articles on the adoption and success rates of enterprise use collaboration tools and platforms.

Content management systems for CIOs

A content management system (CMS) can help make sense of your organization's various documents, Web pages, blogs and other resources. Take a look at these articles, tips, podcasts and white papers to learn how to make the most of your CMS.

CRM software for CIOs

Customer relationship management (CRM) software can help you keep your customers happy and coming back for more. Learn more in this CIO Briefing.

ERP strategies for CIOs

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and systems affect numerous people and processes within an organization. Therefore, it's critical to take the necessary steps to create an effective ERP implementation strategy. Organizations that get the most value from their ERP efforts do so for a number of reasons, including obtaining executive support; treating the implementation like a continuous improvement process, not just a project; and completing the implementation in fewer than nine months. This CIO Briefing will provide you with the resources and advice necessary to evaluate and implement a successful ERP program.

IT project management software for CIOs

IT project management, any CIO will tell you, is one of the most valued skills in today's IT organization, whether you're a hardened veteran or a fresh-faced IT rookie. So whether you're an IT professional looking to enter the project management field or a CIO seeking advice on managing projects, check out the various resources in this CIO Briefing.

Open source software options for CIOs

Open source software and downloads, which lack proprietary code, can save enterprises big bucks. Get the latest analyst predictions, case studies and more to help you make smart open source investment decisions.

SaaS and SOA

CIOs are optimizing their software investments in SaaS, SOA and packaged applications to be more cost effective, functional and customizable.

SOA implementation and management for CIOs

Service-oriented architecture (SOA), when implemented properly, is the foundation upon which enterprise IT services communicate with one another. Without it, various IT services would live in little worlds unto themselves, unaware of the other's existence. This CIO Briefing gathers our top SOA content to get your IT services talking again.

Software and data management strategy

Managing software and data requires knowing how to align them with the enterprise's needs for efficiency and innovation. Learn more in this CIO guide.

Web 2.0 technologies for CIOs

Web 2.0 technologies, including blogs, mashups and Ajax, are changing the way people communicate online and could have profound implications for collaboration within the enterprise. Gathered here are our best articles and advice on how CIOs can get the most from the Web 2.0 revolution.

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