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Inside the Age of Social Enterprise with Salesforce.com
Over the past several years, salesforce.com’s annual user conference Dreamforce has become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for

sys admin mag  course, salesforce.com and its ecosystem are there to help in that regard. For more information on the event and its main theme, there are  good blog posts by Dennis Howlett  and  Paul Greenberg at ZDNet , and  Mike Krigsman at the Enterprise Irregulars blog .  Appirio ’s blog also lists the Top 10 favorite blog posts on the event . Getting Under the “Social Enterprise Software's Hood” (A Bit) As usual, I am not content to merely parrot (and concur with) other blogger’s impressions. Thus,

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The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance


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Zavanti ERP Is TEC Certified for ERP for Services and PPM for PSA Evaluation


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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions


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Challenges and Developments from SuccessConnect


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