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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has all the sex appeal of an infected toenail, and is considerably more difficult to manage. Cloud technology is improving ERP, but it's a very slow process. Here are five questions to ask to help speed the transformation.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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If you're building a new business application, the obvious temptation is to ask the prospective end users what they need it to do and how they want it to work. But that approach, no matter how well-meaning, is built on a very shaky premise: that those users have any idea what they actually require.

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New digital platforms present a threat to conventional banks -- but there are several factors that mean they aren't going anywhere in a hurry. Here's why the future of banking looks more like the past than you might think.