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Change Agents: Leaders in business applications

The articles in this guide profile various business applications technology projects and the agents of change who made them possible.

It takes plenty of zeal and determination to execute a successful business applications initiative. Whether the project focuses on launching a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) or customer relationship management (CRM) system, a new content management application or a cloud computing system, the goal of effecting real change requires planning, homework and strength of character.

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With this guide, you'll get to know many Change Agents, people who have carried out business applications and content management projects from the start and produced positive results for their organizations. These tales of transformation are full of advice about how to use technology to improve the way business is done. Our Change Agents profiles offer real inspiration and solid guidance on how to conduct a career at the crossroads of business and IT.


1. Using technology to solve business problems

In this section, readers will learn about how business-applications and analytics technology professionals have used their resources to push through projects that have solved various problems and inefficiencies.


2. Using technology to redefine and streamline business strategies

In this section, readers can learn about how various business applications technology professionals were able to redefine business strategies and bring about organizational change through different kinds of technology initiatives.


3. Careers in business applications technology

In this section, readers will learn about the careers of several agents of change and their secrets to success in the professions of business applications and analytics.