Category Archives: Business process

KPMG: Cloud Computing Is Harder, More Expensive Than We Thought

KPMG International’s Cloud Survey reports businesses saying cloud computing challenges are harder and more costly than they originally thought.

Why? Failure to address changes that were needed in:

  • Business-process redesign
  • IT management capabilities
  • Systems integration
  • Infrastructure management
  • IT “configurations”

GigaOM does a good overview.

IBS Expands ERP Cloud Computing Solutions

ERP and supply chain provider International Business Systems today announced the expansion of its traditional on-premise applications into the cloud, making it the industry’s most secure offering available with service level agreements with guaranteed performance. IBS Cloud applications are scalable and designed specifically for the changing needs of distributors and manufacturers.

IBS Cloud applications combine the expertise of 3,000 implementations across 40 countries to enable faster deployment of critical IBS applications like IBS Business Intelligence, Mobility, Sales, Service, Warehouse and Supply Chain Management.

“IBS has a history and proven track record of delivering cloud solutions, said Tapio Voutilainen, Director, Business Processes and Tools, Evac Oy. “This evolution of the IBS cloud solutions provide distributors and manufacturers with a secure choice and a variety of options to meet their business requirements to give clients the peace of mind they need.”

Cloud Corner Series- Is Automation & Orchestration Like Taking a Shower?

I sat down yesterday to talk about automating and orchestrating business processes and how it is critical in a cloud environment. I hope you enjoy it- even if the info stinks, at least you have 5 minutes of eye candy watching yours truly!

If you’re looking for more information on cloud management GreenPages has two, free events coming up (one in Boston & one in NYC). Click for more information and to register- space is limited and filling up quickly so check it out!

DocuSign, bluLink Solutions Enhance Enterprise Workflow with DocuSign for Microsoft SharePoint

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DocuSign today announced its collaboration with bluLink Solutions, a  provider of custom enterprise solutions with Microsoft SharePoint. bluLink will use the DocuSign eSignature Transaction Management Platform to fully automate signature processes for its SharePoint clients.

“By integrating with DocuSign, we will enable our SharePoint clients to keep their document processes including approvals requiring signatures entirely electronic,” said John Bech, vice president of sales at bluLink Solutions. “Our joint solutions will deliver tremendous value to our clients by reducing transaction times from days to minutes.”

“bluLink’s deep expertise with business processes, SharePoint, and DocuSign allow it to deliver significant value to its clients extremely quickly,” said Dustin Grosse, chief marketing officer at DocuSign. “With DocuSign, bluLink can dramatically shorten signature cycle times, eliminate the need for paper and eradicate data rekeying errors. Together we make it much easier for employees to do their jobs by delivering substantial, nearly immediate ROI that also improves employee satisfaction.”

Companies interested in integrating DocuSign’s electronic signature solution with Microsoft SharePoint may visit or for more information.