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Emergent Change

Emergent Change

The concept provides a description of the emergent change process, the type of change that is not in an organisation's agenda - it simply manifests in our social systems when the underlying components have achieved a new order that give way to new behaviours.

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Empowering Employees

Empowering Employees

More than 70% of organisations today practice some form of empowerment initiative. The concept explains how companies introduce empowerment practices and the reasons they are pursuing when doing so.

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Enabling Private Cloud

Enabling Private Cloud

Find out why leading organisations are using private clouds to reduce costs, accelerate time to market, boost productivity and leverage big data. Case study evidence and implementation advice helps leaders consider a cloud roadmap that aligns and adds significant value to business strategy objectives.

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Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning

Implementing a ERP system is a time consuming, difficult process. You will learn where problems arise and what measures and steps need to be in place to implement successfully.

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Forecasting

Forecasting

The concept has been created to help practitioners learn how to explore and analyse their firm’s data and understand its forecasting performance. It introduces the fundamentals of forecasting methods and processes, and summarises its strengths, success factors and performance measurements.

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Forward Integration

Forward Integration

Forward integration is one of three types of vertical integration, where companies in a supply chain are united through a common owner. This concept will help managers to differentiate between forward and backward integration and gain insights into its implementation steps and success measures.

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Green Computing

Green Computing

Green computing is the emerging practice of using computing and information technology resources more efficiently while maintaining or improving overall performance. The concept identifies the strengths and drawbacks of implementing this method and details the measures that organisations can use to evaluate their performance.

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Green Logistics

Green Logistics

The concept reviews the notion of green logistics and describes some of the problems that arise when companies adopt it. Strengths, implementation steps and business evidence provided will help organisations make a more informed decision about benefits of green logistics and transforming their supply chains.

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Integration

Horizontal vs. Vertical Integration

The concept describes the basics and importance of supply chain integration and helps managers and practitioners to identify the level of influence the company has over its supply chain's suppliers and buyers.

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Human Resources Information Systems

Human Resources Information Systems

The concept describes human resource information systems (HRIS) as a computerised system that enables HR managers to gather, organise, store, update and retrieve the information needed for managing employees. It explains the various strengths and drawbacks of HRIS and provides the steps needed to implement it and the factors required for success.

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Information Database Marketing

Information Database Marketing

Information databases can be used for a range of purposes, including accounting, planning, banking, manufacturing, or marketing. The concept describes an information database from the marketing perspective, and provides a description, business uses, and other tools that can assist professionals and managers to better understand it.

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Information Management

Information Management

The concept is created to help practitioners better understand the notion of information management, its history, practical use, implementation strategy and limitations.

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Innovation Capital

Innovation Capital

Innovation capital is critical to building a competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. The concept explains how organisations can leverage their unique organisational knowledge to create economies of scale and scope, as well as differentiation.

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Innovation Diamond

Innovation Diamond

The innovation diamond concept explains the four cornerstones of innovation for building competitive advantage. The concept uses cutting-edge research and case studies to show how companies can stay ahead of the innovation curve and outlines the critical success factors and measures needed to implement the innovation diamond.

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