Business process management is an approach to understand and improve the productivity and efficiency of repeatable tasks performed in the process of conducting business. Business process managers observe and apply strategies and tactics with tools for modeling, monitoring, measuring and improving discrete and connected business workflows and activities.

ColumnThe average enterprise does not have nearly enough policies for data management, and this famine of policies has an enormous detrimental impact on the way the average enterprise manages its data.
TrendsFinancial firms, burdened with more regulations, increased operating costs and heightened pressure on their back office, are increasingly integrating technology service offerings into their software tools, such as hosting, cloud and managed services
Information Management NewsGartner offers recommendations for optimizing ADM to reduce costs by more than 50 percent for organizations
BlogBusiness leaders cannot divorce process improvement from the people and systems that touch customers
Information Management's DM RadioOptimizing any business boils down to improving processes. That is true in every field, and especially in the burgeoning industry of data science. Without carefully designed, managed and implemented processes, garbage in will result in garbage out. Register for this episode of DM Radio to hear Host Eric Kavanagh interview process guru Kiran Garimella, author of The Power of Process, as well as Scott Menter of BP Logix, Patrick Husting of TIBCO, Dr. Alexander Gray of Skytree and special guest host Dr. Geoffrey Malafsky of the PSIKORS Institute.
ColumnWhat the Internet of Things implies for the future
TrendsGartner identifies ways for augmented reality technology to facilitate business innovation
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TrendsCompanies must focus on processes, people and structure to preserve intellectual property, improve competitive positioning and minimize organizational and operational risk associated with the aging IT workforce, according to a Novarica report.
Industry EventsOver the past eight years Aberdeen Group’s annual Chief Procurement Officer Summit has established itself as the preeminent symposium for global procurement executives to learn, network, evaluate and develop a clear vision of procurement’s evolving role within the enterprise; from the long-established operational cost center of the past to the present-day collaborative and strategic contributor to corporate performance. Each Summit session features VP and C-level executives from leading corporations targeting trends, identifying best practices, and revealing insights and key learnings on a broad range of topics including e-sourcing, e-procurement, expense management, spend analysis, contingent labor management, strategic meetings management, technology management, and others.
TrendWhile many IT professionals would argue that lean, agile and CMMI are mutually exclusive, Guru Vasudeva, SVP and CTO of Nationwide, says otherwise
BlogThe fundamentals of leadership never go out of style
Information Management NewsThe technology theoretically could be harnessed by banks for the types of analytics projects for which they use high-performance computing today
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