Project Management Software - Infoworld en 7 ways to advance your project management career <p>Everyone wants to get ahead. (Well, almost everyone.) Project managers are no different. Hence the number of certification exams project managers take. But just having PMP (for Project Management Professional) after your name is no longer enough in today's high-tech mobile world.</p><p>So what skills do project managers need to get ahead? Dozens of project management experts, executives and recruiters share their top seven project management career tips.</p> <p><em>[ <a href="" target="_blank">Six Attributes of Successful Project Managers</a> ]</em></p> IT Jobs Project Management Software Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:21:12 +0000 admin 241062 at How to keep projects on track <p>A Fortune 500 company recently learned, within the course of eight weeks, that six major projects were in trouble. In each case, the traffic light went directly from green to red, skipping a yellow warning. The CIO felt blindsided. Executive management wanted someone to blame. Project teams felt the pressure, and the project management office was asked to explain how this could have happened.</p> IT Management Project Management Software Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:11:17 +0000 admin 240883 at How to get a job in manufacturing IT <p>Is manufacturing IT conservatively behind the tech curve or out on the forward edge of innovation? That depends upon whom you ask.</p> <p>Talk to Jennifer Hartsock, group CIO for construction industries at venerable equipment manufacturer <a href="">Caterpillar</a>, and she'll tell you about combining mobile technology with truly giant machinery.</p> IT Training Project Management Software IDG Insider Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:40:59 +0000 admin 240615 at Software AG buys Alfabet AG for IT portfolio management software <p>Software AG has signed a deal to acquire IT portfolio management software vendor Alfabet AG, and plans to combine the company's tools with its own ARIS process modeling products. Terms of the agreement, which was announced Monday, were not disclosed.</p> <p>Together, the products will provide customers with a toolset they can use to keep tabs on their IT landscapes while modeling and tweaking their business processes, Software AG said in a statement.</p> The Industry Standard M&A Project Management Software Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:00:09 +0000 admin 219881 at Smacking SharePoint into shape <p>For many enterprises, Microsoft's SharePoint is a great basic platform for collaboration and file sharing. But the software can't always do everything customers would like without getting an assist. In fact, according to a Forrester Research survey, some 65 percent of all SharePoint shops add functionality to the core software.</p> Applications Microsoft Microsoft SharePoint Collaboration Software Project Management Software Social Networking Wed, 29 May 2013 13:01:39 +0000 admin 219533 at IT on the fly: The art of quickly building, then dismantling <p>Keith Robertory was staring down a project of epic proportions.</p> <p>Last fall, as the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Sandy to strike, Robertory was planning to create and run an entire IT shop. He'd have only hours to organize staff and get systems running.</p> IT Management Network Management Project Management Software IDG Insider Mon, 20 May 2013 15:38:42 +0000 admin 218938 at 25 must-have technologies for small businesses <p>Running a small business isn't easy. I know. I run one. As a freelance writer, I've learned that you need to run your writing career as if you were running a business.</p> <p>Writing takes up about 10 percent of my time in a good week. The rest is spent on invoicing, accounting and sales. I spend more time on client relations, managing contractors, website optimization, social media promotions, product development, security monitoring, and on and on and on than I ever do on writing.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Business Process Management Cloud Storage Data Mining Anti-virus Collaboration Software CRM Mobile Apps Project Management Software Video Conferencing Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:50:01 +0000 admin 217465 at VMware adds project management, secure IM to Socialcast platform <p>"There is an evolution happening within the social enterprise and social technology space," says Igor Spivak, senior product manager for Socialcast at VMware. "Initially it was targeted toward communication, but now it's aimed at business processes and workflows."</p> <p>Socialcast's goal is to alter the way organizations manage and access information. In a traditional organization, Spivak says, information is routinely trapped in silos. This often leads employees to gather or recreate information that already exists within another business unit, for instance.</p> Applications EMC VMware Collaboration Software Project Management Software Social Networking Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:09:28 +0000 admin 216795 at Microsoft extends Windows 8 management features in Desktop Optimization Pack <p>Microsoft has released the latest version of its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of IT management tools, an upgrade that deepens its ability to manage Windows 8 PC deployments.</p> <p>MDOP 2013, available now via download for the company's Software Assurance licensing program subscribers, boosts the product's BitLocker administration capabilities and group policy management features for Windows 8, <a href="" target="_blank">Microsoft said</a> on Wednesday.</p> Applications Application Development Application Testing Development Environments Office Software Project Management Software Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:32:46 +0000 admin 216196 at Oracle updates Primavera project portfolio management software <p>Oracle has rolled out a series of upgrades and new features for the PPM (project portfolio management) software suite it gained through the 2008 <a href="" target="_blank">acquisition of Primavera</a>.</p> Applications Oracle Application Testing Project Management Software Business Intelligence Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:28:34 +0000 admin 216015 at ROI calculations done right can help IT projects <p>Several years ago, Todd S. Coombes proposed a project at a company where he was then CIO. "It was a legacy modernization of some of our older systems and data conversion to the newer platform," he recalls. "It was very important to IT."</p> IT Management Project Management Software Technology Business IDG Insider Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:44:21 +0000 admin 212612 at New task for CIOs: Make money <p>PHI Inc. CIO James Quinn was thinking more about customers than cash when he gave his IT team a task.</p> <p>His challenge to them: Find ways to deepen the level of engagement between <a href="">PHI</a>, a Lafayette, La. provider of helicopter services, and its customers, which include some of the world's biggest energy companies needing transport to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> Applications IT Management Project Management Software IDG Insider Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:08:38 +0000 admin 211058 at Oracle buys Instantis for project portfolio management software <p>Oracle on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire PPM (project portfolio management) software vendor Instantis, in a move that will build upon its <a href="" target="_blank">past acquisition</a> of Primavera. Terms of the deal, which is expected to be completed this year, were not disclosed.</p> The Industry Standard Oracle M&A Project Management Software Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:18:29 +0000 admin 206663 at CA updates Clarity PPM software <p>CA Technologies has updated its Clarity project and portfolio management software to accommodate more comprehensive long-term planning.</p> <p>Users of CA Clarity told the company that the software "needed better forecasting and stronger long-term planning tools," said Mary Cauwels, CA senior director of product marketing for service and portfolio management. The new software allows users "to express their priorities in more business and financial terms," she said.</p> Applications Collaboration Software Project Management Software Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:19:59 +0000 admin 206087 at Oracle buys Skire to boost its Primavera project management software <p>Oracle is buying "substantially all of the assets" held by Skire, maker of project and facilities management software, the companies announced Thursday. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the second half of this year, were not disclosed.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Oracle M&A Project Management Software Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:06:56 +0000 admin 198160 at Truth and project time estimates <p>"<a href="">When will this be done</a>?"</p><p>Geeks hate this question. It's nearly impossible to answer. Our experience has shown us that no one can really know when a project will be done until it's done.</p> <p>But non-geeks need to know. They have to plan for everything from revenue to hiring to marketing to production, and timing of the availability of the technology is a critical constraint.</p> Applications Project Management Software IDG Insider Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:18:16 +0000 admin 195530 at IBM updates Rational tools for cloud, mobile <p>With a focus on both cloud and mobile, IBM has updated its Rational line of software development management products and services, the company announced Monday during the kick off its annual Innovate software conference, being held this week in Orlando.</p> <p>"We've been building software to deal with cloud as a production environment and mobile as an avenue to deliver business applications," said Harish Grama, IBM vice president of Rational product development.</p> Applications Application Development IBM Development Tools Mobile Development Web Development Project Management Software Cloud Computing Mon, 04 Jun 2012 18:01:56 +0000 admin 194783 at Supporting business practices: The easiest job in IT <p>Last week's Advice Line hinted at a false dichotomy, namely, that in the future <a href="">IT will need to support business practices</a> instead of business processes. If only the future were so easy -- it won't. Like every previous expansion of IT's sphere of responsibilities, we're going to support business practices <em>in addition</em> to everything else we've been doing, business processes in particular.</p> IT Management Application Development IT Strategy Project Management Software Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 190932 at Citrix buys Podio for social collaboration, project management software <p>Citrix said Wednesday it has acquired Podio, maker of a cloud-based software platform for project management and collaboration. Terms were not disclosed.</p> <p>Podio's technology is aimed at small and medium-size businesses and allows users to create workspaces, wherein specific groups of employees and clients can collaborate on a given project. Its cloud delivery model is ideal for distributed teams as well as mobile workers, Citrix said.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Citrix Systems Collaboration Software M&A SaaS Project Management Software Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:17:42 +0000 admin 190627 at rolls out enhanced accounting, services apps <p> announced a string of enhancements to its cloud-based applications for accounting and professional services automation on Wednesday, heating up its rivalry with the likes of NetSuite and its OpenAir division.</p> Cloud Computing SaaS Web Services Project Management Software Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:42:08 +0000 admin 188194 at