In this age of smartphones, driverless cars, and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to think that EDI is old hat. The core technology is indeed quite old, dating back to the 1948 Berlin Air Lift, when suppliers and shippers needed to track deliveries of food and supplies to the parts of Berlin under Western control.
The past two years have seen record-breaking merger and acquisition activity globally. Total M&A value in 2015 soared to an all-time high of $4.5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. In 2016 M&A activity covered 46,000 deals, accounting for the third highest annual transaction value in history. And the outlook for 2017 remains robust.
Shadow IT is rampant and here to stay. The question is: How is your IT team adapting to it?
In most sizable organizations, various business units have deployed cloud applications without IT’s knowledge and control. These shadow IT services range from simple document sharing apps like Dropbox or Google Drive to more sophisticated software for such functions as marketing or customer relationship management (CRM