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Thursday, March 09, 2017

CIMdata Publishes “A Proposed Framework to Simplify Enterprise Network Management"

“Why Microsoft with LinkedIn has the Right Elements to Deliver It”

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 9 March 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, released a new position paper entitled “A Proposed Framework to Simplify Enterprise Network Management, Why Microsoft with LinkedIn Has the Right Elements to Deliver It.”

Enterprises must leverage collective intelligence in their ecosystems to continue to fuel their growth with innovation and new product development. Yet, despite technology advancements, enterprises continue to suffer from inefficiencies in collaboration and network management. One key reason is their historic dependence on functional processes that are critical to achieving innovation. These fragmented processes lead to data silos that typically are not connected through digital mechanisms. The functional data silos not only cause significant inefficiencies in the overall innovation and product development process, but also make maintaining a holistic corporate memory on what has been done or is being done very difficult.

CIMdata’s proposed digital framework, described in this position paper, links People, Organizations, Projects, and Applications and Tools through visible profiles. This framework aligns better with how a business deploys resources to achieve innovation goals. And, with the recent acquisition of LinkedIn, CIMdata feels Microsoft now has a “proven” approach to implement the CIMdata proposed network management framework.

Dr. Suna Polat, CIMdata’s Collaborative Innovation and Social Product Development Practice Director says, “Despite investment in new digital technologies, people are still the main connectivity enablers in traditional enterprises. They are therefore consumed by a never-ending flood of emails and meetings. They feel like they have no time to think and innovate. To be competitive, enterprises must urgently remedy this situation. They must rethink their approach to enterprise network management.”

To learn more, please download and read the complete position paper at www.CIMdata.com.

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