Charles Phillips - CEO of Infor

Charles Phillips is the Chief Executive Officer of Infor, the world’s third largest provider of enterprise software applications. Headquartered in New York City, Infor provides industry-specific software to more than 75,000 companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, fashion, government, and retail sectors, among others. Global companies in more than 200 countries and territories rely on Infor… Continue Reading

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7 of the Most Important Criteria for Selecting a CSP

Not all cloud service providers (CSPs) are created equal. As such, you will need to perform your due diligence when determining which vendor is right for your company. Whether you’re looking to work with a leader in the cloud industry or a smaller, boutique provider, there are a number of things that you should consider…

What Are the Best Practices for Controlling Cloud Costs?

There are many challenges that you can face with migrating your business to the cloud, from potential issues with security to lack of control. Cost management is, perhaps, one of the biggest hurdles that you must overcome to maximize the benefits of your cloud computing solution. This is a bigger challenge for organizations than you…

Everything You Need to Know about Inforum 2018

A leader in the enterprise software sector, Infor has worked with more than 90,000 organizations to deliver the industry-driven suites and other platforms that transform the user experience. To celebrate the success of its customers, Infor established its flagship event, Inforum. At this unique event, attendees can find all the tools and information that they…

5 of the Most Important Features of a Cloud SLA

Service level agreements (SLAs) are a crucial element of any cloud contract, allowing you to establish a benchmark for the level of service that your vendor must provide. Aside from this, the SLA serves a number of other important purposes. Not only does this agreement set forth terms for you to monitor your vendor’s performance,…

7 Things You Need to Consider about Traditional and Cloud ERP

The cloud has become almost synonymous with data storage and application hosting, but an increasing number of companies are also turning to the cloud for enterprise resource planning (ERP). Traditionally, organizations have relied on in-house ERP systems, which they build, operate, and manage independently. Cloud ERP transfers these responsibilities to a third-party provider that delivers…

You Need to Know about These Surprising Cloud Risks

There is risk involved in every business venture, whether you are looking to overhaul your entire brand or seek a new business partnership. The same is true when you are migrating your organization to the cloud. Though your company can benefit from using a cloud environment, it can risk a great deal as well. Most…

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7 of the Most Important Criteria for Selecting a CSP

Not all cloud service providers (CSPs) are created equal. As such, you will need to perform your due diligence when determining which vendor is right for your company. Whether you’re looking to work with a leader in the cloud industry or a smaller, boutique provider, there are a number of things that you should consider…

What Are the Best Practices for Controlling Cloud Costs?

There are many challenges that you can face with migrating your business to the cloud, from potential issues with security to lack of control. Cost management is, perhaps, one of the biggest hurdles that you must overcome to maximize the benefits of your cloud computing solution. This is a bigger challenge for organizations than you…

5 of the Most Important Features of a Cloud SLA

Service level agreements (SLAs) are a crucial element of any cloud contract, allowing you to establish a benchmark for the level of service that your vendor must provide. Aside from this, the SLA serves a number of other important purposes. Not only does this agreement set forth terms for you to monitor your vendor’s performance,…

7 Things You Need to Consider about Traditional and Cloud ERP

The cloud has become almost synonymous with data storage and application hosting, but an increasing number of companies are also turning to the cloud for enterprise resource planning (ERP). Traditionally, organizations have relied on in-house ERP systems, which they build, operate, and manage independently. Cloud ERP transfers these responsibilities to a third-party provider that delivers…

You Need to Know about These Surprising Cloud Risks

There is risk involved in every business venture, whether you are looking to overhaul your entire brand or seek a new business partnership. The same is true when you are migrating your organization to the cloud. Though your company can benefit from using a cloud environment, it can risk a great deal as well. Most…

5 of the Best Practices for Cloud Application Security

An instrumental aspect of IT strategy for companies of all sizes, the cloud allows organizations to boost their efficiency, minimize spending, and do so much more. Despite the many advantages of cloud computing, many users remain focused on the security issues that they may encounter in the cloud. Application security is one of the biggest…

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7 of the Most Important Criteria for Selecting a CSP

Not all cloud service providers (CSPs) are created equal. As such, you will need to perform your due diligence when determining which vendor is right for your company. Whether you’re looking to work with a leader in the cloud industry or a smaller, boutique provider, there are a number of things that you should consider…

What Are the Best Practices for Controlling Cloud Costs?

There are many challenges that you can face with migrating your business to the cloud, from potential issues with security to lack of control. Cost management is, perhaps, one of the biggest hurdles that you must overcome to maximize the benefits of your cloud computing solution. This is a bigger challenge for organizations than you…

5 of the Most Important Features of a Cloud SLA

Service level agreements (SLAs) are a crucial element of any cloud contract, allowing you to establish a benchmark for the level of service that your vendor must provide. Aside from this, the SLA serves a number of other important purposes. Not only does this agreement set forth terms for you to monitor your vendor’s performance,…

7 Things You Need to Consider about Traditional and Cloud ERP

The cloud has become almost synonymous with data storage and application hosting, but an increasing number of companies are also turning to the cloud for enterprise resource planning (ERP). Traditionally, organizations have relied on in-house ERP systems, which they build, operate, and manage independently. Cloud ERP transfers these responsibilities to a third-party provider that delivers…

You Need to Know about These Surprising Cloud Risks

There is risk involved in every business venture, whether you are looking to overhaul your entire brand or seek a new business partnership. The same is true when you are migrating your organization to the cloud. Though your company can benefit from using a cloud environment, it can risk a great deal as well. Most…

5 of the Best Practices for Cloud Application Security

An instrumental aspect of IT strategy for companies of all sizes, the cloud allows organizations to boost their efficiency, minimize spending, and do so much more. Despite the many advantages of cloud computing, many users remain focused on the security issues that they may encounter in the cloud. Application security is one of the biggest…

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7 of the Most Important Benefits of Infor’s Partnership with AWS

In March 2014, leading business software provider Infor announced a groundbreaking partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud services platform that delivers the infrastructure and compute power that businesses need for growth. This collaboration not only solidified Infor’s position as a leading cloud competitor, but it also enabled the two organizations to align their…

The view from the cloud: how Infor CEO Charles Phillips is setting out to build the ‘social network of companies’

Infor seems to be making big strides into the retail space. Is your recent $675 million acquisition of GT Nexus linked to this? GT Nexus is really the beginning of a new era of what we call multi-enterprise ERP (enterprise resource planning). A lot of brand owners that we know and love started outsourcing manufacturing…

[Press Release] Infor Named a Leader in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Marketing Resource Management (MRM)

Infor Recognized for Its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – March 02, 2016) –  Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that the company was recognized as a Leader in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Marketing Resource Management…

Infor: an inflexion point in the software market

Enterprise Irregulars By Vinnie Mirchandani on April 3, 2016 Just before I had flown up to New York for the Infor Innovation Summit, I had interviewed Malcolm Frank, EVP of Strategy at Cognizant about trends he is seeing in the outsourcing and software markets. Malcolm talked about what he had heard from customers at Davos,…