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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5 of the Best Practices for EAM Implementation and Use

If you haven’t already implemented an enterprise asset management (EAM) system at your company, then you might want to consider doing so. Every single organization has assets, be they physical ones (such as equipment, inventory, or property) or intangible ones (such as software, databases, or brand names). The more you rely on your company’s assets,…

A Look at Organizations That Have Worked with Infor

Over the years, Infor has become synonymous with agile business software and applications that are optimized for use in the cloud. The company takes a user-first approach to its cloud solutions, delivering products and services that accommodate needs of entire organizations. From Industry CloudSuites to Enterprise Asset Management software, Infor’s user-first tools establish the groundwork…

How to Overcome the Biggest Cloud Migration Challenges

Businesses are learning they must adopt the cloud if they wish to remain ahead in the ever-changing market. For many organizations, however, cloud migration is the most difficult step in this process. Of the 1,300 IT leaders surveyed for the 2012 Cisco Global Cloud Networking Survey, 39 percent claimed that they would sooner “get a…

7 of the Best Cloud Disaster Recovery Tips to Follow

In the past, facilitating effective disaster recovery (DR) has been an onerous task for businesses. From creating duplicates of data centers in off-site locations to replicating each data point manually, traditional DR planning can be both time consuming and costly. However, this is no longer the only option when it comes to DR. As cloud…

3 Questions You Need to Ask about Cloud Backup

Data storage is one of the most important IT functions. However, leaning on computers and other physical equipment for your storage needs can lead to a tremendous amount of risk. What can you do if you consume all the available storage space within your data center? What will happen if your hardware fails and you…

What You Need to Know about Cloud Containers

Over the past few years, containerization has emerged as one of the most significant developments in the field of cloud computing. Also known as operating-system-level virtualization, containerization provides cloud users with a streamlined method of virtualization. In the past, technology organizations that employed the cloud for application development had to rely solely on virtual machines…

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5 of the Best Practices for EAM Implementation and Use

If you haven’t already implemented an enterprise asset management (EAM) system at your company, then you might want to consider doing so. Every single organization has assets, be they physical ones (such as equipment, inventory, or property) or intangible ones (such as software, databases, or brand names). The more you rely on your company’s assets,…

A Look at Organizations That Have Worked with Infor

Over the years, Infor has become synonymous with agile business software and applications that are optimized for use in the cloud. The company takes a user-first approach to its cloud solutions, delivering products and services that accommodate needs of entire organizations. From Industry CloudSuites to Enterprise Asset Management software, Infor’s user-first tools establish the groundwork…

How to Overcome the Biggest Cloud Migration Challenges

Businesses are learning they must adopt the cloud if they wish to remain ahead in the ever-changing market. For many organizations, however, cloud migration is the most difficult step in this process. Of the 1,300 IT leaders surveyed for the 2012 Cisco Global Cloud Networking Survey, 39 percent claimed that they would sooner “get a…

7 of the Best Cloud Disaster Recovery Tips to Follow

In the past, facilitating effective disaster recovery (DR) has been an onerous task for businesses. From creating duplicates of data centers in off-site locations to replicating each data point manually, traditional DR planning can be both time consuming and costly. However, this is no longer the only option when it comes to DR. As cloud…

3 Questions You Need to Ask about Cloud Backup

Data storage is one of the most important IT functions. However, leaning on computers and other physical equipment for your storage needs can lead to a tremendous amount of risk. What can you do if you consume all the available storage space within your data center? What will happen if your hardware fails and you…

7 of the Most Important Questions to Ask Before Cloud Migration

Is your business ready for cloud migration? It is an important question that you should ask yourself in this day and age when cloud computing is becoming a necessity for businesses of all capacities. If your company hasn’t already made the big move to the cloud, it’s only a matter of time until you take…

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5 of the Best Practices for EAM Implementation and Use

If you haven’t already implemented an enterprise asset management (EAM) system at your company, then you might want to consider doing so. Every single organization has assets, be they physical ones (such as equipment, inventory, or property) or intangible ones (such as software, databases, or brand names). The more you rely on your company’s assets,…

7 of the Best Cloud Disaster Recovery Tips to Follow

In the past, facilitating effective disaster recovery (DR) has been an onerous task for businesses. From creating duplicates of data centers in off-site locations to replicating each data point manually, traditional DR planning can be both time consuming and costly. However, this is no longer the only option when it comes to DR. As cloud…

3 Questions You Need to Ask about Cloud Backup

Data storage is one of the most important IT functions. However, leaning on computers and other physical equipment for your storage needs can lead to a tremendous amount of risk. What can you do if you consume all the available storage space within your data center? What will happen if your hardware fails and you…

What You Need to Know about Cloud Containers

Over the past few years, containerization has emerged as one of the most significant developments in the field of cloud computing. Also known as operating-system-level virtualization, containerization provides cloud users with a streamlined method of virtualization. In the past, technology organizations that employed the cloud for application development had to rely solely on virtual machines…

Everything You Need to Know about the Multi-Cloud

Modern business administrators and technology leaders must be open to change if they want to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to digitization. In recent years, the cloud has set the benchmark for such progress, allowing businesses of all kinds to facilitate digital transformation. Now, groundbreaking change has come to the cloud industry…

7 of the Most Important Questions to Ask Before Cloud Migration

Is your business ready for cloud migration? It is an important question that you should ask yourself in this day and age when cloud computing is becoming a necessity for businesses of all capacities. If your company hasn’t already made the big move to the cloud, it’s only a matter of time until you take…

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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,…