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The Digital Age of the RFP: AI Tools to Take Your Process into the Future

Traditional RFP Tools are obsolete and ripe for disruption. The traditional request for proposal (RFP) process needs to be updated. The rigid, siloed structure of RFPs does not allow for…

Build vs. Buy: Olive’s Guide to Enterprise Software Decision Making

The IT Conundrum: When to Build and When to Buy Enterprise Software As technology continues to play an essential role in business growth, choosing between building or buying software has…
IT Decision Making, Solutions, Strategic Sourcing, Trending Insights

8 Tips on Enterprise Software Vendor Selection

Selecting enterprise software vendors to work with is a critical decision for any organization. At Olive, we’ve helped lots of organizations find their best-match Enterprise Software Vendors. Here, we’ve compiled…
Solutions, Strategic Sourcing, The Software Selection Process

Uncovering Enterprise Shadow IT: The Elephant in the Room

Enterprise Shadow IT, What It is and How to Prevent It In this article we delve into the world of Shadow IT, its risks and perceived benefits, and most importantly,…

Collaboration is Key: Why Enterprise Software Buying Requires IT, Finance, and Procurement to Work Together

When selecting enterprise software, the process is more important than analysis. Olive can help you choose the right software without bias – while taking the pain out of the process…
Requirements Gathering, Strategic Sourcing, The Software Selection Process

Digital Transformation in Education

COVID 19 has allowed us to glean many insights on what is working and what’s not for online learning. Educators are looking for the best education software and ed tech…
Digital Transformation

Shadow IT Problems: Revealing Enterprise Tech Threats

When employees use unapproved devices and software, they create information security vulnerabilities. Here’s a look at some of the biggest shadow IT problems and how to overcome them.  Unveiling the…
Digital Transformation, Security

Expert Tips on How Enterprise Businesses Can Leverage AI and ML

As a new member of the Forbes Technology Council, I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to the recent Forbes article, “16 Tips To Help Small Businesses Start Leveraging AI/ML”, featuring…

AI Solutions to Streamline Enterprise Tech Procurement

4 Ways Olive Uses AI to Streamline the Enterprise Technology Vendor Selection Process “Digital transformation is not a destination. It’s a journey” Companies spend significant resources analyzing their data to make informed business decisions,…
Trending Insights

How to Source the Best Enterprise Cybersecurity Software

The Price of Ignoring Enterprise Cybersecurity: $4.24 Million and Counting Although cyberattacks have become more prevalent, so has the infrastructure to protect your business. Investing in robust enterprise security software…
Security, Trending Insights

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