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What Microsoft Dynamics CRM brings to the project management table

At the end of last year, I came across a study conducted by Forrester Consulting on The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, which was released in May. Looking closely at the findings, they are impressive. So I thought what better way to kick off the New Year than to highlight just how much benefit using a CRM system for your project management needs can give you. If you’re already using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 with IPM, then rest assured, you’ve made a solid investment. And if you’re not, then perhaps you may have just come across a belated New Year’s resolution?

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What would you like to hear on the IPM blog in 2012?

I’ve been writing this blog for over a year now, and we have started to see a steady increase in our readership as the months have gone by. So I thought I’d like to start off 2012 by finding out a little bit about my readers and what sort of topics you’d like to see me cover this year. If you’d like to be involved, I’ve put a super short survey (60 secs tops!) at the bottom of this entry so you can tell me what you’d like to hear in 2012. Be it new IPM product updates, quick guides on how to use a particular feature of IPM or more industry news, let me know! I really appreciate your help for making the IPM Blog bigger and better in 2012.

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How Microsoft CRM and IPM users are benefiting from Apple’s domination

I’ve been doing a lot of travelling lately and a few things have caught my attention as I’ve been getting on and off planes, buses and trains. The first one happened when we were due to take off and the air hostess came over the loud speaker asking everyone to make sure all electronic equipment, “such as iPods, iPhones and iPads” was switched off. I remember when I used to fly as a child and the safety card in the seat pocket depicted electronic equipment as a Furby, the Ewok-like children’s toy with eyes that blinked. My, haven’t we come a long way?

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Is cloud computing the answer for construction companies struggling through the economic downturn?

There’s no denying the economy is struggling.  The ripple effects of the 2008 ‘Global Financial Crisis’ are still being felt across the world, worse in some places, but still being felt all the same. Australia hasn’t been quite as hard hit as our European and North American counterparts, but there is still a noticeably sluggish feel to the economy compared to the boom years of 5 – 10 years ago.

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How to communicate to the masses on a project

One of the things that can really unravel a project is a lack of communication between the people working on a particular job. Jobs can have literally hundreds of people working on them from project managers, the project team, architects, right down to all the various subcontractors and their own employees. Ensuring smooth communication between all these people can seem like a massive task, but it doesn’t have to be.

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