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   Friday September 25, 2009 | Vol.2 Issue 16
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Trends in LMS
Don McIntosh, Ph.D
Companies and educational institutions use learning management systems (LMSs) to provide training and e-learning. With over 250 LMSs currently on the market, smaller and medium-sized enterprises are now adopting this software and using it to boost performance. Find out why.
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Lean Operational Improvements That Last—From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence
Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven't pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small, local benefits. A holistic approach is needed to see the long-term benefits of lean. To find out if your company is ready to make lean improvements, you need to ask key questions. Discover what they are, and how to start down the path to leaner manufacturing.
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Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability
For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came into sharper focus when US President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation provides funding for many energy initiatives—however, strict compliance guidelines come with the stimulus plan. Find out more.
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Trends in Training Your Extended Enterprise: Partners and Customers
SumTotal Systems, Inc.
SumTotal Systems recently surveyed 10,000 directors of training from primarily US-based companies to learn how they're pushing outside their corporate walls to their partners and customers. Over 35 percent are currently training customers and partners with learning management systems (LMSs). Find out why they're using LMS functionality to help drive their business globally while maintaining performance standards.
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Understanding the Business Benefits of Introducing an LMS
The benefits of e-learning have been amply demonstrated and extensively documented. However, less attention has been paid to the business benefits of implementing learning management systems (LMSs). The misconception is that LMS and e-learning are irrevocably linked. But that isn't necessarily the case. In fact, an LMS can provide real benefits, in the broadest-and most critical-business sense.
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Feature White Papers
MessageLabs | Now part of Symantec Converged Threats on the Security Landscape
EqualLogic How to Protect Your SQL Server Database
BMC Software Seven Ways ITIL Can Help You in an Economic Downturn
Cincom Systems 5 Tips to Assure a Successful ERP Implementation
Infor ERP in Manufacturing 2009: Expanding beyond Traditional Boundaries
Sage Social CRM: Customer Relationship Management in the Age of the Socially-empowered Customer
InsideCRM Call Center Buyer's Guide
Sabrix Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint
Market News

SHS signs partnership with award-winning ERP vendor

Montreal, 21 September 2009: SHS, a leading IT consulting and software implementation services provider, has signed a vendor partnership with world-class ERP provider Pronto Software. The agreement enhances SHS's market position by introducing a new award-winning, fully integrated ERP solution to the competitive business software market.

Introducing the First Virtual PLM Bootcamp for the Consumer Products Industry

New York, NY – WYSWYG Productions is proud to present the first virtual product lifecycle management (PLM) educational event for the consumer products industry: PLM Bootcamp 09', on October 8th and 9th. With two days of jam-packed educational webinars, this event--sponsored in part by Technology Evaluation Centers--is designed to help apparel, footwear, retail, and manufacturing organizations learn best PLM practices.
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Interview Explores Pharmaceutical ERP Software Criteria for Manufacturers

Wayne, PA – Future Pharmaceuticals magazine recently released a podcast interview with Jay Deakins, president of pharmaceutical enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider Deacom, Inc., which examines the selection, implementation, and business process control benefits of using a single, fully integrated ERP system for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

The VAR Community Presents the 5th ERP Vendor Shootout: Baltimore, Maryland (US), September 24 to 25, 2009

The ERP Vendor Shootout™, hosted by the value-added reseller (VAR) community and moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for midsize enterprises to see the best enterprise software solutions in the world all in one place, all at the same time. Geared toward enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection teams and decision makers for companies with manufacturing, distribution, or project-oriented requirements, the ERP Vendor Shootout is ideal for businesses that are budgeting for ERP software or currently evaluating ERP solutions.

Webcasts / Live Events / Podcasts
Live Events
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MarketingSherpa's 6th Annual B2B Marketing Summit 2009
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HR Technology Conference and Exposition
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Gartner Master Data Management Summit
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Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit
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MarketingExperiments Optimization Workshop
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Symposium/ITxpo 2009
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TDWI World Conference
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Gartner 28th Annual Data Center Conference 2009
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