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Volume 5 Issue 73
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  What to Expect When You're Expanding
  Whether across state lines or across international borders, business expansions are tricky. Wherever you go, the local business climate will affect not only your business strategy, but your IT strategy as well. In today's featured blog post, TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev tells you how to prepare your IT department for the most common cross-border growing pains.

  JDA FOCUS 2012: A Real-time Cloud to Serve the "Connected Consumer"
  For today's consumers, information that drives buying decisions is never more than a few a few clicks away. New solutions that help retailers woo these connected consumers is part of supply chain leader JDA Software's aggressive push into the cloud space. Get the details-and news on JDA's other announcements from the JDA FOCUS 2012 conference—in TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic's latest article.

  Looking for ERP Solutions?
  Use TEC Advisor online to compare enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, according to your organization's characteristics and needs. It's free, fast, online, and easy—and you'll see the results immediately.

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  Market News
  Screw Machine Shop and IQMS Stand Together for Success
PASO ROBLES, CA — IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and MES developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, today announced that it has been selected by contract manufacturer Standby Screw Machine Products Co. A screw machine shop for the appliance, automotive, construction, lawn and garden care, marine, motor shaft, outdoor power equipment, and multiple other industries, Standby Screw produces a wide range of custom-designed parts using low- to high-volume turning operations, as well as a complete line of flexible secondary offerings.

The 14th Vendor Shootout for ERP
View live scripted demonstrations from software industry leaders, including: Oracle, Infor, Epicor, IQMS, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Abas, Plex, and Sage.

Focus: Manufacturing and Distribution
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: June 21–22, 2012

Why you should attend:
• Jumpstart your evaluation and selection project by comparing up to nine ERP
  solutions in just two days
• Evaluate your existing software against top industry players
• Get up close and personal with a selection of the best solutions in the marketplace
• Get an expert perspective from Technology Evaluation Centers

Take part in the most informative and interactive software vendor event in the industry. Space is limited, so register now to secure your place!

  Popular IT White Papers
  Making SOP Training More Effective
TEC ERP for Services Buyer's Guide
Why the Cloud Is More than Hot Air for the Manufacturing Enterprise
The Keys to CRM Technology Adoption in Sales Organizations
How to Sell Management on a New IP-based Phone System
Executive Brief: Mobility, Security Concerns, and Avoidance
Is It Time to Purchase ERP
Enterprise Performance Management

IT Events Center: Click to Register!
GEM Forum Nordics June 19–20
GigaOM Structure June 20–21
The 14th Vendor Shootout for ERP June 21–22
Data Protection & Privacy Compliance July 17–19
TDWI World Conference July 29–Aug 3

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