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Oracle Mends Its Ways To Bounce Back

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
Despite its inclination to traditionally thrive on a moderate amount of controversy and to fly a number of trial balloons, Oracle, has also been a practical company, often modifying its strategy and adopting a tack that would work better. Thus, while Oracle's declining revenue and profit are painfully noted, the company has been taking some long overdue moves to appease its customers and to play fair with the competition. Time will only tell, however, whether Oracle has used these slower economic times to get its act together and to position itself for the its future revival.
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  • Published On: January 7 2002

OKENA Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
Intrusion prevention has evolved as a smarter alternative to intrusion detection. Pioneer OKENA has mapped application behaviors into rules, and is using these behavior rules to prevent intrusions up front. This second-generation approach offers substantial bottom line savings, and frees up IT resources for other tasks.
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  • Published On: January 6 2002

SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree - Part 2: Market Impact

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree - Part 2: Market Impactby P.J. JakovljevicSSA GT has mostly achieved its most imminent and important goal of enticing existing BPCS customer base to stay on their maintenance contracts. Vendors vying to be replacement solutions for the BPCS ERP system could be in for a bigger hurdle than expected.
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  • Published On: January 4 2002

SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
With a flurry of alliance making activities, SSA GT is executing a strategy to save the company from oblivion by extending the value proposition to existing customer base. SSA GT seemingly intends to achieve its all-round product portfolio and implementation approach through in-depth strategic partnerships with specialized application providers. There are significant differences however between SSA GT's and other vendors (for example, Baan's or Ross Systems') comeback approaches.
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  • Published On: January 3 2002

How Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys?

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
Having concluded the benefits of financial backing for both embattled BRAIN and its anxious customers, there is also a chance of the acquisition rationale being somewhere in the middle, meaning that some synergy could be generated between the future domestic partners, Agilisys and BRAIN. The question remains whether the acquisition rationale was of a pure financial nature or is there more than meets the eye?
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  • Published On: January 2 2002

Application Erosion: More Causes and Cures

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published On: December 29 2001

Besieged By The CRM Throne Aspirants, King Siebel Delivers "The Magic No.7" - Part 2: Market Impact

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
Besieged By The CRM Throne Aspirants, King Siebel Delivers "The Magic No.7" - Part 2: Market Impactby P.J. JakovljevicWill the long awaited Siebel 7 product release help the until recently undisputed CRM leader withstand the pressure from ERP giants – SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft?
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  • Published On: December 28 2001

Enterprise Financial Application Software: How Some of the Big ERP Vendors Stack Up

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
Contrary to what vendors may contend, not all of them are able to supply a cost effective solution that satisfies the critical requirements of an organization. In this case study from a recent selection engagement for a large series book publisher, we size up Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Lawson in terms of corporate viability, vision, product functionality, technology, and cost.
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  • Published On: December 25 2001

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process - Part 2 Process PLM Motivation

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published On: December 24 2001

Social Engineering Can Thwart the Best Laid Security Plans

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
There are a lot of different social engineering techniques, but they all have the same basic idea. The trick behind social engineering is to get the user to give up valuable information without them suspecting anything.
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  • Published On: December 23 2001
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