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Andersen/Enron Affair Precipitates "Big Five" Divorces

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 20 2002
While the current focus of the public is on the future of Andersen and the entire accounting practice, the implications on the consulting industry will be deep as well. Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally - Part 2: Alliances & Support

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 19 2002
Baan Resurrects Multi-DimensionallyPart 2: Alliances & Supportby P.J. JakovljevicBaan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers. Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally - Part 1: Recent Announcements

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 18 2002
Baan Resurrects Multi-DimensionallyPart 1: Recent Announcementsby P.J. JakovljevicHaving stemmed the tide of losses and returned to profitability in 2001, will in 2002 market witness Baan's return to former ERP stardom given the company's recent product enhancements, new partnerships and customer base retention/expansion initiatives? Read More

Thanks to a Smart Little Company called Lexias, CIOs Can Now Empower their Users to Assist in eBusiness Security

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 16 2002
Despite advances in security technologies, securing confidential and proprietary information has become more challenging than ever. In an attempt to keep pace with the on-slaught of security woes, new technologies are often unleashed and implemented before due diligence and real understanding of these technologies occurs. New products are selected in haste resulting in the deployment of products that might not be the most optimal ones to get the job done. Read More

Ross Systems - A Bright Spot On A Difficult Enterprise Application Landscape

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 15 2002
Ross is among a very small group of vendors who have decided to build product exclusively for the process market. The resultant financial success should buy it time to address its lack of SCM/SCP, e-collaboration, and CRM products. Read More

PeopleSoft’s Buying Momentum Goes On. - Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! - Part 2: User Recommendations

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 14 2002
PeopleSoft’s Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please!Part 2: User Recommendationsby P.J. JakovljevicHaving stashed almost $1.7 billion in cash, PeopleSoft’s thirst does not seem to be quenched by the recent buy-back of Momentum Business Applications, an R&D firm it created and spun off in 1998. While the speculations about the next acquisition candidate abound, many supply chain companies have been dolling themselves up hoping to catch one of the most eligible bachelor’s eye. Read More

PeopleSoft’s Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! - Part 1: Market Impact

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 13 2002
PeopleSoft’s Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please!Part 1: Market Impactby P.J. JakovljevicThe year 2001 was an exceptional year of financial performance for PeopleSoft, including record total revenue, record profit, and more than $500 million of generated cash. Its acquisition of Momentum complete, PeopleSoft is poised for further expansion. Read More

Client References - How Can You Get the Most Out of Them

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 12 2002
Before purchasing new application software insist on conducting a client reference evaluation as part of the vendor selection process. A properly designed client reference process will both help select the vendor and frame the issues that will need to be addressed in the implementation phase of the project. This article presents a step-by-step process for conducting client references checks. Read More

The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 8 2002
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance. Read More

Wet Quarter Postpones Amazon’s Desiccation While Kmart Drowns

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 7 2002
Wet Quarter Postpones Amazon’s Desiccation While Kmart Drownsby P.J. JakovljevicIt is all about a viable and innovative business value proposition, immaculate execution, low costs, and customer satisfaction, and not about the company’s name or the nature of its operation (clicks vs. bricks) – should be the motto of the story of the two pertinent giants Amazon and Kmart. Read More
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