Author: Predrag Jakovljevic


Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology

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In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be competitive. It needs to coordinate its retail strategy with supply chain technology to make it triumph.

Merging Disparate IT Systems and Exploiting Multichannels

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Astute IT strategies should help any company develop a strong competitive advantage whether it be improved time-to-market, better insights about customers behavior and preferences, or to devise a more efficient supply chain. This should be embraced by Sears Holding and Federation/May.

Achieving Growth: New Accounts versus Up-selling to Existing Accounts

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A recent survey of chief executive officers has found that growth is again the number one priority, overtaking cost-cutting as their previous top concern. Can enterprise application providers to take advantage of this new focus?

Competitive Advantage in a Saturated Market: How Will the Big Few Do It?

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Given the current saturation of the application market, and trends in acquisitions major vendors will be searching for a viable competitive advantage. There will likely be few, very large vendors with products for a very large percentage of business, and many smaller vendors, with products tightly focused on specific vertical markets.

Customer Choices for Achieving Growth

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Some will say that the Big Few are in for quite a gamble, given that these market leaders are to introduce a product or concept that directly challenges the model that has led to their success so far.

SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier?

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Leading enterprise applications vendors believe it is crucial to quickly complete the transition to a service oriented architecture (SOA) from monolithic client/server architectures. For the "Big Few" the "stack" race, including applications, databases, application server and middleware, has intensified.

SOA as a Foundation for Applications and Infrastructure

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SOA promises interoperability in the heterogeneous business world by promoting loosely-coupled architecture, reusing software, and ending vendor-dependency. However, to be viable, dominant vendors must redesign and expose the hundreds of application functions as services. How are they meeting this challenge?

The Future of SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure

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The ultimate winner in the SOA market will have to provide industry-specific solutions solving essential problems that others cannot. Focus must move away from technology lock-in and vendor dependency, to best solutions for customers, even if it means customers can use competitor products.

Merging Global Trade Management with Global Finance

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With the acquisition of Vastera, JPMorgan Chase may be the first global financial institution to offer a complete integrated cash, trade and logistics solution across the physical and financial supply chains in a way that would maximize benefits to its clients.

Navigating Global Trade Waters

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Vastera has gradually migrated to become more of a services company than a mere enterprise software provider. Over the last few years it has grown its global trade know-how, consulting practice, and managed services division.
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