What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive. Indeed, compliance is transforming the companies that have taken the time to re-architect the many processes used for managing suppliers, channel partners, resellers, and customers. For manufacturers that ignore compliance, on the other hand, the costs can be steep.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Compliance Management, Regulatory and Compliance, Cincom Systems, Manufacturing
How can a professional services firm grow profitably while providing clients with the services and project pricing they demand? The firm must rely on best-practice solutions to gain control over every aspect of business?from business development to resource planning to billing. Firms that plan and staff projects by relying on combinations of spreadsheets and management instinct will fall behind.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Professional Services Management, Project Management, SAP, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Today more than ever, retailers are faced with the challenges of selling locally while competing globally. To be successful, they must provide a shopping experience that inspires customer loyalty. Retailers that understand their customers? shopping habits can build strategic global supply chains that anticipate demand. One way to achieve this is with a scalable technology platform based on industry standards.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Business-to-Consumer Web Sales, Communications, Infrastructure, and Transportation Planning, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Data Management and Analysis, Demand Management, E-commerce, Electronic Marketplace, IT Infrastructure, Marketing Automation, Practices and Business Issues, Production and Supply Planning, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Supply Chain Event Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, Warehouse Management System (WMS), SAP, Manufacturing, Retail Trade
There are many legitimate reasons for upgrading your company?s enterprise network. The trick is selling those reasons to the executives holding your company?s purse strings. When you know it?s time for a network upgrade, you need more than just the technical facts?you have to arm yourself with a solid business case. Start with 10 tips that can help you sell the members of your upper management team on a network upgrade.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Access Control, Encryption and Key Management (PKI), Firewall, Identity Management/User Provisioning, Intrusion Detection, Mobile Security, Network Security Monitoring, Security, Usage Management and Monitoring, ITManagement
In the past, full efficiency was almost impossible for most manufacturing sites thanks to lack of integration between plant systems and business systems. But that?s changing now, with the advent of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA allows you to change and improve your processes without expensive IT integration projects. Learn about the business opportunities SOA can create for you.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP, Manufacturing
Aligning your business plans with your method of execution requires more than a peek at financial metrics. Initiatives, tasks, people, and metrics must be aligned with corporate goals. Find out how strategy management software, alone or as part of a performance management solution, can provide clear visual links between individual initiatives and broader goals, and ultimately enhance your business?s overall performance.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Business Performance Management (BPM), Consulting and Services, Enterprise Incentive Management (EIM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Human Resources, Management Practices, Outsourcing, Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP
Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional differences?including product maturity, service-oriented architecture (SOA) enablement, architectural coherence, and community management?among competing solutions. Find out who the leaders, challengers, visionaries, and niche players are in the B2B gateway market.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), IT Infrastructure, Middleware, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Systems Integration, Sterling Commerce, an AT&T company
Organizations of all sizes face similar challenges when managing storage?not enough capacity or protection. Help has arrived with Internet small computer system interface storage area networks (iSCSI SANs)?and they're steadily gaining momentum. With iSCSI SANs, businesses can effectively manage their storage needs, while lowering costs and increasing security. Find out why many industry leaders are choosing iSCSI today.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Asset Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Communications, Infrastructure, and Transportation Planning, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Consulting and Services, Data and Application Distribution, Data Management and Analysis, Database Management System (DBMS), Electronic Distribution and Storage, Help Desk or Support Services (Hardware), IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Managed Data Network Services, Security, Software/Hardware Metering, Storage Area Network (SAN), EqualLogic, Computer Systems Design and Related Services, Finance and Insurance, Information, Manufacturing
Changing business practices, especially those that consolidate business and IT functions, requires careful research and decision making. For companies needing to move beyond traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprise service applications (ESA) can help reduce the complexity of having disparate IT systems. Find out about the benefits of ESA and how it can help you achieve operational excellence.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Business Process Management, Business Process Outsourcing, Enterprise Application Architecture Planning, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Middleware, Project and Process Management, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP
To respond to the demands of today?s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These ?pull? (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional ?push? environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Supply Chain Event Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, SAP, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Transportation and Warehousing
Why would a company choose to migrate its development tools? And if the migration is decided upon, how can this be done easily and effectively? Get answers to these questions, and explore the concerns and issues surrounding migration of your development environment, using IBM?s Rational Application Developer (RAD) as an example of a current tool and MyEclipse Blue Edition from Genuitec as an example of a new tool.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Application Development, Database Management System (DBMS), Database Migration and Conversion, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Integrated Development Environment (IDE), IT Infrastructure, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Software Migration, Genuitec, LLC
Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary agents are now made largely redundant by native management tools, emerging standards and agentless monitoring architectures. Centauri makes disintermediation possible by providing a low-cost event management solution that unifies performance data and event messages under a common umbrella. This paper describes how you can take advantage of the disintermediation opportunity and minimize the risks of migrating from working proprietary data collectors to a new native-agent based solution.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Managed Data Network Services, Network Management, Network Monitoring, Risk Management, Technology Tools and Methods, Proxima Technology, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
Rich Internet applications (RIAs) represent the next wave in the evolution of web applications, as they promise the richness, interactivity, and usability lacking in many of today?s web applications. However, as with any technological innovation, with the new opportunities come new challenges to be negotiated. What are the business benefits of adopting RIA, and what are the risks?
Related to Sun Microsystems: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Infosys Technologies, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
To address evolving market demands, companies must take new approaches to marketing activities and integrate all company functions. Customer relationship management (CRM) can empower your marketing organization to support growth and demonstrate value to customers. Find out six factors that can allow your company?s marketing team to make intelligent decisions and drive effective end-to-end marketing processes.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Lead Distribution Management, Management Practices, Marketing Automation, Strategy, SAP
Survey data shows that companies want to improve their strategic business partnerships. Reflecting on lessons learned from past business relationships, 60 percent of respondents say that in future they?ll place more emphasis on developing personal relationships and setting expectations with business partners. Find out how these companies are creating collaborative networks that include business partners and consumers.
Related to Sun Microsystems: Business Process Collaboration, Collaborative Planning and Scheduling (CPS), Collaborative Work, Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Partnership Management, Practices and Business Issues, Production and Supply Planning, Project and Process Management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP