Data Center Projects: System Planning

System planning is the Achilles’ heel of a data center physical infrastructure project. Planning mistakes can propagate through later deployment phases, resulting in delays, cost overruns, wasted time, and a compromised system. These troubles can be eliminated by viewing system planning as a data flow model, with sequenced tasks that progressively transform and refine data from initial concept to final design. Learn more.

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Expert’s Guide to Successful MRP Projects

To succeed in their tasks, planners and schedulers rely on materials resource planning (MRP) software to make recommendations and send signals. To make meaningful suggestions, MRP requires a steady diet of accurate, relevant, and timely data. This guide breaks down two critical MRP project success factors: 1) tips to select the right MRP software, and 2) best practices to extract meaningful value from MRP solutions. Read More

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

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The International Classifications of Diseases (ICD), used in order to categorize and classify medical conditions and procedures, has been updated. The purpose of the change is to streamline claims, provide better data analysis, and increase both diagnostic and procedural accuracy. ICD-10 not only allows for more information to be coded, but is superior to the previous coding system, filling in information gaps and reflecting the advancements made since the 1970s. The switch to ICD-10 will affect... Read More

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