Defining Twenty-first Century Merchandising

The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not always grounded in an understanding of what it can do (even for the largest retailers), leaving us with some concerns about unrealistic expectations and a backlash later in the decade. Read about the seven critical tenets for 21st-century merchandising.

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An Earned Value Management (EVM) Success Story

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Earned value management (EVM) is not a new concept, having its origins in United States government agencies during the 1960s as a way to ensure accountability among contractors working on long-term, complex projects. But in this century, EVM has become standard required practice. Learn how to get certified in earned value management (EVM) and compete for government aerospace and defense contracts. 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

Unified Communications: The Layman’s Guide

The hodgepodge of communication modes, applications, and devices can make it challenging for people to connect properly. Unified communications (UC) attempts to tackle this challenge by letting companies manage voice mail, faxes, email, and video from a single inbox using a single set of management controls. Disparate communication systems are linked together, allowing users to interact independent of device or media.

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