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Top 10 Considerations for Extended Smartphone, Desktop, and Web Applications

Today’s customers want to enjoy a consistent user experience as they switch between different devices. Given the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, netbooks, social networks, and Web sites, it is not surprising that many companies are extending their business beyond the corporate Web site. Learn the top 10 considerations that companies should be aware of when planning to implement an extended channel strategy. Read More

Unified Data Management: A Collaboration of Data Disciplines and Business Strategies

  • Source: TDWI
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In most organizations today, data are managed in isolated silos by independent teams using various data management tools for data quality, integration, governance, and so on. In response to this situation, some organizations are adopting unified data management (UDM), a practice that holistically coordinates teams and integrates tools. This report can help your organization plan and execute effective UDM efforts. Read More

Managing Information in the Enterprise: Perspectives for Business Leaders

Turning piles of data into timely, actionable information dominates business and IT agendas. This new focus means companies must think strategically about information management in order to contain costs and retain their competitive advantage. It also means a greater emphasis on processes and tools used to assure data quality. Discover what business and IT executives are doing to address these data management issues. Read More

Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information

  • Source: The Economist
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The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more. Read More

Bring Business Intelligence to All Your Users

All employees in your company are responsible for making sound decisions, and they must base their decisions on relevant and timely information. When users encounter difficulties accessing key business data, it can have a lasting impact on the organization’s performance and bottom line. Learn about a business intelligence (BI) solution that can help you bring BI to all information workers and reduce the burden on IT. Read More

Special Report: SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

Learn more about SAP BusinessObjects in this special report, featuring three SAP Insider articles about business intelligence (BI). Part one explains how better interaction with your business data yields better answers to your questions; part two examines whether BI is ready for a broader audience; and part three sheds some light on how decision makers in four different industries are using BusinessObjects. Read More

An IFRS Fable: The Company That Waited Too Long

Many US companies find themselves acting like “Wait-and-See, Inc.” They interpret the switch from US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to IFRS as a matter of compliance rather than an opportunity to become more globally competitive by improving key internal processes. But transitioning to IFRS offers many benefits beyond compliance. Find out what those benefits are, and how your company can harness them. Read More

Transaction Based Pricing in BPO

  • Source: TCS
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Increased maturity in business process outsourcing (BPO) has led to the emergence of transaction-based pricing and outcome-based pricing models, which can provide broader business value to customers. This white paper focuses on the transaction-based pricing model for BPO services, its suitability in meeting present-day BPO objectives, and its superiority over the traditional full-time-equivalent (FTE)-based pricing model. Read More

Source Code Translation

Everyone who writes computer software eventually faces the requirement of converting a large code base from one programming language to another. But source-code conversion is a tedious, error-prone, and labor-intensive process. While there is no magic button to turn old code into new code, there are tools that can dramatically reduce the time and cost of a conversion project. Find out more. Read More

UML for REALbasic

REALbasic is an object-oriented programming language for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux computers. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is the industry-standard notation for modeling object-oriented software. This paper shows how to extract a UML design from a REALbasic project, model REALbasic software using UML, and generate REALbasic code from UML. Read More
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