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Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process
Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft

ahp  Medium Enterprises. Figure 1: AHP decision hierarchy ( Click here for larger version ) Foundation and Methodology—Alternatives and Goals Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can base their networks on several alternatives. They can use free software, commercial open source, commercial closed source, or a combination of these choices. A universal solution for all SMEs is impossible because the entire evaluation process depends on a company's specific needs. Furthermore, the same weighting process cannot

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Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises


The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large enterprises. One of the critical questions is whether to implement an open source or closed source solution.

ahp  an analytical hierarchy process (AHP), in order to arrive at an appropriate evaluation of strategic IT investments for SMEs. The research behind this analysis covers a period of five years, since this is the common practice when projecting an information and communication technology (ICT) network. Read More

ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study - Part 2: Qualitative Assessments and Analysis


This is part two of a note describing an opportunity TEC had to evaluate and compare the four top ERP vendors for a client. Each vendor’s offering differed in such areas as functionality, flexibility, process fit and ease of use. Find out what TEC learned as a result of the selection engagement.

ahp  (MAU), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and TEC's patented decision science to compare vendors and products relative to one another in a statistically valid model. Read More

Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines


Poor measurement methods can take off millions or more from bottom lines, and contribute at least in part to project failures, corporate inefficiencies and poor technology selections. Industry wide, they have contributed to tens of billions of dollars of unnecessary costs. How do you avoid these expensive mistakes?

ahp  measuring 'absolute' value, while AHP is more resource-allocation oriented, and tends to measure relative value among the solutions. Both have their place.   About The Author Dr. Eddie Robins , was formerly Chief Scientist of the Technology Evaluation Center (TEC), was responsible for the scientific development of TESS, the software engine that drives the selection models developed by TEC research analysts. Dr. Robins has over twenty years of industry experience, and since 1995 has been instrumental at Read More

Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 2 : Decision Aids


Though many academic methods exist, few actually reach the audience they need to reach because of the barrier between academic and business languages, as well as the ability to produce workable and usable tools. This article summarizes what I believe are the methodologies most used in Business, and some of the tools that are commercially available.

ahp  from, for example, the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) camp. Whether it is used correctly or well is another matter. Table of Methods and Business Applications The table below summarizes what are the methodologies most used in Business. There are of course innumerable methods that specific consultants have developed, but I focus on those that are more likely used - in various forms and not necessarily with the academic terminology. Additionally, I identify some of the tools that exist on the market. Read More

Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 2: A Timesaving Solution


Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided a certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'. An RFP/RFI selection process can streamline the initial phase of an ERP selection process while addressing many of the buyer's vital questions.

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How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts and All Part 1


Contrary to what vendors may contend, not all of them are able to provide an effective out-of-the-box solution that satisfies the critical requirements of an organization. In this case study from a recent selection engagement for an ETO mid-size manufacturer, we assess Oracle, J.D. Edwards, SAP, and IFS in terms of their ability to demonstrate alleged functionality of their products.

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Server and Desktop Solutions: What the Research Means for Small and Medium Enterprises


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