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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Where Has All the Service Gone?
For some reason, once a product moves into the retail channel, most manufacturers lose control. The retailer abdicates responsibility. When faced with a problem

all alv programs  Has All the Service Gone? Introduction (Optional verse to accompany this—with apologies to Where Have All the Flowers Gone? ) Where has all the Service gone? Gone to outsource, everyone ... When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? Where have all the Customers gone? Gone ballistic, every one!! When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? Recent presidential debates included predictable topics. More relevant than political rhetoric is voter perception of what this means to them

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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The Sum of All Malware Fears: Siemens on Stuxnet


When Stuxnet malware hit the mainstream media in September 2010, it all sounded like a plotline straight from a Tom Clancy thriller. After all, Stuxnet targeted the Siemens industrial control systems implemented at so-called “high-value infrastructure” installations in Iran. The media response was appropriately hysterical. TEC interviews Stefan Woronka, Siemens’ director of professional services, in an attempt to de-Clancify the story.

all alv programs  Sum of All Malware Fears: Siemens on Stuxnet   When Stuxnet malware hit the mainstream media in September 2010, it all sounded like a plotline straight from a Tom Clancy thriller. After all, Stuxnet—the first worm ever developed to reprogram industrial systems —was reportedly designed to take aim at Iranian nuclear power stations. More specifically, Stuxnet targeted the Siemens industrial control systems implemented at so-called “high-value infrastructure” installations in Iran. The media Read More

Product Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset


Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and other products have typically followed a linear, sequential path. But the inefficient flow of information has frequently led to delays in product delivery. To remedy the situation, product development groups are shifting to a more holistic digital mindset using digital business models, processes, and tools. By embracing digital like never before, product developers can become fully integrated digital businesses and, therefore, well positioned to be more competitive.

all alv programs  management (PLM). PLM encompasses all the processes involved in product development, ranging from engineering, product development, supply chain management, manufacturing, services, and marketing. PLM processes span original conception of a product through its servicing phase until it ceases operations. Digital PLM elevates these PLM processes to higher levels of efficiency, productivity, and intelligence than the previous linear model. Conceptually, picture a square configuration with digital PLM in the Read More

Home Depot Moves All Of Its Bricks And Mortar On The Web


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all alv programs  Depot Moves All Of Its Bricks And Mortar On The Web Event Summary Allaire Corporation (Nasdaq: ALLR), announced that Home Depot (NYSE: HD) has chosen Allaire's JRun, a Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) engine, to power its in-store information kiosks. Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, has established JRun as a corporate standard for Web-based development projects. JRun supports Sun Microsystems' JavaServer Pages (JSP) 1.0 specification and provides an environment to Read More

Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 1


The 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference’s expo floor in Boston in late June featured many of the “usual suspects,” such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Adobe, SuccessFactors, Jive Software, SocialText, OpenText, Yammer, and Cisco Systems, to name only a few well-established providers (in addition to the plethora of innovative startup companies that one could encounter there). There were also some notable

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Vertical Solutions Inc.-All About Field Service: Part One


Field service management (FSM) is a growing enterprise software segment, and while it may not be a new software market, it is quickly increasing in value and relevance globally. The manufacturing industry has always been an active user of FSM software solutions, but as companies reinvigorate their post-sales support strategies, one can see continued growth in this market segment. Companies are

all alv programs  100 customers, which are all referenceable, including RSystems , ABB, Inc. , JMS , and Medxcel Global . Figure 1 – VSI Platform and Apps VSI Customer Profile One area that is interesting about the FSM space is the variety of providers that emphasize either field workforce mobility or scheduling. VSI manages to be a true end-to-end FSM solution in this regard. Much of what it considers the “heavy lifting” comes by combining three core components: scheduling, work order management (including handling Read More

All Inclusive ERP: Full Support Without Increased Investment


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