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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

analytical problem  and empirical approach. Using analytical hierarchy process (AHP), I have built the hierarchy (see figure 1) with the overall model showing a top-down approach. As a tool, Expert Choice software was used. The hierarchy is derived from various reviews of TCO studies, and it is further expanded to include elements that have not been considered in prior research. These elements are subcategories of deployment, patch management, compatibility, patch availability, and warranty nodes. Part Two of the series

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IBM Introduces Predictive Analytics Optimization to the Supply Chain


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analytical problem  good candidates for predictive analytical capabilities, including: Better, faster, root case analysis Monitoring assets for better utilization and maintenance More efficient use and availability of spare parts Higher asset availability Predicting asset failure More efficient use of labor Better detection and management of warranty issues IBM’s Signature Solutions are designed to take advantage of the recent explosion of data (particularly structured data, call center data, and machine-generated data), Read More

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analytical problem  reports required for compliance. Analytical and reporting mechanisms that are flexible and easy to create, customize, and maintain must be included in the package. The ability to create and maintain non-standard (for conventional accounting) reports and custom-made visual summaries (such as box scores), or various types of performance measurement, is vital in a lean accounting environment. The software must support lean-based planning tools and techniques , such as 18-month rolling sales, operations, and Read More

CRM is Busting Out Of Its Britches: Operational, Analytical, and Collaborative CRM Are Born


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Anatomy of a Technology Selection


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