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Data Breach Notification Laws: The Need for Spyware Detection Capability
Security measures that repel spyware attacks are critical to any comprehensive security plan, thanks to laws requiring companies to notify their customers if

article laws gravity  Breach Notification Laws: The Need for Spyware Detection Capability Security measures that repel spyware attacks are critical to any comprehensive security plan, thanks to laws requiring companies to notify their customers if they experience a data security breach. But it’s not enough to have a plan for complying with breach notification laws. Every company’s goal should be to avoid having to give such a notification in the first place. Read More...
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You Still Need ERP, Even If Naysayers Say You Don’t
After coming across the Forbes article The End Of ERP and quite a few spin-off articles about the imminent death of ERP, I became somewhat concerned about how

article laws gravity  coming across the Forbes article The End Of ERP and quite a few spin-off articles about the imminent death of ERP, I became somewhat concerned about how this topic was being handled by people in the know and other IT experts. Here’s my take on it. ERP Exists for a Reason... ERP’s original raison d’être was to integrate core business functional areas and business processes such as finance, HR, production, order management, inventory, etc., to provide better visibility and centralize various Read More...
Remote Implementations--Why They Can Make $ense
Everything in the computer industry seems to be going off-shore, why not software implementations? This article looks at reasons why remote implementation of

article laws gravity  implementation of software? This article looks at several reasons why remote implementation can make logical and fiscal sense for US-based companies. Applicability for other countries will depend greatly on their wage scale and currency evaluation. The remote implementation alternative versus the on-site approach may not be for everyone; some organizations may feel uncomfortable with an implementation team located 1,000 miles away. However, you should seriously evaluate a remote implementation scenario Read More...
How the Mining Industry Benefits from ERP Systems
Integrated enterprise resource planning software normalizes the reporting requirements for a mining company’s various departments. This article loosely shows

article laws gravity  a manufacturer, but this article focuses specifically on one overview of the departmental structure of mineral mining.   Major Mining Company Departments Major Manufacturer Departments 1. exploration market research and product development 2. ore extraction and excavation raw material acquisition 3. transportation transportation 4. smelting manufacturing 5. sales and marketing sales and marketing 6. human resources human resources Table 1. The corresponding departments of mining companies and manufacture Read More...
Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011
My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s

article laws gravity  experience. Look for an article with my  impressions on the conference and on PTC ’s strategy with regards to the novel PTC Creo suite of design applications leveraging both the direct and parametric modeling (and in the wake of the release of nine Creo 1.0 applications), embedded software lifecycle management (with the MKS Integrity acquisition), mobility, etc . coming soon. This blog post, however, will discuss handling configurable products in both the back-end engineering/design & manufacturing Read More...
Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series introduced some common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article

article laws gravity  of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and “supplier relationship management (SRM )” monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category small and medium enterprises (SMEs ) might need. To that end, Part 2 focused on typical Sourcing and Procurement capabilities that cover most of the spend control needs for mid-sized enterprises. The third and final part of this blog Read More...
Ask the Experts: Approaches to Data Mining ERP
From one of our readers comes this question:I am a student of IT Management; I have an ERP course and I am supposed to write an article to review new

article laws gravity  supposed to write an article to review new aspects of ERP systems. I’ve decided to explore the reasons for using data mining techniques in ERP systems—and to look at different modules to which these techniques have been applied. I am going to prepare a framework to determine which ERP vendors use data mining techniques and whether these techniques are more effective in particular modules. I would be thankful if you could provide me with any kind of information related to this research. I look forward Read More...
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

article laws gravity  key competitive differentiator. This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's on-line magazine, read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT professionals each month. Thought-provoking and actionable articles from ChainLink's analysts, top industry executives, researchers, and fellow practitioners. To view the entire magazine, click here . About the Author Morris Cohen is the Matsushita professor of manufacturing and logistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Read More...
LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1
TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that

article laws gravity  1 TEC’s in-depth  2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated . Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations. LeveragePoint was established in January 2009 as a spinout from Monitor Group , a Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Read More...
How to (Ab)Use Your Employees as a Social Platform
Last month I came across Julie Bort's article Your Company Might Think It Can Control Your Facebook Account Soon, which depicted current social guidance efforts

article laws gravity  came across Julie Bort's article Your Company Might Think It Can Control Your Facebook Account Soon , which depicted current social guidance efforts by a few large brands such as Pepsi, Dell, Gap, and Intel. She brought up the interesting point that Pepsi is mulling over the idea of engaging its employees—i.e., its most treasured resource—in extracurricular activities. And this is exactly what I want to discuss with you today. What Is Employee Social Media Marketing? Social media marketing has caught Read More...
Enterprise Software Conferences: Why Bother?
If you did not get the chance to read the article about the 2009 APICS Conference, I thought I should share with you some of the things we (Khudsiya and I) did

article laws gravity  chance to read the article about the 2009 APICS Conference , I thought I should share with you some of the things we (Khudsiya and I) did or learned there. I thought I would start by imagining a conversation about imaginary analysts, between two imaginary people, in an imaginary kitchen of an imaginary company: Imaginary man (IM): “Where did G the analyst go? I haven’t seen him around for at least a couple of days!” Imaginary woman (IW): “Oh, he’s gone to a conference in Toronto. I wonder what t Read More...
An Indian’s view on the Chindian software outsourcing condition
I was positively staggered to read the article “Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China?” Perhaps my opinions are underlined with a

article laws gravity  staggered to read the article “ Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China? ” Perhaps my opinions are underlined with a bias of the South Indian (you’ll find Bangalore in those parts) variety, a fierce one at that too (which is why I have long abstained from writing the article “Why Indian outsourcing is the next best thing to sliced bread”). Nevertheless, I maintain that the article does not present an objective view of the state of outsourcing to China & India. Do read Read More...
Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment?
It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle

article laws gravity  No perceived benefits? This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle where the audit function should be involved and the deliverables to be expected. Whether internal or external, an auditor, preferably experienced in IT matters, can provide benefits while the software is being implemented and, afterwards, when the software is being used. For whatever reason, having an auditor as part of the ERP project implementation team is a rarity. In fact, involving an auditor in the selection of ERP Read More...
The 'Old ERP' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on
Replace or Add-on to an aging ERP system is a dilemma faced by many companies today. This article discusses the trade-offs involved in making that decision.

article laws gravity  vendors. As the above-mentioned article discusses, the future of ERP means sharper vertical focus. For many industries or verticals, significant operational advantage can be gained by going with a vendor who focuses in their industry. The best of these focused vendors typically limit their target market to a few, closely related industries. Note, industry focus means application function, not industry specific brochures. Additions Involve Integration    But what is the true cost of going the best of Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

article laws gravity  first part of this article concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. This second part reviews reasons behind why enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand, as well as why software providers should continue efforts to meet the demand. Together, these articles should offer an overview of FOSS concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonati Read More...

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