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Book review: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives. ed. Ruth Hillary, Greenleaf Publications. February 2000
The role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in society cannot be underestimated—indeed, many think SMEs are the most important sector of a nation’s

barriers to greening sme  their unavailability, but internal barriers that are keeping managers away from green initiatives. Overall, the articles attempt to delve into the source of why SMEs fail to give the environment priority, and insists on the need to convey very specific messages to managers.  So what triggers action to meet environmental demands? Each section provides mixed answers. Many authors state that this depends on the information SME managers receive. However, some of the surveys presented in the articles reveal Read More...
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From Promises to Proof: How to Demonstrate Value to Your Customers
For managed services providers (MSPs) aiming to serve small and medium-sized businesses, the ability to capture and retain lasting customer relationships is a

barriers to greening sme  Promises to Proof: How to Demonstrate Value to Your Customers For managed services providers (MSPs) aiming to serve small and medium-sized businesses, the ability to capture and retain lasting customer relationships is a determining factor for long-term profitability. Only by clearly and consistently communicating your value to your customer can you hope to attain the role of trusted advisor—a position that will help protect you from losing business to lower-priced competitors. Learn how an Read More...
How to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance
The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early

barriers to greening sme  to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early 1990s, this performance management framework was intended as a tool to provide managers with a more complete and “balanced” view of their organization’s performance by including nonfinancial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in their assessments. Despite this Read More...
Ways to Migrate Windows Applications to UNIX/Linux
Migration can be risky and expensive if handled by inexperienced developers. Seemingly small things can lead to bigger issues and cause performance problems

barriers to greening sme  to Migrate Windows Applications to UNIX/Linux Migration can be risky and expensive if handled by inexperienced developers. Seemingly small things can lead to bigger issues and cause performance problems. Hence, the services of a professional migration service provider who has executed similar projects is recommended. Learn about the different ways you can completely migrate from Windows to UNIX and Linux, so that you can make an intelligent, informed decision. Read More...
How to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP
On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the

barriers to greening sme  to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the unencrypted communication between users’ workstations and the backend servers, the SAP environment—and the confidential data it stores—become vulnerable. With a secure single sign-on solution to SAP, however, you can significantly improve the security of this environment. Read More...
Pay, Performance, and Productivity: How to Use Compensation to Motivate and Make a Difference
Compensation has consistently remained one of the top five job-satisfaction factors considered most important to employees. A well-designed compensation

barriers to greening sme  Performance, and Productivity: How to Use Compensation to Motivate and Make a Difference Compensation has consistently remained one of the top five job-satisfaction factors considered most important to employees. A well-designed compensation strategy that connects rewards and performance can benefit both employers and employees. This white paper discusses some of the key factors. Read More...
How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript)
Companies require an agile enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy to ensure they have information to support effective decisions. The more information

barriers to greening sme  to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript) Become a performance manager in your department using integrated reports, metrics and plans based on proven sweet spots of information. Discover new and more effective ways to cut costs, boost margins and manage risk. Source: IBM Resources Related to How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript) : Performance Improvement (Wikipedia) Business Performance Read More...
PROACTIS Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector
PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline

barriers to greening sme  Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline their source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay processes to achieve better value and control. The most recent win was at the Flintshire Council,  and now 20 out of 22 local authorities in Wales use PROACTIS.  Also recently, Newham Council chose PROACTIS Read More...
How to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market
Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market

barriers to greening sme  to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market demands such as globalization and a more sophisticated client base means human resources departments need a complete and integrated process of talent management. But hiring and keeping top talent can also help you increase revenues and increase client Read More...
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

barriers to greening sme  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with an on-demand, remotely hosted ERP system. It wasn’t the change the company originally intended, but the benefits proved too overwhelming to resist. Read More...
Using ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies
Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use e-commerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits through a lean approach

barriers to greening sme  ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies The term “e-commerce” is most commonly associated with the retail environment. And indeed, the ability to browse, search, and order products remotely has forever changed how we buy things. In the business-to-business world, companies selling commodity items have also erected storefronts, and those selling to large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are engaged in e-commerce through electronic data interchange (EDI). But what of more Read More...
Keys to Success for Industrial Equipment Suppliers to Meet Today’s Top Three Issues
Although the industrial equipment market has been growing, based on strong customer demand, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Manufacturers and

barriers to greening sme  to Success for Industrial Equipment Suppliers to Meet Today’s Top Three Issues Although the industrial equipment market has been growing, based on strong customer demand, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Manufacturers and distributors must keep adding value to maintain existing contracts and win new business. They must be efficient enough to meet new demands while maintaining margins. Discover solutions that can help total industrial solution suppliers stay profitable during this expansion. Read More...
Accelerating Lead to Cash to Rekindle Profitable Growth New Economic Order Drives Need for Discipline and Integration
Solutions are now available to integrate the lead-to-cash process with the supply chain, back-office accounting, and more. The companies that succeed in the new

barriers to greening sme  Lead to Cash to Rekindle Profitable Growth New Economic Order Drives Need for Discipline and Integration Solutions are now available to integrate the lead-to-cash process with the supply chain, back-office accounting, and more. The companies that succeed in the new order will make use of these new tools to creatively accelerate their lead-to-cash process. They will achieve the agility necessary to enhance the customer experience, trump the competition, and revitalize profitable growth. Find Read More...
From Right Brain to Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM
Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM

barriers to greening sme  Right Brain to Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. In this white paper, you’ll discover how PLM solutions can help your company achieve faster time-to-market. And you’ll learn how integrating PLM with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system maximizes the capabilities of both. Read More...
How to Make People More Willing to Share Knowledge in Their PLM Environment
In Why Some People Don’t Like PLM, Graham McCall said that some product lifecycle management (PLM) users’ reluctance to share knowledge with others is the

barriers to greening sme  to Make People More Willing to Share Knowledge in Their PLM Environment In Why Some People Don’t Like PLM , Graham McCall said that some product lifecycle management (PLM) users’ reluctance to share knowledge with others is the obstacle toward higher acceptance of PLM. I thought his point made perfect sense, and my instant reaction was to ask myself: How can this problem be resolved? Ideally, a PLM system is a platform for people to work together. This means that knowledge sharing is mutually Read More...

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