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i2, SAP, Oracle Poised For Showdown in Q4
With analysts expecting SCM software spending to rebound in Q3 and Q4, vendors are sharpening their knives for a lunge at the supply chain pie. Which one will

battle scenes  (work-in-process). In the coming battle for supply chain mastery, the only assured winners are customers who understand the strategies at work behind the scenes. For more information on the recent developments with SAP and Oracle see Oracle Claims The Worst Is Over And Turns To KISS For A Boost and SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land?

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Who’s Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 1: The Situation


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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.

battle scenes  There is a constant battle between Linux and Windows advocates regarding the security issue. Linux proponents claim that their open source policy is better despite the possibility that cyber criminals can see the source. Windows supporters argue that Linux has a smaller market share, and thus a lower attack rate. Practice has shown that both sides have valid points. Secure design, source code auditing, quality development, and a smooth design process all play into the security of a project, and none of Read More

People or Resources: The Financial Sector in a Crossroads


People management tools have become necessary, particularly in an environment such as the financial sector, where resources have become global and people require more complex management solutions.

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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

battle scenes  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who al Read More

Technology Challenges of Distributed, Multiplayer Virtual Environments


To play any popular online computer game, all a user needs is a computer and an Internet connection. But there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than this gamer may realize. In order to interact in a shared virtual environment, the system the user connects to requires technology capable of creating, operating, and modifying persistent, distributed, three-dimensional virtual worlds.

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Stand Out in the Crowd


It pays to clearly and compellingly differentiate your products from those of your competitors. How will Microsoft Business Solutions differentiate its products from Best Software's?

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A Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services


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Looking Ahead to 2013


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Baan Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand


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