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Beware of Legacy Data - It Can Be Lethal
Legacy data can be lethal to your expensive new application – two case studies and some practical recommendations.

beware of legacy data  It Can Be Lethal Beware of Legacy Data It Can Be Lethal Featured Author - Jan Mulder - August 23, 2002 Introduction The term legacy is mostly used for applications. For example, according to the Foldoc dictionary, legacy is: A computer system or application program which continues to be used because of the cost of replacing or redesigning it and often despite its poor competitiveness and compatibility with modern equivalents. The implication is that the system is large, monolithic and difficult to Read More...
ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)
A multinational consulting company specializing in industrial automation turned to TEC for help selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to replace its legacy system—a patc...
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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations
In a somewhat simplified language, while Web services allow applications to easily exchange and reuse information, it is only when they are orchestrated

beware of legacy data  commonly accepted standards, and beware of any vendor that is inclined to create much dependence on its proprietary technology, as it leads to unjustifiable price increases, and a declining openness in the future. Read More...
EAM versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company? Part Four: IFS and Intentia Responses
The primary benefit of enterprise asset management (EAM) is the reliability-centered maintenance. Let’s face it: any process that can help you improve what you

beware of legacy data  major phase to complete. Beware of EAM vendors explaining the ease with which these interfaces can be constructed and modified in the future based on new software releases. This is a case where the proof is in the doing. Contact industry specific references, that have taken this approach, and determine the true cost of the interfaces. Finally, the primary benefit of EAM is the reliability-centered maintenance. Let's face it: any process that can help you improve what you are doing now and enables you to Read More...
Predictive Analytics; the Future of Business Intelligence
Business intelligence (BI) is evolving as it grows in popularity. Within BI, there is a shift from traditional analytics to predictive analytics, and predictive

beware of legacy data  others. Buyers should also beware. Although marketing campaigns for predictive analytics solutions claim ease of use , these tools are not for beginners. Users require extensive training and expertise to use the core functionalities of the predictive analytics solutions, such as identifying data, building the predictive model with right predictors, data mining knowledge to align with business strategy etc. Furthermore, predictive analytics automates model building, but does not automate the integration Read More...
Software Vendor Red Flags
So you’re well on your way in terms of deploying the enterprise software. With great care and diligent planning you have assembled your team and despite your

beware of legacy data  buy all the add-ons Beware of any large module purchase (HR, CRM, ERP) which doesn't offer some guarantee to your satisfaction. Furthermore be concerned of any large purchase with an implementation plan that doesn't have a price cap. Let me explain: if the vendor says to implement you have to use their staff, that there is an hourly rate per implementer and that there is no cap on hours or total cost... you're about to get taken. Obtain References Beware of any large purchase for which the vendor Read More...
Data Pro Accounting Software
Data Pro Accounting Software, Inc., privately owned, is based in St. Petersburg, Florida and was originally incorporated in June of 1985. The goal of the

beware of legacy data  Pro Accounting Software Data Pro Accounting Software, Inc., privately owned, is based in St. Petersburg, Florida and was originally incorporated in June of 1985. The goal of the corporation has always been to develop and market a full line of accounting software products for a wide range of market segments, on a broad spectrum of operating systems environments such as DOS, Windows and UNIX. Read More...
Data Management and Business Performance: Part 1-Data
Research for one of my projects led me to ask both software vendors and customers about the factors most important to software users in the selection of a

beware of legacy data  Management and Business Performance: Part 1-Data Research for one of my projects led me to ask both software vendors and customers about the factors most important to software users in the selection of a business intelligence (BI) solution. Two topics resounded: the use of BI tools to improve data management and business performance management. Consumers are continuously looking for innovative ways to move, store, and improve the quality of their data as well as to ways to capture the most valuable Read More...
Data Mining with MicroStrategy: Using the BI Platform to Distribute Data Mining and Predictive Analytics to the Masses
Data mining and predictive analysis applications can help you make knowledge-driven decisions and improve efficiency. But the user adoption of these tools has

beware of legacy data  Mining with MicroStrategy: Using the BI Platform to Distribute Data Mining and Predictive Analytics to the Masses Data mining and predictive analysis applications can help you make knowledge-driven decisions and improve efficiency. But the user adoption of these tools has been slow due to their lack of business intelligence (BI) functionality, proactive information distribution, robust security, and other necessities. Now there’s an integrated enterprise BI system that can deliver data mining and Read More...
The Path to Healthy Data Governance
Many companies are finally treating their data with all the necessary data quality processes, but they also need to align their data with a more complex

beware of legacy data  Path to Healthy Data Governance This article is based on the presentation, “From Data Quality to Data Governance,” by Jorge García, given at ComputerWorld Technology Insights in Toronto, Canada, on October 4, 2011. Modern organizations recognize that data volumes are increasing. More importantly, they have come to realize that the complexity of processing this data has also grown in exponential ways, and it’s still growing. Many companies are finally treating their data with all the necessary Read More...
Thinking Radically about Data Warehousing and Big Data: Interview with Roger Gaskell, CTO of Kognitio
Managing data—particularly in large numbers—still is and probably will be the number one priority for many organizations in the upcoming years. Many of the

beware of legacy data  Radically about Data Warehousing and Big Data: Interview with Roger Gaskell, CTO of Kognitio Managing data—particularly in large numbers—still is and probably will be the number one priority for many organizations in the upcoming years. Many of the traditional ways to store and analyze large amounts of data are being replaced with new technologies and methodologies to manage the new volume, complexity, and analysis requirements. These include new ways of developing data warehousing, the Read More...
Business Basics: Unscrubbed Data Is Poisonous Data
Most business software system changes falter--if not fail--because of only a few root causes. Data quality is one of these root causes. The cost of high data

beware of legacy data  Basics: Unscrubbed Data Is Poisonous Data Introduction A manufacturing company experienced continually increasing overhead costs in its purchasing and materials departments. It also began to see increased inventory levels and production line delays. A consulting firm was brought in to analyze the company's materials management processes and the level of competence of its materials and procurement staff. After mapping the entire process, from the creation of a bill of materials through post-sales Read More...
Wipro Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry
The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI

beware of legacy data  Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more. Read More...
Collaboration 2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0
Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially

beware of legacy data  2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0 Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially oriented and real-time collaboration solutions to instantly and seamlessly increase productivity between employees, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders. This white paper discusses new Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

beware of legacy data  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...
A Solution to Data Capture and Data Processing Challenges
Organizations are relying more and more on customer information to drive business processes. You probably spend a lot of time trying to make sure you get the

beware of legacy data  Solution to Data Capture and Data Processing Challenges Organizations are relying more and more on customer information to drive business processes. You probably spend a lot of time trying to make sure you get the right information to the right people at the right time—but is your data capture process as efficient as it could be? Learn about the issues surrounding data capture and data processing, and about a solution designed to help you address specific processing problems. Read More...

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