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Bezos to McNealy: Drop Dead!
The first runner up for Amazon.com’s infrastructure business is… Sun Microsystems. Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has given the nod to Hewlett Packard. The win

brother labeller  months. Amen to that, brother. Or, more appropriately, sister. The loss follows another high profile loss for Sun. Network Solutions Inc. selected IBM's S80 over the Sun Enterprise E10000 to run in the Internet's top-level domain A root servers. One wonders if Sun can still call itself the dot in dotcom. Carly Fiorina's HP is out of the bunker, and on the attack. Sun has no realistic desktop offering for enterprise customers, and Dell lacks a high end RISC offering - but we expect the battle will be

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The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer?

Business process automation is all very well and good. After all, nothing succeeds like success, especially automated success. But what is the effect of automation on the consumer, that most unpredictable of systems?

brother labeller  man is also your brother-in-law. We're only human, we say, wryly or cheerfully, depending on our perspective. On the other hand, companies that are perceived as liars and cheaters are generally bloodied (if unbowed) in the court of public opinion, and risk suffering tremendous losses in terms of investor fallout and consumer withdrawal. Never mind that a corporation is a legal person under US law. The perception is that corporations ought to behave differently. And rightfully so. After all, human Read More

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Welcome to Week 7 of TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer.The story so far: Mike

brother labeller  BigGun, that is. Her brother is BigGun’s VP of sales, and has been most interested in learning all about TurtleSpice’s business processes and pain points. So far, the flow of information along the Sharkey-Lola-BigGun channel has been seamless. Now all Wade has to do is make sure Mike doesn't get in the way. Mike doesn’t think of himself as a shark. If anything, he’s more of an owl—he usually has to turn his entire head to change views. So when Derek from HR happens to “accidentally” slip Read More

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brother labeller  management to shrewdly impose Big Brother by watching quietly who is engaging (and how much) in collecting points and badges—those employees are then also likely doing their work. Many individuals are impatient, seek instant gratification, and have trouble motivating themselves if the results can't be seen for in, say, 6 to 12 months. Thus, if a salesperson needs 12 months to convert a lead into a sales order, he/she will not likely focus on prospecting and creating leads and opportunities if he/she Read More

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brother labeller  during the holidays---my PM brother-in-law once scored a leather jacket, but I digress), it’s still important to be well versed about the solution sets you are considering. Having been an editor at TEC for over four years now, I’ve done my fair share of Internet research on enterprise applications. It is incredible how even the best solutions have the worst copy. Moreover, finding relevant information on even the most prominent enterprise applications can be … well, (uh-oh, I’m going to say it) Read More

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