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The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 3
When deploying any new system, preparation is key—and Internet protocol telephony (IPT) systems are no exception. Part 3 of this 4-part e-book series provides

burst bees  unpredictable traffic loads that burst to peak volumes at times. You've probably heard the phrase bursty in nature to describe most IP traffic. At the transport layer, above IP, there is Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) . TCP provides the ability to guarantee delivery through a process of synchronization and acknowledgement messages, but this delivery guarantee also adds overhead. Voice Traffic IP Traffic Connection-oriented-A dedicated path is established for each

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Security Begins on Your Desktop


The documents, spreadsheets, databases and other files on the personal computers used to conduct business are corporate assets. It cost money to create them and that investment should be protected. Additionally, companies have both competitive and legal obligations to assure that such data is kept private and secure. Many companies and most people are unaware of the obligation and potential threats.

burst bees  a bad-debt bubble to burst weeks downstream. An employee's resignation places his personal computer into the hands of a supervisor who reassigns the machine without removing files, causing the loss of months of sales leads, proposals, and contract details. A work group shares files over the corporate intranet, where they are copied by a disgruntled employee and e-mailed to the press, resulting in significant internal conflict and public embarrassment. An employee whose machine is not equipped with Read More

Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud


Ariba’s collaborative business commerce solutions focus on the basics: buying, selling, and managing cash. Ariba’s cloud-based vision has grown a vast network trading community to help businesses connect with each other and with suppliers. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews Ariba's 15-year history and discusses its market with Dan Ashton, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing for Commerce Cloud Solutions.

burst bees  time the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s. One was the vendor’s own mismanagement of its exorbitant expenses (or investments, if you will, such as the Tradex acquisition in 1999) to support its “if we build, they will come” attitude at the time. The other factor was the then absence of rich and interactive Web tools, which have promoted today’s usability and acceptance of multi-tenant public cloud applications. Thus, customers were not ready to jump en masse onto Ariba’s inflexible Read More

The Middle Kingdom - From Wired to Wireless


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burst bees  will—and are—having a real burst of light in creativity here! All these approaches, protocols, etc., will just require a middle layer to make sense of it all! Filtering, adding context, etc.—all this will be critical. Yet, there are so many layers to security, and so many easy ways to out-fox the security, that we expect this will be a pernicious problem, which middleware will only have a modest role in solving. Government regulatory thinkers are also out and about thinking of the downside of RFID Read More

TEC Spotlight Report: Pronto Software


In this spotlight report, David Clark examines Pronto Software. Learn all about the product’s history and marketing positioning, as well as its strengths, competitors, and challenges. Also featured in this Spotlight Report: a high-level overview of PRONTO-Xi Functionality.

burst bees  when the dotcom bubble burst, the management of Pronto organized a community buyout of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) division, resulting in the Pronto Software we see today. Pronto’s flagship ERP product, PRONTO-Xi , first saw the light of day in 1989 as PRONTO EMS. “We were writing custom software over and over again,” says Terry, “so we decided to build the framework that’s still in place today.” “Since then, Pronto’s ERP application gradually evolved to a fully integrated Read More

Who’s That Knocking On Your Web?


Coremetrics’ approach to visitor tracking is a hosted service that incorporates industry best practices to provide profiling of site visitors to support media analysis, merchandizing and segmentation.

burst bees  simply for the first burst of usage after each campaign. If one campaign brings more buyers in the short run but the ones brought by another campaign tend to be much more loyal and to come back continually, eLuminate will sort that out. Coremetrics collects data through a small JavaScript fragment added to each page of a customer's site. This code sends information back to Coremetrics' server farm as a page is loaded. Unlike approaches that rely on web logs, Coremetrics captures data in real time and can Read More

10 Ways to Sell Upper Management on a Network Upgrade


There are many legitimate reasons for upgrading your company’s enterprise network. The trick is selling those reasons to the executives holding your company’s purse strings. When you know it’s time for a network upgrade, you need more than just the technical facts—you have to arm yourself with a solid business case. Start with 10 tips that can help you sell the members of your upper management team on a network upgrade.

burst bees  when the Internet bubble burst. Nevertheless, there are many legitimate reasons for upgrading your company’s enterprise network. The trick is selling those reasons to the executives holding your company’s purse strings. When you know it’s time for a network upgrade, you need to have more than the technical facts — you need to arm yourself with a rock-solid business case. Start with these 10 ways to sell the members of your upper-management team on the network upgrade. Know your numbers It’s no Read More

The People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education


This article summarizes the findings from a study of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. Most SCM projects continue to focus much of their energy on technology implementations and simply pay lip service to end-user training and executive alignment. Learn the pitfalls causing SCM project failures and how to avoid them.

burst bees  bubble that had to burst Our infatuation with technology in the 90s was understandable (well, at least from a vendor perspective.) So many breakthroughs occurred over the past decade that it is no surprise that the SCM dialog was largely dominated by the technology and its potential to manage an increasingly complex supply chain. Fortunately, the infatuation has started to wane, and we have begun to mature as we realize the magnitude of the effort required to make the technology relationship work. For Read More

The World Of Software Buying Has Changed; Will the Vendors Change With It?


How an enterprise buys software has changed forever. Buyers are skeptical, risk adverse, and tighter with their budgets. What are those changes, why did they happen, and what does it mean for the both the buying enterprise and the selling vendor?

burst bees  the dot-com bubble has burst. Many people felt it in their 401K or other investment areas. For the software industry, it has had obvious impacts on, for example, their stock price or the availability of venture capital. A less obvious impact is with the skepticism of the buyer. The dot-coms and others made many statements about their impact on enterprises and the economy in general (The New Economy) which have proven very false. The dot-com hype has spilled over to all technology vendors and all are now Read More

The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It


ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to the target market and success to a "dot-com".

burst bees  dot-com and technology bubble burst in early 2001, ecFood kept pace as one of the top web-based Procurement Service Providers for the food and beverage industry. ecFood increased alliances with various purchaser and suppliers in 2001, including new customer relationships with two top ten international food companies. With the acquisition of the Masters Group (formerly Master Dairies) in September, ecFood's annualized revenue volume increased to more than $250 million. The purchase also significantly Read More

CRM Without Workflow Is Not CRM: How to Maximize Sales and Service Productivity


Since there are multiple vendors offering hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications, the buyer’s toughest decision is finding a vendor that offers the many benefits that come from a workflow engine similar to those used in multimillion-dollar CRM deployments. Truth be told, CRM alone is not enough, as not all providers have a workflow engine which enables full process automation.

burst bees  automation. After the initial burst of enthusiasm for CRM in the late 1990s, CRM as a category suffered a confidence blow as enterprise-level systems were not embraced by the employees who were supposed to use them. Although workflow-enabled, the complexity of the user interface of these expensive onpremise CRM applications ultimately doomed these projects to failure. For the most companies, these platforms were expensive, and not worth the consideration. Times have changed on both fronts. The hosted ASP Read More

Positioning Makes Your Marketing Budget Go Further-and Hit the Target


Many business-to-business (B2B) software companies don't have a formal positioning process, and it's costing them time, money, and much more—a marketing message that misses the mark. This article explores the benefits of implementing a business process for positioning.

burst bees  opinion or the latest burst of creative thinking, it's based on hard evidence of its business value—and vetted by company-wide input and feedback. Positioning Process Return on Investment (ROI) Assuming management approves your positioning strategy—and it will if your team has uncovered the truth about your product or service—here's the payoff: You save time and money creating materials. Your marketing and sales efforts are backed by conviction, enthusiasm, and excitement leading to improved Read More

CPR on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering Part 1: A Primer


Without sound business process analysis, design, and possible re-design or full-blown reengineering in place before you bring in technology, your CRM (or any IT) efforts are doomed to fail.

burst bees  on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering Part 1: A Primer CPR on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering Part 1: A Primer R. Garland - August 21, 2001 Introduction  All management and technology paradigms seem to come and go. Some make hay in the sun and retire in the shade, and some live on in other forms. On the technology side, we've had mainframe/dumb terminal computing give way to client/server computing, and now, in a back to the future way but with more color, to web-browser-based Read More

News Analysis: Dot.Coms Getting Bred By Scient: Will Scient Spawn Into a Giant or Will Andersen Have the Edge?


Scient's announcement of its intent to baby Dot.com's into existence makes it the Mondragon of High Tech America. The connection? Mondragon genetically bred cooperatives, and became the largest multi-business cooperative network in the world (about 45,000 members).

burst bees  market markup bubble will burst (I rate the current probability of it bursting badly at 1-2% over the next eighteen months, though there will be some major ups and downs). The potential of the Internet for business is deemed so vast (in the trillions of dollars) that the current losses incurred by Internet companies (as well as the high investment costs) are bets against at least some of these dot.com's becoming the IBM's, Microsoft's, and DELL's, and HP's of the future. Scient's program will make at Read More

DSL Ltd. Selects IFS for Service Management


DSL Ltd., a Canadian commercial food service and restaurant equipment distributor and service provider has chosen IFS Field Service Management and IFS Mobile Workforce Management, components of IFS’ Enterprise Service Management offering to enhance its service business, increase inventory availability while reducing expenses, and optimize customer equipment maintenance.

burst bees  Henny Penny and Flavor Burst. With four offices in Western Canada and 65 service technicians in 22 locations, DSL has lately almost doubled its number of service technicians and thus needed a comprehensive and scalable field service management (FSM) solution that could help with service scheduling and inventory management.   IFS’ multisite capabilities, native, app-based mobile solution, and dynamic scheduling functionality helped it beat an FSM market leader in this deal. This is certainly an Read More