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PegaWorld 2011 Revisited
How did Pegasystems avert disaster and become one of the fastest growing technology companies? The business process management (BPM) vendor started delivering

cn registry  2011 Revisited Living in close proximity to the headquarters of Pegasystems in the Boston metropolitan area, I’ve had numerous contacts and interactions with the vendor in the past, but this summer I attended the vendor’s annual conference for only the second time. Attending PegaWorld 2011 was a great experience, where I learned about this upbeat company and their happy customers. Prior to attending PegaWorld 2010 , I had written an exhaustive five-part series on Pegasystems (a.k.a. Pega )

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The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

cn registry  synchronize product data via EAN/UCCnet registry and data synchronization services. Other catalysts include the Sunrise 2005 initiative that seeks to standardize on a format for global product identification via a new 14-digit code, and the radio frequency identification (RFID) initiatives in place to bring about the rapid adoption of new radio frequency tags on all products, so that they may be more easily tracked through manufacturing and retail environments. Because of these same initiatives, PLM Read More

QAD’s Costly eTransition Continues


QAD, one of the leading Tier 2 ERP vendors, continues its transition into a provider of e-business applications for manufacturing companies. However, the company’s financial performance continues to deteriorate: The company reported its third consecutive loss in Q3 2001.

cn registry  Costly eTransition Continues QAD’s Costly eTransition Continues P.J. Jakovljevic - January 5, 2001 Event Summary In December, QAD (NASDAQ: QADI), a provider of enterprise applications for manufacturers and distributors, announced the availability of optimized services and industry-standard connectors with QAD/Connects A2A (application-to-application) - a packaged integration solution that integrates QAD applications with legacy systems and ERP from multiple vendors like SAP and Oracle . QAD Read More

Holodeck Enterprise Edition


Holodeck Enterprise Edition is realibility, debugging and fault-injection testing tool that monitors and logs the application's activities—function calls, registry entries, pieces of read or written data. The tool checks applications' security before they are put in a customer's environment. It tests in Java, Microsoft, Visual Studio, .NET, and Web-based applications. It can test low-level interactions, and network packets and can perform ad-hoc, stress, and code coverage testing.  

cn registry  Enterprise Edition Holodeck Enterprise Edition is realibility, debugging and fault-injection testing tool that monitors and logs the application's activities—function calls, registry entries, pieces of read or written data. The tool checks applications' security before they are put in a customer's environment. It tests in Java, Microsoft, Visual Studio, .NET, and Web-based applications. It can test low-level interactions, and network packets and can perform ad-hoc, stress, and code coverage Read More

The Tangled Web: Silent Threats and Invisible Enemies


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cn registry  Tangled Web: Silent Threats and Invisible Enemies MessageLabs Hosted Web Security and Content Filtering service operates at the Internet level, intercepting viruses, and spyware. The service will also provide protection from other web-borne threats before they enter your network. Our service also allows you to block access to inappropriate websites by URL filtering, keeping your employees productive while enforcing acceptable usage policies. Source: Symantec Resources Related to The Tangled Web: Silen Read More

OKENA Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention


Intrusion prevention has evolved as a smarter alternative to intrusion detection. Pioneer OKENA has mapped application behaviors into rules, and is using these behavior rules to prevent intrusions up front. This second-generation approach offers substantial bottom line savings, and frees up IT resources for other tasks.

cn registry  Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention OKENA Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Featured Author - Laura Taylor - January 6, 2002 Introduction Intrusion prevention has evolved as a smarter alternative to intrusion detection. Pioneer OKENA has mapped application behaviors into rules, and is using these behavior rules to prevent intrusions up front. This second-generation approach offers substantial bottom line savings, and frees up IT resources for other tasks. Company Background Read More

Commerce One Conducts Its Soul-Searching Metamorphosis Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


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cn registry  the Xpress product for UCCnet support is seemingly needed in CPG/Retail sector). Sample processes, interfaces and templates will be helpful, as the proof will still be in how easily business rules can be maintained and users administered. Outside of the Commerce One's client base, it will be much tougher to sell though, as most of the major applications vendors are beginning to develop platforms that are based on services and business process rules, such as the above-mentioned. Further, the Read More

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cn registry  Versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company? Part One Introduction Enterprise asset management (EAM) software and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) continue to grab headlines as a realistic way to reduce expenses and increase revenues. For one, maintaining an adequate level of repair and service parts inventory based on forecasted equipment usage can prevent already limited funds from being over-allocated just to achieve a false sense of security. Also, an effective preventive Read More

Considering Product Activation? You Need to Think about These 10 Issues


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cn registry  Product Activation? You Need to Think about These 10 Issues Agilis's Orion Network Licensing Platform is a complete product activation solution, since Orion allows software vendors to accommodate all their varying user environments: network-connected, partially-connected, firewall-protected and disconnected, while retaining full licensing flexibility and security across all these user scenarios. Source: Agilis Software Resources Related to Considering Product Activation? You Need to Think Read More

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