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Achieving Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies
Like many of today’s IT decision makers, you may be considering a business intelligence (BI) solution for your midsize company. But how do you go about adding

companies using dss  BI project, and many companies don't like to give something a second chance if the first attempt fails. In other words, don't buy more than you need, but certainly don't buy less, either. Ensure that You Have a Growth Path As I've written before, you need to make sure you're buying a solution that can grow with you—and you need to understand how that growth will physically happen. Here's an example: Years ago, back when Microsoft Exchange Server was still new, Microsoft released a Standard edition

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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Software Selection Slagging


Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I'd recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC

companies using dss  worked and seen other companies that tried this in different ways, though none have ever come close to the useability, precision, applicability, and quantity/quality of data that TEC currently delivers. Maybe 180, you'd like to collaborate with us instead. :-) Read More

Using Visibility to Manage Supply Chain Uncertainty


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Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers


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Delivering Efficient After-sales Service in IM&C Companies


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Benefits and Methods of SAN Extension Using QLogic Switches and Routers


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Why Midsize Companies Need Business Intelligence


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Six Mistakes Companies Are Making and How You Can Avoid Them


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Turning Distribution Companies into Professional Software Buyers


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Assessing the Impact of Poor Requirements on Companies


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