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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

components of tco  Building and designing these components takes highly specialized skills and can take a significant amount of time. Shortcuts on schema design very often leads to problems down the line where unforeseen analyses simply cannot be accomplished without a redesign and reload of the database. Birst obviates the need for this entire step by completely automating the physical schema creation and management. By understanding the logical business requirements through the definition of the logical model, Birst

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Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations


Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary agents are now made largely redundant by native management tools, emerging standards and agentless monitoring architectures. Centauri makes disintermediation possible by providing a low-cost event management solution that unifies performance data and event messages under a common umbrella. This paper describes how you can take advantage of the disintermediation opportunity and minimize the risks of migrating from working proprietary data collectors to a new native-agent based solution.

components of tco  dashboard and the application components that enable the business are intermediaries - a means to an end. They collect information, analyze it, and pass it on to a digital dashboard for display. Disintermediation is the process of removing unnecessary intermediaries: in systems management terms, replacing expensive proprietary monitoring tools with either native tools embedded in an application or removing them altogether and retrieving metrics directly from the dashboard platform itself. Read More

Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership


The upfront expenses of a network comprise only 19% of the total cost. The remaining 81% can sneak up on bank management, often unaware of some subtle TCO factors

components of tco  very cost-efficient systems. IT components are continually being purchased and replaced. There is no single panacea for developing a successful network. A bank must evaluate its current standing before it can improve its TCO. Measuring TCO is a critical step in understanding the business value of IT projects. Bank management can ask some questions to help determine the current TCO status. Will purchasing new technology affect the TCO? Which best practices will lower the TCO? Are there hidden costs Read More

Lifting a Veil of Mystery Off Jesta I.S.


Even after nearly 15 years as an enterprise analyst, I still find myself coming across a vendor that has been around for more than 40 years but one that I am not familiar with. One such example is Montreal, Canada-based Jesta I.S., a vendor that delivers integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and

components of tco  to power size/pack optimization components of our application suite. TEC: What are your social and mobility strategies, and what is coming out soon? AG: We have a significant research and development (R&D) budget going toward mobility. In a nutshell, we are looking to bring mobility in all aspects of our in-store POS, back-office, and BI apps. In addition, we are trying to introduce white label consumer-facing mobile apps that will have a tight integration layer with social media. TEC: What is your Read More

The Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger


The new company forged from Lawson and Intentia will have to carefully blend their different corporate cultures, which has traditionally been proud of in-house development spawning a limiting "not invented here" attitude.

components of tco  as well as industry-standard components. Over time, as industry standards evolve, the vendor will be required to re-design products to incorporate new industry standards. Thus, users of its much older product versions should approach Lawson and inquire about some of its major enhancements since the late 1990s and of its forthcoming effort to upgrade to a product that is browser-based, provides connectivity to wireless devices, is a 100 percent Java-based, and has XML-enabled interfaces. Existing users Read More

The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI


The real action is in merging the influx of electronically transmitted data with existing information already being processed within the ERP system, and the ensuing challenge is to make sense of this constant flood of information arriving daily in the form of EDI or XML messages.

components of tco  WMS ) module. Its components include a translator, mapper, and application integrator. It uses Cyclone Activator as its communication software, and IBM Business Exchange Services as the gateway for EDI communication. To that end, businesses can use the ACCPAC Exchange Transaction Manager to send and receive transactions to other businesses. These include purchase orders destined for a supplier-via an EDI data transfer service hosted at ACCPAC Online . IBM Business Exchange Services would then act as a Read More

Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation


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components of tco  mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of Read More

In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making


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components of tco  Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. In response to these growing business challenges, SAP is delivering SAP GRC Risk Management to equip companies with the tools they require to help manage key risk exposures and vulnerabilities alongside the pursuit of new business Read More

Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions


Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very simple things that you can do to prevent yourself and your company from being tomorrow's lead story in the industry trades.

components of tco  of Vendors Bearing Solutions Introduction Hype. Years ago we called it leaning into the wind. It was a philosophy—maybe even an art—that enabled software companies to be competitive, to build market share, and to sell sufficient product in a timely enough fashion to fund ongoing development. If you leaned too far into the wind, you fell on your face. If you didn't lean far enough, you would watch their backs as your competition took the market share upon which you built your dreams. Leaning Read More

The Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery


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components of tco  Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the Read More

Institute of Management Accountants


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components of tco  of Management Accountants The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is a worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals. The IMA provides certification, training, and research. Read More

Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?


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components of tco  Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More

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components of tco  of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer feedback surveys, focus groups, etc.) and unstructured (blogs, forums, etc.). Data is then organized for use by diverse teams across an organization. Read about how companies can use data captured from customer actions or on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for VoC analytics. Read More