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“It’s a Notebook!” “It’s a Paperweight!” “Wait - It’s Both!”
Some Toshiba notebook buyers got a nasty surprise when they found their Intel CPU had died. Will Toshiba switch from “Intel Inside” to “AMD Instead”?

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  a Notebook!” “It’s a Paperweight!” “Wait - It’s Both!” Event Summary Source: PC Week UPDATED March 17, 2000 10:58 AM PT Intel Corp. has confirmed it uncovered a design problem involving processor packages using the company's 400MHz Celeron and 400MHz Pentium II mobile chips that effectively made the chips unusable. The problem was brought to Intel's attention in late February after buyers of notebooks from Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. began complaining about CPU Read More
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ILM as a Journey: Moving Towards Storage as a Service
Technology decision-making in larger organizations is about making existing IT platforms as efficient as possible. However, there are weaknesses in the day-to

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Planning for a Financials Implementation: How To Avoid a Nosebleed
Because of the risks inherent in any financial implementation, it’s essential to get back to business basics. These implementations need to be understood and

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  for a Financials Implementation: How To Avoid a Nosebleed Because of the risks inherent in any financial implementation, it’s essential to get back to business basics. These implementations need to be understood and planned for. Thus, there are a few premises that must be addressed in the planning stages of a financials implementation. If these premises are followed in a disciplined manner, the nosebleed of implementation can be avoided. Read More
Can a Mobile App Get You a Job Interview?
Serendipity, in addition to actual qualifications and experience, plays a major role in a job search. Indeed, scoring an interview increases one’s chances of

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  a Mobile App Get You a Job Interview? Serendipity, in addition to actual qualifications and experience, plays a major role in a job search. Indeed, scoring an interview increases one’s chances of impressing (or not) a potential employer. But how do you win that face time? Candidates struggle to distinguish themselves, while recruiting managers wade through the hundreds of cut-and-dried resumes they receive each day. In the interest of “giving serendipity a nudge,” JobProx is a novel smartphone Read More
The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  into account. Additional vendor criteria to take into account: scalability—the ability to meet the growth requirements of an organization with minimal impact on performance and cost growth—how the vendor compares in the market, and what it is doing to expand functionality by improving on its strengths and overcoming its challenges costs—the price of the software, licenses, servers, support, future releases, and upgrades support—the level of support provided by the vendor (gauged from vendor Read More
Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 2: A Timesaving Solution
Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided a certain set of requirements. The Catch 22

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  below illustrates the high-level criteria in the Decision Hierarchy for the Discrete Manufacturing ERP Knowledge Base. Figure 2: Within each of these high level groups (i.e. Financials, Human Resources, etc.) are subgroups of smaller sets of functional and technical criteria. For example, Figure 3 below indicates the subcategories under Financials. Figure 3: The next step in ranking the vendors is to prioritize the Decision Hierarchy. This involves indicating the importance of each criterion to a Read More
E-Commerce Lesson: Success Gets a Yawn, Failure Takes a Beating
ERP giant SAP Aktiengesellschaft announced full details of its Internet strategy. Consumer electronics giant Best Buy announced 2Q earnings rise of 34 percent

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  Commerce Lesson: Success Gets a Yawn, Failure Takes a Beating Event Summary With the Internet quickly shaping up as the major battleground in the ERP arena, SAP's formal announcement might have been earthshaking. It takes an early lead among the ERP vendors and positions itself to meet growing challenges from such software component manufacturers as Ariba, Commerce One and Concur. However, neither the stock market nor news analysts seemed to care very much. Almost simultaneously, Best Buy announced Read More
Frontstep (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround
While Frontstep reported its fourth consecutive loss in Q2 2001, which was also the first quarter the company operated under the new name, the latest license

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround Frontstep (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround P.J. Jakovljevic - February 26, 2001 Event Summary On January 24, Frontstep, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTP), a leading provider of business systems for mid-sized distributors and manufacturers, announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended December 31, 2000. Revenue from new license fees was $17.2 million, up 11% from the same quarter last year. Total revenue was $34.1 milli Read More
A SaaS Start-up Cautionary Tale: The Makana Experience (Or: How You Can Create a Great Product and Still Hit the Wall)
Great products and a growing customer base are not enough to succeed in the SaaS ICM marketplace. Find out why Makana, a startup SaaS vendor, found it difficult

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  SaaS Start-up Cautionary Tale: The Makana Experience (Or: How You Can Create a Great Product and Still Hit the Wall) This article has gone through several twists: it was initially conceived as an examination of the Makana product line in early 2009. I changed tack upon Makana’s acquisition by Salary.com during the second half of that year. The latest plot turn in the Makana saga is a recent e-mail I received from a Salary.com representative, issuing a no-comment with respect to Makana, as Salary.com Read More
A Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look
The CMS Software-XKO Software merger into Solarsoft Business Solutions offers proof that smaller enterprise resource planning vendors are not extinct yet

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers are hardly uncommon, but by now the market has become accustomed to witnessing either “mega-mergers” or those involving at least one participant with a global presence. Thus, not many heads turned in April 2007 when two low-profile (or even obscure) vendors from Canada and the UK respectively announced their merger to create a more notable international ERP entity, Read More
Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Introduction One of the most important developments in supplier relationships is outcome sourcing—moving from buying things to buying results or outcomes. This concept is expressed in the quote attributed to the president of Stanley Tools, Our customers want holes, not drills. What is new is the actual practical application and methods for achieving it. Performance-based Logistics The US Department of Defense (DoD) is moving toward a form of outcome sourcing. Read More
How a Paper and Packing Company Grew with a Scalable ERP System
Joshen Paper & Packaging needed to update its enterprise resource planning (ERP) distribution system. Joshen partnered with Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI) and

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  a Paper and Packing Company Grew with a Scalable ERP System How a Paper and Packing Company Grew with a Scalable ERP System If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Haier America Implements RFID Technology VAI designs fully integrated, customized system to meet the requirements of big box retailers. Source : Haier Resources Related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) How a 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

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It Event Summary Food and beverage industry strategic sourcing vendor ecFood , recently announced exceptional results for 2001 with dramatic increases in revenue, gross margin, transaction volume, customer acquisition and services. The privately held company closed out the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major Read More
Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 3: Comparing Three ERP Vendors
This part illustrates how selecting the right ERP product depends on each client's requirements. Epicor, QAD, and Ramco Systems' rank can change with different

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  by changing the selection criteria, the vendor's scores will change. Read More
Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite?
Given Invensys' irrevocable decision to give up Baan for another adoption after all, one is to wonder whether this is the 'year 2000 revisited' or whether Baan

criteria for measuring a sucessful outcome  Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Event Summary It appears that the where there is a smoke, there is a fire motto has also held true in the case of the UK-based global automation and controls group Invensys plc . (London Stock Exchange: ISYS), and of its Baan division, once one of the leading enterprise applications vendors. Several months after first speculations about Baan's divestiture given difficult Invensys' financial situation, and following up on subsequent Invensys' Read More

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