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Workforce Diversity: Meeting the Challenges Head On
Diversity is an important part of the change that today’s businesses are experiencing. Many organizations are working on an international level and, as such

cultural diversity  unique experiences and backgrounds. Cultural Diversity Local Implications: If you've done any travelling throughout North America in the past decade, one thing you're certain to have noticed is the diversity of the population. According to 2010 US Census Bureau data , more than 40% of the US population is from ethnic or racial minority groups, 12.6% are African American, 16.3% are Hispanic, 4.8% are Asian, and 10.2% represent other groups. As such, our workplaces are also becoming more diverse. Women Read More...
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Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Two: Market Impact
Like the previous two acquisitions, this one too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT’s customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring

cultural diversity  flexibility and incremental deployment. Cultural Synergy Consequently, the similarity of the companies' recent cultures as well as their very similar product rejuvenation and functional expansion roadmaps should indicate many synergies that could exist between the two product lines/organizations, including the cited closeness of product codes at the base level and both camps' heavy reliance on proven IBM iSeries platform. These sorts of economies of scale are blessings in disguise could still allow SSA Read More...
Human Resources: No Laughing Matter
A little over 10 years ago, when I was working as an assistant manager in my former company’s payroll department—where many of the traditional human resources

cultural diversity  related to gender, age, cultural background, or level of education, Canadian employers are tapping into all aspects of diversity. Hopefully this trend will encourage other companies across North America and beyond to adopt similar best practices. Canadian companies recently competed to become part of the list that makes up the top 25 diversified employers in Canada. The competition aimed to recognize workplace diversity and inclusiveness initiatives, and competitors could either submit their own names or Read More...
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations
SSA GT has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan and Ironside certainly are not

cultural diversity  That is where the cultural difference comes again into light while SSA GT's CEO Mike Greenough considers underlying technology a plug-and-play commodity that does all the integration behind the scene and transparent to the user, Baan's excruciating efforts (i.e., time, money and human resources wise) to deliver Gemini and OpenWorldX (not to mention SAP 's colossal task to deliver still evolving NetWeaver platform) certainly shows that we are not there yet (see What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, Read More...
Razorfish Wants to Get its Name Out on Broadband
Razorfish is positioned to expand, but at what price? Razorfish faces challenges in organization, image, and perceived capabilities. How well Razorfish

cultural diversity  deal with the inevitable cultural and language barriers. Another problem it may find relates to its attempt to provide strategic consulting and get in earlier in the consulting game. It may find that the competition resulting from Big X (where X is to be defined as the world changes) organization initiatives will make it harder to compete for more established B&M companies. However, nothing stops these companies from trying out Razorfish, if only to corroborate or add value to the solutions from more Read More...
Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation
Recent findings by the SEC prompted global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to dismiss a number of its consultants, including five partners

cultural diversity  reflected serious structural and cultural problems in the firm. Market Impact The findings of its ongoing PwC investigation will provide the SEC considerable leverage as it implements similar reviews at the other big audit firms. Contrary to what is popularly known, the management consulting divisions of firms like Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen are subject to the same restrictions that govern their sibling audit divisions. As the SEC replicates its review at other firms, it will Read More...
Nearshoring: Looking Closer to Home
Companies looking for savings but worried about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing, whose business processes have a strong

cultural diversity  about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing could benefit from nearshoring. Danny Bradbury investigates the pros and cons If your company balks at the cost of outsourcing... ... its IT to a UK provider but is nervous about the risks associated with offshore projects, the outsourcing industry has a third way: nearshoring. Nearshoring involves outsourcing work to companies with the economic benefits of an offshore location, but a closer cultural, linguistic and geographic fit Read More...
Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Is This The Future Of Enterprise Applications?
Ramco Systems announced the delivery of Ramco Enterprise Series Release 4.0, the newest version of its enterprise software solutions plus a custom application

cultural diversity  Ships Technology And Products. Is This The Future Of Enterprise Applications? Event Summary At the end of February, during the National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in Chicago, IL, Ramco Systems Limited , a provider of enterprise business applications and accompanied services, with a global HQ in India, announced the delivery of a series of enterprise application suites that it claims will change the economics of application software . Instead of releasing one application suite that is intended to meet Read More...
The Future of SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure
The ultimate winner in the SOA market will have to provide industry-specific solutions solving essential problems that others cannot. Focus must move away from

cultural diversity  will be a major cultural adjustment. In addition, these giants do not have an impeccable track record of sustaining long-term partnerships with ISVs. Some partnerships have not always gone so smoothly in the past (see Gosh, They Kill Partnerships, Don't They? ). As these large vendors push more aggressively into the enterprise applications-plus-infrastructure market, they are increasingly bumping heads with many large industry players, some of which are (or should be) important development, consulting, Read More...
Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption
Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet

cultural diversity  Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet other companies can integrate PPM with virtually no resistance. The difference is the readiness for and acceptance of change in the company. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls, adhere to proven best practices, and realize the benefits and huge return on investment (ROI). Read More...
Razorfish: A Pure Play Offering Digital Strategy
Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are

cultural diversity  More importantly are the cultural divides that must be bridged. To date, Razorfish seems to have accomplished this well. Razorfish has recognized further that to deliver services in particular industries it must gain and/or import the experience. Its latest endeavor is in the Travel & Tourism industry where it completed an engagement with Thomas Cooke. With a few more engagements under its belt in this area, Razorfish will undoubtedly have the competency for this vertical industry. In Thomas Cooke's Read More...
Enterprise Software: What to Expect When You're Expanding
Everyone wants their business to grow, to broaden its operations within a territory or country and, eventually, across borders to other countries and continents

cultural diversity  stage of business expansion. Cultural Issues Depending on where you operate, cultural issues may affect the kind of software you use or are planning to buy, as well as how you buy it. For example, in Russia no business will buy a significant (ERP-like) system without having multiple in-person meetings with the vendor’s top management, doing extensive background checks and security verifications, etc. Trust and credibility are serious issues in Russia and therefore cloud solutions are not extensively Read More...
ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities
To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises

cultural diversity  of data, reduce the cultural shock on the users, and obtain a real understanding of the interface issues between ERP and SCM software, the ERP software should be implemented first. No real surprise here. How long after the ERP implementation should you wait before implementing the SCM software? Six months is not unreasonable. So what is the big problem? Typically, the real benefits and tangible savings come more from the SCM than ERP software. Being able to produce the perfect order, getting more yield Read More...
Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail
Peru, a country with a glorious past and an uncertain future, stands at the crossroads. The inability to attract significant trade or investment due to the

cultural diversity  was established as a cultural and spiritual center over 500 years ago. When the Spanish discovered Cusco, they were greeted by stone structures, massive boulders flawlessly matched together to create temples to worship the deities of that time. Clad in pure gold, ceilings and walls reflected the power and grandeur of a culture that clearly understood both nature and science. In the harsh mountain terrain, aqueducts had been crafted to create an endless supply of water. Terraces filled with fertile soil tr Read More...
Product Note: Aras Innovator
Aras Innovator is the only enterprise open source solution available on the PLM market. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the

cultural diversity  Note: Aras Innovator On January 15, 2007, Aras Corporation decided to offer its product lifecycle management (PLM) suite Aras Innovator ® without asking for license fees. Three years later, the company remains the only enterprise open source player in the PLM arena. During the past year, I was able to know Aras Innovator better through briefings and demonstrations with Aras. Company and Product Background Formed in March of 2000 with global headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts (US), Aras provides Read More...

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