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IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7, with a new pricing structure for application service providers (ASPs), support

db2 terms  providers (ASPs) to buy DB2 Universal Database at a minimal investment. Under terms of the new program, IBM will receive a percentage of the revenue ASPs receive from their customers once the solution is implemented, based on a per subscriber or per transaction model. Also available are ASP Prime and Hosting Advantage programs, designed to support ASPs using IBM software and help ISVs certify and deploy their applications in the ASP business model. DB2 Universal Database delivers enterprise power to Read More...
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Partner-friendly Oracle Update - Part 1
I certainly anticipated that the nearly 60 acquisitions by Oracle since 2005 would help the largest business software company in the world (with more than 320

db2 terms  Microsoft SharePoint ), IBM DB2 (and/or IBM WebSphere Application Server ), and many other equivalent free and open source software (FOSS ) solutions. On the other hand, it is important to note that before the VAD Remarketer program was in place, only full-fledged OPN partners (i.e., “certified” and “certified advantage” partners) were allowed to resell any Oracle product. For many potential regional partners it just wasn't worthwhile to pay the hefty OPN fee and go through the rigmarole of Read More...
Oracle Applications - An Internet-Reinvented Feisty Challenger
It is startling how much has changed in Oracle’s applications business during the last two years. Oracle is indisputably the most reformed applications vendor

db2 terms  the trend toward IBM DB2 and the resultant lost business for Oracle's data warehousing products, see More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM ANALYSIS Vendor Strengths Corporate Viability : Oracle has a substantial lead over most of its peers in terms of income, growth and profitability track (See Figures 1 - 3), with sustained investment in R&D in terms of raw dollars of the R&D amount. Furthermore, Oracle's large worldwide sales and professional services resources provide it with a balanced Read More...
Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 3: IBM
IBM still needs to convince users that it is nimble enough to handle the smaller projects prevalent in today’s cost-conscious market, which may be a concern

db2 terms  of application areas for DB2 with version 8 with a number of new features relating to XML integration, ready for the inevitable world of web services. This includes automatic XML schema validation and automatic transformations via eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), while all XML documents can be stored (as XML columns in a table) and recomposed when required. By bundling this with the various content management capabilities that are already in the DB2 portfolio, it is a small wonder that IBM has been Read More...
Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Three: Market Impact
Much has changed, while much has remained the same at MAPICS during 2003. With the February finalization of the Frontstep acquisition, MAPICS has become quite a

db2 terms  run on an IBM DB2 database, whereas former Point.Man could only run on an Oracle database. Not providing support for Microsoft SQL Server has resulted in a number of missed opportunities within the cost conscious mid-market segment of MAPICS' focus. While SyteLine has had a long history of supporting both Windows and the UNIX OS, and Progress Software's database, the 7 release in 2002 solely took advantage of Microsoft technologies, as well as Microsoft's SQL Server database. Having surveyed the MAPICS Read More...
CRM: What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background
Many consultants, vendors, and analysts today define CRM in terms of being a customer-centric business strategy that is enabled by a set of applications that

db2 terms  What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background Historical Background Customer relationship management (CRM), a concept that has been around since the mid 90s, has its roots in the technology of sales automation and call center operations. At that time, it was thought that merging the customer data from the field (sales) with the call center interactions would result in more informed interactions with the customer. The concept resonated with user organizations and soon mergers and acquisition Read More...
A Lexicon for Customer Relationship Management Success
Despite technological advances, users are dissatisfied with customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Ambiguous terms do not provide the vocabulary for

db2 terms  Lexicon for Customer Relationship Management Success User Dissatisfaction with Customer Relationship Management The customer relationship management (CRM) industry is approaching a ten year anniversary. Despite its longevity, there continues to be a pervasive sense of dissatisfaction within the end user community relative to CRM's perceived delivered value. There are three fundamental factors contributing to this: The industry fails to articulate a clear picture of the value it provides outside of the Read More...
How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Part 2: Results
This is part two of a case study from a recent selection engagement for an ETO mid-size manufacturer; we assess Oracle, J.D. Edwards, SAP, and IFS in terms of

db2 terms  Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Part 2: Results How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Overview  The subject of this case study is the synopsis of a crucial step within every software selection process - finalist vendors' scripted scenarios software demonstrations; this particular series of events took place in February/March 2001. The importance of this milestone in any software selection undertaking has been widely publicized (for more information, see An Overview of the Know Read More...
Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators
Of all the MBS' products, Solomon is apparently the purest in terms of a standard Microsoft technology stack, and without any proprietary additions. Furthermore

db2 terms  Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators Product Differentiators Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon , formerly Solomon IV and Microsoft Great Plains Solomon IV , is a prominent business management and e-business suite of applications for small and mid-market companies. Most recently, in summer 2003, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) announced the availability of Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon 5.5 , which includes several new features and Read More...
“Useful Budgets” is Not an Oxymoron
The fundamental purpose of a budget is to describe, in financial terms, the planned future performance of an organization. Unfortunately, many organizations

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Electric Utilities in Need of Software Vendors' Leadership!!!
Over the past couple of years, the electric utility industry has changed in terms of the different software solutions available. The old approach to addressing

db2 terms  Utilities in Need of Software Vendors' Leadership!!! Over the past couple of years, the electric utility industry has changed in terms of the different software solutions available. The old approach to addressing this industry’s needs was the “best-of-breed” approach, meaning that software vendors were creating solutions addressed to only one group or business unit within the company doing one specific task. Generation, Transmission, and Distribution all had their own specific software Read More...
Monitoring DB2 Databases
Databases serve a lot of different business applications, all of which must work in perfect harmony to provide a good customer experience. Therefore it is

db2 terms  DB2 Databases Databases serve a lot of different business applications, all of which must work in perfect harmony to provide a good customer experience. Therefore it is important that the databases offer the best availability and performance. What does performance mean to you? Before you begin looking for a database 2 (DB2) monitoring solution, you should answer this and other questions about your business processes and your needs. Read More...
Defining the 21st Century Salesperson
Given that the Internet has made basic product information so readily available, the role of the salesperson of the 21st century has to be defined in terms of

db2 terms  the 21st Century Salesperson Given that the Internet has made basic product information so readily available, the role of the salesperson of the 21st century has to be defined in terms of his or her ability to add value to the customer. When dealing with human beings, there are no such things as absolutes, but there are patterns that can be used to provide a baseline understanding. Read this white paper to learn about the tectonic forces that are driving salesforce transformation. Read More...
Minimizing the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications
Many organizations don’t follow formalized processes for technical support evaluation. However, technical support is a vital component of any enterprise

db2 terms  the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications Originally published - November 20, 2006 Enterprise software selection is a big decision for any organization. Licensing fees are costly, and choosing the software that matches the company’s business model can be a daunting decision. If the enterprise decides to go with a particular vendor, and the vendor does not deliver, the company will incur a large financial loss. Thus, when selecting an enterprise software solution, there are Read More...

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