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IBM is not Enough: i2 Snatches Aspect and SupplyBase
i2 Technologies will acquire Aspect Development for $8.6 billion. It will also acquire SupplyBase for $380 million.

deal pass  of Internet stocks, the deal is large by any measure. The TradeMatrix product offered by i2 supports an intelligent - i.e., driven by data and analysis - supply chain solution for B2B marketplaces. Aspect specializes in design collaboration, direct materials procurement and the management of mission-critical parts and suppliers. Aspect also maintains an online catalog of 17 million standard parts and supplies. SupplyBase is a web site that supports manufacturing with solutions for web-based product

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Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies


There has been significant activity in the public sector, with all major players winning important new federal contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This strong government interest in ERP applications means that ERP seems to be getting some infusion from this sector at least.

deal pass  won a major ERP deal with the Treasury Department in May in association with Litton-PRC Inc., a McLean, VA consulting company. Under the $110 million, three-year contract, one of the biggest ERP consulting deals of the past year, PRC will be implementing PeopleSoft's human resources software. The software will replace more than 100 legacy systems used for personnel and payroll throughout Treasury and its 14 bureaus. When fully operational, the system will manage personnel data and payroll for more than Read More

Best Practices for Transporters and 3PL Service Providers


The business of transporting goods is risky, complex, and effort-intensive. Despite the continuing rise in fuel prices, employee salaries, and other overhead costs, transporters often face the prospect of providing their services at lower rates. How can transporters survive in such a difficult business climate?

deal pass  does not have to deal with several people for a single area or issue. Another aspect of key account management is that all the client’s needs related to logistics are met by one service provider. For this, the service provider may offer these services itself, or it may procure these services from other service providers to create a single window through which it provides all services to the client. 5. Quotation Management By using seasonal or historic costs and by comparing rates, transporters can Read More

Descartes Systems Group: Small Company With Large Ambition


In the increasingly competitive supply chain management marketplace, corporations either advance or are trodden underfoot. Descartes' acquisitions over the last few years demonstrate that its management is committed to establishing a dominant position in the Internet fulfillment and collaboration software market. In spite of recent losses, Descartes has the potential to pose serious competition for other vendors in the e-fulfillment market, such as SAP, i2, and Oracle. Success will depend primarily on Descartes ability to put its bold vision to work.

deal pass  million (US) in a bought-deal in January. Wall Street, though, can be a fickle benefactor. Descartes will begin to embark on more alliances with complementary software providers, especially e-business enablers, over the next six months. The recently announced partnership with GERS Retail Systems is a move in this direction. (60% probability). Vendor Recommendations Extend DeliveryNet to new include more analytical components: Descartes should bolster its offering by developing a new module to help Read More

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Deploying a Zero-risk Intrusion Prevention System


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deal pass  depends on how you deal with security vulnerabilities. Intrusion prevention systems (IPSs) go some distance toward protecting databases and networks from hacking. But it’s not enough. Discover the benefits of a next-generation IPS that generates no false positives and can be deployed with zero risk to instantly protect your data from potential security threats. Read More

Compliance: Is Remote Office Data Your Achilles Heel?


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What Size Is Your Business, Really?


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Cisco Tries to Cache In By Buying Software Start-Up Tasmania Networks


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deal pass  Systems in a stock deal worth $25 million. Cisco said it will integrate Tasmania's content network caching software into its current Cache Engine 500 product line. Network caching speeds up content delivery and overall network performance by storing frequently accessed information, like Web pages, closer to the end user, which decreases download times. The acquisition marks Cisco's latest buy after the company announced plans to accelerate its buying spree and make more than 20 purchases in the next Read More

IBM Acquires Netezza: The Industry's Spending Spree Continues


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deal pass  in a $1.7 billion deal: the giant is spending money like there’s no tomorrow, and playing out strategies in response to aggressive moves by other vendors in the data warehouse space. This acquisition, along with SAP’s recent acquisition of Sybase and EMC’s acquisition of Greenplum will surely not be the only ones reshaping the data warehouse space in the near future. According to Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive for IBM Software and Systems, IBM is bringing analytics to the mas Read More

Great Plains Supply Chain Series To Be Powered By Logility


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deal pass  and Voyager XES. The deal brings together two companies with complementary strengths and only a small potential for conflict. Market Impact Great Plains has made a prudent decision in partnering with Logility. Logility offers a broad range of applications in all the important areas of supply chain management as well as state-of-the-art B2B collaborative planning solutions that allow multi-channel supplier/customer relationships to be managed effectively. In addition, Logility and Great Plains have Read More

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Ring the Bell: Novell Is Acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 Billion


According to a recent news item in Computerworld, Attachmate will acquire Novell in a $2.2 billion deal. Novell also agreed to sell some intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings, a consortium led by Microsoft. With this deal, Attachmate, a company known as a provider of terminal emulation and enterprise fraud management software, will expand its reach by offering   networking

deal pass  in a $2.2 billion deal. Novell also agreed to sell some intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings, a consortium led by Microsoft . With this deal, Attachmate , a company known as a provider of terminal emulation and enterprise fraud management software, will expand its reach by offering   networking and virtualization software, as well as providing the SUSE Linux operating system. The article cites Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Novell: After a thorough review of a broad range of alternatives Read More

MYOB to OEM Acumatica Cloud ERP


Acumatica and MYOB, the largest business management software provider in Australasia, have announced a multimillion dollar deal. The deal enables MYOB to localize and distribute Acumatica’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution platform, moving its offering to midsize clients into the online (cloud) space. This move provides an alternative for midsize businesses to the vendor’s existing on

deal pass  announced a multimillion dollar deal . The deal enables MYOB to localize and distribute Acumatica’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution platform, moving its offering to midsize clients into the online (cloud) space. This move provides an alternative for midsize businesses to the vendor’s existing on-premise MYOB EXO product range. Acumatica ERP (which will probably be branded differently by MYOB) will form part of the MYOB Live family of offerings, complementing AccountRight Live , one of Read More

Stand Up, Sit Down...Don't Fight,Fight,Fight


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deal pass  ultimate responsibility for the deal. His understanding of the prospect is critical (after all, data warehousing is an important topic). We need him to provide focus during the demonstration. We want him to interject. It just needs to happen the right way, at the right time. How Should It Be Handled What's missing? All Jennifer and Robert need is an agreed upon procedure for teammate communication and coordination during their demonstration. And surprisingly, it can be incredibly easy. Consider the Read More