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Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor
Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the

decision column  Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor Vendor Genesis Based in Palo Alto, California, Informatica was founded in late 1993 by Gaurav Dhillon, the current Chief Executive Officer, and Diaz Nesamoney, the current President. Originally they were strictly an ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) vendor who competed with Platinum Technology, Prism Solutions, Carleton, and Evolutionary Technologies (ETI). With his background at Unisys and Sterling Software, Dhillon understood that applications were Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk
All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the

decision column  have consensus around the decision? Am I getting the best price? Note : This note first appeared in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/. IT Selection Myths and Magic   Research into hundreds of product and supplier selections has revealed myth and magic of IT product selection. Myth #1 - One can compile a complete set of Read More...
SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

decision column  the impact of each decision being made within business processes. Human resources (HR) manages the personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees, including personnel management, benefit management, payroll management, employee self-service, and health and safety. Financials applications manage the financial resources of the organization, including accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, collection of accounts receivables, and risk management. The ratings on page 16 are Read More...
SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)
Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database

decision column  to conduct analysis and decision making based on this ever-changing flat formatted data. In contrast, columnar databases group data by, well, column. Within a column, generally speaking, all the data is of the same type. A columnar database stores data of a single type altogether, offering the potential for significant data compression. This compression can lead to reduced disk space requirements, memory requirements, and access times. Other advantages of columnar databases are better reporting Read More...
Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Despite significant investments in data collection and integration, few companies can redeploy accumulated data to drive business performance. To succeed, they

decision column  Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers Business Intelligence : Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under Read More...
Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success
In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how

decision column  Coming Together to Drive Decision Success TEC's solutions, which include research comparison reports, selection tools, consulting services are driven by its powerful analysis engine, eBestMatch™. TEC offers strategic partnership programs to drive decision success. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success : Strategic partnership (Wikipedia) Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success Strategic Partners is Read More...
Benefits of Operational Intelligence for Your Organization
Unlike traditional business intelligence (BI) solutions, which aim to analyze historical data with a focus on strategic decision-making support, operational

decision column  for data analysis and decision support. So what are the specific benefits and general features of these types of applications? And how can they benefit your organization? Organizations are becoming more aware that to be able to react to ever-changing business environments, they need to make sense of what is happening within the organization—quickly and effectively. While strategic decisions are not-so-frequent occurrences that bear long-term implications for the organization, operational decisions must Read More...
Mid-market Strategies: Innovation for the Midsize Enterprise
Small and midsize companies must improve their decision-making abilities to respond quickly to changing market conditions@and compete with larger competitors

decision column  with larger competitors. Better decision making means having the right insight into the right information. Performance management solutions can help by linking strategy with execution so managers have the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. Learn more. Read More...
Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines
Poor measurement methods can take off millions or more from bottom lines, and contribute at least in part to project failures, corporate inefficiencies and poor

decision column  Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines Executive Summary When it comes to making decisions using some tool that purports to measure value, it is wise to know something about the tool and what it is measuring, as well as why. Poor measurement methods contribute at least in part to project failures and corporate inefficiencies that can take off millions or more from bottom lines and poor technology selections alone have contributed to tens of billions Read More...
Anatomy of a Decision—BI Platform vs. Tool: Choosing Birst over Tableau for Enterprise Business Intelligence Needs
This report summarizes the decision process of five firms as they navigated the BI vendor selection process with a specific focus on two often compared

decision column  This report summarizes the decision process of five firms as they navigated the BI vendor selection process with a specific focus on two often compared competitors. The five studied firms are current Birst customers and considered Tableau during their solution selection process. It is the aim of this report to distill the key alignments of business needs and solution strengths that ultimately led them to choose Birst. Read More...
Can These Vendors Really Do What They Say? Bang Bang Maybe.
As communications coordinator for TEC’s selection services group, dealing with IT decision makers has helped me understand the complex decision-making behind a

decision column  group, dealing with IT decision makers has helped me understand the complex decision-making behind a radical software change. You need to devote yourself to careful research and evaluation before making that no-going-back software selection. Getting the evidence you need to back up that selection can be a real challenge when you’re basing it on marketing brochures, sales hype, paid search engine results, and technical jargon. You need to see for yourself if the vendor claims live up to their Read More...
Risk in Content Management Implementations: Examining Software Services
Every decision you make factors some kind of risk. When making the decision to implement a content management system (CMS), it’s important to be aware of all

decision column  Examining Software Services Every decision you make factors some kind of risk. When making the decision to implement a content management system (CMS), it’s important to be aware of all possible potential risks—and how to prepare for them. How high is your risk of data loss? What can you do to mitigate the risk of security breach? And which is riskier for your company, a hosted or an installed CMS? Learn more about these and other risks. Read More...
Strategic Planning Applications for Better Decision Making
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes

decision column  Planning Applications for Better Decision Making Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition—develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies. Read More...
Three Keys to Better Data-driven Decisions: What You Should Know... Right Now
The perception of most small to midsized business (SMB) executives is that most of the data they need to make decisions is available “in the computer system

decision column  Keys to Better Data-driven Decisions: What You Should Know... Right Now The perception of most small to midsized business (SMB) executives is that most of the data they need to make decisions is available “in the computer system,” or at least locked away until the moment is right for it to be accessed and used. But what if your enterprise system has not been structured to track and report this information? What if this information or metric is not even defined? Download this TEC report to find out Read More...
The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making
IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on

decision column  Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   When NetQoS was founded in 1999, traffic over the WAN was increasing in volume and complexity, leading to growing application performance issues. However, most approaches to network management still focused on device availability and fault management, not performance. Source : Net Read More...

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