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User-Focused Design Principles Shape the Customer Experience
Welcome to the customer experience. We all have them. Some are good, others bad. A variety of factors - the user interface (UI), customer support, marketing

design corner  Focused Design Principles Shape the Customer Experience Introduction Ever have one of those days? You just finished entering three days worth of data into your new information system. You know, the one that took your company a year to select and two more years to implement. The one that promised to streamline and transform your key business processes. The one you had to have. Now here you are. You have finished keying in data. It wasn't easy or fun, but at least you're done. You are ready for the

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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The Yin and Yang of Electronic Commerce


This note identifies the major corporate functions that engage in E-Commerce activities and the kinds of information flows that result from E-Commerce activities.

design corner  artists to do the design, editorial people to convert the text produced by Marketing into web format, and software people to create a web infrastructure. Even if they don't form a single administrative unit, these people will function as a team. Note that we've left out the operational component. While obviously critical to the success of any E-Commerce initiative, and often working closely with this team, we prefer to place the Web Operations function with the Back Office component. Strategic Customer Read More

Resilient Enterprise Solutions Vendor Displays Sociability and Pragmatic Product Development


During its stabilization phase IFS product development has brought about pragmatic developments, including its latest release, IFS Applications 7. The vendor has also been surging forward by harnessing new partnerships, including turning high-profile customers into developers and subsequent resellers

design corner  customers (whereby they might design products in west Europe or in North America but manufacture them in the Far East, Africa, or eastern Europe and then distribute around the world) means that locally focused packages are becoming decreasingly relevant. Moreover, IFS wants to keep a single product focus, as opposed to many of its ever-merging competitors that have to subsequently manage several product lines across multiple industries. Its users are distributed across seven key vertical sectors: A&D, Read More

How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems


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design corner  list of invention and design precedes Revel with Intereceptor.net, Scan-on-the-Go Secure, Adrenaline cell phone app, and Nano-Stealth . He is also an anti-hacker expert and has a strong background in Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, which helps to make Revel Systems one of the most secure iPad POS on the market. Mr. Ciabarra has Bachelor of Science (BS) in computer science from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Alvernia University in Reading, Read More

The Cobalt Group Drives a New Web Deal


The Cobalt Group and National Automobile Dealers Association form a partnership to help dealers build online capabilities and expand consumer choice.

design corner  Cobalt Group Drives a New Web Deal Event Summary On Monday, January 10th, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and The Cobalt Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBLT), announced plans for the development of an automotive portal and packages to help automobile dealers create websites. Cobalt, a provider of Internet solutions for the automotive industry will offer NADA dealers two different NADA-endorsed web packages for use in building their own web sites. The NADA Web Essential Package provides Read More

PTC Creo to Be Available as Virtual Desktop CAD


A major announcement at the PTC Live Global 2013 conference was that PTC Creo design and analysis applications will soon be available and supported in a Virtual Desktop environment. In design and manufacturing environments today, corporations need to have the ability to get global teams up and running quickly in new locations, and they need all teams to be able to easily access the latest software

design corner  was that PTC Creo design and analysis applications will soon be available and supported in a Virtual Desktop environment . In design and manufacturing environments today, corporations need to have the ability to get global teams up and running quickly in new locations, and they need all teams to be able to easily access the latest software installation by updating from a single server. Virtualization of PTC Creo design and analysis applications can help IT managers accomplish this. Five of the ten Read More

A Glance at AVEVA’s Future of Plant Design


AVEVA, a computer aided design (CAD) pioneer, opened its doors under the name CADCentre in 1967 as a breakaway of a research initiative of Cambridge University. Its history is closely related to the Silicon Fen phenomenon, which is the UK equivalent of the high-tech and information technology (IT) hub Silicon Valley. Important milestones in the history of the company include the release of the

design corner  AVEVA’s Future of Plant Design AVEVA, a computer aided design (CAD) pioneer, opened its doors under the name CADCentre in 1967 as a breakaway of a research initiative of Cambridge University. Its history is closely related to the Silicon Fen phenomenon, which is the UK equivalent of the high-tech and information technology (IT) hub Silicon Valley. Important milestones in the history of the company include the release of the world’s first plant design management system (PDMS), in 1976, plant Read More

Cadence Acquires Jasper, Broadens Verification Capabilities


Cadence Design Systems, a leading provider of global electronic design innovation, acquires Jasper Design Automation, a leading provider of formal analysis solutions, to enhance its verification capabilities. Find out how this will impact Cadence customers.

design corner  Broadens Verification Capabilities Cadence Design Systems, Inc. , a leading provider of global electronic design innovation, recently acquired Jasper Design Automation, Inc. , a leading provider of formal analysis solutions, for approximately $170 million in cash (about $140 million excluding Jasper’s cash on hand). Customers use Cadence electronic design automation (EDA) software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors/integrated circuits, consumer electronics, Read More

SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress?


Let me start this blog post with a huge disclaimer: I have no intentions of wilfully beating up on SAP whatsoever! Sure, the enterprise applications titan has lately been embroiled in an intellectual property lawsuit with archrival Oracle over improper use of support data through its TomorrowNow third-party support (recently discontinued) subsidiary. As if this wasn't enough, SAP is being

design corner  SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress? Let me start this blog post with a huge disclaimer : I have no intentions of wilfully beating up on SAP whatsoever! Sure, the enterprise applications titan has lately been embroiled in an intellectual property lawsuit with archrival Oracle over improper use of support data through its TomorrowNow third-party support (recently discontinued) subsidiary . As if this wasn't enough, SAP is being sued again, and this time over an allegedly failed software Read More

QAD Seemingly Nearing The Corner


Recently reported financial results for fiscal 2002 might indicate QAD is nearing the turnaround point, with improved value proposition and cash situation to spar with the economic slowdown and the fierce competition from the bigger vendors and many of its peers.

design corner  Seemingly Nearing The Corner Event Summary On March 7, QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a global provider of collaborative enterprise applications for manufacturing and distributing organizations, reported improved operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2002 year ended January 31, 2002. For Q4 2001, revenues amounted to $53.5 million, up 8% from $49.6 million reported in the preceding Q3 2002, but 10% down compared to $59.2 million a year ago. Likewise, the license revenues of $19.6 million for Q4 Read More

Network Design: A Sole-source, Service-based Approach


Typically, useful network documentation requires a significant investment in time and effort. But because enterprise networks are in constant flux, many companies do not document their network on a regular basis. However, by adopting a sole source, service-based solution for network shapes and stencils, organizations can perform mission-critical documentation more regularly—in ways that are simpler, faster and more effective.

design corner  Design: A Sole-source, Service-based Approach Typically, useful network documentation requires a significant investment in time and effort. But because enterprise networks are in constant flux, many companies do not document their network on a regular basis. However, by adopting a sole source, service-based solution for network shapes and stencils, organizations can perform mission-critical documentation more regularly—in ways that are simpler, faster and more effective. Read More

Implementing Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures


This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries.

design corner  is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries. Read More

RFID Architecture Strategy


Early adopters of radio frequency identification (RFID) are beginning to look at enterprise scale solution design and integration are emerging as key focus areas. Infosys has designed an optimal RFID architecture strategy based on lessons learnt from early adopters and Infosys experience in providing real time control and data acquisition solutions in the telecom and process control industries.

design corner  Reader. Consequently, enterprise-scale Solution Design and Integration are emerging as key areas in RFID deployments. To realize the potential of RFID, enterprises must have an RFID Architecture strategy that integrates data from the hardware layer with existing systems. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to RFID Architecture Strategy : Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) (Wikipedia) RFID Architecture Strategy Architecture Strategy is also known as : Application Architecture Strategy , Read More