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eMachines to Ship Appliance
eMachines, the computer company that made its name on low-priced desktop models, has stepped into the Internet appliance ring with its 'MSN Companion' system.

desktop sale  of the larger retail desktop presences. (PC Data's figures showed eMachines in the #3 retail sales position.) Become a direct competitor to Gateway/AOL - Even before Microsoft went after Netscape, we believe MS considered AOL a Great Satan. Anything they can do to weaken AOL's competitive presence is probably A Good Thing in Redmond's eyes. We mention Gateway because of their iPliance products, which bundle AOL. (See TEC Gateway & AOL Follow Crusoe's Footprints ). Boost MSN presence - Despite massive

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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Gateway & AOL Follow Crusoe’s Footprints


Gateway & AOL have selected Transmeta’s Crusoe processors for its next generation of Internet access appliances, which we’re calling “iPliances.” Some of them may even be ready for prime time this year. Is the market ready for them?

desktop sale  shipping in early 2001 Desktop appliance, in a traditional PC form factor, on sale by the end of the year Responding to TEC inquiries, Gateway officials stated that all three iPliances will run Transmeta Mobile Linux, but only the countertop and webpad will use the Crusoe processor. Although Gateway has yet to announce the processor, we forecast a 60% likelihood that it will be an AMD unit. User Recommendations Car companies love displaying their concept cars at their annual trade shows. Few of them ever Read More

Meridian Global LMS


Meridian Global LMS is an online learning and knowledge management platform that integrates courseware delivery, administrative reporting and documentation, knowledge mapping, competency management, collaboration tools, knowledge capture, and performance management. Meridian Global LMS is compliant with industry standards, such as Aviation Industry Computer-based Training Committee (AICC) and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards, allowing the seamless integration of commercial off-the-shelf courseware libraries as well as custom content.   Meridian Global LMS is the company's flagship product. In 2008, members of the eLearning Guild rated Meridian as the learning management system (LMS) easiest to use, by users and administrators alike.   Meridian Global is an all-in-one suite of enterprise learning management tools, including   .NET platform—Meridian Global is built on the Microsoft .NET platform, allowing for multiple advantages. The single biggest benefit of using a .NET LMS is the ability to build smaller, simpler applications that can easily integrate with existing or legacy systems. research—Meridian Global contains a search engine that enables a student to search the entire knowledge repository at the learning object level. collaboration spaces—Virtual team rooms provide collaboration areas with document and presentation sharing, blogs, a team calendar, and e-mail management tools. broad knowledge capture—The knowledge repository provides access to learning opportunities extending far beyond classroom-based course offerings, computer-based training, and online learning. The knowledge repository captures, categorizes, and catalogs knowledge assets, including courseware, simulations, job aids, subject matter experts, lessons learned, and references—all at the learning object level.   Meridian Global is designed with the following features: e-commerce for the purchase and sale of learning materials configurable interfaces based on user preference multiple supported languages, including Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish multilingual interfaces role-based custom user experience tag groups, peer contacts, and content favorites search feature and calendar for finding courses and scheduling training The company also offers Meridian Anywhere 3.0, a desktop application that allows organizations to deliver SCORM-conformant content without connectivity to the organization's LMS.      

desktop sale  Meridian Anywhere 3.0, a desktop application that allows organizations to deliver SCORM-conformant content without connectivity to the organization's LMS. Read More

Ariba Dances for Joy in Quarter Time


Ariba, Inc., E-purchasing's prima ballerina, trotted out its latest financial figures, showing a quarterly revenue increase of 243% over the previous year.

desktop sale  being a vendor of desktop solutions. The four press releases that announced such sales in the first quarter covered National Semiconductor, Dow, Alcoa and Swissair. Still, we observe that there is much less competition for Ariba in the marketplace-enabling arena than on the desktop. We think that as Ariba develops on the Ariba Network side there's some chance (probability 35%) of a separation, such as sale or spawning a company, between the desktop and Network parts of the company. User Recommendations We Read More

They Know When You Have Gas


A deal with the American Petroleum Exchange will allow members to have “up-to-the-minute” inventory data on their petroleum storage tanks.

desktop sale  fuel purchasers, to have desktop access to up-to-the-minute inventory data on the petroleum in their storage tanks. Veeder-Root's Fuel Management Service provides remote monitoring, automatic data collection and fuel inventory management. With this service, Exchange customers will be able to perform up-to-the-minute inventory checks before they make a decision to buy fuel on the Exchange. Once fuel is purchased, Veeder-Root will be able to confirm all deliveries by sending an electronic notification to Read More

Palm Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand


Palm Computing to offer software to allow Palm devices to network with enterprise systems and applications.

desktop sale  Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand Palm Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand R.A. Krause - October 27th, 1999 Event Summary 10/18/99 - 3Com's Palm Computing offspring will stand or fall on the willingness of large corporate IS groups to embrace an array of new devices, from personal digital assistants to cellular phones, that use the Palm operating system as their basic software. This week the company, which will be spun off from parent 3Com early next year, will take a giant step in its effort to shift from Read More

desktopsites, Inc.


desktopsites is a leading developer of innovative and cost effective Windows® desktop virtualization and cloud computing solutions for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs).

desktop sale  and cost effective Windows® desktop virtualization and cloud computing solutions for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs). Read More

Do More with Less: Merging Enterprise Applications with Desktop Tools


Workers spend on average close to 80 percent of their workday with some combination of enterprise applications and desktop tools. Best-in-class companies have already found ways to improve productivity. Learn more about the convergence of enterprise applications with desktop tools, and the role it plays in providing visibility to enterprise data, improving communication, and facilitating real-time decision making.

desktop sale  Merging Enterprise Applications with Desktop Tools Workers spend on average close to 80 percent of their workday with some combination of enterprise applications and desktop tools. Best-in-class companies have already found ways to improve productivity. Learn more about the convergence of enterprise applications with desktop tools, and the role it plays in providing visibility to enterprise data, improving communication, and facilitating real-time decision making. Read More

Desktop Management's Dirty Little Secret


ESD (electronic software distribution) promises to simplify software distribution and management, and eliminate ''sneakernet'' the costly, time-consuming manual process that some companies still use to do upgrades and installations. Unfortunately, the cure often has some of the same pitfalls as the problem, not to mention a few snags of its own.

desktop sale  (ESD) technology to mitigate desktop and server management pain. ESD promises to simplify software distribution and management, and eliminate sneakernet the costly, time-consuming manual process that some companies still use to do upgrades and installations. Unfortunately, the cure often has some of the same pitfalls as the problem, not to mention a few snags of its own. ESD vendors don't always include the up-front deployment costs in the impressive ROI schedules they tout to customers. Instead, Read More

Shifts in Payment Models for CAD Deployments


Given the recent desktop virtualization move for PTC Creo, it will be interesting to watch whether PTC will start offering subscriptions for some Creo apps (and Dassault Systèmes for SolidWorks). This is especially interesting in light of the recent move of Siemens Solid Edge to subscription licensing, and also since Autodesk is now offering its desktop and other design products on a pay-as-you-go

desktop sale  Deployments Given the  recent desktop virtualization move for PTC Creo , it will be interesting to watch whether PTC will start offering subscriptions for some Creo apps (and Dassault Systèmes for SolidWorks ). This is especially interesting in light of the recent move of  Siemens Solid Edge to subscription licensing , and also since Autodesk is now offering its desktop and other design products on a pay-as-you-go basis . In terms of comparing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) offerings, one can put Solid Read More

Al Majdouie Group


With rapid expansion underway, Saudi Arabia-based logistics provider Al Majdouie Group’s custom-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sale (POS) systems just couldn’t keep up. When the company began looking for a replacement solution to satisfy all of its requirements, Al Majdouie turned to TEC. Learn how TEC’s methodology helped Al Majdouie evaluate three tier-one ERP solutions, quickly and impartially.

desktop sale  Majdouie Group TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company's unique business and systems requirements, and that contribute most effectively to superior business performance. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Case Study: Al Majdouie Group : Case Study (Wikipedia) Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) (Wikipedia) Case Study: Al Majdouie Group Software Selection Project is also known Read More

Achieving Business Performance Goals through Virtualization Management Best Practices


Virtualization is changing the way system hardware is used, and the way desktop environments are delivered and how users interact with applications. Virtualization can improve system use and reduce downtime—but there are significant inhibitors to a successful virtualization deployment. Find out why common virtual machine (VM) software is not enough to meet your business goals, and how a VMware solution can help you.

desktop sale  used, and the way desktop environments are delivered and how users interact with applications. Virtualization can improve system use and reduce downtime—but there are significant inhibitors to a successful virtualization deployment. Find out why common virtual machine (VM) software is not enough to meet your business goals, and how a VMware solution can help you. Read More

Lexiguard&;: The Coming "Adobe Acrobat" of Encryption


A cool new desktop encryption product has been unveiled by Lexias, Inc. at RSA Conference 2000. With a simple and easy-to-use interface and affordable price, even novice Internet users can master the art of sending secure encrypted data. As security awareness heightens, Lexiguard may soon become as ubiquitous on desktops as Adobe Acrobat.

desktop sale  Lexias, Inc. unleashed a desktop encryption product which someday could become the defacto desktop encryption application of choice if Lexias plays their cards right. Known as Lexiguard 1.0, this desktop PKI solution is easy to install, easy to use, and may be one of the hottest new security products of the 21st century. The flexible user interface allows you to select your choice of five symmetric encryption algorithms, and four different key sizes starting at 40 bits up through 448 bits through a Read More

Microsoft Tech Ed 2000 Win2K Attendee Network Fails Miserably


While sitting at one Windows 2000 desktop we waited a solid five minutes just to complete the logon process only to find that the wide area network speeds and feeds were so poor as to make the entire process pointless.

desktop sale  at one Windows 2000 desktop we waited a solid five minutes just to complete the logon process only to find that the wide area network speeds and feeds were so poor as to make the entire process pointless. More advanced Win2K users were using the 'NET SEND' command, (which allows a user to send an immediate pop up window to every user on the network), to air their concerns. A few examples of user comments include: Whoever put this network together should be fired Windows 2000 Should be Scrapped Read More

Document Management System Revolution


Founded in 1985, Taiwan-based In-Win manufactures desktop PC chassis, server chassis, and power supplies. With channels covering Europe, America, and Asia, In-Win’s multiple sites were complicating its internal work processes—and increasing its communication costs. The solution: a document management system (DMS). Find out how In-Win used a DMS to automate workflows and increase work efficiency by a whopping 80 percent.

desktop sale  1985, Taiwan-based In-Win manufactures desktop PC chassis, server chassis, and power supplies. With channels covering Europe, America, and Asia, In-Win’s multiple sites were complicating its internal work processes—and increasing its communication costs. The solution: a document management system (DMS). Find out how In-Win used a DMS to automate workflows and increase work efficiency by a whopping 80 percent. Read More