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To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIc)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

dfd drawing  SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIc) The first part (Part II) of this blog series  described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS ) or on-demand applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. Part II and Part IIa then analyzed the  top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by  Gartner . Part IIa and Part IIb also analyzed the major technical considerations that any vendor has to go through before it can embark on

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SOA From a Management Perspective: Part Two


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SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Four: SoftBrands


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Comprehensive ERP and Financial Management for a Manufacturing Competitive Advantage


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Top Business Objectives When Adopting PLM


This article presents research findings on business objectives to adopt PLM based on software selection projects and surveys conducted by TEC. Drawing and product documentation management, product collaboration, and engineering change management are the top priorities that PLM buyers have.

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SaaS BI Provider BIME Announces Release of v1.60: Geospatial Analysis


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Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Two: Product Announcements 2002


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dfd drawing  for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results Implementation Plan and Timeline This research note looks at how one company, KiMs , with the assistance of Microsoft Business Solutions , achieved its anticipated return of investment (ROI) and successfully implemented RFID. See Part One for an introduction to RFID technology, statement of the problem it is to solve, and companies involved in implementing it. Not too surprisingly, the implementation plan for RFID is not very different from Read More