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EAI - The 'Crazy Glue' of Business Applications
When companies create or change trading relationships or when they swap out business application systems, information systems professionals are required to

difference internal external proposal  particular interest is the difference that we noticed when we compared selection criteria to success criteria. It is clear that a number of selections did not sufficiently address long-term cost of ownership and operation capabilities. Several of those capabilities are described in the following table. The column titled Apparent Capability lists a number of EAI features and functions that customers included in their Request for Proposal (RFP). The Discovered Requirement provides examples of additional

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How to Outsell the Competition: The Benchmarking Edge for Successful Sales Execution


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difference internal external proposal  is less than the difference between the 25th and 75th percentiles, the company should focus on moving the entire group at once. The last piece of the Compare and Contrast step is to quantify the opportunity in terms of increased revenue or decreased cost if performance is improved to match the peer group. To do this, measure the company's current revenue at its current performance level and compare it to the revenue produced at the peer group's performance level. Step 4 - Focused Action The fourth step Read More

Creating a Business from a Project


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difference internal external proposal  there is a big difference between being able to do something (in other words, delivering) and being able to get the mandate to do it (meaning selling and getting the order). A few companies have taken half-hearted steps to creating a new practice around the new technology space, and asking the practice team members to put together some marketing collateral for showcasing to the market. The practice is inevitably comprised of one or two members drawn from the project team who have shown interest in doing Read More

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difference internal external proposal  partners don't get the difference nor understand today's business models - i.e., having a technology-partner where you need one and sticking to your core business where you are good. Over the years Arthur Andersen has attempted to obtain skill sets through acquisition, much to the chagrin of Andersen Consulting. Andersen Consulting has openly claimed that Arthur Andersen has engaged in business integration consulting assignments similar to Andersen Consulting and contrary to the statements it made to the Read More

Managing the Overflow of E-mails


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difference internal external proposal  point, there is a difference between official and unofficial e-mails, which should be defined in the guidelines. Official e-mails should refer to decisions, procedures, business functions, meetings, or certain transactions. Unofficial e-mails comprise personal communications and less relevant business communications, such as communications of thanks. When saving e-mails, organizations should also consider categorizing e-mails that employees receive from customers. This makes e-mail retention simpler. Read More

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Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.


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difference internal external proposal  organization do make a difference in the chances of success of a proposal. Proposals from university researchers are made to government funding agencies, philanthropic organizations, and R&D units of large corporations. Thus it is possible that his conclusions will not hold for proposals made by vendors in competitive sales situations. However, we'd be surprised if some of these results don't carry over. Whether seeking funding or a contract, the writer of a proposal is attempting to communicate ideas to Read More

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