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Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take
It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least

driver silicon  its intentions – as the driver behind all that the company does and how it communicates: “At Infor, we work with a core belief. We believe in the customer. We believe that the customer is seeking a better, more collaborative relationship with its business software provider. And a new breed of business software: created for evolution, not revolution. Software that’s simple to buy, easy to deploy and convenient to manage. Our 70,000 customers in more than 100 countries and 8,000+ employees stand

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Razorfish Wants to Get its Name Out on Broadband


Razorfish is positioned to expand, but at what price? Razorfish faces challenges in organization, image, and perceived capabilities. How well Razorfish succeeds in overcoming these challenges will determine how much it will grasp the very lucrative opportunities of the DBSP market.

driver silicon  to become the major driver behind the next generation of business applications. The wireless facility and early associations with the likes of NOKIA and ERICSSON in Europe will provide backbone for Razorfish when this emergence occurs. Meanwhile, there is plenty of work to do in the area, even if it is to hook coke machines up with the cell phone so you can dial a coke if you don't have the change! Vendor Challenges Razorfish is like most vendors in this space - trying to achieve the holy grail of Read More

In the News: Gartner Lawsuit


Gartner seems to be in the news a lot lately. First, they announced they will acquire AMR and now we find out that a vendor is suing them for not being included in the Magic Quadrant. I wasn’t surprised to find out that the name of the website where the news was published is techdirt. Another interesting post on the same website caught my attention: five years ago, a woman sued a telecom

driver silicon  telecom company because a driver talking on his cell phone caused an accident. The lawsuit was considered ridiculous, and it’s not out of solidarity with our fellow analysts, but I think the one against Gartner is also ridiculous. P.S. For those interested, you can buy techdirt’s silence for $100,000,000 . I guess the big software vendors could afford that… Read More

Customer Experience Management: Accelerating Business Performance


Do you spend all your time chasing new customers instead of taking care of the ones you already have? Most customer relationship management (CRM) projects focus on customer relationships but fail to address customer experience as a loyalty driver. In part two of a two-part series, learn about best practices recommended by customer experience management (CEM) experts, and how they can help you improve long-term loyalty.

driver silicon  experience as a loyalty driver. In part two of a two-part series, learn about best practices recommended by customer experience management (CEM) experts, and how they can help you improve long-term loyalty. Read More

Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue projections, headcount, spend-ing and capital requirements. Learn how driver-based planning, empowers managers to do better budgeting and, in particular, improve the accuracy and decision making usefulness of rolling forecasts.

driver silicon  Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue Read More

IBM Cognos 8 Planning


IBM Cognos 8 Planning is a business performance management (BPM) finance-managed solution that provides real-time visibility into resource requirements and future business results. It supports best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. Cognos 8 Planning helps finance organizations with even the most complex business models to build enterprise-wide plans, budgets, and forecasts. Multidimesional drill-down and break-back features helps users manage data visibility. The solution is part of an integrated but separable enterprise-wide performance management system that delivers planning, reporting, scorecarding, dashboards, analysis, and financial consolidation. Cognos 8 Planning helps organizations create, compare, and evaluate business scenarios, conditions, drivers, rates, and assumptions. The solution allows users to go beyond "what-is" to the "what-if" scenarios that are critical to forecasting future performance.

driver silicon  best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. Cognos 8 Planning helps finance organizations with even the most complex business models to build enterprise-wide plans, budgets, and forecasts. Multidimesional drill-down and break-back features helps users manage data visibility. The solution is part of an integrated but separable enterprise-wide performance management system that delivers planning, reporting, scorecarding, dashboards, analysis, and financial consolidation. Cognos 8 Read More

SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Three: Application Analysis


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driver silicon  into a robust Alert Driver application that identifies exceptions and assigns them to specific named individuals as one or more tasks. Standard tasks can be linked together to form a complete business process. User can also create new alert drivers as an integral part of their daily business functions. For example, they may be worried about the cost of specific items rising very quickly in the future. Rather than checking the prices every day, they can define a new alert driver and prompt the system to Read More

Quintiq-The Biggest Supply Chain Vendor You May Not Have Heard Of


Quintiq may be one of the faster growing supply chain vendors, and seems to be rising up the ranks of the supply chain vendors, based on supply chain revenues. How does a vendor emerge from relative obscurity to become one of the largest vendors? Apparently by largely ignoring discrete industry segments where other supply chain vendors focus and, instead, delivering planning and scheduling

driver silicon  Quintiq might be tackling driver scheduling and route planning in the rail industry to reduce the number of empty trains, or working with Walmart on the assignment of loads to driver-truck combinations in the Walmart truck fleet in order to continually optimize the sequence of trips. Quintiq has nearly doubled its workforce in just the past 18 months to 700 employees, while revenues are approaching $100M (from $45M in 2010). Quintiq is not shy about its ambitions to continue climbing up the ranks of the Read More

IT Telesales: The Key to Short-term Technology and Software Revenue Growth


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driver silicon  can be a major driver of software sales and can make an impact far more quickly than field-based enterprise selling. Find out how IT telesales can assist with revenue growth, discover the keys to improving your IT telesales success, and learn why telesales usually involves identifying smaller, more product-focused opportunity. Read More

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The critical difference between industry leaders and laggards is a focus on the consumer experience. Search is a fundamental bridge between an enterprise and its stakeholders, and the quality of the search experience is a core driver of experiential perceptions. Delivering a powerful search experience builds a brand perceived as responsive, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Sounds good, right? So where do you start?

driver silicon  experience is a core driver of experiential perceptions. Delivering a powerful search experience builds a brand perceived as responsive, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Sounds good, right? So where do you start? Read More

Apparent BPM in the Cloud—Analyst Roadshow


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driver silicon  BPM in the Cloud—Analyst Roadshow The December analyst roadshow had everything one would expect for an event closing an intense year of news, events, and experiences in the IT and enterprise software industry. Well organized by the JRocket Marketing team, it was a good opportunity to catch up on UNIT4, SYSPRO, and Apparancy—their insights from the year, recent news, and some of their future plans and projects, in an intimate yet professional environment. I want to recap some of the highlights Read More

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driver silicon  BI space. Remember, the driver is as important as the car. If you want to make the best use of your BI application, your organization needs the right people to exploit it. BI is not just about reporting and visualization anymore. It involves intensive and creative analysis, along with data management, to create value for an organization. And you never know.  In the process of exploring your new BI applications, you may discover your own inner data geek! I welcome your thoughts—please leave a comment Read More

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driver silicon  For example, a video driver is not allowed to write to a file. A second example is that of a “user program” rule which allows the module to write to a subset of of all public data directories. Digital signatures are used to certify each module and to ensure that a replacement module is blocked from execution until a new certification rules/signature for it is registered. Selinux has been a great success, and as a result, it is used in many Unix versions and in Red Hat Linux since 2000 and in SUSE Read More