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The Empires Strike Back - Part II: The Likes Of IBM, EDS, And CSC In E-Business
In the past year the traditional consulting houses have executed major initiatives to counter the challenges of the pure play and fringe market invaders. Being

equipment financing  has announced a low-lease equipment schedule for its business partners. Service providers who are IBM partners should be able to pass these savings on to their clients. There are three sets of IBM partners that benefit from this offer: members of IBM's BP-Systems Integrator, IBM's Web Integrator Partner Initiative, and IBM's Solution Specialty Initiative programs. For the behemoth that it is, IBM offers services of almost any kind under the sun. However, its history as and association with its products is

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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Is Your Store Customer-centric?


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equipment financing  stocking some shoes and equipment, and having staff to collect the money, is not the same as being customer-centric. Being customer-centric means that everything we do—from the shoes, socks, and clothing that we carry, to the environment that we place them in and the staff that we have to serve those customers—is centered on and about customers and their experience in our store. There is a huge difference between simply serving a customer and centering on a customer's specific needs and satisfaction. Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool


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Antidisintermediation


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The Seven Types of Power Problems


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