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To Tax and Tax Not
Taxation of Internet commerce will be a football that gets tossed around in the United States long after Superbowl 2000 is just a memory. In Singapore, however,

event funding proposal free  Tax and Tax Not Event Summary With the 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act halfway through its three year moratorium on new or discriminatory taxes on E-commerce, individuals and organizations on all sides of the issue are preparing for a major battle over whether states should be permitted to levy and collect sales taxes from transactions concluded over the Internet. Industry and government associations from all sides are staking out their positions, and the topic has reached into the presidential campaign.

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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.”

event funding proposal free  at an IT industry event or exhibition than their counterparts in IT (figures 8 and 9). The internet, analyst or consultants reports and trade organisations are varying, but still important sources of information for both groups. But whoever you are targeting, setting a blog or disseminating information to mobile devices is unlikely to get your message through to anyone. This may change in the future, but if you are still sending out direct mail it’s probably best to stop wasting your marketing budget Read More

Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part III


Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP platform, Progress Apama, has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. Part II then discussed Apama’s current state of affairs and its real-life deployments at companies outside its

event funding proposal free  the concept of complex event processing (CEP ) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP platform, Progress Apama , has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. Part II then discussed Apama’s current state of affairs and its real-life deployments at companies outside its traditional stronghold of capital markets and algorithmic trading . So, what makes this product particularly attractive? Progress Apama Read More

FREE Not-for-Profit Selects UNIT4 Agresso ERP


Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) recently opted to implement UNIT4 Agresso ERP throughout its business. As the not-for-profit organization tries to grow and find new revenue streams, it reportedly went for Agresso ERP over respectable competitive solutions including Blackbaud and Oracle PeopleSoft because of Agresso’s easy support for changing business structures and agility.

event funding proposal free  Not-for-Profit Selects UNIT4 Agresso ERP Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) recently opted to implement UNIT4 Agresso ERP throughout its business. Founded in 1977 and headquartered in New York, FREE benefits and supports more than 3,500 individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and traumatic brain injury, providing an array of support and services including housing, recovery services, transition to work, employment, community, and family services, respite, Read More

Event: TEC's Jorge García to Speak at Salon BI Montreal


TEC's business intelligence analyst, Jorge García, will be presenting at Salon BI 2012 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, this Tuesday, November 6 (9:35 am). Jorge will be talking about three areas that are receiving a lot of research and development attention and dollars—augmented reality, motion-based technology, and voice-recognition technology—and their applications to the BI space.

event funding proposal free  TEC's Jorge García to Speak at Salon BI Montreal TEC's business intelligence analyst, Jorge García, will be presenting at Salon BI 2012 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, this Tuesday, November 6 (9:35 am). Jorge will be talking about three areas that are receiving a lot of research and development attention and dollars—augmented reality, motion-based technology, and voice-recognition technology—and their applications to the BI space. Read More

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Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal


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TEC Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto


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Will Sun Burn Linux with "Free" Solaris?


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