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The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making
IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on

example of a definition paragraph  simple hub-and-spoke design. An example of this is a bank's ATM network where the traffic flows from an ATM to a data center and back again. This type of network is sometimes referred to as a one-to many network. A number of factors, however, cause the traffic flow in a network to follow more of a mesh pattern. One factor is the wide spread deployment of Voice over IP (VoIP)2. VoIP is an example of an application where traffic can flow between any two sites in the network. This type of network is often Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

example of a definition paragraph  be cleaned and transformed. Examples of such cleansing and transformation operations include: bad record rejection, missing value handling, parent-child hierarchy unrolling, time-based sequence analysis, special-purpose business logic, custom record-matching and lookups, etc. In both on-premise and Open Source BI toolsets, data transformation and cleansing is accomplished using independent ETL tools (e.g. Kettle.) These tools are designed for generalized data movement that involve the following steps: Read More...
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

example of a definition paragraph  case studies provide one example after another of companies that have substantially reduced waste and associated costs. There are countless testimonials describing how companies rose to leaders in their respective industries by becoming world class in Lean. There are documented results of compressing order lead-times by more than 80%, reducing work-in-process inventories by 90%, improving quality to a Six Sigma level, and freeing up 60% of resources. And, the successes aren't limited to only large and Read More...
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part Three: Textiles
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

example of a definition paragraph  Let's consider one real example of how difficult it can be to work in textiles and how seconds can be created. One method of creating a pattern on a piece of fabric is to permeate sections of the fabric with a chemical solution, where you do not want the pattern to appear. Unfortunately, this can turn the entire production run of the fabric black. It is not until the final washing cycle that the pattern is apparent and verified to be good or not. This process is definitely not for A-type personalities. Read More...
Three Cs of Successful Positioning: The Competition
Learn how to avoid the most deadly sin of all marketing—using the same position or a similar one as your competitor, and not knowing it.

example of a definition paragraph  is a real world example of how the following mid-market and enterprise accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software companies are positioned. Benefit Lawson MBS Best SAP Oracle SSA Understand the needs of small and medium businesses X Understand the business fundamentals X Flexible, adaptable X X X Affordable X X Value X X Rapid implementation and ROI X Figure 1 In a future, I will look at these vendors in more detail, and explain why I reached the assessments above. Perception Maps Let You Read More...
E-Commerce Lesson: Success Gets a Yawn, Failure Takes a Beating
ERP giant SAP Aktiengesellschaft announced full details of its Internet strategy. Consumer electronics giant Best Buy announced 2Q earnings rise of 34 percent

example of a definition paragraph  Commerce Lesson: Success Gets a Yawn, Failure Takes a Beating Event Summary With the Internet quickly shaping up as the major battleground in the ERP arena, SAP's formal announcement might have been earthshaking. It takes an early lead among the ERP vendors and positions itself to meet growing challenges from such software component manufacturers as Ariba, Commerce One and Concur. However, neither the stock market nor news analysts seemed to care very much. Almost simultaneously, Best Buy announced Read More...
A Traditional
Rather than pursuing the usual route and writing our opinions and analyses of major market trends and then giving the pertinent vendors a chance for a factual

example of a definition paragraph  their best interest (for example, low total cost of ownership [TCO], freedom of choice, and widest interoperability). To the user, the issue is totally different. Our view is that the Webtop metaphor will prevail overtime versus the Microsoft Desktop metaphor. Users are now hugely comfortable with [the] Web-based applications they use at home and are expecting to find that kind of simplicity at work within mission-critical enterprise applications. Users are now expecting user interfaces (UI) to be Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

example of a definition paragraph  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog post series  followed the genesis of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an impeccable  supply chain management (SCM)  software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But Read More...
The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements.

example of a definition paragraph  Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 Read More...
Software as a Service: A Cheaper, Faster Way to Access Applications
The dismal economy hasn't been bad news for all segments of the IT industry. The market for applications delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is

example of a definition paragraph  as a Service: A Cheaper, Faster Way to Access Applications The dismal economy hasn't been bad news for all segments of the IT industry. The market for applications delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is increasing thanks to customers who seek better/more targeted functionality, quicker deployment/access, lower up-front and ongoing cost, and ease of use. Learn why SaaS has a history of thriving in down cycles, and what to look for in a SaaS solution. Read More...
A Veteran Mid-market ERP Vendor with a Pragmatic Vision Chimes In
Joining our growing list of vendors willing to provide their opinions and commentary on our thought-provoking questions on market trends, SYSPRO takes part in

example of a definition paragraph  Veteran Mid-market ERP Vendor with a Pragmatic Vision Chimes In Originally Published - September 12, 2008 Continuing our popular question-and-answer (Q&A) series, in which we ask vendors to comment on our observations on market trends (see previous articles Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends, A Partner-friendly Platform Provider Discusses Market Trends , and Open Platform Provider Answers Questions about the State of the Market ), another market player that has voiced its opinions is SYSPRO . Read More...
The ROI of a New Learning Management System (LMS): How to Construct a Successful Business Case
In today’s fast-changing world, the learning management system (LMS) has become mission critical to organizations that are trying to keep employees up to date

example of a definition paragraph  ROI of a New Learning Management System (LMS): How to Construct a Successful Business Case In today’s fast-changing world, the learning management system (LMS) has become mission critical to organizations that are trying to keep employees up to date on everything from the latest technologies and regulatory requirements, to industry certifications, best practices plus job-specific and leadership skills. Download this white paper to learn how to construct the business case to justify the purchase of an Read More...
A Short Guide to a Faster WAN
Wide area networks (WANs) are essential to the majority of businesses, enabling effective communications within the organization and with customers, partners

example of a definition paragraph  Short Guide to a Faster WAN Wide area networks (WANs) are essential to the majority of businesses, enabling effective communications within the organization and with customers, partners, and suppliers. As more bandwidth-intensive applications are added to the mix, these networks are expected to handle the extra load—which can decrease its performance. Ensuring WAN usage is well-managed eliminates unwanted traffic and accelerates business activity. Read More...
Computer Associates Jasmineii - When Is A Portal Not Just A Portal?
Computer Associates International, Inc. has announced the availability of Jasmineii Portal 3.0, the latest version of its portal technology. The product also

example of a definition paragraph  Associates Jasmineii - When Is A Portal Not Just A Portal? Computer Associates Jasmine ii -When Is A Portal Not Just A Portal? M. Reed - May 18, 2001 Event Summary This article discusses the new release of CA's portal technology, but goes on to explore the deeper implications of what is actually contained in the product. Watch the TechnologyEvaluation.Com website for an upcoming series of articles on the nature of Application Integration, market forces, and players. Computer Associates Internationa Read More...

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