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Usability
Poor usability leads to irritation and fatigue and it has an adverse impact on the usage experience. In an on-line shopping web site, it can lead to loss of revenues. Poor usability in business applications leads to increased help desk costs. On the other hand, better usability makes our usage experience more fun and can increase productivity. A highly usable on-line shopping web site tempts repeat visits, builds customer loyalty, and increases its revenue-earning potential.

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: use, as the Expedia example illustrates. Steps to Improving Usability Let us see what steps could be taken to improve usability in the course of a software development or implementation project. One, software engineers could build repositories of usability best practices from previous projects and earlier product versions. As we have seen from our various examples, basic elements like wizards, rightly-placed hyperlinks, shopping carts, and navigation schemes can lead to significant improvements in usabili
2/15/2004

A Sharp ASP
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has selected Harbinger as their Application Service Provider of choice. The multi-year contract will allow Harbinger to integrate e-Procurement and business applications across Sharp's e-Supplier community.

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: A Sharp ASP A Sharp ASP A. Turner - July 14, 2000 Read Comments A. Turner - July 14, 2000 Event Summary On June 14, 2000, Harbinger Corporation, a supplier of business-to-business (B2B) e-Commerce solutions, announced it has been selected by Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) as its Application Service Provider (ASP). Under the multi-year contract, Harbinger will begin work to expand Sharp s e-Supplier community and integrate e-Procurement transactions via a suite of applications hosted for
7/14/2000

Analyse This
Enterprise applications have long been providing the means for businesses to collect required data and deliver it to the right people. Now that sales and marketing professionals are empowered with the right tools to better serve their customers and gather insights on all customers' interactions, the question to ask is what's next? We see the answer in a tight integration between Enterprise applications and Analytics.

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: Analyse This Analyse This Kevin Ramesan - July 23, 2003 Read Comments Product Definition and Market Impact With company s data warehouses now filled with terabytes of historic data it is crucial to adopt tools that would allow marketers to better understand their customers and build adapted strategies for a true one to one relationship management. The increasing demand to allow end users to access, analyze, and deliver information in an organization has amplified the need for the business intelligence
7/23/2003

What is SRFM?
The planning, execution and partner collaboration processes of nearly all companies today are driven by a

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: best illustrated with this example: Consider supply management. Under traditional processes, negotiations focus on price. Lead times, along with flex terms that outline performance responsibilities in the event of inevitable forecast changes, may also be discussed. Data about how these terms impact future cost, value, and risk is rarely available, however, nor are how commitments that quoted terms will be honored under the adverse supply and demand conditions when they matter most. In contrast, under
4/23/2004

Intel Server Trends
The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to users, vendors, and the products themselves?

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: the long term. An example is Compaq s reduction of ProLiant server models from 12 to nine. This reduction is primarily due to Compaq having too many models covering the same market space . However, it is unlikely Compaq would feel as great a need to cull models if the competition (i.e., Dell) weren t breathing down its neck. 2) Server Consolidation General In general terms, server consolidation translates into replace a large bunch of smaller servers with a smaller bunch of large servers . This is
5/9/2000

AMD Server Plans De-Railed
HotRail has discontinued development of the chipset AMD planned to use to break into the multiprocessor server market.

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: AMD Server Plans De-Railed AMD Server Plans De-Railed R. Krause - May 23, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - May 23, 2000 Event Summary May 2nd, 2000 -HotRail has announced it will discontinue development of a chipset intended to allow Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) CPUs to be used to build multiprocessor servers. HotRail has said it will refocus its efforts on the networking sector. Using HotRail s chipset with its own Athlon processors, AMD was expected to break into the multiprocessor (up to eight CPUs)
5/23/2000

Intentia’s Growing Pains
In May Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intentia International AB announced a strategic alliance. Earlier, in April, Intentia reported results of its first quarter in 2000.

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: Intentia’s Growing Pains Intentia’s Growing Pains P.J. Jakovljevic - June 15, 2000 Read Comments P.J. Jakovljevic - June 15, 2000 Event Summary According to Intentia s press release, on May 23, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intentia International AB announced a strategic alliance. Intentia will offer its e-collaboration Application, Movex NextGen and implementation services on the Solaris Operating Environment. Sun will support Movex NextGen in go-to-market activities, implementation and support
6/15/2000

How Secure is Your E-Mail?
A party interested in viewing point to point e-mail can visit one of numerous news groups and hacking web sites for a full instruction set and tools to read your mail

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: How Secure is Your E-Mail? How Secure is Your E-Mail? P. Hayes - October 1, 1999 Read Comments What is Secure E-Mail? Secure electronic mail is electronic communication which guarantees messages arrive intact and unhampered in the intended recipient s inbox. If a message can be intercepted, the contents can and most likely will be tampered with. The process of intercepting electronic communication on public networks, such as the Internet, has been simplified. A party interested in viewing point to point
10/1/1999

A Tour of the Clouds
Read this article to discover some of the basic ideas behind the cloud computing phenomenon—a concept that might change the way we understand the computing process. The term “cloud computing” might be the next biggest trend in the IT industry. Jorge Garcia explains some of the basic ideas behind cloud computing—and how it may help your organization in the future.

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: A Tour of the Clouds A Tour of the Clouds Jorge García - June 22, 2010 Read Comments While the word Internet has been one of the most important computer terms in recent history, there has not been another term as attractive as “cloud computing.” Today, this term could be representing the next biggest trend in the information technology industry. This article will explain some of the basic ideas behind the cloud computing phenomenon—a concept that might change the way we understand the computing
6/22/2010 10:15:00 AM

Way To Go, Ross Systems!
Although Ross Systems today is merely a shadow of a once solid profitable vendor, its embattled management deserves accolades for tenacity and pulling off a third consecutive profitable quarter, thereby remaining in the race.

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: Way To Go, Ross Systems! Way To Go, Ross Systems! P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2001 Read Comments P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2001 Event Summary On September 17, Ross Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSS), a provider of ERP and e-business solutions for mid-market process manufacturers, announced a profit of $0.4 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, which ended June 30, 2001. The results represent a $5.5 million improvement over the prior year s quarter (See Figure 1). Nonetheless, total revenues for the
10/23/2001

Real Media Goes To Market
Internet advertising firm Real Media has decided to file for an IPO, at last joining its major competitors, DoubleClick and Engage.

EXAMPLE OF A RESEARCH PROBLEM: Real Media Goes To Market Real Media Goes To Market D. Geller - February 25, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary Real Media (NASDAQ: RLMD proposed) has been in the Internet advertising business as long as anyone. But, unlike its competition it has remained a private company, with 71 percent owned by a print advertising filer, PubliGroupe, and 12 percent by a subsidiary of Advance Publications. The company has now chosen to go with an initial offering of up to $75 million of its common stock. The proceeds of
2/25/2000


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