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IBI + IBM = EAI
The latest entrant in the race to support IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2 is Information Builders (IBI) with its Middleware Technology Group's 'Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator'. The product provides SQL access to over 80 different data sources, and should prove a good fit with MQSI. In addition, IBI has announced support for IBM’s WebSphere Application Server.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: IBI + IBM = EAI IBI + IBM = EAI M. Reed - December 14, 2000 Read Comments M. Reed - December 14, 2000 Event Summary Information Builders (IBI) , has announced support for IBM s (NYSE: IBM) MQSeries Integrator Version 2 via IBI s Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator product. The combination of the two products provides application support on over 35 different platforms and over 120 relational, non-relational, transaction, and application sources. Information Builders has worked with IBM to
12/14/2000

OS SmackDown!
In the latest escalation in the battle between Windows and Linux, directions on how to replace each with the other have been published on the Web by their respective champions.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: OS SmackDown! OS SmackDown! R. Krause - January 12, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary Recently, Microsoft published instructions on how to remove Linux OS and install Windows 2000/NT4 on the newly-freed-up disk drive. Not to be outdone, Linux-philes have countered by publishing instructions on how to remove a Windows OS and replace it with Linux. To close the circle, Paul Ferris, Editor at Linux Today, highlighted the silliness by publishing his own mostly-joking piece on how to uninstall both Windows and
1/12/2000

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

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: 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

Mobilizing Change
It's not news that people are resistant to change. Inertia, one of the rules of the universe, applies to people as well as to objects. Many organizations, seeking to improve performance, have come unstuck by under-estimating the amount of resistance that will be offered by people. This article presents a method of mobilizing change that takes the resistance to change into account.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: undertaking. Using a specific example helps to understand the issues and the approach. The concepts and approach are relevant to any project or change initiative. For our example, we suggest developing a preliminary case for action as the starting point of an evaluation project. Note that we are talking about the evaluation project this is the point before a solution has been identified. At this point, all we know is that there is a problem or opportunity to be solved. We use the preliminary case for
10/1/2003

Dynamic Ariba Trades Up
Ariba Inc., a leader in electronic purchasing systems for the Internet, has acquired Trading Dynamics, a maker of applications that support business-to-business trading.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: Dynamic Ariba Trades Up Dynamic Ariba Trades Up D. Geller - December 13, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary Ariba Inc (Nasdaq: ARBA) announced its acquisition of privately held Trading Dynamics for stock valued at approximately $400 million. The acquisition will enable Ariba to offer such dynamic pricing models as auctions, reverse auctions, and exchanges. The six current customers of Trading Dynamics will be folded into Ariba s current customer network and will therefore have access to all other buyers and
12/13/1999

How to Serve an Ad
Presents an overview of the basic technology used in all ad-serving solutions.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: the information. As an example, when the lead story is about airlines, the page editor might change the image tag to read: For this to work, of course, the program will have to have topics associated with each ad, which is going to call for some kind of database. There are other serving considerations that do not require passing information, because the information is already available. For example, a movie distributor might want its ads displayed with a higher frequency on Thursdays and Fridays,
10/1/1999

SCM Software for Mills
Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to the needs of customers in these industries.But these industries have some unique requirements which are discussed throughout this article. Supply chain management software which does planning and execution for manufacturing, transportation, distribution etc. for mills industry, needs to address these unique requirements.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: and business similarities. For example, a typical order may consist of product names, weight, material grade, width, surface treatment, length, roll or coil inner core diameter, roll or coil outer diameter etc. From this order information, the number of rolls or coils for each order is calculated. Trim losses and product attributes with a lot of variation etc. are also common and these needs are to be addressed in the same way for all these industry segments. Process Challenges Some of the process
7/17/2004

Net Woes for NetWare
Novell warned financial analysts of lower-than-expected revenues for the second quarter of 2000, as sales declined. This doesn’t bode well for NetWare.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: Net Woes for NetWare Net Woes for NetWare C. McNulty - May 22, 2000 Read Comments C. McNulty - May 22, 2000 Event Summary PROVO, Utah -May 2, 2000 - Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL) announced that it will report significantly lower-than-anticipated revenue and earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2000. The company expects to report total revenue of over just $300 million and earnings of approximately $0.08 per share, including the benefit of a $35 million royalty payment from Caldera, Inc. the
5/22/2000

The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today's difficult business to business (B2B) software market. However, few companies seem to be investing appropriately. The first mistake they make is to try to keep costs down by attempting to create an ROI program internally. It's a sure way to waste value people, time, and effort. If you want a significant return on your ROI sales and marketing investment, hire an expert.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: and showed me some examples. I told him I had a client who needed his help, and soon after, my client hired his firm to create an ROI program. The project gave me an opportunity to see how to develop an ROI sales tool and marketing materials that are grounded in reality. An Economic Value Framework was created for the product. It identified the core processes, activities within these processes, and outcomes or benefits where costs were measured. Outcomes included Labor savings Communication expense
3/30/2004

SPSS Has A New ShowCase
On November 7, 2000, SPSS announced that they have signed an agreement to purchase ShowCase Corporation. The company sees a large part of its future in the analytical CRM market, and will use ShowCase to bolster staff and expertise levels.

EXAMPLE OF ACTION RESEARCH: SPSS Has A New ShowCase SPSS Has A New ShowCase M. Reed - November 14, 2000 Read Comments M. Reed - November 14, 2000 Event Summary On November 7, 2000, SPSS (NASDAQ: SPSS) announced that they have signed an agreement to purchase ShowCase Corporation (NASDAQ: SHWC). SPSS expects that this move will bolster its presence in the analytical customer relationship management market (as versus operational CRM). The transaction is expected to be concluded during the quarter ending March 30, 2001 and is valued at
11/14/2000


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