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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 PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR ACTION RESEARCH: 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
2/15/2004

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

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR 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

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 PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR 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

Be to Be FreeB(i)e
Be Inc. will offer the newest version of its operating system for free later this quarter. Version 5 for the desktop will be available for download to pre-registered individuals.

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR ACTION RESEARCH: Be to Be FreeB(i)e Be to Be FreeB(i)e R. Krause - January 26, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary January 18, 2000 - Be Inc. said today that it will offer the newest version of its operating system for free later this quarter. Version 5 for the desktop will be available for download to pre-registered individuals. Be will also work with publishers and other partners to distribute the software. Commercial users of BeOS 5 will still require a separate license from Be. The software currently retails for $99. The
1/26/2000

Ads are us , boasts CMGI
In the month of September Internet giant CMGI made three separate acquisitions of companies involved in advertising and profiling, giving it coverage in almost all sectors of the Internet advertising market.

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR ACTION RESEARCH: Ads are us , boasts CMGI Ads are us , boasts CMGI D. Geller - October 1, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary On September 30, 1999 CMGI announced its purchase of Flycast Communications (Nasdaq: FCST) for $559 million. The agreement followed on the heels of CMGI s purchase of AdForce (Nasdaq: ADFC) for $500M on September 20 and the purchase of AdKnowledge for $193 million by CMGI s majority owned subsidiary Engage (Nasdaq: ENGA). Prior to this outlay of $1.252 billion over 10 days, Engage had paid $30
10/1/1999

Is Baan Clinically Dead?
On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May.

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR ACTION RESEARCH: Is Baan Clinically Dead? Is Baan Clinically Dead? P.J. Jakovljevic - January 20, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe s No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home
1/20/2000

Supply Chain Economy
The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July ... but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row. We are moving from a manufacturing economy to a supply chain economy. This article gives the big picture.

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR ACTION RESEARCH: Supply Chain Economy Supply Chain Economy Ann Grackin - September 6, 2005 Read Comments Introduction Energy prices ... the Fed raising interest rates ... loss of manufacturing jobs ... addition of service jobs ... China ... changing demographics, etc.—these all play into the supply chain economic model. We decided to have speakers at our annual event that could discuss these issues and put them in context. But last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics published their August numbers and we thought we
9/6/2005

Peregrine Hatches an e-
Peregrine Systems announced its Get.It! solution suite for the company Intranet. Peregrine's first self-service solution is corporate e-purchasing, and uses Commerce One's MarketSite.

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR ACTION RESEARCH: Peregrine Hatches an e- Peregrine Hatches an e- D. Geller - December 15, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary Peregrine Software, up to now a specialist in software for infrastructure management, has moved into the eCommerce arena with its first offering. Their Get.It solution will allow employees to acquire assets by buying, leasing or taking from existing stock. Market Impact Peregrine seems to be avoiding the crowded market for consumables procurement to specialize on assets, which is close to their
12/15/1999

AMD Athlon Debuts
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 9th - AMD today introduced the 650MHz AMD Athlon(TM) processor, the world's fastest and highest-performance microprocessor for x86 computer systems.

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR ACTION RESEARCH: AMD Athlon Debuts AMD Athlon Debuts R. Krause - August 13, 1999 Read Comments AMD Athlon Debuts SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 9th, 1999 AMD today introduced the 650MHz AMD Athlon(TM) processor, the world s fastest and highest-performance microprocessor for x86 computer systems. The AMD Athlon family is designed to deliver unprecedented performance for cutting-edge commercial and consumer software applications running on high-end desktop systems, workstations, and servers. What this means: AMD
8/13/1999

SAS Puts the “E” in “Data”
SAS Institute has applied its data mining technology to the Internet. The company released products that will help companies analyze and predict the behavior of Web surfers. The target customer is one with large volumes of enterprise data that come from a variety of sources.

EXAMPLE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR ACTION RESEARCH: add-on features; NetGenesis, for example, has one that is optimized for sites that use shopping carts. We therefore strongly recommend a very careful selection procedure to identify all the ways that clickstream data can be used, either by itself or in conjunction with other enterprise data. Unfortunately, the richness of the data that are available means that the kind of traditional thinking that marketing and IT people bring from their past experiences is not a good guide for a forward-looking set of
3/27/2000


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