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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 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: 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

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 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: 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

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 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: 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

How 3Com, Became 1Com
3Com is getting out of it’s no-growth modem and high-end networking businesses. It’s already spun off the high-growth Palm unit. What will be left?

EXAMPLE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: How 3Com, Became 1Com How 3Com, Became 1Com C. McNulty - April 7, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary [20 March 2000 - CNet] Struggling network equipment maker 3Com (NASDAQ:COMS) today announced a broad restructuring plan to resuscitate a networking business that s been plagued by more than a year of stagnant revenue growth. 3Com said it will exit the slow-growing portions of its networking business and focus on emerging technologies, such as wireless networking, Internet telephony, and high-speed Internet
4/7/2000

Acta Gets Active
Active Software, Inc. a provider of e-business infrastructure software products, and Acta Technology, Inc., an extract/transform/load tool vendor, today announced a partnership that will help to enable real-time business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce.

EXAMPLE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Acta Gets Active Acta Gets Active M. Reed - May 25, 2000 Read Comments M. Reed - May 25, 2000 Event Summary Active Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASWX), a provider of e-business infrastructure software products, and Acta Technology, Inc., an e-commerce data platform vendor, today announced a partnership that hopes to enable real-time business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce. The combined solution can enable organizations to access enterprise data over the Internet, providing a real-time, online dialogue with
5/25/2000

EMC to Buy Data General
WALTHAM, Mass., August 9th, 1999 (Reuters) - High-end data storage leader EMC Corp. (NYSE:EMC) on Monday moved to grab a chunk of the mid-range storage business with a deal to buy Data General Corp. (NYSE:DGN) for $1.1 billion in stock, the companies said.

EXAMPLE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: EMC to Buy Data General EMC to Buy Data General R. Krause - August 13, 1999 Read Comments EMC to Buy Data General WALTHAM, Mass., August 9th, 1999 (Reuters) High-end data storage leader EMC Corp. (NYSE:EMC) on Monday moved to grab a chunk of the mid-range storage business with a deal to buy Data General Corp. (NYSE:DGN) for $1.1 billion in stock, the companies said. EMC, which holds a 35 percent share of the $12 billion high-end storage market, said it will lend its considerable distribution and support
8/13/1999

ERP Plus and Beyond
ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

EXAMPLE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: native integration. The best example is product configuration, which requires a tremendous amount of integration deep within an enterprise resource management (ERP) system because it leverages the item master, bill of material (BOM), work operations (routing), costing/pricing, work order management, sales order, and sales quote management information. Configurators are need to, for example, add or change an operation, change the work center where the operation is performed, change the run rate on that
12/15/2005

Sony Picks Palm OS
Sony announced plans to build new Palm OS-based hand-held gadgets that could allow people to view videos, listen to music and organize information, thereby shutting out Windows CE.

EXAMPLE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Sony Picks Palm OS Sony Picks Palm OS R. Krause - November 17, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary Associated Press, 11/16/99 LAS VEGAS - In a major snub to Microsoft Corp., Sony unmasked plans yesterday to build new hand-held gadgets that could allow people to view videos, listen to music and organize information - without the help of the Windows operating system. The Japanese consumer electronics giant instead chose the Palm operating program to run the basic functions of the devices, advancing the 3Com
11/17/1999

Who the Heck Needs ROI?
Ten common errors prevent return on investment (ROI) calculations from being used as much or as well as possible. Avoiding intuitive decision making and basing ROI on quantifiable factors is essential to the success of major decisions, including software selection.

EXAMPLE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: for Real ROI For example, the most important of these seldom-recognized ROI shortcomings is the failure to adequately link the ROI calculations to what really provides value, usually because the real business requirements that provide value (when met) have not been adequately identified. A related reason is focusing too much on the arithmetic calculations and too little on getting the right numbers for the right things for those calculations. Among the right numbers that typical ROI almost always misses
6/12/2009

Future Compatible
Companies contemplating upgrading or replacing their enterprise resource planning systems should evaluate whether the change will be compatible with future ERP II deployment strategies. This article examines the future of enterprise business applications and the requirements to ensure future compatibility.

EXAMPLE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Future Compatible Future Compatible Sean Wheller - July 15, 2004 Read Comments Introduction Many organizations are near, at, or past the end of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems supported life cycles. These organizations might be readily convinced of the need to upgrade and of the benefits associated with remaining on a supported version. Yet, moving to a supported version of an already existing system may not always be the best decision if that system is not future compatible. For
7/15/2004


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