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The Seven Types of Power Problems
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is

examples of research problems  of the more common examples of what can cause an interruption in commercial power systems are utility protective devices, such as automatic circuit reclosers. Reclosers determine the length of time of most interruptions, depending on the nature of the fault. Reclosers are devices used by utility companies to sense the rise in current from a short circuit in the utility infrastructure, and to shut off the supply power when this occurs. The recloser will, after a set time bring power back on line, in an

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Learning Management Suite (LMS)

These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.  

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Confronting Core Global Trade Problems: Order, Shipment, and Financial Settlement


TradeBeam has been striving to distinguish itself by offering more than order and shipment tracking. It aims to improve the management of core global trade activities: order, shipment, and financial settlement.

examples of research problems  and Financial Settlement More Examples of TradeBeam's GTM Solution Blueprints To reach its aspirations of creating an end-to-end global trade management (GTM) solution, TradeBeam , a leading provider of global trade solutions, has designed several so-called solution blueprints for solving specific global trade issues. Solutions range from providing import shipment visibility and trade compliance to eliminating financial discrepancies while managing letters of credit (LC). TradeBeam's Solution Read More

Microsoft .NET-managed Code Enablement: Examples and Challenges


Intuitive, Visibility, and Epicor offer .NET Framework-managed code products, but their "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mindset might work against them unless they can prove higher value propositions, such as new, more quickly developed vertical functionality.

examples of research problems  Microsoft Dynamics CRM are examples of the few products that are all but completely .NET-managed. There are also indications that future versions of the Microsoft Dynamics ERP product lines will increasingly be written in the managed .NET code. All this might indicate the ultimate aim, but the principal challenge of this approach is that it requires a time-consuming rewrite of functionality. The transformation, which entails converting or rewriting every single line of software code and modifying the Read More

State of the Market: HR


More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market.

examples of research problems  of HCM applications. Similar examples of business processes that should benefit from 'picking the HCM brains' include production planning, job costing, scheduling, training, compliance, budgeting, and field service. In fact, any people-centric business process should benefit from integration to HCM, whereas traditional administrative HR applications and processes will hardly support this integration at all. This leads us to a broader notion of employee relationship management (ERM) , business-to-employee Read More

Can ERP Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions have to work with many other systems, not just ERP, so integration is not a new issue for PLM vendors. Most PLM vendors recognize the need for integration and have addressed the need in their toolkits. The additional work comes from integrating the concepts and semantics of one system to the next, if this business level integration has not already been provided between the two systems. This can be a big challenge for best of breed vendors, who may need to rely on systems integrators for much of this conceptual and semantic integration.

examples of research problems  Speak PLM? Part Two: Examples and Recommendations Are ERP and PLM Speaking the Same Language? Costs are an excellent example of semantic confusion. Accountants know that cost is a not a single characteristic of an item but a category of characteristics. Without answering a series of questions about the cost, the meaning of it is vague. Is the cost the procurement cost from the supplier? Does it include shipping? Does it include tax and duty? Does it include internal overhead, or is it just direct Read More

Hypatia Research Group


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Call Center Protocols: Getting Problems Solved!


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examples of research problems  Center Protocols: Getting Problems Solved! Customer support agents (CSAs) are the first line of support for the client when a problem arises. If a level-1 CSA has tried all introductory problem-solving skills, has referred to the company knowledge base (KB) for a possible solution, and is still unable to resolve the problem, the incident ticket is escalated to second level (L2) support, where CSAs have advanced training and more knowledge on how to resolve the issue. If the problem is Read More

TEC Research Shows Manufacturers Still Biggest ERP Shoppers


Since the 2008 economic crisis hit, many firms have been forced to cut back in order to keep their businesses afloat. Enterprise software spending is one area where cutbacks have been most noticeable. But now that the global economy is starting to rebound and information technology (IT) budgets are unfreezing, companies are evaluating upgrade or replacement enterprise resource planning (ERP

examples of research problems  Research Shows Manufacturers Still Biggest ERP Shoppers Since the 2008 economic crisis hit, many firms have been forced to cut back in order to keep their businesses afloat. Enterprise software spending is one area where cutbacks have been most noticeable. But now that the global economy is starting to rebound and information technology (IT) budgets are unfreezing, companies are evaluating upgrade or replacement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with added functionality to support their Read More

Double Trouble for Cap Gemini: Integrator's Problems Suggest A Different Approach to Contracting for Technology Services


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examples of research problems  Trouble for Cap Gemini: Integrator's Problems Suggest A Different Approach to Contracting for Technology Services Event Summary An article in the New York Times states that Cap Gemini, an international provider of IT services, has recently been removed from a total of almost $150 million dollars worth of projects. The United States Chamber of Commerce, The United Way and the French Government have all expressed extreme dissatisfaction with Cap Gemini's performance; in at least one of these cancellati Read More

Business Software Firms Sued Over Implementation - Lawsuits Bring ERP Problems to Light


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examples of research problems  Software Firms Sued Over Implementation - Lawsuits Bring ERP Problems to Light Event Summary This grim list includes Hershey Foods, Whirlpool, Allied Waste Industries, and the maker of Gore-Tex, W.L. Gore & Associates. Other stories of troubled enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations are also leaking out from additional companies, colleges and universities across the country. Some companies are even turning to lawsuits, alleging the software doesn't work and pointing a finger at Read More

2006 PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community


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examples of research problems  PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community Introduction For years, project management research has focused primarily on the methodology to execute projects on time, within budget, and according to specifications. Project managers who were able to meet these three requirements attached the keyword success to their projects—with the perspective that from an execution point of view, the project was a success. However, other business factors (such as Read More

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Fear of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness


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examples of research problems  of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it, will live to regret his steps. The Teachings of Don Juan , Carlos Castaneda It is a natural human reaction to fear the unknown. Perhaps these feelings are a self-protecting mechanism, and necessary to maintain the s tatus quo , to preserve feelings of Read More