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The SHL Talent Report: Big Data Insight and Analysis of the Global Workforce
There are a finite number of forces that influence business success. Most of these are driven by the abilities and motives of the people who make up our

forces of influence  a finite number of forces that influence business success. Most of these are driven by the abilities and motives of the people who make up our workforce. As such, the use of objective talent data to align your organization's talent with its strategic objectives yields a significant return. This is what SHL calls people intelligence. This report aims to provide a compass for organization's striving to improve their talent management initiatives. Read More...
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Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions
Improving the decision process around inventory and supply chain flexibility will drive sustainable, measurable benefits in the near term that are

forces of influence  several reasons. First, the forces of entropy and human frailty and the unpredictability of events enforce some level of non-value added activities on all organizations. Second, each node does not have an equal sphere of influence. The relative bargaining power of each organization can be quite different, resulting in a price (and margin) that is directly related to its bargaining position. Further, a poor bargaining position may mandate that an organization bear a disproportionate share of non-value Read More...
Adopting Service-oriented Architecture Increases the Flexibility of Your Enterprise
Time was, information technology (IT) systems lasted much longer. Organizational restructuring was uncommon, as business did not really require it. However

forces of influence  and culture. Service orientation forces organizations to realign their structure based on information ownership, business process ownership, governance roles, service providers and service consumers. This aids in optimal utilization of employees  People include business users, IT staff and customers. In a service-oriented enterprise, IT staff can assume the role of service vendors. Business users can become service providers while end customers become service consumers. c) SOA: Processes In SOA, a Read More...
The Two Driving Forces Behind Fashion Products
“Sometimes, I feel frustrated at work—there is a constant conflict between my department and others and it never stops.” – A product developer at a fashion

forces of influence  of the two driving forces (neither of them can be ignored), odd things may happen if a company doesn’t have the ability to coordinate the two forces. For instance, conflicts may happen when the product development team is trying to push more new styles through the pipeline and the distribution and sales teams are very satisfied with the current assortment (based on the immediate results). Actually, these two forces are two different facets of the same thing—market demand. The pushing force represents Read More...
Intentia: Stepping Out With Fashion and Style Part One: Characteristics and Trends of the Fashion Industry
So your software vendor says that they can do fashion. You better make sure that the software features go far beyond styles, colors, and sizes. The requirements

forces of influence  the supplier. While external forces influence many industries, the rapidity in which trends impacting the fashion industry change is somewhat unique. This concludes Part One of a three-part note. Part Two discusses the challenges facing software in the fashion industry. Parts Three and Four review some of the significant functions and features offered by Intentia's Movex software for the fashion industry. About the Author Joseph J. Strub has extensive experience as a manager and senior consultant in Read More...
Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On
The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and

forces of influence  of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

forces of influence  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...
The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements

forces of influence  Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 Read More...
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

forces of influence  Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the company’s solution could also address its disaster recovery needs. By combining two storage technologies—creating a common storage area network (SAN)—the school has reduced unexpected downtime from hours to seconds and has saved thousands of dollars in hardware costs. Read More...
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

forces of influence  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More...
Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective
For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever

forces of influence  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More...
Benefits of a Virtualized Data Center
The market penetration of server virtualization is staggering. Nearly 100 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are using virtualization technologies on production

forces of influence  of a Virtualized Data Center The market penetration of server virtualization is staggering. Nearly 100 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are using virtualization technologies on production systems. On the other end of the spectrum, virtual utility hosts and cloud computing vendors are springing up to cost-effectively support smaller companies, showing benefit for those that require only a single server. Everyone is virtualizing, but why? Find out. 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

forces of influence  have embraced their labor forces and used them as a strategic differentiator. As products and technologies become commoditized in this information-based economy, companies are beginning to realize that the best way to differentiate themselves and create long-term strategic advantages over their competitors might be through their people. It is no longer what one owns that counts, but rather what one knows, which is particularly critical in information technology (IT) and similar professional services Read More...
Survey of SMB Manufacturers: Results Show ERP Contributes to Success
Sage North America today announced the results of a snapshot survey of small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers on the general health of their businesses

forces of influence  of SMB Manufacturers: Results Show ERP Contributes to Success Sage North America today announced the results of a snapshot survey of small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers on the general health of their businesses and use of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Check out Sage's infographic . In sum, SMB manufacturers have added jobs, are more optimistic than not about the economy, and believe that their ERP system has helped serve their customers’ needs while contributing to the Read More...

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