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Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process
High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices

formal notice  policy, to use a formal solicitation and selection process for acquisitions for which the amount exceeds a certain threshold—in our case, the simplified acquisition threshold. The competitive procurement methods available for use in fulfilling the requirement for full and open competition in the acquisition process are sealed bidding , relying on bids , also called sealed bids ; negotiated procurement , relying on competitive proposals ; and two-step sealed bidding , a combination of bidding and

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Good Customer Service Is Simple


Outstanding customer service is a competitive advantage. Most companies salute good customer service as a key objective. But in its simplest form, what is good customer service? Olin Thompson lays down some basic requirements for businesses and explains the role of business processes in supporting good customer service.

formal notice  usually have a more formal statement of their expectations, making it easier for you to meet those expectations.  What Do Your Customers Expect? In customer service, there are two essential rules: 1. Make promises you can keep. 2. Keep the promises you make. If you go along with your customers’ expectations, you have made a promise to meet them. This sounds—and is—very basic. The tests of customer service are the many interactions that happen every day—deliveries, invoices, returns, price Read More

Making Gramm-Leach-Bliley Security Compliance Fast and Easy


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formal notice  issue standards as rules (formal regulations). The Banking industry was first to publish security guidelines. Subsequent guidelines and rules from other agencies are similar, if not identical. This paper uses Banking guidelines as the baseline for fulfilling security provisions of Gramm-Leach-Bliley ' Interagency Guidelines Establishing Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information and Rescission of Year 2000 Standards for Safety and Soundness; Final Rule (12 CFR Part 30, et al., Federal Register, Read More

Back to the Future: Olde JWT Comes Back and Agency.com Feels the Pinch


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formal notice  comfort to their more formal client. Technology companies with advertising arms that have adopted consulting practices where a premium would be charged to maintain personnel on a particular project may need to rethink if they want to hang on to traditional B&M accounts, or they may risk losing them to traditional agencies with technology arms. Vendor Recommendations There is a sense that the marketplace has shifted gears, and pure plays should take note of the fact. The JWT's and DDB Needham's are on Read More

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formal notice  business is doing, some formal methodologies, criteria, and metrics are required. However, it is not enough to estimate your company’s achievements using financial criteria only. There are other important activities which (while difficult to quantify and evaluate) are necessary to compare and evaluate in order to have a more complete picture. Balanced scorecard, business process measurement, and KPIs were developed as a systematic approach to help managers of all levels effectively control the company Read More

IFS Applications Achieves Oracle Exastack Optimized Status


At the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, it was interesting to notice that Microsoft was the diamond sponsor of the conference, while IBM and Oracle were platinum sponsors. Currently, IFS Applications runs solely on Oracle database, while the presentation (client) side and prepackaged business intelligence (BI) are Microsoft-centric (the IFS Web client also supports Internet

formal notice  Applications Achieves Oracle Exastack Optimized Status At the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, it was interesting to notice that Microsoft was the diamond sponsor of the conference, while IBM and Oracle were platinum sponsors. Currently, IFS Applications runs solely on Oracle database, while the presentation (client) side and prepackaged business intelligence (BI) are Microsoft-centric (the IFS Web client also supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome browsers). Where IFS offers Read More

Administración y Estructura de un Negocio Familiar Perdurable


La administración de un negocio familiar es más complicada que aquellos negocios cuyos dueños no tienen ningún parentesco, porque la familia dueña del negocio desempeña el rol central y dirige el negocio. La falta de una administración formal y efectiva es la mayor causa para problemas organizacionales.

formal notice  falta de una administración formal y efectiva es la mayor causa para problemas organizacionales. Read More

What Makes a Good White Paper Good… (part two)


And here's the second point that all writers of IT white papers should keep in mind when writing (special notice of this point should be taken by those writers who may *forget* that not everyone on the planet has the same rarified vocabulary, not mentioning the names of any jobs or fields...). 2. Audience, Audience (Stake a claim with your first paragraph). After the compelling title, the

formal notice  Makes a Good White Paper Good… (part two) And here's the second point that all writers of IT white papers should keep in mind when writing (special notice of this point should be taken by those writers who may *forget* that not everyone on the planet has the same rarified vocabulary, not mentioning the names of any jobs or fields...). 2. Audience, Audience (Stake a claim with your first paragraph). After the compelling title, the first paragraph makes or breaks audience “ affinity, ” which is Read More

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Although learning might be a top priority for companies who rely on field service employees to sustain their operations, ensuring the ongoing training of these employees can be a challenge. Technology, standards, workflows, etc. that affect the performance of field technicians and agents change frequently; and consequently, companies need to ensure that accurate knowledge reaches their remote

formal notice  should be captured—when appropriate—by formal learning materials. Release notes, user guides, etc. should be, in part, based on the everyday discoveries of field workers, who ultimately are in charge of implementing and deploying technologies on-site. Companies that employ field workers who perform most of their jobs on-site must acknowledge that these employees are an important interface between the organization and its customers. Consequently, offering these employees tools that support formal and Read More

Infrastructure Technology Support for Education


Educational success depends on positive, productive relationships among teachers, students, parents, administrators, school boards, and the larger community. While computers cannot replace teachers, desktop computing and electronic networks can enhance learning by supporting social relationships and enabling rapid, accurate communication of stakeholder issues and needs. A formal deployment plan will help you deliver an environment consistent with those needs.

formal notice  issues and needs. A formal deployment plan will help you deliver an environment consistent with those needs. Read More

Best Practices for Using Excel as a BI Tool


Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool.

formal notice  offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool. Read More

Energy Management: Driving Value in Industrial Environments


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formal notice  process of establishing a formal energy management program? Aberdeen Group surveyed 230 executives to understand the success companies are realizing by effectively managing energy. Energy management started as a cost-saving initiative, but is becoming a strategic part of the company’s larger corporate social responsibility program. Learn more. Read More

TEC Certified BPM Suite: Bizagi Does It Again


Having improved many of its functionality features, Bizagi recently released version 9.1.6 of its business process management (BPM) software. I’m pleased to announce that the Bizagi BPM Suite 9.1.6 is a TEC Certified system for BPM functionality. See TEC’s vendor showcase for a complete profile of Bizagi. You can download the full report, which covers Bizagi’s strengths and

formal notice  ), and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo let me see how Bizagi supported about a hundred features and functionality sets that I was particularly interested in taking a closer look at. The product learning curve is relatively small and enables users to be hands on with the application in a short period of time, which gives Bizagi an interesting competitive advantage. You can interactively review Bizagi BPM Suite via TEC Advisor . Read More

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formal notice  will be Salesforce's first formal venture capital fund, despite taking stakes in several dozen companies through its investment arm over the last five years, most notably in FinancialForce.com, Kenandy , and even Infor . This is a smart move, as salesforce.com can innovate in only so many ways.   (Much bigger competitors play the venture capital game. Some might remember that Endeca was an SAP investment, although it was ultimately acquired by Oracle.)   This move could broaden salesforce.com’s footpr Read More

Gateway Drops AMD


Gateway Inc. will phase out its use of CPUs from AMD.

formal notice  Drops AMD Event Summary September 20, 1999 - Gateway Inc. revealed that it plans to stop purchasing microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., after current models are replaced. Gateway will now use only processors manufactured by Intel Corporation. Gateway presently holds the #4 position in U.S. sales volume of PCs. AMD holds the #2 position in U.S. sales volume of microprocessors. Market Impact This announcement marks Intel's continued gains in the consumer PC marketplace, achieved Read More