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Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 2
The advent of cloud computing has brought with it many considerations and challenges for organizations looking to implement cloud services, which may be

format for a request  sure to request which format can be obtained. Updates. Validate when updates will be implemented and their associated costs, if any. Some vendors may charge once a year, per update, or not at all for the duration of the contract. Service Level Agreement. This is the document that will prescribe the quality of delivery of the solution to your organization. This is defined in greater detail in the next section. All these points should be reflected in the final contract, with the understanding that the

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Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template

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Accounting for SMB Showdown


I'm Larry Blitz, editor of TEC's Vendor Showdown series. Today's Showdown pits two major enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting for small to midsized business (SMB) vendors against each other, head-to-head: Exact Software North America (a division of Exact Software) and Infor.

format for a request  if you prefer this format to the original Showdown format. Exact vs. Infor Exact Software is a Netherlands-based solution provider that targets small to medium businesses and divisions of multinationals —namely, organizations with up to 2,500 employees. Exact focuses its product and technology efforts on a single solution strategy. Infor bills itself as the world's largest privately held software vendor, and the world's third largest business software vendor. A relatively new company that has grown Read More

Best Practices for a Data Warehouse on Oracle Database 11g


Companies are recognizing the value of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) that provides a single 360-degree view of the business. But to ensure that your EDW performs and scales well, you need to get three things right: the hardware configuration, the data model, and the data loading process. Learn how designing these three things correctly can help you scale your EDW without constantly tuning or tweaking the system.

format for a request  on the source and format of the data you receive. In this paper we will deal with the loading of data from flat files. If you are loading from flat files into Oracle you have two options, SQL*Loader or external tables. We strongly recommend that you load using external tables rather than SQL*Loader. When SQL*Loader is used to load data in parallel, the data is loaded into temporary extents, only when the transaction is committed are the temporary extents merged into the actual table. Any existing space Read More

4 Essential Components for Successful Sales


Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within their own sales force. Often sales professionals don’t have the proper skills or tools needed to be successful. But by integrating the four sales process components, they’ll be able to capture information that can be used to place them high above the competition.

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Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.

format for a request  as Excel into a format that is easily understood by existing ERP tools and their respective enterprise services. Process workflow. All of the usual workflow processes within SAP ERP take place within the context of Microsoft Office's desktop tools. Distributed data. The ability to cache data for working online or offline also plays an important part in the functionality. Other applications being created by SAP will use different parts of the stack to enable different solutions. However, other services Read More

Case Study: How a Midsized Company Saved over $870,000 on a $3 Million Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in Less Than Three Weeks


In 2004, Microsoft offered a midwestern-US-based financial services corporation a range of options to renew and replace its existing enterprise agreement. But without the right negotiating skills, how could it be certain Microsoft’s offer was the most cost-saving approach? The company engaged an independent consulting firm, and in less than three weeks recognized savings of 28 percent on a $3 million (USD) agreement.

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A Veteran Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Makes a SaaS-y Statement


Glovia International has launched the first full-fledged and versatile, manufacturing-oriented solution that is an on-demand, enterprise resource planning software-as-a-service application. Its solution is good news for small and medium businesses in more ways than one.

format for a request  provider of solutions for information technology (IT) and communications worldwide. It is a longtime provider of extended ERP solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) and high-volume or repetitive manufacturers. Fujitsu's headquarters are located in El Segundo, California (US). Along with Glovia Services Inc., Glovia International introduced GSInnovate . This manufacturing solution is based on Glovia's current and well-known, on-premise manufacturing product— glovia.com . Because this application supports Read More

Configuration Guide: Managing Virtual Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System


Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual machine manager (VMM), can add critical new management and migration capability to current virtual servers. Before installing and configuring VMM, find out the hardware and software required for migration and integration, and helpful “how-to” pointers.

format for a request  Guide: Managing Virtual Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual machine manager (VMM), can add critical new management and migration capability to current virtual servers. Before installing and configuring VMM, find out the hardware and software required for migration and integration, and helpful Read More

A Veteran Mid-market ERP Vendor with a Pragmatic Vision Chimes In


Joining our growing list of vendors willing to provide their opinions and commentary on our thought-provoking questions on market trends, SYSPRO takes part in our ongoing question-and-answer series, where the vendor responds from the viewpoint of a mid-market veteran.

format for a request  Veteran Mid-market ERP Vendor with a Pragmatic Vision Chimes In Originally Published - September 12, 2008 Continuing our popular question-and-answer (Q&A) series, in which we ask vendors to comment on our observations on market trends (see previous articles Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends, A Partner-friendly Platform Provider Discusses Market Trends , and Open Platform Provider Answers Questions about the State of the Market ), another market player that has voiced its opinions is SYSPRO . Read More

It’s a Portal...AND It;s a Gateway


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The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It


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