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The Business Case for Account Lockout Management
Three strikes—your out; that’s what lockout management does. But employees often forget the many passwords needed to access information. What ensues is a flood

help desk policy  of calls to the help desk that, over time, can become a huge administrative burden. Adopting a strong password policy is critical. By implementing a lockout management strategy via automated management solutions, businesses enhance security and improve workflow.

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Help Desk for the Health Care Industry

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Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 1: Project Planning and Management


Thanks, in part, to the fallout from the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and others, the corporate spotlight is being refocused on the audit function. However, by waiting until systems are live and in production before applying an audit regimen, you may miss an excellent opportunity to establish effective controls at the outset, when the enterprise software is being implemented. Read on to learn where and how, as an executive sponsor, project manager, or team member, you can instill audit procedures that can continue throughout the life of the software.

help desk policy  scope. Their approval will help keep you in SOX compliance. This is also an opportune time to discuss control objectives and their positive affect on and through the enterprise software. Companies are also starting to look more closely at the project management office (PMO) in an effort to provide more efficiencies but, more importantly, tighter control and monitoring of IT projects. But don't expect a quick fix, easy metrics, or an immediate payback. Documentation and Reporting The documentation Read More

Case Study: VAI Improves Customer Service with Business Portal


Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI) provides enterprise resource planning software and associated services to clients in the manufacturing, wholesale, and retail industries. To facilitate everyday business processes, VAI began to consider a business portal. As a software provider, VAI was intimately familiar with a number of portal products, and decided that IBM Workplace Services Express was best suited for the company.

help desk policy  technical inquiry, a VAI help desk employee might have to put the customer on hold and sift through pages of technical documentation, which resulted in lengthy response times and less than optimal productivity. Also, while success is never a bad thing, a rapid expansion in business across North America meant that VAI employees needed the ability to collaborate in real time regardless of their location. We wanted our traveling employees whether sales or technical personnel to have their applications, Read More

Smart Enterprise Single Sign-on (ESSO)


The increasing number of passwords actually decrease productivity and present a security risk when people get frustrated and write their passwords on a sticky note. This means the application of a single sign-on (SSO) solution provides greater security and improved user-friendliness and productivity. Learn how to increase the security and usability of existing and alternative authentication methods, and how the requirements for user authentication can be realized efficiently and at low cost.

help desk policy  through Single Sign-On Password-related help desk requests reduced by up to 95 percent Reduced administration efforts Streamlined password management Easy implementation of security policy and guidelines Increased access control   2. The Challenges of User Authentication   2.1. Already Working or Still Authenticating? During a routine day of work, users will need to enter a significant number of passwords to gain access to their company’s various IT resources. For example, the Windows operating Read More

Vulnerability Management Buyer’s Checklist


Choosing a solution for vulnerability management (VM) is a critical step toward protecting your organization’s network and data. Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily deluge of new vulnerabilities that threaten security. This 12-point short list of considerations can help you determine what solutions will work best for your organization.

help desk policy  existing call center / help desk systems such as Remedy AR System, leading SIM / SEM solutions such as Symantec SESA V2,patch management systems such as McAfee Remediation Manager, and Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System. Accuracy / Performance How accurate is the VM solution? If the solution happens to miss a vulnerability that hackers use to compromise your network, the answer is Not accurate enough. If the solution inaccurately points out issues that are not real (i.e. Read More

How Informal Learning Can Help Employees Educate Employees


How people learn is now as important as what people learn. Organizations that appreciate new learning styles and provide their employees with Web 2.0 tools, such as wikis, blogs, video capturing and editing applications, and virtual worlds, have a greater chance of creating a successful learning process. The question is not whether you can benefit from informal learning initiatives, but how to implement them successfully.

help desk policy  Informal Learning Can Help Employees Educate Employees How people learn is now as important as what people learn. Organizations that appreciate new learning styles and provide their employees with Web 2.0 tools, such as wikis, blogs, video capturing and editing applications, and virtual worlds, have a greater chance of creating a successful learning process. The question is not whether you can benefit from informal learning initiatives, but how to implement them successfully. Read More

Can Software Help Employees Enjoy Their Workday (More)? - Part 1




help desk policy  Software Help Employees Enjoy Their Workday (More)? - Part 1 In 2005, after his PeopleSoft venture ended (successfully in financial terms, at least), I was sure that Dave Duffield would not sit still for long. And in fact, I've been listening to a slew of otherwise hard-to-please analysts and bloggers raving about Workday for a few years now – this company that was founded in March 2005 and launched in November 2006 by two great IT minds and PeopleSoft alumni: Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri. Dave Read More

Salesforce.com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company


Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud software company had an amazing transition over the years—once dismissed as a fad-like niche sales force automation (SFA) vendor with glorified contact management capabilities, salesforce.com is now a $3 billion (USD) enterprise software

help desk policy  com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud software company had an amazing transition over the years—once dismissed as a fad-like niche sales force automation (SFA) vendor with glorified contact management capabilities, salesforce.com is now a $3 billion (USD) enterprise software powerhouse. Whether one likes salesforce.com CEO Read More

ShopSocially to Help Retailers Measure Social Commerce Benefits


ShopSocially, a social commerce software provider, has announced the addition of an A/B Testing framework to its platform, so that Internet retailers can measure the exact incremental business benefits accrued by adding onsite social commerce modules on their e-commerce Web sites. The vendor makes the entire shopping experience more social by adding relevant on-site social modules to an e-commerce Web site.

help desk policy  to Help Retailers Measure Social Commerce Benefits ShopSocially , a social commerce software provider, has announced the addition of an A/B Testing framework to its platform, so that Internet retailers can measure the exact incremental business benefits accrued by adding onsite social commerce modules on their e-commerce Web sites. ShopSocially is a comprehensive social commerce platform that brings “social to commerce” and not the other way around. The vendor makes the entire shopping Read More

How HR Software Can Help with Compensation Management


Although HR software will not perform miracles, nor will it convert reactive and rigid HR professionals or managers into proactive leaders, it can help with compensation management by allowing decision makers to manage and visualize compensation, indicate trends in employee behavior, help with delivery of enterprise learning programs, and more.

help desk policy  HR Software Can Help with Compensation Management Compensation is a core human resource (HR) concept whose efficiency depends in large part upon the approach chosen by those implementing it. Compensation as Financial Transaction Traditionally, organizations have seen employees as a resource that has a cost attached to it (like any other capital), may require some investment for maintenance (e.g., training), and needs to be replaced when it becomes obsolete (retirement), or removed when not needed Read More

Analytics To Optimize Marketing Performance—Tools Can Help Marketers Make Better Decisions


Marketing departments cannot optimize what they are not managing, and they cannot manage what they are not measuring. This analyst piece from Ventana Research shows that to be able to take control and do effective planning, marketers need insights that can only be supplied by marketing analytics.

help desk policy  Optimize Marketing Performance—Tools Can Help Marketers Make Better Decisions Marketing departments cannot optimize what they are not managing, and they cannot manage what they are not measuring. This analyst piece from Ventana Research shows that to be able to take control and do effective planning, marketers need insights that can only be supplied by marketing analytics. Read More

TEC Launches Center to Help Companies Evaluate and Select ERP Distribution Software


Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its ERP—Distribution Evaluation Center, to help companies compare the most qualified ERP—Distribution systems based on their own, unique business needs.

help desk policy  Launches Center to Help Companies Evaluate and Select ERP Distribution Software TEC Launches Center to Help Companies Evaluate and Select ERP-Distribution Software Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its ERP-Distribution Evaluation Center, to help companies compare the most qualified ERP-Distribution systems based on their own, unique business needs. May 16, 2007 Montreal, Quebec, May 16, 2007—In response to growing global demand from IT decision Read More

Lozeau Selects Commsoft Fidelio ERP with the Help of TEC Software Selection Services


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help desk policy  Fidelio ERP with the Help of TEC Software Selection Services Lozeau, a retail company providing cameras, video cameras, accessories, and services, recently selected Commsoft to meet its enterprise resource planning (ERP) needs. Commsoft was chosen from among ten vendors of viable solutions during a selection process headed by TEC’s selection services group. Lozeau looked to the expertise of TEC’s team for assistance throughout the software selection process and in the vendor contract negotiations. Read More

Identity-based Policy Enforcement: A LAN Security Best Practices Whitepaper


Disappearing network perimeters highlight the need for identity-based security. Open networks, mobile systems, and unmanaged endpoints have become overwhelming obstacles—and cash drains. However, enforced identity-based policies within identity-blind systems have proven futile. Is there a solution? Yes. Make your policy enforcement layer identity-aware—build user identity knowledge directly into your network fabric.

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Mark Two, a distributor of kitchen and bathroom products, manages a network of warehouses, logistic services, and call centers. The company serves both major retail chains and independent stores, and offers a range of 20,000 products. This case study examines how Mark Two has been developing innovative Web sites using an SAP solution as part of an effort to help customers leverage the power of e-commerce.

help desk policy  Uses SAP Software to Help Retailers Build Web Sales Mark Two, a distributor of kitchen and bathroom products, manages a network of warehouses, logistic services, and call centers. The company serves both major retail chains and independent stores, and offers a range of 20,000 products. This case study examines how Mark Two has been developing innovative Web sites using an SAP solution as part of an effort to help customers leverage the power of e-commerce. Read More