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Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

home construction estimate  gym, a theatre, a home may all be ten thousand feet square dimensionally—but do they all have the same measure? Do we have a size measure to compare them? And lastly, let us take catering service. The same menu served at the same place gets vastly different pricing—it depends on the caterer and other specifications. Can we ask them the size of their meals—say, in meal points? The fact of the matter is that not everything is amenable to measurement. To be able to measure, the flowing criteria should

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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Calculating ROI for Business Intelligence Solutions in Small and Midsized Businesses


For many companies, a challenging business event or critical business pain precipitates a conversation about business intelligence (BI). But don’t wait until you introduce new products, upgrade your IT environment, or notice that your inventory is increasing but not your sales. Find out how to build a return on investment (ROI) for your BI applications and projects, so you can leverage your own data before it’s too late.

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JD Edwards ERP Products Thriving under Oracle


TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the history and success of JD Edwards product lines as part of Oracle’s applications portfolio. Oracle has allowed the JD Edwards division to retain those traits that make it different (e.g., its modesty and no-nonsense treatment of its customers), and it remains a strong independent voice within the Oracle Applications community. Read this article for more.

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Addressing Channels and the Low-End Market


Microsoft announced plans to increase resources and provide new tools and offerings for MBS independent software vendors (ISV) and value-added resellers (VAR). These efforts are designed to accelerate the MBS Group's partner-driven vertical strategy, providing stronger opportunities for partners to align their services and solutions with their customers' specific needs. Microsoft has to be in the small business market, which is a springboard or a feeding ground for more scalable products as these businesses grow over time.

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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 30th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ DEPLOYMENTSEuropean manufacturer of construction chemicals selects IFS Applications Industry tags: Process manufacturing, mining "Polish corporation Atlas Group, which operates 18 business entities and 5 mines in Poland and internationally, has selected IFS Applications as its corporate-level ERP system. The first areas slated for implementation will be financials

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Google Acquires Smart, Connected Products Manufacturer Nest


Google has announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy smart device manufacturer Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (USD) in cash. Now the future of smart, connected products takes on an entirely new twist with Google strongly in the mix.

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Wayfair Selects LLamasoft Transportation Guru


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Backing up Data in the Private Cloud: Meeting the Challenges of Remote Data Protection - Requirements and Best Practices


This white paper describes some of the common challenges associated with protecting data on laptops and at home and remote offices and portrays proven solutions to the challenges of protecting distributed business data by establishing a private cloud/enterprise cloud. Learn which best practices can ensure business continuity throughout an organization with a distributed information technology (IT) infrastructure.

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Case Study: Tampa Tile


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Case Study: Fetco Home Decor


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