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CMS Is to Content as SOA Is to Enterprise Applications
There’s no disputing the fact that content management systems (CMS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are closely related. From reuse, the ability to

how to write investor proposals  enterprise world. Find out how the forces that have made SOA so important today are now doing the same for CMS in web site management.

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?


General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The company will leverage its existing trading network to become a major E-commerce provider. At the rate at which E-procurement in particular is moving, GE may have to bulk up seriously to make its mark.

how to write investor proposals  be a real strength. However, GE's ability to deliver is still in the future, and we don't see any compelling reason from this announcement that a user who is ready to act today should wait for that tomorrow. Read More

Ariba to Leave Integration to Specialists


E-purchasing vendor Ariba chooses Tibco Software to integrate back-end programs.

how to write investor proposals  to Leave Integration to Specialists Event Summary Business-to-business E-purchasing company Ariba Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) has selected software tool maker Tibco Software Inc. (Nasdaq TIBX) to help Ariba's customers connect their backend enterprise systems to the Ariba Network. Ariba supplies its own software to connect its customers to systems by vendors such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle and Baan, but according to Ariba VP Dave Rome, the use of specialists such as Tibco will be more efficient. Market Impact Read More

How to Make People More Willing to Share Knowledge in Their PLM Environment


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how to write investor proposals  next big thing is how to make these data and information more useful. Analytics and search are two promising components that will help. Siemens PLM has been offering reporting and analytics capabilities for a while—the first availability seen in 2006—and its analytics capabilities are not limited to PLM data but to data from virtually any enterprise application. One use case I’m interested to see is the combination of analytics and community involvement in the product development environment (or so Read More

How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript)


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TechSoup Global to Bring NetSuite Cloud Software to Nonprofits


NetSuite partners with TechSoup Global to bring NetSuite’s suite of cloud business management applications to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide.

how to write investor proposals  the globe have reportedly shown an interest in cloud-based technology, according to a 2012 TechSoup Global survey of more than 10,800 NGOs in 88 countries. Qualified NGOs can also benefit from NetSuite.org’s grantee support programs such as SuiteVolunteers, which pairs NetSuite employees with grantees to tackle the NGOs’ back-office challenges through ongoing pro-bono projects. Read More

To BI or not to BI


Nowadays a company should not even question whether it needs business intelligence (BI) or not. Those who do not have it yet should include it in their future strategies, while those who do have it should search for ways to make BI work at its full potential. You Don’t Have It Yet? Let's first analyze and understand why a company may not have BI: 1. BI is too expensive If this

how to write investor proposals  You Don't Really Know How to Use It Efficiently I really wanted to talk about this because I have seen companies that had a BI tool but that were not very interested in using it, especially the management team. The owner, controller, production manager, etc., should be the first ones to use it and promote it in the company. To fully take advantage of the capabilities of any BI product, you should start by finding the answers to the following questions: Do you know what you want? The main challenge of BI Read More

Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


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3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market


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5 Things You Need to Know to Empower Today’s Mobile Workforce


As the lines between work and personal life continue to blur, IT departments are under increasing pressure to support personal-liable mobile devices. But simply locking down a device to protect it limits its usefulness. Rather, companies need to use proper solutions that consider various factors such as the ever-changing regulations on safeguarding corporate data. Know 5 key points for developing a mobile workforce strategy.

how to write investor proposals  Things You Need to Know to Empower Today’s Mobile Workforce As the lines between work and personal life continue to blur, IT departments are under increasing pressure to support personal-liable mobile devices. But simply locking down a device to protect it limits its usefulness. Rather, companies need to use proper solutions that consider various factors such as the ever-changing regulations on safeguarding corporate data. Know 5 key points for developing a mobile workforce strategy. Read More

Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 3


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RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


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How to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback


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