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Legal White Paper Series: The Real Costs & Risks of Email. Part I
In today’s business environment, litigation requests are inevitable, but there are tools and strategies that in-house counsel can deploy to address what’s been

i logix  Risks of Email. Part I In today’s business environment, litigation requests are inevitable, but there are tools and strategies that in-house counsel can deploy to address what’s been requested, what’s being retained, and how they can manage information in the future that will lower the costs and business impacts of litigation. This paper will look at all three aspects, and proven, workable strategies to address each. Download the white paper now.

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I Know What You Did Last Week - But I'll Never Tell


Internet advertising is under attack from privacy advocates and private citizens as DoubleClick reveals that it can correlate surfing behavior with individual identities. DoubleClick points out that this is only possible when the personal identification is provided voluntarily. Opponents question whether the average surfer understands the implications of providing information.

i logix  Know What You Did Last Week - But I'll Never Tell Event Summary Abacus Direct was a direct marketing specialist that had a great deal of information about individuals - more than two billion records of catalog transactions. Do you buy from the Sharper Image catalog? Did you send money when you received those free address labels in the mail? Do you use your supermarket's affinity card to buy organic yogurt and diet Dr. Pepper? Chances are that Abacus Direct or a similar company knows all about it. So, Read More

I Did It the iWay


After attending the iWay seminar on Enterprise Information Management (EIM) yesterday, I was thinking that a CIO who implemented their system might sing the following after the implementation:[Editor's note: sincere apologies to Frank Sinatra.]  I did it the iWay And now, the end* is near; And now it’s done - the integration. My friend, I’ll say it clear, We were so close from

i logix  Information Management (EIM) yesterday, I was thinking that a CIO who implemented their system might sing the following after the implementation: [Editor's note: sincere apologies to Frank Sinatra.]   I did it the iWay And now, the end* is near; And now it’s done - the integration. My friend, I’ll say it clear, We were so close from devastation. I did all that they said. I even built a data warehouse; And more, much more than this, I did it the iWay. And bugs, they had a few; But then again, too few Read More

Tentative Unification in Server I/O Architecture Battle


The Next Generation I/O (NGIO) and Future I/O groups have agreed to unify their efforts to develop the next I/O architecture.

i logix  Unification in Server I/O Architecture Battle Tentative Unification in Server I/O Architecture Battle R.A. Krause - September 3rd, 1999 Event Summary The Next Generation I/O (NGIO) and Future I/O (FIO) groups announced on August 31st, 1999, that they intend to merge their specifications into one, to be used by server and peripheral vendors throughout the industry. The unified architecture will be called System I/O. (NGIO includes Intel, Dell, Sun, Hitachi, NEC and Siemens; FIO was founded by Read More

You Say RFI, I Say Riffy: Why You and Your Vendor Need to Speak the Same Language


When ideas fail, words come in very handy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Software Selection Pitfalls Quick, what’s the number-one pitfall of the software selection process? If you said “budget, buy-in, and boardroom politics,” you’re wrong. Because that’s three pitfalls. We’ll get into those another time. Miscommunication, on the other hand, will torpedo your software

i logix  Say RFI, I Say Riffy: Why You and Your Vendor Need to Speak the Same Language When ideas fail, words come in very handy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Software Selection Pitfalls Quick, what’s the number-one pitfall of the software selection process? If you said “budget, buy-in, and boardroom politics,” you’re wrong. Because that’s three pitfalls. We’ll get into those another time. Miscommunication, on the other hand, will torpedo your software selection project faster than a Mark 46. Read More

Straight Up on Leads Management


No, I'm not about to launch into a Paula Abdul cover (I won't even dignify that with a link). Lead generation is a process that uses information to create interest in an enterprise's products or services. It's end objective is to generate sales. Several steps are involved in this marketing process. Before a company begins, it needs to define the market that its product or service caters too,

i logix  repeat them here (but I do encourage you to visit both sites) 1) web analytics 2) database services 3) marketing automation 4) pure play leads management Needless to say this involves a lot of technology and integration with existing CRM and SFA systems. On its own, a leads management system will not be a panacea for a business’s slumping sales. On this, Carroll reflects Software will not spontaneously generate collaboration between sales and marketing...I regularly encounter organizations that invest Read More

They do it like that in the Balkans-Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part II)


The Part I of this blog topic concluded with SAP's supremacy in the upper-end of the regional market. What also helps SAP ERP [evaluate this product] is a number of well-established value added resellers (VARs) that cover the entire former Yugoslavia region, some of which have a few dozen renowned installation sites (customer references) and a roster of experienced consultants. Some of these are

i logix  Balkans-Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part II) The Part I of this blog topic concluded with SAP 's supremacy in the upper-end of the regional market . What also helps SAP ERP [ evaluate this product ] is a number of well-established value added resellers (VARs) that cover the entire former Yugoslavia region, some of which have a few dozen renowned installation sites (customer references) and a roster of experienced consultants. Some of these are the earlier mentioned S&T Group from Austria and Read More

Are ERP Software Vendors Messing with Your Head? (The Fine Art of Interpreting White Papers)


(Scroll down for my list of Top 10 ERP White Paper Buzzwords!) I first published a version of this post a few years ago. Sad to say, not much has changed since then… Imagine that you're at the research stage of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection process. You're looking to get a handle on the scope of the project, and an idea of potential solutions and approaches

i logix  White Paper Buzzwords !) I first published a version of this post a few years ago. Sad to say, not much has changed since then… Imagine that you're at the research stage of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection process. You're looking to get a handle on the scope of the project, and an idea of potential solutions and approaches. Or maybe you're at the shortlist stage of your software selection project, and you're looking for collateral information on the vendors to get a sense of their Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)


A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage), and about their (un)intended audiences. These posts have even caused some heated debates with other blogging sites and experts on white papers, and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here

i logix  white papers , and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here is rather to acknowledge that, as part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I've read a ton of white papers in the last decade or so. And yes, these have ranged from vendors' blatant bragging about their capabilities (a la the Every man thinks his own geese swans proverb) to some exceptional ones that were quite educational and established someone's expertise in something. Read More

Lifting a Veil of Mystery Off Jesta I.S.


Even after nearly 15 years as an enterprise analyst, I still find myself coming across a vendor that has been around for more than 40 years but one that I am not familiar with. One such example is Montreal, Canada-based Jesta I.S., a vendor that delivers integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and

i logix  as an enterprise analyst, I still find myself coming across a vendor that has been around for more than 40 years but one that I am not familiar with. One such example is Montreal, Canada-based Jesta I.S. , a ven dor that delivers integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers in the apparel, footwear, and specialty retail industries worldwide. Jesta I.S. solutions address the complex business processes, Read More

I-Impact Predicts Your Customer Retention!


More and more, the market is requesting that a CRM or an ERP application include analytics which can be used in a myriad of businesses to predict customer behavior and help businesses increase the effectiveness of their customer acquisition, retention, and cross-sell programs. It is a costly operation to develop such functionality from scratch. Vendors like I-Impact offer packaged application providers the opportunity of a shortcut.

i logix  Impact Predicts Your Customer Retention! Event Summary Data warehouses and analytics have been around for a number of years, but never has their presence proven to be more crucial than now. For years businesses have been gathering tons of data from interactions with their customers, suppliers, and other related service providers. Both back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) and front-office customer relationship management (CRM) systems have played a vital role in collecting these terabytes of Read More

Surviving Amid "ERP Sharks" as a “Visionary Vendor for the Pragmatic User” (Part I)


Maybe just for the sake of change (or some fun), let me start this blog post as a quiz question. It could go like this: Can anyone name the mid-market incumbent manufacturing and distribution-oriented enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that has a global presence (through regional territory distribution centers and a global reseller network in the United States [US], Canada, Africa, Asia

i logix  for those (rare few I suspect) that have guessed we are talking here about SYSPRO , may I boldly suggest an audition for the Jeopardy (or like) quiz show? In any case, for nearly 30 years, SYSPRO has been offering a broad range of extended-ERP solutions for small and mid-sized manufacturing and distribution organizations (the sweet spot being the companies with US$10 million to US$250 million in revenues). I believe that SYSPRO has survived largely unscathed through all the mayhem and carnage in its Read More

I Want My Private Cloud


Although many organizations are considering reaping the benefits of a cloud computing platform, they have concerns with the handling of sensitive information on a public cloud platform. An alternate option is available, and it means having our own private cloud. This article discusses aspects of private cloud computing and its advantages and drawbacks for organizations considering the adoption of a private cloud strategy.

i logix  A few months ago, I had the opportunity to write an article on cloud computing titled A Tour of the Clouds , where I provided general descriptions of the basic concepts in this area. Since its publication, I’ve noticed rising debate in the use of private clouds versus public clouds, with a growing number of organizations adopting a so-called “private cloud” model to meet their computing needs. So, it seems these organizations want to live in their own private cloud. Here I discuss some aspects of Read More

Liberty Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET? Part 1: Latest Announcements


On one hand, some archrivals (e.g., Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle) are becoming strange bedfellows, while, on the other hand, the others (e.g., Microsoft and Sun) remain set on irreconcilable differences between their technology camps. What are users to do when torn between the hype/promise of Web services and the fear of being outrun by events?

i logix  Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET? Part 1: Latest Announcements Event Summary February appeared to be the month in which Web Services earned notable legitimacy. Recently, IBM and Microsoft , the two largest proponents of Web Services, and a slew of other prominent IT companies and enterprises ( Accenture , BEA Systems , Hewlett-Packard , Fujitsu , Intel , Oracle , and SAP to name some) have joined to form the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I, www.ws-i.com ). The Read More

What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?


{democracy:89} I won’t define big data here, but it’s clear for all the IT community to see that big data is the latest “big thing.” Just Google or Bing the term “big data” and you’ll get an idea of the amount of information and resources available (about 1,460,000,000 and 67,000,000 hits, respectively). But in our continuous research and talks with both software vendors and customers, we

i logix  with Big Data? {democracy:89} I won’t define big data here, but it’s clear for all the IT community to see that big data is the latest “big thing.” Just Google or Bing the term “big data” and you’ll get an idea of the amount of information and resources available (about 1,460,000,000 and 67,000,000 hits, respectively). But in our continuous research and talks with both software vendors and customers, we receive varied input related to big data: as big as big data is, some organizations Read More