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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point-of-sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. POS systems typically consist of some form of electronic cash register and may include credit or debit card processing. Such systems are generally used wherever goods or services are exchanged for monetary value, including the hotel and restaurant industry and in retail environments.  

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IBM and SynQuest Sign AS/400 Pact


New Orleans, APICS, 1999- SynQuest and IBM today announced an advanced planning and scheduling e-business software solution for IBM AS/400e servers. The SynQuest solution for AS/400, expected to be available during the first quarter of 2000, is SynQues

ibm unica comment register login  SynQuest Sign AS/400 Pact IBM and SynQuest Sign AS/400 Pact S. McVey- November 4th, 1999 Event Summary In its latest campaign for the lucrative supply chain management (SCM) marketplace, IBM announced a partnership with SynQuest, Inc. to produce a new version of its SynQuest Manufacturing Manager Software for the AS/400. The software is designed to integrate operational planning and execution across a supply chain. As part of the relationship, IBM and SynQuest are providing an integrated solution that Read More

Using IBM Customer Analytics Solutions to Improve Acquisition Efforts


IBM Customer Analytics solutions provide powerful but easy to use business analytics capabilities, such as predictive analytics, reporting, planning, budgeting, and forecasting for both beginning and advanced users. These solutions can help you improve marketing campaigns and build profitable, long-term customer relationships.

ibm unica comment register login  IBM Customer Analytics Solutions to Improve Acquisition Efforts IBM Customer Analytics solutions provide powerful but easy to use business analytics capabilities, such as predictive analytics, reporting, planning, budgeting, and forecasting for both beginning and advanced users. These solutions can help you improve marketing campaigns and build profitable, long-term customer relationships. Read More

IBM Cognos Express


IBM Cognos Express is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies. It delivers essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need. Everything is included in a pre-configured solution designed to be easy to install, easy to use, and easy to buy. IBM Cognos Express includes the following components: Cognos Express Reporter provides complete, self-service reporting and ad hoc query capabilities that allow business users to access, modify, or create reports. It is designed to help reduce the cost and time needed to share information throughout an organization.Cognos Express Advisor translates raw data into sophisticated analysis with visual presentations. Business users and analysts at midsize companies can use it to quickly analyze complex data and easily share business insights.Cognos Express Xcelerator extends and transforms the familiar Microsoft Excel front end with an in-memory analytics engine. It’s designed for multidimensional analysis and strategic planning tasks.

ibm unica comment register login  Cognos Express IBM Cognos Express is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies. It delivers essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need. Everything is included in a pre-configured solution designed to be easy to install, easy to use, and easy to buy. IBM Cognos Express includes the following components: Cognos Express Reporter provides Read More

IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes


IBM has announced that it will now provide Linux support and services for its largest machines, the S/390 Series of mainframes/servers.

ibm unica comment register login  Loads Linux on Mainframes IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes R. Krause - June 9, 2000 Event Summary May 17, 2000 [Source: IBM] Linux software, services are available for S/390 server. Responding to demand by S/390 users, IBM is now providing Linux software and services for the S/390 enterprise server. This is the latest initiative in IBM''s strategy to complement the Linux operating system throughout its offerings. Linux for S/390 will be offered by the companies SuSE and TurboLinux. In addition, IBM Global Read More

IBM Netfinity Server Division


IBM’s Intel-based Netfinity servers currently hold third place in the server wars with Dell and Compaq. What are their chances for improving their position?

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IBM Pushes Linux into Appliances


IBM Corp. on Monday said its line of network computer terminals can now run on the alternative software system Linux.

ibm unica comment register login  31, 2000 [Reuters] - IBM Corp said its line of network computer terminals can now run on the alternative software system Linux, in the latest move by the world''s largest computer maker to make its products more flexible and easier to use on the Internet. IBM (NYSE: IBM), the computer maker that so far has made the broadest commitment to Linux, also said it would post instructions on its Web site for configuring Linux, and a forum for customers to share information about using Linux on IBM hardware. We Read More

IBM and Deutsche Telecom Announce Plans for 100 Terabyte Data Warehouse


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ibm unica comment register login  Thursday December 16, 1999, IBM is working with German telecommunications services company Deutsche Telekom to assemble the largest data warehouse in the world. When complete, the warehouse will contain up to 100 terabytes of customer and call records, to be used for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. The warehouse will be built by T-Nova, Deutsche Telekom''s systems integration subsidiary, and will use IBM''s RS/6000 SP parallel processing servers and IBM''s DB2 Universal Database. The Read More

Server Platform Situational Analysis: IBM AS/400


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ibm unica comment register login  provide growth for both IBM and the general market, by accelerating the recent growth of thin servers. In keeping with the general server market trend, it will lead to market consolidation as the small-manufacturer offerings get overshadowed over the longer term (24-36 months, 60% probability). User Recommendations This announcement is a departure from IBM''s heretofore me-too offerings, and may signal a shift in IBM''s focus from standard vanilla products to more leading-edge systems. (Of course, if Read More

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