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More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM
Oracle’s focus on software application markets is impacting its Database business. Recently SAP AG and Siebel Systems, i2 Technologies, Inc., and PeopleSoft

ibm vendors list  Oracle in Favor of IBM More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM M. Reed - August 7, 2000 Event Summary Following on the heels of SAP AG and Siebel Systems, i2 Technologies, Inc., a leading Supply Chain Management vendor, and PeopleSoft, a leading Enterprise Resource Planning and Payroll/Human Resources vendor, have also chosen IBM's DB2 Universal Database as their preferred database for developing current and future applications, and as their preferred backend database for customer deployment.

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services. 

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IBM Buys What’s Left of Informix


In another sign of consolidation within the database vendor market, IBM has announced that they are acquiring the assets of Informix Software (the database portion of Informix Corporation, which remained after the spin-off of Informix Business Solutions into Ascential Software). IBM intends to use the acquisition to improve their presence in distributed databases, and increase penetration in the small-to-medium enterprise market.

ibm vendors list  and group executive at IBM Software, Informix customers can be confident that their investments in existing Informix products are secure. These customers will now have a long-term growth plan that enables them to achieve the full potential of e-Business. On a side note, it appears to TEC that Informix just pulled a Gupta . For those who remember Gupta in the early to mid-1990s, they were a fairly successful database vendor with a product called SQLBase. When it got to the point that they were only Read More

IMI, IBM Take First Step in Third Quarter


Six months after announcing its partnership with IBM, Industri-Matematik posted positive license growth in its third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2000 but still has some problems to overcome.

ibm vendors list  IBM Take First Step in Third Quarter IMI, IBM Take First Step in Third Quarter S. McVey - April 3rd, 2000 Event Summary For its third quarter ended January 31, Industri-Matematik, a provider of solutions for advanced order management, warehouse management, and customer service, posted $4.3 million in license revenues, a 5% increase over the same period last year. Services and hardware revenues declined 9% from the same period last year to $14.5 million making licenses 23% of the total revenue for the Read More

What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It?


With increased competition, deregulation, globalization, and mergers & acquisition activity, enterprise software buyers realize that product architecture plays a key role in how quickly vendors can implement, maintain, expand/customize, and integrate their products. Many in the enterprise applications vendors' community recognize that these are unmet realities and are attempting to offer solutions that will deal with them. While it is not practical to look at every strategy and every vendor's nuance, this note looks at some important examples representing distinct strategic approaches.

ibm vendors list  Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry ). However, SAP is leading a large pack of vendors that are also all headed in the same direction. Namely, Oracle with its 9i Applications Server (9iAS) Enterprise Edition , PeopleSoft with its AppConnect , J.D. Edwards with its eXternal Process Integration (XPI)/eXternal Business Process (XBP) , Baan with its OpenWorldX , IFS with its IFS Connect , and Siebel Systems with its Universal Applications Network (UAN) have all laid out pieces of Read More

ROI Evaluation Report: IBM Cognos Software


According to Nucleus Research, IBM Cognos business intelligence (BI) software can help companies make better use of their data when performing tasks related to reporting, financial statements, budgeting, and analysis. Learn about some of the barriers to better data use, as well as the key features and functions of this BI solution—and how you can improve data access and analysis, employee performance, and productivity.

ibm vendors list  Evaluation Report: IBM Cognos Software More than 23,000 leading companies and organizations around the world choose Cognos performance management solutions. Use business intelligence software to understand performance and make better decisions. Use financial performance management software to set targets and allocate the resources to achieve them. Source: Cognos, an IBM Company Resources Related to ROI Evaluation Report: IBM Cognos Software : Return On Investment (ROI), (Wikipedia) ROI Evaluation Read More

Mega-Vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The post ended with some glimpses into the future and the likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 then explored the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and painstaking soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors

ibm vendors list  Vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog series  depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of  software as a service (SaaS)  and  cloud computing  adoption. The post ended with some glimpses into the future and the likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 then explored the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges  (and painstaking soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some concrete examples of vendors and their new Read More

Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat


Our experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements recently teaches us that some number of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers, opt for an ASP. Surprising, however was that an even more significant number of incumbent mid-market vendors by not addressing this trend have been handing over a big opportunity to their bigger brethren.

ibm vendors list  ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat Event Summary Regardless of whether the future of a hosted/application service provider (ASP) business model is going to be rosy or not, there seems to be an apparent, although not immense, need for it. Based on TEC's experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements in the US, approximately 25% of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers, opt for this type of service. Much more surprising was the fact that more than 60% of incumbent mid-market Read More

ERP Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven


Within the warehouse management system (WMS) market, which is still the main breadwinning offering for most of the SCE vendors, most products are functionally on par with mere nuances in ease of configuration or industry focus to differentiate the winner. ERP vendors have taken advantage of this unfavorable perception for WMS specialists to in the very least shore up their huge install bases, if not compete for some "green field" WMS opportunities.

ibm vendors list  Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven Premise It might be interesting to dissect the differences between the merger and acquisitions phenomena within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain execution (SCE) markets. One possible similarity might be in the economic environment, though. Namely, even if the global economy bounces back with a vengeance, there will still likely be more solution providers than a real abundance of sales opportunities. Consequently, larger predators are going to Read More

Dell, IBM in $6B Services Deal


Dell Computer Corp. and IBM Corp. announced that IBM will provide service and support for Dell PCs and servers.

ibm vendors list  IBM in $6B Services Deal Dell, IBM in $6B Services Deal R.A. Krause - October 6th, 1999 Event Summary NEW YORK , 9/27/99-- Dell Computer Corp. and IBM Corp. announced they had agreed to a new $6 billion deal in which IBM will become a key supplier of computer services to Dell corporate customers. The deal marks an expansion of the $16 billion agreement announced in March, 1999. Under that agreement, Dell will purchase key technology components such as data storage disks and computer chips from IBM. Read More

IBM to Demo Crusoe-based Notebook


At the upcoming PC Expo, IBM is planning to provide a technology demonstration - a ThinkPad notebook computer designed around Transmeta’s Crusoe microprocessor.

ibm vendors list  to Demo Crusoe-based Notebook IBM to Demo Crusoe-based Notebook R. Krause - June 23, 2000 Event Summary For the second time in as many weeks, Transmeta has been named as the processor for a major manufacturer's upcoming product. In late May, Gateway and AOL announced their joint effort to produce an Internet appliance based on the Crusoe processor, and now IBM has said it may use the Crusoe in ThinkPad notebooks due to ship later this year. IBM said it will have a technology demonstration of one notebook Read More

Vendors Strive for Segment Pack Leader Status; Does Retalix Measure Up?


Software vendors strive to be leaders in their areas of expertise and Retalix seems to be no exception. But how do we recognize a segment pack leader and what are the key elements that characterize a supply chain pack leader?

ibm vendors list  Strive for Segment Pack Leader Status; Does Retalix Measure Up? Background Retalix is a supply chain software and solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US) and Ra'anana, Israel with a truly focused vertical orientation in the retail food industry, worldwide. Retalix's growth strategy over the past several years has been to expand its enterprise and supply chain management applications while maintaining close integration with their widely installed, in-store solutions. It has grown both 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 vendors list  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 Expands PureSystems Family to Address Big Data


With the introduction of PureData, IBM’s PureSystems family has a new way of dealing with large amounts of data with speed and intelligence to provide insights and support specific business goals. These computing offerings, called “expert integrated systems” by IBM, have built-in expertise to reduce the cost and complexity of deployment and maintenance, so customers can expect to have an IBM

ibm vendors list  can expect to have an IBM PureData system up and running in 24 hours. Arvind Krishna, general manager, IBM Information Management, has this to say: We are on the leading edge of a new era of computing where clients can process vast amounts of information in real time and in ways that can fundamentally transform how business gets done. To accelerate this transformation, we need to simplify and speed the deployment of new capabilities—and greatly reduce the cost of IT operations. The PureData System is Read More

IBM PC Line Redrawn


IBM has decided to combine its entire desktop PC line under one name. The NetVista brand, until last week the name for IBM’s thin clients and appliance desktops, will now cover the whole range, including newly-released models for home and business.

ibm vendors list  PC Line Redrawn IBM PC Line Redrawn R. Krause - September 27, 2000 Event Summary 9/14/2000 [Source: IBM] IBM has added new models to its NetVista PC family, completing the desktop PC model transition begun earlier this year. The activity continues IBM's Edge of Network initiative, with devices designed from the ground up for fast, high-bandwidth Internet access, easy set-up and simplified use. Additions include: New Netvista desktop systems New data recovery/data transfer software IBM Direct Build Read More

IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus


IBM has just released benchmark results for its mid-range Unix server, the RS/6000 M80, showing it to be a top performer in transaction processing and Web serving.

ibm vendors list  Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus R. Krause - June 21, 2000 Somers, NY, June 2, 2000 [Source: IBM] Event Summary IBM's new RS/6000 M80 server with copper microprocessors today set a new transaction processing record for midrange servers, outperforming bigger and more expensive systems from Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. Following the lead of its computing cousin - the record-breaking RS/6000 S80 - the copper-infused M80 now holds the leadership position Read More