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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

idc herbert simon  for enterprise infrastructure at IDC, a global IT market researcher. Ultimately, cloud computing is expected to transform a firm's IT spending from a capital expenditure to an operating expense—from up-front lump sums to monthly pay-peruser. As Piff states, cash flow is king for most organizations. He goes on to say that today's restrictions on credit have forced companies to look for more cost-effective cloudbased software solutions. HR software solutions such as Bond Talent (

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The TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience


Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that the benefits of a project would be the same regardless of the solution, the solution with a lower TCO would therefore yield a higher ROI as well as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution.

idc herbert simon  as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution. Read More

Running and Optimizing the Business of IT: The SAP Best-practices Approach


IT has long been seen as one of the best ways to address the challenges of the business environment. Yet the complexity and rigidity of IT infrastructure keep IT from fully serving the business. IT could better help serve your customers and reduce business costs if it were provided as a service. Find out more about IT service management standards and best practices, with a focus on SAP’s approach to IT optimization.

idc herbert simon  results of a recent IDC survey asking CIOs, managers, and IT professionals to rank the importance of key IT priorities for 2008. The results of this survey show that the highest priorities are focused not on technology but on the ability of IT to deliver services that provide value for customers and end users. Ultimately, the business cares most about whether or not IT can help serve its customers better and reduce business costs. This requires improved alignment and communications between the business Read More

ROI Summary for Riverbed’s Application Performance Management Portfolio


This summary, taken from the IDC white paper "The Business Value and ROI Achieved with Riverbed in Analyzing, Diagnosing, and Resolving Application Performance Issues," shows the key benefits of ROI for Riverbed’s application performance management portfolio, including key performance improvements and business value benefits for Riverbed SteelCentral.

idc herbert simon  summary, taken from the IDC white paper The Business Value and ROI Achieved with Riverbed in Analyzing, Diagnosing, and Resolving Application Performance Issues, shows the key benefits of ROI for Riverbed’s application performance management portfolio, including key performance improvements and business value benefits for Riverbed SteelCentral. Read More

How Green Is Your Technology Landscape?


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Faster, Higher, Stronger: In-memory Computing Disruption and What SAP HANA Means for Your Organization


Over the course of several months in 2011, IDC conducted a research study to identify the opportunities and challenges to adoption of a new technology that changes the way in which traditional business solutions are implemented and used. Download this white paper for full results.

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Dinamiks


UK based Dinamiks Ltd, under the guidance of Managing Director Simon Barnes, is the self funded designer and developer of Dinamiks, the online [cloud based] Employee Performance Management tool that can also be used for Talent Management, Compliance and Employee Development Planning [EDP].

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Another Type Of Virus Hits The World (And Gets Microsoft No Less)


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Linux at 25% of Server OS Market - Is Redmond Hearing Footsteps?


Linux has now grabbed 25% of the server operating system market share, passing Novell and knocking on Windows's door.

idc herbert simon  of the market. But IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky warned against reading too much in these numbers. All server operating systems, especially NT, are continuing to experience very strong growth, but the unusual Linux growth numbers are obscuring that fact. Another trend is that Unix users, in particular, are buying fewer but more powerful servers, said Kusnetzky, thus generating healthy revenue in that space. We are trying to measure Linux with the same techniques we use for other products, but that's Read More

Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series revisited Agresso’s post-implementation agility capabilities as a major tenet for the vendor’s continued growth in a hostile and depressed environment. The continued organic growth has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and/or partnerships. More important, however, is the issue of whether Agresso has become a legitimate force to replace larger

idc herbert simon  a coma. A recent IDC survey unveiled that a staggering 83 percent of interviewed midsized companies said that they would still buy from the same ERP provider, regardless of suffering from rigidity when the need to make changes occurs. Not only does this complacence and inertia resemble a true addiction (or at least feeling hopelessly stuck like in a bad relationship), but also, so do the symptoms of this irrational behavior. Namely, these companies constantly face many hidden costs and tend to repeat maki Read More

How To Mitigate Holiday Cybercrime


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idc herbert simon  Holiday Cybercrime Event Summary IDC estimates that internet commerce will reach $220 billion by year 2000. During the December 1998 holiday season, FTC numbers indicate that holiday sales tripled. As on-line transactions continue to grow, so does Cyberfraud. Acknowledging the rise in cybercrime, Republican Senator Susan Collins (Maine) states, Law enforcement officials are quickly learning that almost any crime that can be committed in the real world can also be committed in the virtual world. In fact, Read More

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idc herbert simon  Footwear, and Apparel This IDC Vendor Profile focuses on PTC’s FlexPLM product for the retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) industry—a product that leverages the product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities of PTC’s Windchill product line. Find out about PTC’s entrance into the RFA market, its acquisition of Aptavis, and its customer collaborations with companies such as Nike, Liz Claiborne, and Nordstrom for continuing product development. Read More

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This IDC Insight examines the benefits of an integrated infrastructure within the datacenter environment. The report incorporates data gathered through surveys and customer interviews to inform CIOs and datacenter managers on the benefits of integrated systems, including reduced head count and more efficient services.

idc herbert simon  Creating Operational Efficiencies This IDC Insight examines the benefits of an integrated infrastructure within the datacenter environment. The report incorporates data gathered through surveys and customer interviews to inform CIOs and datacenter managers on the benefits of integrated systems, including reduced head count and more efficient services. 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.

idc herbert simon  grew by 15% [Source: IDC]. Last year's decision to discontinue retail sales of the Aptiva home PC (see IBM to Sell Aptiva Direct ) probably helped drive down sales, at least temporarily. Although we dislike the resultant increase in confusion (see above), we are hopeful that unifying the product line will allow IBM to regain its focus, and reverse its slide. [One side comment: the Aptiva and PC 300 product lines are still available, but will eventually be discontinued.] User Recommendations IBM is still Read More

Hitting the Moving Target of Operational Excellence


Accessing the right information is a crucial step in achieving operational excellence. But companies can examine performance in so many ways—and deliver that information through so many platforms—that it’s hard to know where to begin. Learn how your company can move toward operational excellence, following the three key steps of internal assessment, competitive benchmarking, and resource prioritization and acquisition.

idc herbert simon  performance can be improved. IDC has found that certain technology attitudes and philosophies are associated with competitive success among midmarket firms. While investments in IT resources can often be linked to effective operational results, the attitudes rather than the dollar amount spent set the stage for success. These attitudes can be directly tied to information management practices that work, which, of course, raises the next question: How can companies best nurture the attitudes that are associ Read More