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Buyer’s Guide: Managed Hosting Services
Hosting a Web site in-house can be expensive, as it requires the necessary hardware and software and power and security precautions@not to mention the cost of

im services  services, managed messaging and IM, managed VoIP, managed databases, and managed application services such as SAP (and other ERP and CRM solutions). The leaders in terms of sales in this market are Rackspace US Inc., SAVVIS, AT&T and Verizon Business, with a host of competitors, including Peak 10 Inc., OpSource, SunGard, Terremark Worldwide and ViaWest, trailing them. To set themselves apart in a crowded field, providers employ strategies such as automating the provisioning of hosting services and

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PPM for Professional Services Automation

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project portfolios as business investments and automates the project-specific functionality of time, billing, expense reporting, opportunity management, and resource management, linking back office functionality with the PSO’s portfolio of projects. 

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Selecting Your Hosted Security Service Provider: What Every IT Manager Needs to Know


Do-it-yourself (DIY) security can be daunting. It requires significant time, effort and expertise to maintain strong security while complying with information access and disclosure regulations. Find out how a hosted security solution can provide reliable and comprehensive security coverage for your company’s e-mail, Web, and instant messaging (IM), without requiring extensive expertise or equipment in-house.

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 28th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSOklahoma’s Department of Human Services selects WebFOCUSIndustry tags: cross-industry "To solve its reporting requirements, Oklahoma DHS has selected Information Builders’ WebFOCUS business intelligence platform. With massive reporting requirements, the state government institution will rely on (among other things) a reporting application for child support services and a

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FolloWAP Launches iFollow - Gee Wiz Bang! Wireless Instant Messaging!


We recommend that wireless users hold off from establishing an account with the iFollow service, until such a time as the service has proven to be reliably interoperable. If it does, jump on board!

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Bullet-proofing Instant Messaging


As more corporations adopt instant messaging (IM), chief information officers (CIOs) and IT managers are learning that it can be a serious source of liability and security exposure. Users, it seems, simply don’t understand the losses and exposures that can result from incautious IM use. Find out how security software solutions can help you reap the benefits of IM without exposing your company to unnecessary risk.

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Professional Services Automation: A New Approach to Business and Knowledge Management for Professional Services Firms


Professional services firms are not like other businesses. They have unique ways of working, unique challenges, and unique opportunities. While progressive project-based businesses have already embraced professional services automation (PSA)—achieving results and return on investment along the way—there are still many firms that have yet to fully automate their key business processes or integrate their knowledge base.

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Taking Control of Your Business: Growing Profitably in the Professional Services Market


How can a professional services firm grow profitably while providing clients with the services and project pricing they demand? The firm must rely on best-practice solutions to gain control over every aspect of business—from business development to resource planning to billing. Firms that plan and staff projects by relying on combinations of spreadsheets and management instinct will fall behind.

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Business Services and Consulting


There are several ways to define the business services and consulting industry, but they all make a clear distinction between business services (services a client cannot or does not want to perform in-house) and consulting (services that will improve a client's activities). Of course, these two different types of activities can be combined into one, depending on the client's requirements.

However, the line between the two types is sometimes blurry. For instance, a company may provide shipping logistics services for a client (or for the client's clients), in the sense that it handles the shipping of goods for the client; but it can also provide consulting services (or extend its own logistics services) to help the client improve the transportation system already in place.

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E-mail and Fax Services


It’s still a must-have to manage faxes and e-mail across your trading partners. You need a simple way to automate these transactions into a single system, speed up cash cycle times, reduce errors—and save time. Learn about the value-added network (VAN) from Inovis, and discover how it can help you convert inbound e-mail and fax transactions and convert outbound transactions to fax, with transaction visibility.

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)


Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets.

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ERP Services Provider Godlan Gets High Marks from Its Clients [Infographic]


This infographic gives a snapshot of ERP services provider Godlan’s experience and areas of focus and a summary of how Godlan fared in the eyes of its customers.

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