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These Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1
Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self

independent validation  longer in business as independent companies. It appears that a new crop of CRM providers, most of whom offer their applications on-demand, have avoided the mistakes of their predecessors. These vendors have taken a variety of steps to make their offerings more affordable, more flexible, and easier to use. Simplicity had much higher priority than supporting every possible bells and whistles. Thus, compared to setting up a new manufacturing plant, aggressively hiring new sales and customer service

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NIST Certification for AES Encryption


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines the standard for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, and provides a rigorous testing process for software vendors. The AES certification process tests every aspect of encryption and involves millions of operations. Discover a solution that has achieved AES validation for all key sizes and modes of operation, on every major enterprise platform.

independent validation  (NVLAP) the NIST certifies independent testing labs for the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) . Data security software vendors administer the tests, validate the results, and submit the results to the NIST for acceptance. Software vendors always work with an independent certification laboratory and not with the NIST directly. The NIST established five methods, or modes, of encryption that can be used with AES. These are Electronic Code Book (ECB) , Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) , Counter (CTR) Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2


Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms. Eventually, with ILOG fully integrated, IBM hopes to establish the following: a leading rule repository and end-to-end rule lifecycle management; a full spectrum of rules definition and execution methods; maximum rules reuse

independent validation  the consolidation of the independent business rule management systems (BRMS) market has been highlighted by the acquisitions of small vendors by larger ones, such as Collaxa in 2004 by Oracle , RulesPower in 2005 by Fair Isaac , and MindBox in 2006 by MDA . 2007 was also an acquisitive year, as Gensym Corporation was gobbled by Versata Enterprises , YASU Technologies by SAP , and Haley Systems by RuleBurst Ltd . With the departure of BRMS market stalwart ILOG, the remaining independent rule engine Read More

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.

independent validation  service providers (ISPs) to independent security service providers to DIY out-of-box solutions. What are the important security considerations, and how does IT compare hosted service providers based on these considerations? Key Questions: Selecting the Right Hosted Security Provider Selecting a hosted security provider is a serious and non-trivial matter. The process should be comprehensive, covering not only the most important security considerations but also critical attributes of providers to deliver Read More

Taming the SOA Beast - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog topic introduced the notion of how complex and tricky it can be to manage and govern enterprise applications' service oriented architecture (SOA). That blog post also tackled Progress Software’s recent acquisition of Mindreef in order to round out its SOA governance solution for distributed information technology (IT) environments. Mindreef joined the Progress Actional SOA

independent validation  products that even former independent BEA had marked as the end-of-life (EOL) ones due to limited adoption prior to Oracle’s acquisition. Oracle hereby promises continued maintenance with appropriate fixes for five years. Translating this into the product offerings for Oracle SOA Governance, most of the Oracle and BEA products will end up in the strategic category, starting with BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Repository at the core. It is a repository to capture, share, and change manage SOA artifacts across Read More

Soaring across the Regions: A View of the Impact of the Internet on Business


The Internet offers companies the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a business’s reach, it is valuable to know precisely what various Internet service providers (ISPs) offer before buying. This includes evaluating service level and support capabilities and understanding how these vary throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Find out more.

independent validation  present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a business’s reach, it is valuable to know precisely what various Internet service providers (ISPs) offer before buying. This includes evaluating service level and support capabilities and understanding how these vary throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Find out more. Read More

Lasership.com Looks To Descartes For Same-Day Delivery Help


LaserShip.com, a nationwide online network of independent same-day delivery companies in the U.S., has licensed Descartes’ DeliveryNet solution for transportation and logistics to enable the distribution of e-commerce purchases to businesses and consumers.

independent validation  nationwide online network of independent same-day delivery companies in the U.S., has licensed Descartes' DeliveryNet solution for transportation and logistics to enable the distribution of e-commerce purchases to businesses and consumers. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Lasership has assembled a nationwide network of over 225 courier companies in more than 80 cities that it uses to deliver a wide range of products from partner retailers to their customers. While it is currently focused on B2B Read More

Continuously Improving Business Performance at Johnstown Wire Technologies


When Johnstown Wire Technologies became an independent company, changes to its existing enterprise resource management (ERP) system were needed. Their goals were clear: improve the quality of the information it was working with, and at the same time reduce system costs. By partnering with its ERP provider in ongoing enhancements, Johnstown has doubled sales volume to approximately $100 million (USD).

independent validation  Wire Technologies became an independent company, changes to its existing enterprise resource management (ERP) system were needed. Their goals were clear: improve the quality of the information it was working with, and at the same time reduce system costs. By partnering with its ERP provider in ongoing enhancements, Johnstown has doubled sales volume to approximately $100 million (USD). Read More

Kerridge Commercial Systems Case Study: Haldane Fisher Ltd


UK-based Haldane Fisher is a leading independent supplier to the construction industry. The company had grown through acquisition and had three separate character-based computer systems. Consolidating these IT systems into a single solution was a natural, if challenging path. Download this case study to find out why Kerridge Commercial Systems’ K8 system was the best fit for this expanding, forward-looking company.

independent validation  Fisher is a leading independent supplier to the construction industry. The company had grown through acquisition and had three separate character-based computer systems. Consolidating these IT systems into a single solution was a natural, if challenging path. Download this case study to find out why Kerridge Commercial Systems’ K8 system was the best fit for this expanding, forward-looking company. Read More

Strategy Companion


Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide.

independent validation  Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide. Read More

Can the Market Sustain a Stand-Alone EMM?


The new millennium has completely redrawn the IT industry map especially in the enterprise marketing management (EMM) sector. The number of independent marketing automation vendors has significantly shrunk. Names such as Xchange, MarketFirst, Annuncio, and Prime Response no longer exist. Amongst the few still operating is Aprimo. Their strategy primarily targets large customers from the financial services, technology, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing industries, and it pays. Aprimo just released its version 6.0 posed to help the vendor sustain the ongoing IT turmoil.

independent validation  2000, the number of independent marketing automation vendors has significantly shrunk due to frequent acquisitions and takeovers. Names such as Xchange , MarketFirst , Annuncio , and Prime Response no longer exist. Larger application providers like Amdocs , PeopleSoft , and Chordiant have assimilated all. Amongst the few still operating is Aprimo . Their strategy primarily targets large customers from the financial services, technology, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing Read More

EduNeering


UL EduNeering (www.ULEduNeering.com) is part of UL, Inc., a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services. UL EduNeering develops technology-enabled knowledge solutions for improving business performance and assuring regulatory compliance. For more than 30 years, the company has served corporate and government customers in the Life Science, Health Care, Energy and Industrial sectors using proprietary learning management platforms that integrate business, learning and technology.

independent validation  UL, Inc., a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services. UL EduNeering develops technology-enabled knowledge solutions for improving business performance and assuring regulatory compliance. For more than 30 years, the company has served corporate and government customers in the Life Science, Health Care, Energy and Industrial sectors using proprietary learning Read More

A Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors


Unlike many over-hyped technology trends of the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is producing real business benefits for organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. This primer outlines how independent software vendors (ISVs) must respond to these realities in order to meet the changing needs of their customers, employees, and business partners; and ensure their long-term viability and competitiveness.

independent validation  Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors Unlike many over-hyped technology trends of the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is producing real business benefits for organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. This primer outlines how independent software vendors (ISVs) must respond to these realities in order to meet the changing needs of their customers, employees, and business partners; and ensure their long-term viability and competitiveness. Read More

Jeeves Information Systems


Jeeves Information Systems AB is a Sweden-based independent software vendor (ISV) that develops ERP systems for small and medium-sized companies in the manufacturing, commercial and service sectors. The company focuses on product development while sales are dealt with by 500 committed and professionals and consultants with industry specific skills within various business processes. Jeeves Information Systems AB collaborates with more than 70 partner locations in 15 countries, with partners being represented at 20 locations in Sweden alone. The company’s products are Jeeves Selected and Jeeves Universal, which are installed at more than 2,000 companies with over 20,000 users.

independent validation  AB is a Sweden-based independent software vendor (ISV) that develops ERP systems for small and medium-sized companies in the manufacturing, commercial and service sectors. The company focuses on product development while sales are dealt with by 500 committed and professionals and consultants with industry specific skills within various business processes. Jeeves Information Systems AB collaborates with more than 70 partner locations in 15 countries, with partners being represented at 20 locations in Read More