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New Chapters in the Evolutionary Journal
Recognizing that change is a constant is the first step to survival in this new economy. Identifying the changing nature of business partners—customers

ink factory  global discovery. Paper and ink enabled the sharing of information, although initially this was only available to the privileged few. The first true revolutionary technology, the printing press, unleashed a new age of discovery. The written word was now available to the masses—education created an environment where hierarchical structures were challenged and democracy was born. The core element that this technology enabled was mass communication. A phenomenon was expanded by other media, to include the

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ink factory  super-green line of recycled ink and toner cartridges that has broken new ground in the area of environmental responsibility and recycling. According to InkCycle Executive Vice President Brad Roderick, the company's technology infrastructure gives it the ability to meet the needs of multiple private-label customers and the flexibility to simultaneously launch a branded product. Technology has helped the company deal with the complexities of its business model while serving hundreds of large and small Read More

i2 Technologies: Is the Boom Over?


Seemingly unaffected by market downturns and Y2K, i2 Technologies regularly astounds the enterprise applications software industry with record-breaking financial results. In the wake of its most recent triumph, few would imagine that i2 shows signs of decline.

ink factory  made two major acquisitions, THINK Systems and Optimax, totaling over $100 million. i2 founder and CEO Sanjiv Sidhu attributes his company's success to wide market acceptance of i2's solutions for intelligent eBusiness, a broad application suite that marries i2's supply chain management products and services with Internet commerce enabling technologies. Market Impact The recent results reflect i2's immense popularity among information technology professionals. Its repositioning as an eBusiness provider Read More

Case Study: Enterprise Cost Control Simplifies the Complex


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ink factory  Study: Enterprise Cost Control Simplifies the Complex Wellman Thermal, a make-to-contract (MTC) manufacturer of boilers and industrial furnaces, needed an information system to record actual costs and allocate resources for each project from beginning to end. It also wanted help forecasting the outcome of individual projects. The system Wellman implemented allows the company better control of factory capacity planning and high visibility into operations. Get the details. Read More




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Case Study: R.G. Barry


R.G. Barry, a leading developer and marketer of accessory footwear, lacked real-time visibility into production schedules at its factories. As a result, the company built more safety stock, required long lead times, and could not quickly update customers on the status of their orders. Find out how a new Web-based global sourcing solution helped R.G. Barry free up cash and minimize the risk of carrying excess inventory.

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Linux Laptops from Dell


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ink factory  $40 million in red ink it posted for the corresponding quarter in 1998, revenue fell by roughly 27% to $143 million, down from $195 million in last year's third quarter. Baan cited the market's move toward leasing rather than buying software as one reason for its sagging revenue. The shift toward leasing has an impact on revenue over the short term, but will build customer loyalty and produce an ongoing revenue stream, Baan said in a statement. Baan named Boeing Co. and KPN NV as two major companies this Read More

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ink factory  GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree Event Summary SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) , the reincarnation of the erstwhile high-flying and subsequently bankrupt ERP vendor (see Another One Bites the Dust - SSA Gored to Death ), Systems Software Associates (SSA), has been focusing its internal development and astute partnership striking and/or renewing activities to address collaborative commerce, e-procurement, customer relationship Read More

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