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A Sharp ASP
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has selected Harbinger as their Application Service Provider of choice. The multi-year contract will allow Harbinger to integrate e-Procurement and business applications across Sharp's e-Supplier community.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: A Sharp ASP A Sharp ASP A. Turner - July 14, 2000 Read Comments A. Turner - July 14, 2000 Event Summary On June 14, 2000, Harbinger Corporation, a supplier of business-to-business (B2B) e-Commerce solutions, announced it has been selected by Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) as its Application Service Provider (ASP). Under the multi-year contract, Harbinger will begin work to expand Sharp s e-Supplier community and integrate e-Procurement transactions via a suite of applications hosted for
7/14/2000

IBI + IBM = EAI
The latest entrant in the race to support IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2 is Information Builders (IBI) with its Middleware Technology Group's 'Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator'. The product provides SQL access to over 80 different data sources, and should prove a good fit with MQSI. In addition, IBI has announced support for IBM’s WebSphere Application Server.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: IBI + IBM = EAI IBI + IBM = EAI M. Reed - December 14, 2000 Read Comments M. Reed - December 14, 2000 Event Summary Information Builders (IBI) , has announced support for IBM s (NYSE: IBM) MQSeries Integrator Version 2 via IBI s Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator product. The combination of the two products provides application support on over 35 different platforms and over 120 relational, non-relational, transaction, and application sources. Information Builders has worked with IBM to
12/14/2000

OS SmackDown!
In the latest escalation in the battle between Windows and Linux, directions on how to replace each with the other have been published on the Web by their respective champions.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: OS SmackDown! OS SmackDown! R. Krause - January 12, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary Recently, Microsoft published instructions on how to remove Linux OS and install Windows 2000/NT4 on the newly-freed-up disk drive. Not to be outdone, Linux-philes have countered by publishing instructions on how to remove a Windows OS and replace it with Linux. To close the circle, Paul Ferris, Editor at Linux Today, highlighted the silliness by publishing his own mostly-joking piece on how to uninstall both Windows and
1/12/2000

ERP II Demystified
As organizations prepare for their next ERP version upgrade, they find themselves trying to make sense of a new iteration that disrupts the traditional understanding and thinking about ERP. ERP II requires organizations to transform from a focus on internal resource optimization to a new focus on process integration and external collaboration. To help organizations make sense of this new iteration, we look at why ERP II has come about, how it differs from ERP, and how it promises to change the way organizations do business in the future.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: ERP II Demystified ERP II Demystified Sean Wheller - June 18, 2004 Read Comments Simply Change As with everything, technology evolves and is subject to the same natural selection and survival of the fittest laws found in the natural world. These laws work on a simple principle: Things that do not adapt to changes in their environments do not survive. Business enterprises and their IT systems are not exempt from the influences of these evolutionary principles. When it comes to technology, the world has
6/18/2004

A Matter of Trust
When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision making and interactions in the supply chain. But, in spite of what

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: them to. New Product Introductions, Promotions, and POS data Lower Inventory + Fewer Stockouts —Wal-Mart shares POS data which enables suppliers to more quickly respond to changing demand. When promotions and NPIs are discussed well in advance and changes kept up-to-date, both sides can plan much better. Competitive Disadvantage —If it gets in the wrong hands, competitors find out what you’re selling, what you’re promoting, and what new products your introducing, and use that to compete more
6/22/2004

N-Tier Demand Management
The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This has led many to recommend an n-tier approach to demand management, where everyone gets visibility to the end-customer demand at the same time. In practice, very few companies have been able to actually realize this vision. There are some practical approaches that a few leading suppliers deep in the supply chain are have taken to successfully mitigate the bull-whip effect.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: 23, 2004 Read Comments Introduction The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end-consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This has led many to recommend an n-tier approach to demand management, where everyone gets visibility to the end-customer demand at the same time. In practice, very few companies have been able to actually realize this vision. There are some practical approaches that a supplier deep in the supply chain can do to
12/23/2004

Layer 3 or Bust
Extreme Networks has once again seized the number one position in Layer 3 Ports shipped for the first quarter of 2000.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: Layer 3 or Bust Layer 3 or Bust G. Duhaime - June 12, 2000 Read Comments G. Duhaime - June 12 , 2000 Event Summary Extreme Networks, Inc. continues its dominance in the Layer 3 switching market. It is the number one provider in the Layer 3 market place for both 10/100 Mbps as well as Gigabit Ethernet ports. According to a report released by Dell Oro Group, Extreme Networks holds 24% of the 10/100 MB layer 3 switch market. Along with capturing the 10/100 MB market, Extreme has totally dominated the Gigabit
6/12/2000

Oracle Loses Again
SAP AG has chosen SQL Server 7.0 as its strategic database for the Windows platform. The companies also will cooperate to make the Windows 2000 OS available as a platform choice for customers wishing to implement mySAP.com solutions. On the heels of the agreement to use IBM DB2 as a preferred backend database, Oracle continues to lose market share as a database in the ERP arena.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: Oracle Loses Again Oracle Loses Again M. Reed - January 20, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary SAP AG has chosen SQL Server 7.0 as its strategic database for the Windows platform. The companies also will cooperate to make the Windows 2000 OS available as a platform choice for customers wishing to implement mySAP.com solutions. Microsoft also announced that it is the first mySAP.com customer to use Windows 2000 for its product implementation of SAP inter-enterprise software solutions. mySAP.com is an open
1/20/2000

Turmoil in CPU-Land
Intel announces a recall of the barely-shipping 1.13 GHz Pentium III, and AMD announces the head of its PC processor unit is 'leaving to pursue other interests'.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: Turmoil in CPU-Land Turmoil in CPU-Land R. Krause - September 18, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - September 18, 2000 Event Summary August 29, 2000 - Intel Corp. will recall its 1.13GHz Pentium III chip. Intel officials said the company is recalling the chip due to a problem that could cause certain applications to freeze. We found some marginality in the part within certain temperatures within the operating range and certain code sequences (in applications), said spokesman George Alfs. We re not happy
9/18/2000

The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today's difficult business to business (B2B) software market. However, few companies seem to be investing appropriately. The first mistake they make is to try to keep costs down by attempting to create an ROI program internally. It's a sure way to waste value people, time, and effort. If you want a significant return on your ROI sales and marketing investment, hire an expert.

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH: 30, 2004 Read Comments Introduction In helping clients develop their marketing position, I tell them that sooner or later, they have to dig down to uncover the truth about their products. Not what they think (and hope) is the products true nature and value, or what it was designed to be, but the real, bedrock truth. Digging takes effort, and you may not find what you thought was down there. But it s necessary, because you had better be able to prove any claim you make. Positioning depends on being
3/30/2004


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