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Trends in IT Needs, Purchasing, and Strategy
Is there a tension between the people authorizing IT spending in your company and those determining the needs? The roles of each C-level position, combined with

it operations strategy report  in IT Needs, Purchasing, and Strategy Is there a tension between the people authorizing IT spending in your company and those determining the needs? The roles of each C-level position, combined with current approaches to IT, may tell the story of how “strategic” your IT systems really are. More importantly, this tension underscores the involvement IT must have in understanding and participating in determining needs. I recently read this article from Information Age , which covered new Gartner

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Production and Supply Planning RFI/RFP Template

Strategic Supply Chain Planning, Operational Planning, Procurement Collaboration, Order Management, Fulfillment, and Channel Integration, Utilities for Planning Systems, Systems Integration,... Get this template

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ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations


IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To overcome this, organizations need a set of capabilities that can help improve coordination between IT and the rest of the business while facilitating effective service management. Adopting foundational technologies and a best-practice benchmark is a good place to start.

it operations strategy report  IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. Source : Read More

Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations


Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary agents are now made largely redundant by native management tools, emerging standards and agentless monitoring architectures. Centauri makes disintermediation possible by providing a low-cost event management solution that unifies performance data and event messages under a common umbrella. This paper describes how you can take advantage of the disintermediation opportunity and minimize the risks of migrating from working proprietary data collectors to a new native-agent based solution.

it operations strategy report  enables organizations to optimize IT service delivery in accordance with business needs. Source : compuware Resources Related to Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations : Operating System (OS) (Wikipedia) Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations Management Tools is also known as : Advanced Management Tools , Agile Management Tools , Agile Project Management Tools , Based Management Tools , Best Project Management Tools , Best Time Management Tools , Build Management Tools , Business Management Tools , Read More

Compliant Manufacturing Operations in Life Sciences Companies: Compliant Operations to Lead the Competition


For many life sciences organizations, a key impediment to compliant manufacturing operations remains the disconnect between enterprise and plant systems. This results in unsynchronized business processes and inadequate use of resources, which in turn increases the risk of non-compliance and inadequate quality of finished products. Find out why simply connecting systems is not enough to fully overcome these challenges.

it operations strategy report  on a day-to-day basis, it is critical to manage production and materials optimally, according to plan. Inefficiencies on the top floor, though, can lead to operational inefficiencies on the shop floor. A poor-quality plan, for example, can lead to infeasible production schedules, wasteful activities, and excessive inventories – all of which contribute to higher operating and inventory costs. SAP provides integrated software and services that can help you optimize production planning and scheduling Read More

Is a Two-tier ERP Strategy Right for You?


A two-tier ERP strategy is one where an organization chooses to have more than one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to support its business needs. The moniker “two tier” emerged, as one tier will often consist of one tier-one ERP solution—SAP, Oracle, or Microsoft Dynamics AX, along with one or more of tier-two or tier-three solutions. In this post, we’ll look into the reasons why a

it operations strategy report  trying to solve with it in the first place. An organization looking to move to a two-tier ERP strategy must not only be capable of handling data complexities, but also need to have strong corporate governance policies and procedures developed to manage everything from master data management (MDM), to financial consolidation, to HR policies and controls, just to name a few. Here are key high-level issues that need to be looked at when your organization is considering a two-tier ERP strategy: ERP software Read More

Export Operations & Compliance Benchmark Report: Going Global with Regulatory Reform


This second annual benchmark study covers U.S. export operations and compliance. The survey covered export regulatory reform, operations management practices, organizational structure, compliance policies, and export management technology. This year’s study looks at the impact of going global with export control reform.

it operations strategy report  Benchmark Report: Going Global with Regulatory Reform This second annual benchmark study covers U.S. export operations and compliance. The survey covered export regulatory reform, operations management practices, organizational structure, compliance policies, and export management technology. This year’s study looks at the impact of going global with export control reform. Read More

Computer, IT, and Software


The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best business and technology practices. In a market that changes every day, high financial risks must be addressed accordingly. Computer, IT, and software companies must take action to maintain profitability and stay competitive. Leading companies in this industry that adopt technologies to help meet their business, operational, and manufacturing needs can set an example for other industries.

it operations strategy report  IT, and Software The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best business and technology practices. In a market that changes every day, high financial risks must be addressed accordingly. Computer, IT, and software companies must take action to maintain profitability and stay competitive. Leading companies in this industry that adopt technologies to help meet their business, operational, Read More

ERP in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report


Find out in the aberdeen report, ERP in manufacturing 2009.

it operations strategy report  2009: an Aberdeen Report It's no surprise. According to a recent survey of over 435 manufacturers, the number one enterprise resource planning (ERP) business driver is the need to cut costs. But what are the other major business challenges shaping ERP strategies in 2009? Are manufacturers turning to point solutions or integrated ERP modules to achieve their goals? And which ERP practices are best-in-class manufacturers employing? Find out in the Aberdeen report , ERP in Manufacturing 2009 . In this Read More

Understanding Strategy Execution


It’s not enough to develop a strategy for your enterprise; real success comes from effective execution of that strategy. Prioritization, improvement, and control are the key steps involved in enterprise strategy execution. But before leaping right into deployment, you might need a few more details. Learn how planning your objectives and fixing performance gaps gives you control of improvement gains—now and in the future.

it operations strategy report  Strategy Execution It’s not enough to develop a strategy for your enterprise; real success comes from effective execution of that strategy. Prioritization, improvement, and control are the key steps involved in enterprise strategy execution. But before leaping right into deployment, you might need a few more details. Learn how planning your objectives and fixing performance gaps gives you control of improvement gains—now and in the future. Read More

Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution


In Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution, learn how a unified, closed-loop performance management system...

it operations strategy report  to measure, manage, and monitor performance. In Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution , learn how a unified, closed-loop performance management system can help your company make better, faster business decisions align strategy with execution more effectively collaborate more successfully develop key what-if scenarios become more agile and responsive develop better insight and visibility into cost and profitability drivers Learn how an EPM solution can help take Read More

Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,


It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here.

it operations strategy report  Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations, It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here. Read More

Audit Your Message Strategy by Answering Three Questions


Most companies create a new marketing plan every 12 months. At the same time, they should audit their message strategy to stay on top of competitors’ marketing and to have confidence that they are delivering the right message to their market.

it operations strategy report  the target market? Is it unique? Is it consistently executed? It's a good idea to audit your message strategy every 12 months. By doing so, you'll stay on top of your competitors' marketing, and have confidence that you are delivering the right message to the market. There's a lot of information you'll need to gather to answer each question accurately. Before getting into the details of what you need and why, here's a quick summary of the audit process. The Quick Answers to the Questions Answer the first Read More

Executive Report: the New CFO Challenge


In the report a complete view of the enterprise, by CFO research services, you can see how tracking financial data as well as operational indicator...

it operations strategy report  directors, investors, and governmental entities alike. CFOs are tasked with the responsibility of leading planning efforts that are more thorough, reliable, and efficient than before—which is especially crucial in times of economic hardship. In the report A Complete View of the Enterprise , by CFO Research Services, you can see how tracking financial data as well as operational indicators (marketing, sales, HR, and R&D) can provide your company with more accurate forecasting, and help you plan for Read More

Hurwitz Report


Midmarket service organizations face challenges in administration, project management, and business management. Learn how Australia's NATA reduced expenditures and increased return on investment (ROI) and how FMC improved customer visibility with Epicor's integrated solutions and enterprise systems architecture (ESA).

it operations strategy report  Report Midmarket service organizations face challenges in administration, project management, and business management. Learn how Australia's NATA reduced expenditures and increased return on investment (ROI) and how FMC improved customer visibility with Epicor's integrated solutions and enterprise systems architecture (ESA). Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

it operations strategy report  a mid-market provider, but it also has some of the largest corporations as customers, e.g., Coca-Cola or InBev breweries. Microsoft SQL Server is not necessarily the preferred enterprise-class database. Until recently, IBM was Infor’s key marketing partner, and that company views Microsoft as the archenemy. If Infor’s IBM System i/DB2 -based products are in a different research and development (R&D) group with different development and sales teams, are they aligned with this ION strategy? Infor must Read More