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5 Steps to the Benefits of EAM Software
As someone coming from a plant maintenance background who has spent several years implementing enterprise asset management software, Jerry Browning, business

james browning  EAM, enterprise asset management, asset lifecycle, asset management, manufacturer, manufacturing, regulation, maintenance, IFS

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Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk


All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the best price and get it all done before the product becomes obsolete or the supplier goes out of business. Many successful and not so successful selections have been made. Learn from those efforts and remove time and risk from your next selection.

james browning  in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/. IT Selection Myths and Magic   Research into hundreds of product and supplier selections has revealed myth and magic of IT product selection. Myth #1 - One can compile a complete set of requirements for a given technology application. Forget about it! Product capabilities and both the Read More

Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability


For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came into sharper focus when US President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation provides funding for many energy initiatives—however, strict compliance guidelines come with the stimulus plan. Find out more.

james browning  environment. About the Authors James McClelland is senior global director of the SAP Utilities & Energy Industry Solution Marketing group. He has worked in the utilities industry for over 25 years managing industry solutions and creating business strategy for utilities deregulation. Aditi Chhaya is a principal in the SAP Value Engineering team, focusing on strategic industries. She concentrates on helping customers develop value-based business strategies, enabled by technology, that align to corporate Read More

Dynamic Best Practices of Vulnerability Management


Vulnerability management, the discovery of vulnerabilities and assessment of the risk to the network, is a critical part of both the security and business landscape that any company’s security team needs to understand and implement for long-term success. But companies that rely totally on signature-based defenses can be helpless against many threats. Find out how to reduce risks by identifying and eliminating weaknesses.

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Want to Turn Your Workforce into a Real Community? EnterpriseJungle Can Help


How often do we feel that we hardly know the person sitting in the cubicle next to ours, let alone someone sitting in our company’s Hong Kong or Sydney office? Yet, unbeknownst to us that colleague could have expertise and connections that would be of great importance for our next project. Workforce access to information, knowledge, and opportunity has direct correlation to productivity, retention

james browning  we recently talked to James Sinclair, a co-founder of EnterpriseJungle. Sinclair has been in the technology industry for 14 years in various forms, from working with major corporations, including IBM , Xerox , and EDS , to being at the “coalface” of the entrepreneurial community. He started quite young and went through some early moderate exits, which led to a number of advisory roles with emerging companies seeking to accelerate growth. With an understanding of multiple technology platforms as well a Read More

E-learning Course Design


This article provides hints for the design of e-learning courses with regard to target audience, navigation, objectives, motivation, media, interactivity, assessment, aesthetics, tool selection, and evaluation.

james browning  Kirkpatrick, Donald L., and James D. Kirkpatrick. 1998. Evaluating training programs: The four levels . 3rd ed. San Francisco, California: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Phillips, Jack J. 2003. Return on investment in training and performance improvement programs. 2nd ed. Burlington, Massachusetts: Butterworth-Heinemann. Read More

It Isn't the Fall, It's the Sudden Stop


Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the noise of the sudden stop rings in everyone's ears for a long time.

james browning  It's the Sudden Stop James F. Dowling - January 10, 2002 Introduction A multinational manufacturing company spent more than a year identifying a strategic acquisition of four divisions from a competitor. They performed a detailed examination of finances, products, customers and core design and manufacturing resources. After an additional three months of work obtaining clearance from shareholders and the Italian, German, French and United States governments, the acquisition was approved and executed. In Read More

Glovia Confirms the Potential of Its G2 ERP at User Conference


Recently I was kindly invited to attend the Glovia G2 user conference, hosted by Glovia, a subsidiary of Fujitsu, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event wasn’t particularly large in terms of the number of attendees, so it was quite focused, and Glovia’s management and key people were fully available for questions in a very open and casual manner. I also discovered that many Glovia clients have known

james browning  and longer-term task that James Gorham, executive vice president of Glovia International, mentioned is to reach a point of software maturity and standard functionality available where all unique customer-specific requirements can be accommodated through regular system features, or via a flexible user interface with special fine-tuning tools, thus eliminating the need for custom code amendments. Since Glovia has already significantly reduced the number of modifications requested by its clients, this task Read More

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part One: Event Summary


For years, Catalyst International was a leading public WMS/SCE vendor before missteps by its previous management team caused serious problems in strategy and execution. Over the past few years Catalyst's turnaround strategy has returned it to growth and profitability. As a result, it has recently been acquired by ComVest, a wealthy, private investment firm. This development may indicate private equity investors' renewed interest in this market and might validate the company's turnaround strategy that began in late 2001. Still, the question remains whether the anticipated infusion of capital from ComVest will enable Catalyst to become a consolidator and rejoin its mightier direct competitors in the industry's upper echelon.

james browning  current CEO and president James B. Treleaven, Catalyst began in late 2001 and early 2002 to execute its turnaround strategy by focusing on two important goals. First, it carefully managed its cash resources, focused on existing customers, re-architected and expanded its core product, expanded its services business, and leveraged key partner relationships. Second, as this foundation took hold, Catalyst would position itself as a long-term player in the consolidating SCE arena by building a platform to supp Read More

Epicor to Bolster Its EMEA Channel


Epicor, a global provider of business applications for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, recently announced it has fine-tuned its channel strategy to drive growth opportunities in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. As part of this expansion strategy, Epicor will be looking at recruiting new partners, particularly for key markets such as France

james browning  and more dedicated. As James Frampton, Epicor’s channel vice president for Epicor EMEA , says in the announcement, the vendor is not changing its partnering strategy—it still focuses on recruiting a select number of partners that bring expertise in a niche market, industry, or geography. The announcement is more about the channel team that Keith Deane, senior vice president and general manager for Epicor EMEA, has built to better support existing partners, recruit new ones, and achieve the goal of Read More

Mid-size Companies Have Full-size IT Issues


Information technology product selection is one issue that does not scale up or down with the size of the enterprise. The breadth and seriousness of issues that must be managed by the Information Systems Departments of mid-size companies are the same as those of larger corporations with more people and funding resources to apply to them.

james browning  Have Full-size IT Issues James F. Dowling - November 28, 2003 Introduction The breadth and seriousness of issues that must be managed by the Information Systems Departments of mid-size companies are the same as those of larger corporations with more people and funding resources to apply to them. IT Managers of smaller enterprises must therefore do the same or more than their larger counterparts with less by necessity. Experience, working with dozens of companies of all sizes indicates that larger Read More

Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?)


Metadata (“data about data”) is essential for data warehousing. Metadata standards allow different products to interact. Without standards, different vendors’ tools cannot work together seamlessly and the customer’s warehousing effort is greatly complicated.

james browning  work at Rational Software, James Rumbaugh's Object Modeling Technique and Ivar Jacobson's work on use cases. In only four years, UML has become the software industry's dominant modeling language. UML 1.3 was ratified at OMG's meeting in November 1999. Until June of 1999, Microsoft had their own flavor of UML, but they now adhere to the standard. MOF: Meta Object Facility. This OMG specification provides a set of CORBA interfaces that can be used to define and manipulate a set of interoperable metamodels Read More

Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick


To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected cash flow. While the concepts of options are certainly familiar to most executives, the trick to valuing strategic choices lies in the complex and often overwhelming task of understanding the interaction between strategic options. This article provides a breakthrough planning approach for (1) rapidly realizing the business capabilities dictated by strategy (2) aligning process, technology and organization design and (3) through the financial lens of 'real options' shows how to quan

james browning  both from Blackwell Publishers. James F. Dowling, ( jdowling@tec.arlingsoft.com ) is the Vice President of Alignment Consulting at Technology Evaluation Center, Inc. and John Diezemann( jdiezemann@technologyevaluation.com ), is a senior consultant with the Technology Evaluation Center Inc. 1 For example Rich Lynch, with C.J. McNair and Kelvin Cross wrote about the emergence of balanced scorecard and the challenges to the financial community in an article entitled Do Financial and Nonfinancial Measures Read More

19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory


It takes $2,500 in new sales to make up $100 in lost inventory, assuming a 4 percent return. Keeping an orderly warehouse with up-to-date processes and informed pickers and receivers to stop loss and identify and solve problems faster.

james browning  and organize the warehouse. James Q Wilson and George Keilling developed the Broken Windows Theory which states that Crime is the result of disorder. If a window is broken and not repaired people will conclude that no one cares. Soon more windows will be broken and a sense of anarchy will move to the street upon which it faces. Replace broken window with dirty shelves and it becomes the very relevant Dirty Shelves Theory . An inaccurate inventory is the result of disorder. If an aisle is messy, Read More

What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II


Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested "winning strategies" by JDA Software Group Inc. that manufacturers (especially of consumer goods) could instantly deploy to drive up margins and protect shareholder value in the current economic climate (malaise). I also took the liberty of mapping, with the help of some current and former employees of JDA Software and former

james browning  Word from a Competitor James LeTart, Director of Marketing at RedPrairie Corporation concurs that the six basic facts outlined earlier on are hard to argue with, and JDA’s assessment of the areas for manufacturers to consider seems sound. As background here, from its original warehouse management system (WMS) and labor management system (LMS) roots that I have covered in my series of articles from several years ago , RedPrairie has since quite expanded its offering to cater to store operations, Read More