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Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets
While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are

javaworld rss  SAP for opting for Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) as a primary development environment for its infrastructure and development platform (while there is, nonetheless, some lesser valuable interface options for the counterpart Microsoft .NET Framework environment). However, SAP's move was quite logical given the still lingering perception of Java's better fit for larger enterprises (see Understand J2EE and .NET Environments Before You Choose ). Any hard feelings between SAP and Microsoft were short lived,

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From Shoestring Budget to Millions: The Road Ahead for an Enterprise Management Software Vendor


Indisputably, Deltek remains an enterprise applications vendor of choice for project-based businesses. With its recent capital infusion and product deliveries, it has taken some critical steps towards creating even more value for its customers.

javaworld rss  devices, that is fully Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based or .NET based, and that uses extensible markup language (XML)-enabled interfaces (only some of the major enhancements). Despite a plausible product roadmap and the company's bolstered viability, any organization evaluating a Deltek product should keep itself informed, and consider existing functionality only, while making sure that what they buy today will keep abreast of technological developments tomorrow. This concludes the series Read More

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part One: Event Summary


If Relevant Business Systems deliberately wanted to maintain its astute enterprise system as one of the best-kept secrets in the A&D and government contracting manufacturing markets, it has certainly succeeded. However, given a growing horde of viable solutions from larger and more renowned vendors, the company will have to spread the word much more aggressively from now on, while trying to stay outside its bigger competitors' "shooting range".

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Sales Force Automation Buyer’s Guide


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SimplyDigi LMS Is Now TEC Certified


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Understand J2EE and .NET Environments Before You Choose


The Microsoft .NET versus J2EE platform argument often takes on the vehemence of a religious debate. Choosing one may amount to "betting the farm", whereas choosing neither or both typically forces unwieldy workarounds or excruciating duplicate development efforts.

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Future of MOOCs—Repurposing for Enterprise Learning?


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Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2


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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part IV


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