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Bezos to McNealy: Drop Dead!
The first runner up for Amazon.com’s infrastructure business is… Sun Microsystems. Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has given the nod to Hewlett Packard. The win

jeff bezos  to McNealy: Drop Dead! Bezos to McNealy: Drop Dead! C. McNulty - June 12, 2000 Event Summary NEW YORK, May 31, 2000 -- Hewlett-Packard Company announced an agreement with Amazon.com aimed at supporting the Internet-based infrastructure and enhancing the selection of HP products available at the world's leading online retailer. With this announcement at HP's meeting for security analysts, HP becomes the primary Internet infrastructure provider for Amazon.com and will supply 90 percent of their Read More
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User-Focused Design Principles Shape the Customer Experience
Welcome to the customer experience. We all have them. Some are good, others bad. A variety of factors - the user interface (UI), customer support, marketing

jeff bezos  customer-centric company, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos preaches the user-focused ethic from atop his growing pile of books, CDs, and gadgets. In many ways, we're a one-trick pony, Bezos told Business Week. It's just a good trick. One of the first companies to capitalize on usability was America Online. AOL is a great example of building a company around the user experience and a user-friendly theme, says Rubin. They signed up millions of people because they were so much easier to use than CompuServe Read More
Forget about Government, Amazon Wants to Drone You!
Jeff Bezos’ passion lies in ever-improving customer experience via ever-faster deliveries. Witness Amazon’s experiment to fulfill small orders (five pounds or

jeff bezos  who watched Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ recent “60 Minutes” interview saw where his true passion lies—in ever-improving customer experience via ever-faster deliveries. While Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed cloud market leader and might be the profit-maker for the company, it doesn't appear to be Bezos' focus.   A walk through one of the company's massive fulfillment centers revealed the deep extent to which algorithms determine the placement of products to optimize the use of the vast Read More
Case Study: IT Asset Security Tool Helps Healthcare Provider Track 97% of Laptops
Learn how IT asset tracking tools helped Allina Hospitals and Clinics monitor 2,700 computers on and off their network without having to invest in additional

jeff bezos  automatically installed. According to Jeff Weeks, Allina Desktop Programming Senior, From an administrator's perspective, I have never seen such a seamless deployment. We automatically deployed more than 2,000 licenses across all of our mobile computers with absolutely no end user or administrator effort. We now use Computrace to track all of our laptops ' more than 2,700 portable computers. How it Works The Computrace agent that powers ComputraceComplete is supported by a software agent built into the Read More
Concerted Disruption, Climb Aboard
Labeled a disruptive technology, it's changing the landscape of enterprise software development, distribution, and consumption. Open source software is grounded

jeff bezos  four. I'm referring to Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, the OSTG, and co-founder of Slashdot; as well as two people within CollabNet's employ, Karl Fogel, a founding developer of the Subversion project, and Louis Surez-Potts, community development manager of the OpenOffice.org project. Who is the Community? It's easy to see that the community includes developers writing programs and others creating supporting materials, but it also includes end users, software or enterprise services companies, consultants, Read More
Understanding Service-oriented Architecture and Its Impact on Small Manufacturers
Within the manufacturing community, the arrival of the latest, greatest enterprise software technology is often met with skepticism. The right service-oriented

jeff bezos  19, 2004 – by Jeff Moad Managing Automation: “Mid-Market Vendors Are Tapping Out An SOA Message Too,” August 12, 2004 – by Jeff Moad Forrester Research: “The Big Strategic Impact of Organic Business And Service-Oriented Architecture,” June 18, 2004 - by Randy Heffner with Mike Gilpin, Carey Schwaber Gartner Research: “Service-Oriented Business Applications Break Down Barriers,” Enterprises will use SOBAs to gain a competitive advantage. They will be able to combine application functions Read More
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Merits Cautious Optimism
The biggest Exchange 2000 issue is not technology, but detailed and structured planning.

jeff bezos  2000/Exchange 2000. According to Jeff Andersen of J D Edwards, a current beta tester, the Active Directory Connector is stable in a single site environment, but has not been tested over Wide Area Networks. Mr. Andersen added that the only potential downside to the Active Directory Connector is the time in which it takes to populate a new directory. Exchange 2000 also provides multiple database configurations, which enables administrators to split a single logical database across multiple physical drives, Read More
GMAC Web-Enables Legacy Data With NEON Systems Shadow Direct
GMAC is pushing for enterprise-wide web enablement of existing IT assets to support customer self-service platforms. NEON Systems’ Shadow Direct product gives

jeff bezos  GMAC Insurance's Lead Programmer/Analyst Jeff Sadler agreed. ADABAS isn't a true relational database (ADABAS is a DBMS from Software AG which is an inverted list DBMS with some relational capabilities, and one of the first DBMS' on the market, released in 1969), so interacting with other databases is very tricky, he said. But Shadow Direct does a lot with minimal coding, so we get full functionality with ADABAS. Nelson said his company looked at several e-business integration solutions (including Read More
Growing Small Business F.J. Westcott Gets Help with ERP Software Selection from TEC
F.J. Westcott, a photographic equipment distributor based in Toledo, Ohio (US), recently discovered its legacy system could no longer keep up with its growing

jeff bezos  chief financial officer (CFO) Jeff Cohen, did just that by attending an ERP Vendor Shootout moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). These biannual events are intended to simplify the ERP selection process for companies with manufacturing, distribution, and project-oriented requirements, by hosting top ERP packages demonstrations side by side. Westcott found TEC's comprehensive and structured software evaluation and selection methodology could determine which, out of the hundreds of ERP systems Read More
Gateway, Jilted by Intel, Kisses and Makes Up with AMD
Gateway has blamed Intel for its recent quarterly losses, due to Intel's inability to meet Gateway's demand requirements.

jeff bezos  ourselves put in, said Jeff Weitzen, Gateway's president and CEO, during a conference call announcing the company's lower earnings forecast. We are not about to stand by and let the actions of others dictate what products Gateway customers can buy. Gateway Chief Financial Officer John Todd said a shortage of Intel Corp. microprocessors and motherboards trimmed $200 million to $250 million from fourth-quarter revenue. Citing a shortage of processors and motherboards, Todd said, We didn't have the Read More
Social ERP Emerges, Transforms the Way People Work (Part 2)
In part one of this series, we looked at how and why social media capabilities are impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. We looked at the

jeff bezos  recently released Kona Business. Jeff Eckerle, senior product director, Kona (along with Scott Defusco, VP of product strategy and management for Kona) saw this need for Deltek and its customers and convinced company management to allow them to go ahead with the development of a social collaboration tool in 2011. Kona Business has been developed entirely in-house as a tool that will help not only Deltek customers solve project-based business needs, but also users manage their personal lives. Kona Business Read More
Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II
You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don’t

jeff bezos  Database Mining & Reports Jeff Miner When the description of the training classes is combined with the actual dates for attending, the reaction on the project team can be very positive. Fear and trepidation can be turned into confidence and enthusiasm. 5. Instill Confidence It's appropriate that this reason falls in the middle of the list. The kickoff meeting is all about instilling confidence. You can see it threaded throughout all 10 reasons. However, here we are talking about confidence in the three Read More
Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes
White papers offer no shortage of advice about what best practices can lead to enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation success. But equally important

jeff bezos  cost to begin with. Jeff Kugler is a solutions consultant with the Milwaukee office of IFS North America. Before entering the software industry, Kugler worked in manufacturing and operations. He has managed implementations both as a customer and as a consultant, and is active in lean manufacturing advocacy both inside and outside of IFS. He holds a B.A. in computer science from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wis. About IFS IFS, the global enterprise applications company, provides solutions that enable Read More
Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits
Automating finance processes@such as closing the books, reporting, and other labor-intensive processes@reduces finance costs. By streamlining financial

jeff bezos  Health, says company CFO Jeff Henderson. With its broad range of healthcare-related products and services, Cardinal clearly needs to present one face to the customer. The company plans to complete implementation of a consistent, companywide finance process and systems platform in July 2007, including a shift from dozens of separate transaction-processing sites down to two shared-services centers in Dublin, Ohio, and Albuquerque, N.M. These two centers handle all the financial processes the subsidiaries Read More
Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies
Business intelligence (BI) is not a new concept. What’s new is that BI tools are now accessible for midsize companies. Managers can use BI to analyze complex

jeff bezos  grow the business, says Jeff Kuckenbaker, senior director of information systems. We'll use SAP BusinessObjects Edge to deliver information across the company, so everyone can better understand how to execute our strategies for growth. Simple reports were initially designed for passive viewing, while solutions providing advanced analysis features enable interactive analysis. Many of these advanced functions were once available only in specialized online analytical processing (OLAP) products that Read More

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