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IBM to Make Cuts in PC Business Real Change, or Just Buying Time?
International Business Machines Corp. plans to cut as much as 10% of the workforce at its personal computer division, or as many as 1,000 jobs, in a cost

job downsizing  as much as 1,000 jobs, in a cost-cutting effort to turn around the division that lost nearly $1 billion last year. Most of the cuts will be in the marketing groups, as marketing for the different brands will be consolidated into one area. IBM products affected will include Netfinity servers, Aptiva PCs, and ThinkPad notebooks/laptops. IBM's PC business has had difficulties for several years, resulting in the consumer PC division head being replaced last summer. With the consumer PC division now being fold Read More...
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Epicor Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market
Taking advantage of its rival Microsoft’s either reticence or satiation, Epicor recently acquired its long-term partner Clarus for an almost next to nothing

job downsizing  according to price, category, job classification or a number of other attributes. Moreover, with mid-market companies focusing on increasing efficiency and lowering costs more than ever, Clarus eSourcing , which provides a complete auctioning, bidding and weighed RFQ solution, becomes a pivotal component of a solid SRM solution. Additionally, Epicor has a large customer base that can provide valuable input into future direction of these products, in addition to cross- and up-sell opportunities for the ven Read More...
Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls
Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short

job downsizing  required to do a job. We also assess the compatibility we have in ideas and the ability to work together. Once a selection is made we then trust these Outside Contractors to make significant decisions on our behalf. In the realm of Outsourcing the exact opposite is often the case especially among the internal personnel whose functions will be displaced by the Outsourcer and who will be relied upon to manage the transition. We outsource functions we think we know very well. The Outsourcing contract process Read More...
How to Avoid Becoming Another CMMS Implementation Failure Statistic
Anywhere from 40 to 80 percent of CMMS implementations fail to meet expectations. However, by evaluating the company's business process flow, having proper

job downsizing  flows to their respective job locations and compare to see if what they mapped is what actually transpires in their work place. Then any changes to the Visio drawings should be made and redistributed for final approval by the team members. Once this has been completed, the flows should be documented and sent to management for review and sign off. Once management has signed off, the BPF should be redistributed to all of the key employees. With the BPFs identified and documented, your organization now has a Read More...
Industry Perspectives: Strategic Workforce Management in the Automotive Industry
There’s a buzz in the automotive industry around the concept of “strategic workforce management”—getting the right people, for the right job, at the right time,

job downsizing  to perform the right job at the right time. The end result is improved worker productivity, lower costs, and a more nimble or agile workforce. To achieve this, companies must gain better visibility into both the composition of the workforce and the enterprise-wide decision and transition process that supports the hiring, redeployment, and separation processes. This visibility enables stafing coordinators and hiring managers to make better, more consistent decisions around talent quality and competency nee Read More...
Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 4: Challenges & User Recommendations
Baan's viability is no longer an issue. Baan's rejuvenated management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to health while concurrently

job downsizing  to have a tough job of overcoming a history of poor execution, and of persuading potential customers yet again that this time it has got its ducks in the row. To alleviate the predicament, Baan should try to entice its channel partners to develop vertical extensions and to incorporate the contributions of channel partners (including IBM Global Services). It should continue to be proactive with product upgrades and to aggressively clarify that all of former Invensys' CRM products and strategies are Read More...
Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined the problem that, as the number of systems, applications, databases, and whatnot platforms increases, the IT business

job downsizing  its ActiveBatch cross-platform enterprise job scheduling and workload automation solution. ActiveBatch Architecture The ActiveBatch architecture has always been a multi-tier approach (enabling centralized job scheduling with distributed job execution) consisting of the following elements: ActiveBatch Job Scheduler -- This Microsoft Windows -based layer consists of the ActiveBatch automation intelligence and logic to understand the requirements presented in operating a real-time, event-driven system; Read More...
The Total Economic Impact of Advanced Systems Concepts: ActiveBatch Job Scheduling and IT Workload Application
In December 2008, Advanced Systems Concepts commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that companies may realize by

job downsizing  Advanced Systems Concepts: ActiveBatch Job Scheduling and IT Workload Application In December 2008, Advanced Systems Concepts commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that companies may realize by deploying ActiveBatch, an IT job scheduling and management solution. Learn about the financial impact in a midsized financial services company with global operations, in which ActiveBatch is used to manage its mission-critical job scheduling environment. Read More...
A Guide to Successfully Deploying Enterprise Mobile Applications
Today, more and more companies are launching mobile applications, creating a mobile professional workforce across job roles and categories. This white paper

job downsizing  mobile professional workforce across job roles and categories. This white paper provides a framework for CIOs on how to create a mobile application strategy for their business. It gives a step-by-step guide to the different stages involved, from choosing a focus, to building and deploying, to the ongoing support of enterprise mobile applications. Read more. Read More...
Finding YOUR Next - Michael Jordan - How New Technology-Driven Assessment Processes Will Improve Talent Acquisition
Human capital is the most valuable asset of any organization and human resources must be more strategic and provide more value, rather than be solely a cost

job downsizing  work style across all job functions and levels within the organization. As a result, Human Resources (HR) is charged with hiring the right people with the right skills and attitude to fulfill that mission. HR faces internal challenges as well, since they are required to be more strategic, provide more value rather than function solely as a cost center, and spend less time on managing processes. From all perspectives, the conventional hiring processes that HR depends on to meet staffing objectives are ill Read More...
The Informed Manufacturer-Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for High-tech Manufacturers
Most high-tech firms need to do a better job of capturing and sharing corporate and supply-chain data. Lean manufacturing practitioners often use a process

job downsizing  to do a better job of capturing and sharing corporate and supply-chain data. Lean manufacturing practitioners often use a process metric called “right first time on time” (RFTOT). It not only applies to delivery of components and products moving through a value stream, but to delivery of information as well—product development, forecasting, sales and operations planning, etc. Find out more. Read More...
Streamlining Training Services with E-learning to Help More Australian Job Seekers Find Work
To help job seekers become job-ready sooner, increase flexibility for job seekers in rural areas, replace instructor-led training with e-learning, and

job downsizing  to Help More Australian Job Seekers Find Work To help job seekers become job-ready sooner, increase flexibility for job seekers in rural areas, replace instructor-led training with e-learning, and streamline operations and keep upfront costs minimal, Jobfind Centres Australia, member of Job Services Australia, turned to SumTotal® Learning Management. The product delivered Web-based e-learning programs, achieving better outcomes for job seekers and other benefits. Read More...
SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
One should imagine how humongous the job of delivering plug-and-play packaged middleware components for a number of other disparate applications SAP will

job downsizing  imagine how humongous the job of delivering plug-and-play packaged middleware components for a number of other disparate applications SAP will attempt to enshroud in its xApps will be. In practice, the drawbacks of heterogeneous environment will not be eliminated while communication between disparate applications will be eased, matching the business model across these remains the challenge and remains subject to individuals' business acumen. This is Part Three of a three-part note. Part One detailed Read More...
SHL Assesment Solutions
SHL Assesment Solutions simplify the task of finding the right person for the right job. Improve your quality of hire with tools that: Define roles and

job downsizing  person for the right job. Improve your quality of hire with tools that: Define roles and associated competencies Provide candidates with engaging, realistic previews of role requirements Scientifically identify the best candidates based on potential Objectively ensure that only suitable candidates enter the selection process Enable highly accurate and efficient interviews for only the best candidates Align people decisions with business strategy to maximize competitive advantage Provide the highest Read More...
Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.
Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting.

job downsizing  value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting. Read More...

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