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Can You Trust Entrust?
An information security company whose middle name is 'Trust' is accused of misrepresentation of revenue projections.

john thompson  of the company's officers: John A. Ryan (President and CEO), David L. Thompson (Chief Financial Officer), and Brian O. Higgins (Chief Technology Officer). The two law firms are hoping to prove that Entrust was motivated to inflate the price of its stock in order to complete the $703 million stock-for-stock acquisition of enCommerce. Two days after the close of the enCommerce acquisition, on July 5, 2000, the officers revealed that Entrust was experiencing rapidly declining revenues, would not meet its Read More

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Symantec Swallows AXENT; Takes on Network Associates
Symantec has filed an intent to purchase AXENT in a stock-for-stock transaction of $975 million.

john thompson  will be stepping down. John Becker, current CEO of AXENT will be staying on to assist John Thompson, Symantec CEO, in the transition. According to Mr. Cottichio, a key strength of the new company will be its large in-house security expertise. In a market that has few extraneous security experts to be found, Cottichio states that, It all comes down to the people. Now we have an even greater group of security experts. Figure 2. Symantec & AXENT team up to fill-out security product lines. [1] Source: Read More
Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?
SAP may benefit the most during Oracle's merger transition. Unlike most migration programs, SAP is offering to be responsible for maintaining the competitions

john thompson  is the appointment of John Wookey as senior vice president of applications development. A new realism, helped by favorable communication from Oracle's top brass, has lightened the mood of the install base and emphasized Oracle's seriousness about the applications business. How IBM and Microsoft Fit in? On another, and perhaps more significant level, the acquisition is about promoting Oracle's database, middleware, and development tools, which are a greater part of Oracle's revenue than its applications Read More
Information Security Firewalls Market Report Part One: Market Overview and Technology Background
The firewall market is a mature and competitive segment of the information security market. With numerous vendors and firewalls in all price ranges choose from,

john thompson  Internet security product lines. John Thompson is Symantec's CEO. Figure 4. Symantec's Stock Performance Over the Last Year Product Overview Cisco and Juniper primarily focus on selling appliance firewalls while Check Point only sells software firewalls. Symantec sells both software and appliance firewalls though for this article, we only profiled its software firewall. Though Check Point does not sell appliance firewalls, you can buy an appliance firewall from Nokia that uses Check Point's firewall Read More
While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused
The recent merger of Oracle and PeopleSoft requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for

john thompson  president of applications development, John Wookey, expanded upon. Project Fusion is hailed as a new information age architecture based on modularized, open industry standards to allow reasonably more flexible deployment, optimized performance, and easy maintenance. Its architecture will leverage the latest Oracle technology for scalability, availability, security, and performance supporting the best features, flows, and usability traits of the Oracle E-Business Suite , PeopleSoft Enterprise , PeopleSoft Read More
ecFood Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot
Focused on the sourcing needs of the food and beverage industry, ecFood has announced $50 million in transactions during the first quarter of 2001 with its

john thompson  Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot ecFood Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot Featured Author - Olin Thompson - June 14, 2001 Event Summary ecFood (www.ecFood.com) has announced $50 million in transactions for the first quarter of 2001. The quarter's volume continues the upward trend set over the past three quarters. The end of the first quarter also saw the first year's anniversary of providing paid online services to the food and Read More
A Suggested Workflow to Complement Issue Management Systems
When companies buy software tools what do they expect from them? Guided by common sense, one might think that a software tool is expected to render clunky

john thompson  call reporting a bug. John goes straight to the issue management system and opens a case. Remembering the calm voice of the client, John decides the priority of the case is “low.” But, the phone rings again and John receives another customer complaint. Another case is opened. During that same day, John also hears about installation and integration problems customers are encountering when they deploy the latest version of the software on a server. More cases accumulate in the newly acquired CRM. A Read More
SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy
SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's

john thompson  Global--The Right Product Strategy Product Strategy Overview SSA Global 's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy. SSA Global does have a clear product strategy for customers, yet the company needs to continue to communicate this message to newly Read More
Competitive Advantage in a Saturated Market: How Will the Big Few Do It?
Given the current saturation of the application market, and trends in acquisitions major vendors will be searching for a viable competitive advantage. There

john thompson  Advantage in a Saturated Market: How Will the Big Few Do It? How The Big Few Will Cope Saturation of the application systems market and money-conscious enterprises are causing vendors to change gears in their business models. New accounts are hard to come by and, instead of ripping and replacing older systems, enterprises are looking for add-on enhancements and integrations. As a result, vendors are turning towards their existing customer bases for revenue. In the case of the Big Few, who are Read More
What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business.
Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality

john thompson  s Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business. Premise Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality leading to dissatisfaction and the application being a drag on the business. This gap, the lack of the ability to change, costs the business dearly. Software needs to be the agent of change, not the enemy of change. Change Happens Successful Read More
Fischer’s Prio! SecureSync ~ A Solution to Enterprise Directory Chaos
Prio! SecureSync combines the proven technologies of Fischer Systems and Siemens, providing over 18 years of combined directory synchronization and management

john thompson  example of this is: John Smith leaves an organization where he had accounts on multiple systems. Without a complete synchronization and management solution in place, John's account on many systems will remain intact for up to 6 months, exposing serious security vulnerabilities. Prio! SecureSync will remove all of John Smith's accounts immediately, eliminating potential security issues. Figure 1 illustrates how when John's account is removed from the Authoritative system, the information is immediately Read More
Applying the Power of Social Networks to Customer Relationship Management
Customer relationship management (CRM) is rapidly morphing from a customer management model to one of customer engagement. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and

john thompson  the Power of Social Networks to Customer Relationship Management The era of managing your customer with a traditional customer relationship management (CRM) process is rapidly coming to an end. CRM is undergoing a revolutionary transformation, changing from a customer management model to one of customer engagement, and Web 2.0 technology is at the heart of this change. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and wikis are enabling customers to become advocates rather than simply targets, giving them the 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

john thompson  advisors. About the Author John Scopaz holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from Manhattan College and an MBA from New York University. He has broad experience managing large technology, back office operations and construction initiatives. John has strong coaching and educating skills and works well with company owners and senior executives in developing strategy, management practices and organizing project management and governance oversight. He possesses a keen awareness of the essential components of Read More
The Why of Data Collection
Data collection systems work; however, they require a investment in technology. Before the investment can be justified, we need to understand why a data

john thompson  Why of Data Collection Introduction Data collection systems work. However, they mean an investment in technology. Before we can justify that investment, we need to understand why we may want to use a data collection system in place of people with clipboards. What is data collection? In a general sense, it is the manual or automated acquisition of data. That definition has evolved to mean various automated methods of data acquisition. Examples of data collection include time and attendance devices, bar c Read More
IMI Sees Red In Dawn Of Fiscal 2001
Industri-Matematik had no complaints about its performance during the first quarter of fiscal 2001 in spite of lower revenues and earnings.

john thompson  Worldwide Sales and Marketing, John Geraci would assume the newly created position of Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer. The position carries executive responsibilities for sales, marketing, product development, and customer service. Market Impact Past sales execution problems coupled with a stifling Oracle relationship helped erode IMI's financial position (see Figure 2). Just two years ago, IMI's four-quarter revenues exceeded $100 million, ranking it first among supply chain execution software Read More

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