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Cisco Tries to Cache In By Buying Software Start-Up Tasmania Networks
Cisco Systems said it has agreed to buy start-up Tasmania Network Systems in a stock deal worth $25 million.

k mart tel  Buying Software Start-Up Tasmania Networks Event Summary Cisco Systems said it has agreed to buy start-up Tasmania Network Systems in a stock deal worth $25 million. Cisco said it will integrate Tasmania's content network caching software into its current Cache Engine 500 product line. Network caching speeds up content delivery and overall network performance by storing frequently accessed information, like Web pages, closer to the end user, which decreases download times. The acquisition marks Cisco's la

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Compaq to Halt NT on Alpha Development


Compaq Computer Corp. this week laid off roughly 100 engineers responsible for developing Windows NT/2000 on the Alpha platform, several informed sources said. [Note: Compaq has only discussed the 32-bit version of NT, it is still unclear whether this announcement also affects 64-bit Windows.]

k mart tel  Compaq Computer Corp. this week laid off roughly 100 engineers responsible for developing Windows NT/2000 on the Alpha platform, several informed sources said. [Note: Compaq has only discussed the 32-bit version of NT, it is still unclear whether this announcement also affects 64-bit Windows.] What this means: As mentioned in TEC's note on Alpha ( Compaq's Alpha - Heading Toward Its Omega? August 13, 1999), Compaq had shown little commitment to making Alpha NT a viable product set. This latest Read More

Why Would Anyone Need More Than 50 IP Addresses?


A major “issue” (a/k/a bug) has been uncovered in Windows 2000 Server. A consulting firm has found that administrators cannot add more than 51 IP addresses – potentially a tremendous problem for ISPs and other customers.

k mart tel  50 IP Addresses? R. Krause - April 25th, 2000 Event Summary (03/31/00, 10:23 a.m. ET) The first major bug in Windows 2000 Server has been reported. This bug deals with the ability of an administrator to add IP address to servers configured as domain controllers. The bug, as reproduced by Computer Reseller News, limits the number of IP addresses an administrator can add to approximately 50. Without a remedy, this bug can create serious problems for some enterprises, as well as ISPs. In addition to the bug Read More

Intentia: Stepping Out With Fashion and Style Part One: Characteristics and Trends of the Fashion Industry


So your software vendor says that they can do fashion. You better make sure that the software features go far beyond styles, colors, and sizes. The requirements for the fashion industry are some of the most demanding and unforgiving in the world of manufacturing. If you're not careful, you may find your profits falling on the cutting floor and money being swept out with the scraps.

k mart tel  do fashion. You better make sure that the software features go far beyond styles, colors, and sizes. The requirements for the fashion industry are some of the most demanding and unforgiving in the world of manufacturing. If you're not careful, you may find your profits falling on the cutting floor and money being swept out with the scraps. Read on to find out why running with a pair of scissors is not the only dangerous thing when selecting software for the fashion industry and why Intentia 's offering Read More

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

k mart tel  One of the suppliers making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates is HP. We can all learn some lessons from the experience of these kinds of supplier programs. The Pilot In early May, 2004, Hewlett Packard began shipping EPC-tagged printers and scanners to Wal-Mart's Dallas/Fort Worth distribution center as one of eight suppliers in Wal-Mart's initial trials. HP expects to ship its entire range of consumer products sold through Wal-Mart many weeks before the January 2005 deadline. At HP's Read More

Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification?


This article examines the organizational fit of radio frequency identification (RFID) and its technology’s basic mechanics. Its prohibitive costs often account for the decision to not implement RFID. Yet some factors influencing adoption may shed new light on why RFID is important.

k mart tel  often due to a lack of the correct technology, deficient IT knowledge, budgetary constraints, unqualified business partners, and a general misunderstanding of the overall effectiveness of RFID technology and how it relates to an organization's business. Navigating through a complicated new system that requires its own hardware, software, and infrastructure is a daunting mission. Given the complexities of evolving standards, converting today's bar codes into tomorrow's electronic product codes (EPCs), and Read More

Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured "to order," with lead times measured in hours rather than days or weeks.

k mart tel  differently flavored prepared and packaged products; climate- and weather-related threats; and the high variability of ingredients. Throughout the product life cycle, dynamic environment factors must be carefully managed if a product is to continue to meet customer requirements for quality and cost. Part Two of the series Food and Beverage Delights. There are also many product categories, and to compete, firms must constantly innovate. They not only have to meet production demands, but they also have Read More

Business Intelligence: Its Ins and Outs


In today's highly competitive business climate, the quality and timeliness of business information for an organization is not only a choice between profit and loss, it is a question of survival or bankruptcy. No business organization can deny the inevitable benefits of business intelligence.

k mart tel  not only relevant but key to achieving compliance. Business Intelligence Activities and Tools As mentioned earlier, BI is a combination of technologies and architectures. Some important BI tools are data warehouses ( DW ) and data mart , extract transfer load ( ETL ), reporting and query tools , data visualization , balanced scorecards , dashboards , OLTP , OLAP , data mining , alerting and notification systems , and analytics . Under the BI umbrella all these tools are combined within a special Read More

TEC and Brij present the 3rd ERP Vendor Shootout for manufacturing companies to compare software solutions


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection today announced that it will be moderating the 3rd "ERP Vendor Shootout" on November 13, 2008, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Malvern, Pennsylvania (US).

k mart tel  involvement will increase the likelihood of the success of their respective selection projects, Lorne Goloff, vice president, Selection Services Group, at TEC. Value-added resellers will be available at the event to represent each vendor solution. Attendees can also attend breakout sessions, hosted by industry experts, focusing on a variety of topics pertaining to the software selection and implementation practice. The event will feature a keynote speaker at lunch, as well as networking opportunities at Read More

Information Management in the Big Data Environment


With the volume of data exploding and the form of data becoming more unstructured, a good analytics system is vital to help an organization do business better. The “big data” environment not only encompasses large volumes of unstructured data, it also calls for real-time analysis of data. In this white paper, Wipro’s K R Sanjiv suggests a three-tier form of architecture to manage the big data environment.

k mart tel  this white paper, Wipro’s K R Sanjiv suggests a three-tier form of architecture to manage the big data environment. Read More

ERP Vendor Shootout for Small and Midsize Manufacturing Companies Evaluating Enterprise Software Solutions


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., the leading resource for enterprise software selection announced today that it will be moderating the second annual "ERP Vendor Shootout" on May 1, 2008, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC (US). Value-added resellers will be available at the event to represent each vendor solution.

k mart tel  attendees an impartial, side-by-side look at major enterprise software products in one day, saving them weeks of research, commented Lorne Goloff, vice president of sales at TEC. Shootouts are presented in a standardized format to enable an apples-to-apples impartial comparison via pre-scripted demos, produced exclusively by TEC to provide a rapid, comparative view of product functionality, user interfaces, and usability exposure to the best of vendors' thought leadership and functionality, to see what r Read More

The Store of the Future


The big hit of the National Retail Federation show was the Metro Group's Store of the Future. The budget for this extravaganza - it appears to have been underwritten by some of the biggest technology firms in the world.

k mart tel  Introduction We just got back from the National Retail Federation show in NYC—home of big retailing. The big hit of the show was the Metro Group's Store of the Future . The budget for this extravaganza—it appears to have been underwritten by some of the biggest technology firms in the world. What was fascinating was the implementation of what we call multi-dimensional management—bringing together the customer dimensions to product and supply chain. (We have included a white paper you can read about Read More

The Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI


Prominent organizations and retailers, such as Walmart and the US Department of Defense are taking advantage of radio frequency identification, which promises real time tracking of products from the manufacturing floor to the checkout terminal. Despite the typical risks associated with adopting any early-stage technology, the competitive advantage and bottom-line business benefits of RFID are significant to both retailers and suppliers. It can significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance customer service.

k mart tel  Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI Introduction The promise of radio frequency identification (RFID) is every supply chain manager's dream—real time tracking of every single product, from manufacture to checkout. Compared to universal product code (UPC) bar coding, which RFID promises to replace, RFID proactively transmits information, eliminating the manual point-and-read operations needed with bar coding. This enhanced visibility could significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory Read More

KSign


KSign is a PKI B12-solution developing company based in Seoul, South Korea. KSign's main products are PKI, wireless PKI, key management infrastructure (KMI), and extranet access management. Currently, KSign is a PKI solution provider for the Korean government. The company has also constructed five accredited certification authorities (CAs), including one root CA, that are using its solutions.

k mart tel  KSign is a PKI B12-solution developing company based in Seoul, South Korea. KSign's main products are PKI, wireless PKI, key management infrastructure (KMI), and extranet access management. Currently, KSign is a PKI solution provider for the Korean government. The company has also constructed five accredited certification authorities (CAs), including one root CA, that are using its solutions. Read More

How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game-And Won


As a supplier to Wal-Mart, appliance manufacturer Haier America was required to implement a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging system. To satisfy this requirement and to keep costs to a minimum, Haier needed a solution that would seamlessly integrate with its current enterprise resource planning (ERP) application. That’s why it turned to a custom-designed modification package. But was it enough for Wal-Mart?

k mart tel  afforded strategic advantages, The knowledge that VAI could design a secure and seamless RFID solution to work as a part of our ERP package and not function as a mere add-on was perceived as a tremendous benefit. The fact that VAI's ultimate solution had broad applicability, beyond Wal-Mart's requirements, put us way ahead of the curve in anticipating future demands for RFID tags. The project was relatively inexpensive to design and only required several months to implement, according to VAI Project Read More