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PeopleSoft: No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood?
PeopleSoft has been on a quest to dramatically improve its customer service & support by weeding out its 3rd-party consulting partners. PeopleSoft also has a

kid artical  No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood? PeopleSoft: No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood? P.J. Jakovljevic - September 5, 2000 Event Summary As reported on a number of IT News Web sites during mid August, PeopleSoft Inc., a leading provider of business applications, has eliminated nearly 70% of outside consulting firms from its preferred-provider list in the past year and is instituting a new certification program for nearly 12,000 individual consultants because of customers complaints Read More...
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Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost
IT complexity drives cost and to a great extent, it is business management that drives IT complexity. Until IT architecture and infrastructure are simplified

kid artical  is very powerful. Don't kid yourself into thinking that all of the right people will be involved as early as they would like. That will not happen. Rather, what should be expected is that the one or two who do get involved will work to get the others into the program as early as practical, and when they do, the rest of the planning team will have already given their needs some consideration. Examples of Maximizing Enterprise Value   In practice such a program will limit the rate of complexity increase Read More...
Most Misunderstood Link in Supply Chain Management
Business practices have changed dramatically through the years, but credit and collections is still handled like it was back in the 1950s. Fact is, it’s way

kid artical  Don't Know An 18-year-old kid knows everything worth knowing, or so he believes. Most business executives know everything worth knowing about credit and collections, or so they believe. There are two questions I ask potential clients about their credit and collection operation: How do you measure performance? Do you have usable written policies and procedures? If clients have any kind of trackable numbers with which to measure credit and collection performance, those numbers are usually tied to average Read More...
How to Serve an Ad
Presents an overview of the basic technology used in all ad-serving solutions.

kid artical  program that a smart kid can pull together in a day of tinkering. Show Ads to People Who Will Respond While some advertisers may be happy to have their ad shown to any surfers, many prefer to advertise only to people who are likely to respond. An ad for an ultra-cool sports car will get a better return on investment when shown to young professional males than it will when shown to the grandmothers. If a website can identify some information about its visitors and use that information to target ads, it Read More...
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I
As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with

kid artical  I As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with their neighbors and relatives (while discussing sports, weather, world politics, and the neighborhood gossip) I would sometimes naively ask for a sip of coffee. The deterring line (a bogey-man tale) from my folks would be that “kids that drink coffee end up with a tail on their rear side.” A few decades later (being currently admittedly Read More...
Hosting Horrors!
What you should ask before committing to a Web Hosting Company...

kid artical  financial people involved. Don't kid yourself! A hosted server farm is expensive, One hundred thousand dollars or more to setup and Ten Thousand dollars a month to keep operational. I'm just talking about a small farm of a dozen systems and one location. If you are building a multi-site network with hundreds of boxes, it could cost millions. Don't panic; remember that it is your job to make sure everything is setup properly. ASP's use cutting edge technology to it's fullest. Unfortunately cutting edge Read More...
Compaq's 8-CPU Intel Servers: the New
Compaq started shipping its eight-CPU Intel servers, the ProLiant 8000 and 8500, in late August. These are the first true eight-way Intel servers to ship.

kid artical  are now the biggest kid on the [Intel] block , this position is expected to last only until Merced/McKinley arrive 12 months from now for Merced (80% probability), two years for McKinley (60% probability). Since McKinley, not Merced, is expected to provide the performance leap, this should give the current eight-way servers approximately 18-24 months at the top of the Intel scale. After that, these systems become mid-range products. Until Merced ships, we expect the worldwide market size for eight-way Read More...
PeopleSoft - Catching Its Second Wind From The Internet Part 1: About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft, once a high flyer owing to its congenial culture and slick ERP product, has invested two years and over a half billion dollars to develop a number

kid artical  No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood? PeopleSoft has also expanded its markets by going after small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and announcing products that appeal specifically to that market, such as PeopleSoft Supply Chain in a Box (renamed to Accelerated Supply Chain Management , in Q1 2001). For more information, see PeopleSoft Joins Hunt For SMEs and PeopleSoft Delivers Oxymoron In Supply Chain in a Box . PeopleSoft also ventured further into previously uncharted ERP waters, Read More...
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

kid artical  still resemble a nerdy kid working out feverishly for a week to beat a school bully. In other words, it is still unlikely that a large multinational financial institution, manufacturing conglomerate, or a petrochemical company would opt for Microsoft Dynamics in favor of SAP Business suite merely on the basis of a more dazzling and familiar user screens. In fact, via the Industry Builder initiative, Microsoft has garnered a number of renowned ISV partners and industry solutions atop Dynamics AX. Granted, Read More...
Processing Complex Events (During these, oh well, Complex Times) - Part I
The worn-out saying about how we learn new things every day applies to this blog topic too. Namely, my interest in Progress Software Corporation has long been

kid artical  and again the whiz kid math genius (the brother of the FBI team leader) tries to explain to these action-rather-than-theory agents how some complex and arcane math theory can be applied to make sense out of seemingly chaotic and unrelated events. Eventually, complex math solves some important crimes, often by detecting patterns that are not obvious to the naked eye. Well, fast forward to early 2009, where at Progress’ Analyst Summit (a traditional Boston winter fixture event) we could all find out Read More...
Back to the Future: Olde JWT Comes Back and Agency.com Feels the Pinch
When Lipton Brisk hired web expert Agency.com over JWT it got them more than it bargained for: an agency full of ideas that clashed with their image. JWT's

kid artical  dot-com as the young whiz-kid executives realm (a perception that is only partly true) is at an end: though the initial bright idea may have been ignited by young passionate visionaries (who are now maturing), the Internet as a place for serious business needs more than whiz: it needs substance. Interviews with a number of vendors and their clients indicate that the interest has dramatically shifted to those with years of successful business experience behind them, good long term industry contacts, and a Read More...
J.D. Edwards Fires Siebel, Hires YOU
J.D. Edwards announced plans to acquire CRM vendor YOUcentric, Inc. At the same time, they have severed their 18 month relationship with Siebel and ended

kid artical  plug. YOUcentric Treated with Kid Gloves  In the same web conference, corporate executives at J.D. Edwards couldn't stop saying good things about YOUcentric. They cited three major wins in the YOUcentric acquisition: Together, J.D. Edwards and YOUcentric would present an unmatched comprehensive collaborative commerce solution . YOUcentric's J2EE technology means tremendous flexibility and fits in nicely with J.D. Edwards' OneWorld Xe's workflow integration toolkit called XPI. Increased speed of implemen Read More...
19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory
It takes $2,500 in new sales to make up $100 in lost inventory, assuming a 4 percent return. Keeping an orderly warehouse with up-to-date processes and informed

kid artical  clothes on a dirty kid. However, this means they simply do their processes wrong, faster. You have to address your problems prior to or during the implementation. Also, when it comes to ROI, you have to track all of your warehouse expenses. It is impossible to expect a return when you don't know where something is. See my article, ROI In Your Warehouse—Real Or Imagined for a detailed discussion about this. It is impossible to expect a return when you don't know what something costs. Track your Read More...
Can You Hear Me Now: The True Role of Voice-directed Picking in Warehouse Management
Although voice-directed picking may take distributors to higher logistics levels someday, operations managers should try listening to their warehouse personnel

kid artical  the beef? As a kid, I laughed every time I saw it. The commercials that intrigue me now are those that extol the reliability of the Verizon Wireless network—the ones with the guy walking all over the world asking, Can you hear me now? Every time I see one of those commercials, I picture warehouse personnel talking to anyone in the company that doesn't work in the warehouse, such as people in sales and purchasing, or even a supervisor. Often, warehouse folks talk about ways to improve productivity in Read More...

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