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JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the JDA FOCUS 2010 conference on the heels of the recent merger between JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) and

letter intention  due diligence.  JDA CEO’s letter to the company’s stakeholders can be read in full here. Certainly, while a bruising defeat, this event is not the end of JDA by any stretch of imagination. If nothing else, in the US court system, large corporations and their creative legal counselors can drag and delay the process via appeals, offers, counteroffers, and finally settling for a more reasonable amount (if the appellate court does not already quash the previous judgment). But my point here is that this

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letter intention  Acquires Axeda, Gets Deeper into IoT PTC has announced its intention to acquire Axeda , a pioneer in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud. Axeda, for which PTC forked out about $170 million, has approximately 160 employees located primarily in the United States. Its innovative technology, extensive customer base (about 150 companies processing hundreds of millions of machine messages daily across multiple industry sectors), Read More

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letter intention  Rallies Its Integration Alliance Troops Part 1: Recent Announcements Event Summary On April 8, Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL), the leading provider of customer-centric eBusiness applications software announced its intention to release a set of application integration tools in the second half of 2002. The new products intend make it easier for organizations to exchange data between Siebel's CRM system its other vendors' business applications. A standards-based and vendor-independent application Read More

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letter intention  proposition Write a confirmation letter to confirm the prospect's needs Write a sales proposal to provide the prospect with information on which it can base an informed buying decision. The point is, to work effectively, a sales professional must systematically gather and use process connections information. Custom sales tools provide the instruments of this purpose.   PROCESS CONNECTIONS BELONG IN A CRM OR CONTACT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Putting process connections in a customer relationship management (CRM) Read More

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letter intention  recently published an open letter stating that the company is going back to its heritage and roots—“delivering enterprise-grade, end-to-end mobile solutions.” The letter came shortly after he carried out a major executive shakeup.   While pundits have been widely expected Chen to focus his BlackBerry turnaround efforts on strengthening the company's enterprise stronghold, the letter formally confirms this strategy. Chen also stated that BlackBerry's 'for sale' sign has been taken down and he Read More

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letter intention  Goes Deeper into Digital Manufacturing Autodesk recently announced its  intention to acquire Delcam , a public supplier of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and industrial measurement software for the manufacturing industry. Autodesk plans to acquire Delcam for £20.75 per share or approximately £172.5 million (revenues for Delcam’s fiscal 2012 were £47.1 million). The transaction, which will be structured as a cash offer for all the outstanding shares of Read More

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letter intention  Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation S. McVey - January 17th, 2000 Event Summary In a document filed on January 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission reported that global audit and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP violated auditor independence rules and engaged in improper professional conduct. Independence rules prohibit tax and audit firms from making direct investments in companies they audit. The findings Read More

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letter intention  move onto the next letter, “L” for lifecycle . According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of lifecycle is “ a series of stages through which something (as an individual, culture, or manufactured product) passes during its lifetime .” In a typical manufacturing environment, these stages include conception, design and development, manufacture, and service. Ideally, a PLM system should manage the entire lifecycle that covers all the stages. Originally, however, the concept of PLM was designed to Read More

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