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In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology

list of green technology companies  addition to their requirements list. They should be asking the vendor whether, how, and when the above customer relationship management (CRM), warehouse management systems (WMS), electronic data interchange (EDI) and collaborative business-to-business (B2B) capabilities could be added to their investment. They should also inquire about any possible impact (or benefits) of migrating towards a more advanced offering. However, enterprises that have integration needs outside of the Microsoft environment,

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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide


While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

In this lean and green buyer’s guide, we’ll discuss some of the challenges that companies are facing in light of the changes to the economy as well as the pressures of “going green.” We’ll talk about some of the highlevel changes your business can make, with a focus on operational efficiency and on how lean and green practices can both lead to the same result: efficiency equals sustainable business. We will also feature information about some of the vendor offerings targeted at companies looking to adopt or improve their “green business strategies.” The products covered in this guide address various areas within the scopes of both “lean” and “green,” including lean manufacturing, environmental management, operations management, compliance regulations, and more.

We’ve included customer success stories to illustrate how product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise asset management (EAM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions have helped companies like yours deal with their environmental concerns. For your convenience, there is also a vendor directory to assist companies that are looking for a “sustainability enabling” solution.

We hope this report will provide you with enough insight about the current state of the market—with respect to both lean and green—to help you start making a few decisions about how your company can make a change for the better. We think you’ll find this guide a useful tool for determining which type of solution is best suited to your company’s business model and particular needs.


Table of Contents


Executive Overview
Lean, Green, and Everything in Between

Thought Leadership
Corporate Social Responsibility: Using Technology to Become More Lean and Green

Case Study
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Increases Scheduling Efficiency with Asprova

Case Study
Lean in Action: Manufacturer Cuts Lead Time from Four Weeks to Four Days

Case Study
InkCycle Makes Green Ink, While Staying in the Black

Case Study
A Pragmatic Approach to Gaining Business Efficiencies

Case Studies at a Glance
TEC Analyst Perspective



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State of the Market: Lean and Green


Today’s need for sustainable development (economic, social, and environmental) is increasingly affecting how organizations do business. But the areas of environmental and corporate responsibility are still relatively new to businesses as concepts that drive value. And even though these concepts are rapidly growing in importance, many organizations are still in the early phases of adopting an approach that provides measured results.

The state of market in “green” is improving—albeit at a very slow pace—as organizations learn the value of integrating environmental thinking into their operations, and find more and more ways to align green thinking with their business strategies and goals.

This need for change affects businesses, municipalities, government, and resource-extractive industries like manufacturing. Some of the major influences affecting these organization’s environmental sustainability decisions are regulations and standards, competitive position, and public confidence. In fact, there is a great deal of reputation at stake, since public consciousness towards environmental issues is growing.

Today’s stakeholders (customers, investors, etc.) want to put their money into companies that are sustainable. If businesses don’t take an interest in the environment—and their impact on it—it reflects very poorly on their interest in their bottom line. The current economic situation being what it is, companies cannot afford “bad press,” and it’s in their best interest to realign their business strategies to include environmental awareness. Equally (if not more) important is the fact that green initiatives have a high return on investment (ROI) and end up paying for themselves through cost savings on resources, energy, carbon taxes, etc.

Today’s environmental challenges in business are vast, and range from financial burdens (such as rising energy, input, and transportation costs), to waste disposal and regulatory issues (minimizing/reducing waste), to accountability and sustainability—which can make the decision to go green both complex and convoluted.


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The Greening of SaaS


Traditionally, the advantage of software as a service (SaaS) is that it reduces the costs involved in installing, deploying, and supporting stand-alone software. But recent “green” initiatives have shed light on another benefit: with no hardware to purchase or software to run, SaaS applications require less energy than their on-premise counterparts. Learn how your company can benefit from the “greening” of SaaS.

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What Makes a Green Supply Chain?


The Green Philosophy There has been so much hype about “green” that many organizations are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it everywhere—in the food we eat (green beans), during our morning routine (green contact lenses), on our way to work (green traffic lights), in our down time (green tea), and during the course of our work day (green initiatives).  Green

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Confessions of a Techno Junkie


Ideas on how to survive the avalanche of technology, avoid the lure of its pitfalls, and succeed with it as the enabler to true process innovation.

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Technology Refresh Migration Path


Storage area networks (SAN) continue to grow in size and complexity. Often, the ongoing cost of maintenance and upgrades exceeds the initial acquisition and implementation cost. The ideal solution is to find an architecture that provides a simple migration path without disrupting the existing infrastructure. A stackable fibre channel switch can deliver—without diminishing your ability to upgrade and expand in the future.

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Seagate Technology Refocuses its Software Business


Over the past six months, Seagate Technology has made major moves to refocus their majority-owned subsidiary, Seagate Software, and put all the emphasis on their business intelligence products. These products were acquired in the early to mid-1990's with the purchase of Crystal Computer Services (Crystal Reports), and Holistic Systems (Holos OLAP product). In the meantime, Seagate has divested their network and storage management products to Veritas Software Corporation.

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Cerulean Information Technology


Located in India, Ceruleaninfotech is an ISO 9001:2000 company co-founded in 2000 by a team of professionals with more than eighty years of work experience with Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Hewlett Packard, and Timex. The company specializes in web technologies and their solutions are used in mission critical applications by marquee clients like Citibank, Honeywell, SIFY, and Onmobile. They also work on application development and outsourced product development for small and medium sized clients in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

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Quonext Technology, S.A.


Quonext, como Master VAR de Microsoft en España, es la compañía de software de gestión que ofrece software y servicios de última tecnología con el objetivo de ayudar, de una manera ágil, potente y simple, a las organizaciones empresariales a conseguir su rentabilidad y competitividad mediante implantaciones rápidas, efectivas y al menor coste posible con los profesionales más cualificados para cada sector de negocio. Actualmente contamos con más de 500 clientes que utilizan las soluciones Microsoft Dynamics NAV, AX y CRM. Qué nos diferencia?Technology: Ofrecemos la más avanzada tecnología de Microsoft adaptada a los sectores de negocio en los que somos especialistas con las soluciones más potentes, ágiles y simples del mercadoPeople: Contamos con profesionales certificados, entre ellos 2 de los 4 Microsoft MVP de España, para realizar una implantación rápida, efectiva y con el menor coste posibleGrowth: Somos su socio tecnológico, acompañándole en su objetivo de máxima rentabilidad y competitividad en el mercado

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Rockler Companies Moves to VISI’s ReliaCloud Service


VISI Incorporated, a provider of data center solutions, announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with Rockler Companies to provide ReliaCloud services for Rockler Companies, Inc. The ReliaCloud services provide a virtualized, outsourced production server environment for Rockler. Rockler supplies specialty hardware, tools, and woodworking products through retail stores and

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Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation


Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of approximately 2% in data center energy consumption and explains the various limitations and concerns that arise from eco-mode use. Situations where these operating modes are recommended and contraindicated are also described.

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