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To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is
Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride

logical reasoning  of development tools, a logical answer could be to drop maintenance. Keep in mind that even with these advantages, such matters as proprietary fourth-generation languages and database technologies can present obstacles to a goal of self-sufficiency. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) typically do not have these advantages. Furthermore, SMEs are often told by the package vendors that they do not need an IT staff ( We'll be your IT staff ). Assuming that SMEs stay on the straight and narrow path outlined

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Captured by Data


The benefits case for enterprise asset management (EAM) has been used to justify huge sums in EAM investment. But to understand this reasoning, it is necessary to explore how asset data can be used to further the aims of maintenance.

logical reasoning  appears to be a logical approach for problems relating to asset performance, and using this approach companies do, of course, achieve results. The implementation of these products, when bought for these reasons, often focuses on optimizing processes to capture the dynamic data on asset failures, which is then used throughout the system. Maintain, repair, and overhaul (MRO)-style inventory management algorithms, for example, use this information as one of the key inputs to determine minimum stocking Read More

Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena


The latest generation of quote-to-order systems uses knowledge-based software to help reduce an organization’s dependence on its highly skilled experts. The ability to harness a company’s intellectual property and know-how helps build competitive advantage.

logical reasoning  such beneficial results, the logical question becomes, why aren't Q2O systems implemented almost everywhere? There are many reasons why Q2O systems aren't implemented almost everywhere, beginning with the fragmented nature of the market. This causes market confusion, especially given that organizations need more awareness and education about what Q2O can and cannot do for its users. There are many (maybe too many) best-of-breed product configurators and silo-based tools that may or may not be suitable Read More

The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule


The weekly schedule process is by far the most significant yet underutilized tool for work force efficiency. A resource-leveled weekly schedule provides a logical way to balance required work versus available man-hours.

logical reasoning  weekly schedule provides a logical way to balance required work versus available man-hours. Read More

IBM Server Line Redrawn


IBM has continued its renaming binge, moving from PCs to servers.

logical reasoning  without a physical upgrade Logical partitioning (LPAR) across the entire eServer product set All servers will be Linux enabled The eServer product line will be separated into four series: zSeries - mainframes (although IBM no longer uses that term, apparently) pSeries - UNIX-based iSeries - mid-market xSeries - Intel-based Market Impact On the surface, this looks like the standard product line revamping/renaming that almost every company goes through from time to time. There were really no Read More

SAP's Dr. Peter Barth on Client/Server and Database Issues with SAP R/3


To address questions for a TEC customer, we interviewed Dr. Peter Barth, Technology Marketing Manager for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany. The conversation covered issues in the areas of client/server architecture and database management used by the SAP R/3 Enterprise Resource Planning suite of products.

logical reasoning  database to understand the Logical Units of Work required for ERP processing. TEC Analysis: Enforcing database locking schemes via the programs is sensible due to the complexity of the logical units of work (a logical unit of work defines a series of related transactions). Question: Is it possible to add indexes to the SAP schema? Dr. Barth: Yes, sometimes it is even advisable for performance reasons. Question: The SAP Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been criticized by other vendors as a legacy from Read More

SAP Takes HANA Enterprise to the Cloud


SAP has announced SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving organizations a new deployment option for the in-memory platform. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service will enable organizations to run mission-critical instances of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management

logical reasoning  service , taking the logical but no less important step of taking its SAP HANA platform to the cloud, giving organizations a new deployment option for the in-memory platform. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service will enable organizations to run mission-critical instances of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Netweaver Business Warehouse solutions in the cloud, powered by HANA. SAP plans to deliver the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud through its partners Read More

Cloud Proponents Unclear on the Meaning of “Legacy"


In reading business software news and articles on a daily basis, and in speaking with software vendors, I have noticed that vendors of cloud-based applications, analysts, as well as other professionals have recently begun referring to all solutions other than cloud-based applications as legacy solutions. Here are a few examples of what I have come across:

logical reasoning  is no reasonable or logical foundation to accuse non-cloud software developers and the vendor community and make them look worse in potential customers’ eyes based on the sole measure that they do not belong to the circle of cloud solutions providers. In fact, I have nothing against the cloud—it is indeed a forward-looking and often innovative software delivery method, which will probably be the dominant option for many businesses and organizations in the future. As with any other innovation, it is Read More

IBM Unveils New Technology to Address the Internet of Things


IBM has introduced a new appliance designed to help organizations to communicate with millions of mobile devices and sensors around the world. The new offering is called IBM MessageSight and will be able to communicate with and gather information from devices varying from mobile phones and tablets to automobiles to house appliances. IBM MessageInsight is built using IBM’s Message

logical reasoning  from IBM is a logical step in terms of closing the cycle of its big data portfolio by addressing the collection of data, specifically machine-generated data—something which companies such as TIBCO and Streambase are already doing. Read More

MCI WorldCom and Critical Path Power into Outsourced Messaging


MCI WorldCom and Critical Path plan to offer the following services: Web mail service, starting at $2 per user, per month, POP3 mail service starting at $3.50/user/month, IMAP4 service starting at $5.50/user/month and a Microsoft Exchange collaborative service starting at $12 /user/month with 20MB of disk space.

logical reasoning  e-mail is the next logical progression within the messaging industry. This is primarily due to the increasing costs of internal support and associated technical headaches. As most now know, the Information Technology department, for the majority of organizations has turned into a revolving door, making employee retention close to impossible. Messaging professionals are not inexpensive; claiming salaries into the 100s of thousands of dollars. Couple this with the usual upfront headhunter's fee of 15-20% Read More

QlikView and the Cloud


The demand for and implementation of virtualization technologies internally within organizations in the last few years has revealed significant savings and reduced risk for many businesses. Cloud is the next logical step beyond internal virtualization. This QlikView technology white paper discusses a variety of cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) options—and provides a deeper look at two significant cloud services.

logical reasoning  Cloud is the next logical step beyond internal virtualization. This QlikView technology white paper discusses a variety of cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) options—and provides a deeper look at two significant cloud services. Read More

Wireless Mobile Portal by MobileID


MobileID has produced a clean, easily navigable, user-friendly web site, which will allow users of all abilities to set up their MobileID personalized service quickly and easily, and its free too.

logical reasoning  has made the only logical choice by selecting WAP for its interface. User Recommendations If you are presently a wireless user (or will be in the near future) make sure to take a look at MobileID's wireless personalization Internet service for your specific type of wireless device. MobileID has produced a clean, easily navigable, user-friendly web site, which will allow users of all abilities to set up their MobileID personalized service quickly and easily, and its free too. Read More

Two Force.com Apps Joining Forces at Dreamforce 2010


One of the major takeaway messages from salesforce.com’s recent Dreamforce 2010 conference was the company’s diversification within the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) space. Namely, during their keynote presentations, the company’s executives admitted publicly to the Force.com platform’s proprietary nature (i.e., the non-mainstream Apex language), which made them decide

logical reasoning  Web developers, as the logical expansion of the Force.com platform . There Is Still Much Action Left for Force.com While some observers might have jumped to the conclusion that salesforce.com is now de-emphasizing Force.com and Apex in favor of Java or Ruby, I’ve seen a number of  independent software vendors (ISVs)  continuing to build their solutions on the platform (recently renamed Appforce). In addition to Glovia ’s glovia OM , Xactly Corp ’s Xactly Express , and Callidus Software ’s Commi Read More

Introduction to QLogic InfiniPath InfiniBand Adapters


“The lower the communications latency, the faster the time-to-solution.” This truism, though logical and truthful, is only useful to IT managers if it is accompanied by suggestions targeting ways to reduce communications latency. But help is here: a single-chip application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), optimized for communications patterns typically found in HPC applications, makes this truism ring truer.

logical reasoning  time-to-solution.” This truism, though logical and truthful, is only useful to IT managers if it is accompanied by suggestions targeting ways to reduce communications latency. But help is here: a single-chip application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), optimized for communications patterns typically found in HPC applications, makes this truism ring truer. Read More

Accenture Becoming a PLM Consulting Force


Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services and outsourcing company, has announced plans to acquire PCO Innovation, an international consulting and systems integration group that specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) software technologies. PCO Innovation counts more than 600 consultants and experts within its ranks serving 150

logical reasoning  drying up, it is logical that companies like Accenture have to move into other areas of the enterprise. This move will allow them to complete with IBM Global Services (IGS) that has long had similar practices. Accenture is indisputably becoming a PLM consulting juggernaut. It will be interesting to watch whether and how the company prevents internal competition (i.e., Dassault Systèmes team vs. Siemens PLM team vs. PTC team) and ensures an unbiased recommendation for the client regarding which CAD or Read More