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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy
Oracle's vision of a complete collaborative e-Business solution requires a database strategy, an application server strategy, and an e-business strategy. Will

mainframe strategy  legacy systems such as mainframe-based Customer Information Control System (CICS) and IMS. These adapters are sold separately and can be used with Oracle Container for J2EE ( OC4J ), Oracle Portal and the above Oracle integration components. This concludes Part Two of a six-part note. Part One contained the event summary and began the market impact. Part Three will discuss strategy shifts. Part Four covers SOA and Web services. Part Five analyzes the Collaxa acquisition. Part Six will discuss weaknesses

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Beware of Legacy Data - It Can Be Lethal


Legacy data can be lethal to your expensive new application – two case studies and some practical recommendations.

mainframe strategy  the files on the mainframe were migrated to the Armature database: articles, suppliers etc. However, no filtering or cleaning of these records was done. The result: although the ERP system was brand new it reflected right from the start 25 years of history, complete with all the data entry errors made in the course of all those years. The limitations of the legacy application were replicated to the new system, like duplicate records for suppliers because of some obscure limitation in the legacy Read More

Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 2: Strategy


During the last few years, Made2Manage has evolved from a vendor of traditional MRP/ERP software to a provider of ‘one-stop-shop’ enterprise business applications.

mainframe strategy  affordable than midrange or mainframe alternatives, adopting .NET would be the next logical move. The .NET strategy has been Microsoft's view of harnessing Internet based on XML, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and it is a view of the next-generation Internet computing environment as consisting of Web Services accessed by devices that interact with other services and content applications. The integration between disparate components should be made possible through XML Web services, which are small, Read More

IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes


IBM has announced that it will now provide Linux support and services for its largest machines, the S/390 Series of mainframes/servers.

mainframe strategy  is the access that mainframe users will have to the applications being written for Linux, including hundreds of open source applications already available on the Internet. In addition, major software developers such as BMC and Software AG are supporting the effort with applications. Computer Associates and Compuware also are planning to support Linux for S/390. IBM's decision to provide support for Linux for S/390 is a key element of the company's application sourcing strategy to allow users the freedom Read More

BMC Software Gets Slapped with Class Action Lawsuit


BMC Software,Inc. (Nasdaq:BMCS) gets slapped with a class action lawsuit claiming that BMC insiders made false statements about the strength of sales and integration of acquisitions, sold stock when BMC was trading at an all time high, then announced that third quarter FY00 earnings would be much worse than expected.

mainframe strategy  weakness in demand for mainframe MIPS software products, its 3rdQ F00 results would be much worse than earlier forecast. BMC's stock fell from $85-1/8 on 1/4/00 to $47, an almost 50% drop in one day, and when BMC reported 3rdQ F00 EPS of just $.41 - a decline from its 2ndQ F00 EPS and its year-earlier 3rdQ F99 EPS - its stock continued to fall to just $36. A spokesman for BMC told TEC that the company had no comment. Market Impact This is an untimely event for BMC. One formidable competitor has been Read More

A CRM System Needs A Data Strategy


A customer relationship management (CRM) system is inherently valuable for supporting customer acquisition and retention by gathering data from each contact with customers and prospects. Collecting data, however, cannot be isolated from a strategy for actually using that data. Here is an overview of how to evolve the focus of a data strategy to specifically suit both the acquisition and retention phases.

mainframe strategy  CRM System Needs A Data Strategy Introduction An underutilized customer relationship management (CRM) system - or one that cannot match its owner's expectations - will reflect poorly on both the vendor who sold it and the IT manager who authorized the purchase and installed it. Both, however, can help successfully manage such expectations (and add value to their respective roles) by wisely counseling about the strategic context into which a CRM system must function. Simply put, the market includes plenty Read More

Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay Part Two: Strategy


Best Software's top objective is to encourage customers to stay with the company for the life of their business.

mainframe strategy  Software To Hold Competition At Bay Part Two: Strategy Best Software Strategy However, as to address its go-to-market strategy to entice early prospective customers and to keep infinitely content both its customers and partners, on October 1, Best Software announced its strategy to enhance customer interaction and partner programs across its diverse, ever-expanding portfolio of business-management solutions for small-to-mid-sized organizations, including ACT! , Abra , CPASoftware , FAS , MAS 90 , MAS Read More

Importance of the Right Pricing Strategy


Pricing initiatives are complex and difficult to implement, and need a thorough understanding of cost and related data. Most organizations turn to external pricing strategy consultants who, more often than not, steer them in the wrong direction. Rather than turning to these external consultants, organizations can follow certain steps to keep the task of pricing in-house. Find out what they are.

mainframe strategy  of the Right Pricing Strategy Pricing initiatives are complex and difficult to implement, and need a thorough understanding of cost and related data. Most organizations turn to external pricing strategy consultants who, more often than not, steer them in the wrong direction. Rather than turning to these external consultants, organizations can follow certain steps to keep the task of pricing in-house. Find out what they are. Read More

Aligning Technology to Business Strategy: New Tools, Old Rules


Technology innovation continues at an incredible rate. Computing power, end user devices, networking and communication options, and software applications all offer new capabilities and options unimagined even five years ago. But the challenge remains the same as ever: how to select technology investments wisely? By following some basic guidelines, a company can help ensure its technology investments support business direction.

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An Opportunity for Change: 10 Recommendations for Advancing Your HR Technology Strategy


This report outlines 10 recommendations for companies to advance its human resources (HR) technology strategy. From conducting a global systems inventory and redeploying software to recalibrating talent strategies and targeting critical roles to focusing on end-user experience and tapping social collaboration, it offers easy-to-implement recommendations to help organizations d position themselves for long-term success.

mainframe strategy  Opportunity for Change: 10 Recommendations for Advancing Your HR Technology Strategy This report outlines 10 recommendations for companies to advance its human resources (HR) technology strategy. From conducting a global systems inventory and redeploying software to recalibrating talent strategies and targeting critical roles to focusing on end-user experience and tapping social collaboration, it offers easy-to-implement recommendations to help organizations d position themselves for long-term success. Read More

Strategy Companion


Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide.

mainframe strategy  Companion Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide. Read More

Aligning Information Technology with Corporate Strategy


Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of reviewing proposed IT investments will allow an enterprise to understand this alignment, and prioritize investments.

mainframe strategy  Information Technology with Corporate Strategy Introduction The role of information technology (IT) includes supporting corporate strategy. However, for many enterprises, connecting IT initiatives to corporate strategy has proven to be a challenge. Enterprise software vendor Intentia offers a tool that links the two, by way of key performance indicators and best practices. For better understanding of the connection between corporate strategy and business systems, a structured approach is Read More

Is Your Customer Strategy Aligned with Customer Experience


As product differentiations blur, companies are increasingly turning to create customer-centric organizational behavior to establish experience-based differentiation (EBD) and remain competitive. This creates unique challenges while implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) strategy in multidepartment organizations with numerous customer touch points. This white paper aims to enable CRM strategy.

mainframe strategy  Your Customer Strategy Aligned with Customer Experience As product differentiations blur, companies are increasingly turning to create customer-centric organizational behavior to establish experience-based differentiation (EBD) and remain competitive. This creates unique challenges while implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) strategy in multidepartment organizations with numerous customer touch points. This white paper aims to enable CRM strategy. Read More

Razorfish: A Pure Play Offering Digital Strategy


Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are becoming more experienced, and are serious competitors to the more traditional strategists. However, Razorfish is developing niche expertise in these areas.

mainframe strategy  A Pure Play Offering Digital Strategy Razorfish: A Pure Play Offering Digital Strategy E. Robins - October 4, 2000 Vendor Genesis Razorfish, Inc. is a Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) founded in 1995 by Jeffrey Dachis and Craig Kanarick. Its motto of everything that can be digital, will be digital has carried it forward into many digital technologies, acquired largely through acquisition and organic growth, spread over two main geographic domains - North America and Europe. In this Read More

Virtualization Strategy for Midsized Businesses


In these challenging times, midsized businesses need to simplify IT infrastructure and reduce costs. Yet, with diverse storage, server, and network requirements—as well as limited physical space to store and manage systems—they have few options. Discover how virtualization can offer small and midsized businesses significant benefits—not simply in server consolidation, but also with affordable business continuity.

mainframe strategy  2010. Virtualization began on mainframes 40 years ago and has grown on x86 servers over the past decade to the point where it's a robust, mature technology with VMware. The adoption of virtualization on x86 platforms provides four benefits to mid-sized businesses: Fewer, better utilized servers Rapid provisioning of servers Affordable business continuity Streamlined, efficient management By implementing virtualization on x86 platforms, each physical server can host multiple application workloads, each Read More