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The Modelling Approach to Post-implementation Agility in Enterprise Systems
Change happens, and it will always happen in virtually every business environment. The underlying enterprise system should thus be an aid to changing the

mainframes testing  in Architecture Evolution :From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture , the service-oriented architecture (SOA) concept should (in theory) be able to help businesses respond more quickly and cost-effectively to changing market conditions by reconfiguring business processes. It should eventually enable agility, flexibility, visibility, collaboration with trading partners (and between functional and information technology [IT] departments), and so on, by promoting reuse at the coarser service

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One Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem


Having started as a business-to-business integration provider for a few major retailers in the United Kingdom, Eqos has evolved into a full-fledged, worldwide provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions.

mainframes testing  (see Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture ). In the early 2000s, Eqos also worked with the Focus Wickes DIY (do-it-yourself) home improvement centers to develop a product performance management solution, which helped the retailer keep better control over its supplying factories. The solution was deployed to 350 suppliers in 21 weeks, resulting in increased sales by 0.5 percent annually, reduced costs by 0.5 percent in the first year, and reduced inventory by a monetary Read More

JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact


Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly, accurately and at the most competitive price. Despite its failed QRS acquisition, which promised to expand JDA's retail demand chain optimization applications, JDA Portfolio may be able to help retailers if it can overcome the challenges of servicing a fragmented sector and withstand the increasing competition.

mainframes testing  been remiss in leaving mainframes and other legacy technologies behind. Also, the sector has shown some resilience even during the recent and possibly ongoing, economic malaise, in part as consumers have been stretching their credit card balances and limits. Generating more than $3 trillion (USD) annually in sales, retail is the second largest industry in the US, as reported by the US Census Bureau in April 2003. However, on the other hand, the sector has been demanding on both the software vendors' and Read More

Time to Change: New Thoughts on Supporting Business Change Fast and Flexibly


To succeed in ever-changing market conditions, you must manage and navigate an information network of business partners. Though you may have long focused your IT efforts on automating internal processes to save money, now you need to rethink how technology can support and transform the way decisions are made and business is conducted—both within and across your boundaries, focusing on key business processes. Learn more.

mainframes testing  networked personal computers over mainframes - companies that waited were forced to reintegrate and standardize in the mid-1990s. Companies lagging behind the curve can pay a heavy price. Starting to think about how to build the enabling layer is a necessity, and recognizing the urgency of doing this work to save costs is a reality. Strategic Advice for a Best -Run Business Solutions for End-to-End Business Processes SAP Business Suite software, with the synchronized release strategy and enhancement Read More

SOA From a Management Perspective: Part One


The big buzzword in enterprise-wide package software is service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA promises to solve a company's software ills, making life easier for information technology departments. This research note takes a look at this new architecture and highlights some concerns.

mainframes testing  note Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture. Being loosely coupled also helps to screen some of the technical complexity of programming, a potentially big boost for productivity. For example, you do not need to know how a credit check is performed to complete a customer's order. You just need to know what information, such as customer ID and order amount, the credit checking service needs to return an approval or rejection. The process is similar to when televisions were Read More

How Wipro Transformed BT’s Release-service Introduction, Testing, and Deployment Activities


This IDC Buyer Case Study examines BT's successful project to reduce costs and raise efficiency and quality in its release-service introduction, testing, and deployment activities, using offshore-based partner Wipro. It looks at the challenges, risks, and outcomes of the project, and draws some lessons for organizations considering similar challenges.

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Product Lifecycle Management: Expediting Product Innovation


The highly competitive product manufacturing market makes true product lifecycle management (PLM) inevitable. PLM helps companies map product requirements to features, obtain control over product data, preserve product knowledge assets, and enter into the new paradigm of modular product development.

mainframes testing  Lifecycle Management: Expediting Product Innovation  Originally Posted - October 20, 2006 Increasing the Visibility of Requirements For a design team, a loosely stated requirement is often misleading. That's why it is important to capture requirements in a structured manner—in a requirements database maintained by requirements managers—before they are passed along to the product development teams. The role of the requirements manager may not exist in the current scenario, or it may have been Read More

Monitoring Physical Threats in the Data Center


Common methods for monitoring the data center environment date from the days of centralized mainframes, and include such practices as walking around with thermometers. But as data centers continue to evolve with distributed processing and server technologies that drive up power and cooling demands, you must examine the environment more closely. Monitoring equipment isn’t enough—learn how to better manage your data center.

mainframes testing  the days of centralized mainframes, and include such practices as walking around with thermometers. But as data centers continue to evolve with distributed processing and server technologies that drive up power and cooling demands, you must examine the environment more closely. Monitoring equipment isn’t enough—learn how to better manage your data center. Read More

ITO: Application Related Services, Software Products and Associated Services


Softtek's information technology outsourcing (ITO) services consist of two areas: application related services, and software products and associated services. Under the rubric of application related services, Softtek offers application maintenance and support, application development, application modernization, and quality assurance (QA) and testing. Its software products and associated services include integration and deployment of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship planning (CRM), and business intelligence (BI). Application related services are those that cover the entire application lifecycle, including the designing, building, testing, implementation, and support of custom and packaged applications. Softtek's clients benefit from process efficiency, lean cost structures, rigorous service-level commitments, and global reach. In additon to development, maintenance and support, and modernization, Softtek also offers data integration services, and ERP services for SAP and Oracle applications. For Latin American markets, Softtek offers packaged software product solutions and associated services, such as training and first level support. Softtek is a value-added reseller (VAR) for some of the world’s most renowned software solutions, including: ERP, data integration, and BI. Softtek is a VAR of products from SAP, Informatica, Cognos, and Business Objects. The company also offers post-sales support and education services.  

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Globally Distributed Software Testing Team Enhances Communication and Simplifies Issue Management with ProjectLocker


TESTCo was accustomed to managing its issue tracking for software testing using Microsoft Excel or one of its customers’ homegrown solutions. But as operations expanded, the company realized it needed a better system to manage this process—one that could monitor issues and ensure they were resolved and documented. Using ProjectLockers Issue Manager, TESTCo has benefited by saving on maintenance hours and costs.

mainframes testing  Distributed Software Testing Team Enhances Communication and Simplifies Issue Management with ProjectLocker TESTCo was accustomed to managing its issue tracking for software testing using Microsoft Excel or one of its customers’ homegrown solutions. But as operations expanded, the company realized it needed a better system to manage this process—one that could monitor issues and ensure they were resolved and documented. Using ProjectLockers Issue Manager, TESTCo has benefited by saving on Read More

10 Key Considerations When Outsourcing QA and Testing Services


With the increase in global IT outsourcing agreements, many companies are looking at outsourcing quality assurance (QA) and testing to ensure high-quality deliverables and gain competitive advantages. These companies need to select an outsourcing partner that has local and offshore test centers—and a strong on-site consultancy presence. Find out about these and other issues that will help you in the short and long term.

mainframes testing  Key Considerations When Outsourcing QA and Testing Services With the increase in global IT outsourcing agreements, many companies are looking at outsourcing quality assurance (QA) and testing to ensure high-quality deliverables and gain competitive advantages. These companies need to select an outsourcing partner that has local and offshore test centers—and a strong on-site consultancy presence. Find out about these and other issues that will help you in the short and long term. Read More

Managing Time Off Is No Vacation


Companies with a large, complex workforce face distinct management challenges. Not only do you need to determine which employee is best suited to perform a specific job on a given day, you must also know which employees shouldn’t work, according to demand forecasts, company policy, and employee preferences. Explore the various dynamics involved in managing employee vacations and the steps to take to optimize time off.

mainframes testing  Time Off Is No Vacation Organizations adopting Dark Pool Trading Systems need to ensure rapid internal development of algorithms, since conditions that support algorithmic variables can change quickly and requirements can differ greatly from one financial market to the other and from one participant to the other. Source : AppLabs Resources Related to Testing Dark Pool Trading Systems : Dark Pools of Liquidity (Wikipedia) Testing Dark Pool Trading Systems Trading Systems is also known as : Read More

Evans Resource Group


Evans Resource Group (ERG) is a global leader in SOA and BPIC security. Its patent-pending testing, mapping, and monitoring software offerings, combined with its expert assessment and remediation consulting services, provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to an area of the network that is overwhelmingly lacking in security; the business process interconnectivity space. Evans Resource Group specializes in BPIC and SOA applications and provides solutions for data security and IT governance in the government and commercial sectors.

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Testing Dark Pool Trading Systems


Dark Pool Trading Systems, used by institutional traders trading in large volumes, help get more liquidity and lower transaction cost. Despite these benefits, there are a few issues, such as inadequate transparency, regulatory requirements, and uniform information access to investors. Considering these systems’ complexity, it’s important that functional testing, as well as gateway and performance testing, be done.

mainframes testing  Dark Pool Trading Systems Organizations adopting Dark Pool Trading Systems need to ensure rapid internal development of algorithms, since conditions that support algorithmic variables can change quickly and requirements can differ greatly from one financial market to the other and from one participant to the other. Source : AppLabs Resources Related to Testing Dark Pool Trading Systems : Dark Pools of Liquidity (Wikipedia) Testing Dark Pool Trading Systems Trading Systems is also known as : Read More

Ideabytes Inc


Model Based Testing (MBT) Services provided by Ideabytes – automates the creation of test cases, at a guaranteed 50% or better, of current test creation time & costs. Services are based on Conformiq Designer, where the SUT (System Under Test) is modeled, connected to the existing test harness, and test cases generated in any scripting language(s) at the touch of a button. In addition to being more efficient, Conformiq Designer provides increased coverage, automated documentation as well as minimal maintenance costs, as additional benefits. The combination of Ideabytes Services and Conformiq Designer has been proven at Tier 1 companies, and should be considered as a method to increase productivity in the software development life cycle, with efficiencies many times (proven 4x – 5x gains), greater than inflation.”

mainframes testing  Inc Model Based Testing (MBT) Services provided by Ideabytes – automates the creation of test cases, at a guaranteed 50% or better, of current test creation time & costs. Services are based on Conformiq Designer, where the SUT (System Under Test) is modeled, connected to the existing test harness, and test cases generated in any scripting language(s) at the touch of a button. In addition to being more efficient, Conformiq Designer provides increased coverage, automated documentation as well as Read More