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Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take
It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least

midwest micro  US East Coast and Midwest, just in time to spoil the recent holiday travel and shopping season? Is there anything funny and refreshing left to say about kicking sand into the faces of the perennial  “Big 3 ERP Giants”:  multi-billion-dollar SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft? The success of such campaigns depends on what level in the business organization they are targeting. Vice presidents and higher executives are so buried with just trying to track/return emails and are tied up in both in-person and

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AMD Hooks Up with Transmeta - For Now


Advanced Micro Devices, Intel’s main CPU competition, has teamed up with Transmeta – another Intel competitor – in an effort to speed development on its 'Sledgehammmer' 64-bit processor.

midwest micro  Hooks Up with Transmeta - For Now AMD Hooks Up with Transmeta - For Now R. Krause - January 25, 2001 Event Summary 1/3/2001 [Source: CNET] Computer chip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices. Inc. , ( AMD ), in an attempt to reduce software development time for its future 64-bit CPU, called Sledgehammer , is rumored to be sending systems to software developers. What is different about these systems is that they will use the Crusoe processor and special code morphing software produced by Transmeta , Read More

Surviving Amid "ERP Sharks" as a “Visionary Vendor for the Pragmatic User” (Part I)


Maybe just for the sake of change (or some fun), let me start this blog post as a quiz question. It could go like this: Can anyone name the mid-market incumbent manufacturing and distribution-oriented enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that has a global presence (through regional territory distribution centers and a global reseller network in the United States [US], Canada, Africa, Asia

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Gateway, Jilted by Intel, Kisses and Makes Up with AMD


Gateway has blamed Intel for its recent quarterly losses, due to Intel's inability to meet Gateway's demand requirements.

midwest micro  Jilted by Intel, Kisses and Makes Up with AMD Event Summary 1/6/2000 - Gateway Inc. has reversed its earlier decision to drop Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) CPUs. Gateway's executives have criticized Intel Corp., coming close to blaming it for Gateway's poor financial performance in the last quarter. As Gateway officials announced late Wednesday that the company's fourth-quarter earnings would fail to meet expectations, they also strongly hinted that the company would be seeking an alternative chip Read More

Wholesale and Retail Trade


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A "Gentler" Giant's Success in Reaching Out to the "Little Guys"


Until recently, the few leaders in the lower end of the technology and platform market have hardly had any viable competition. However, Oracle is determined to give these players—especially archrival Microsoft—a run for their money, starting with offerings attractive to small to medium businesses and partners alike.

midwest micro  Gentler Giant's Success in Reaching Out to the Little Guys Originally published - May 21, 2008 For a long time, the products of Oracle , the world's largest enterprise software company, have been regarded as the “golden” technology standard (in terms of security, scalability, and availability) among the largest corporate clients. In other words, the vendor’s forte has always been the selling of enterprise-class software (i.e., high-performance, though with a hefty price tag) to enterprises. Read More

Microsoft’s Latest Acquisitions: Who Benefits?


Microsoft recently acquired four vertical solutions that target process manufacturing (Fullscope Inc.), professional services (Computer Generated Solutions Inc.), and retail industries (To-Increase and LS Retail ehf).  These acquisitions are no different from any other software industry vendor acquisition, as each player in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) space is trying to expand its

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Presarios Freezing - and Not Because it's Winter


At least 20 Compaq customers who purchased the Presario 5800 PCs recently have reported inexplicable freezing of their PCs while surfing the Web or playing games.

midwest micro  Freezing - and Not Because it's Winter Event Summary 12/30/99 [ZDNet News]- At least 20 Compaq customers who purchased the Presario 5800 PCs recently have reported inexplicable freezing of their PCs while surfing the Web or playing games. The freeze forces users to shut down and reboot, sometimes by pressing the machine's power button or unplugging it. It's a known problem and we've been proactive in addressing it, said Compaq spokeswoman Hedy Baker. Compaq has responded in two ways: telling Read More

New Internet Appliances Coming from Compaq


Compaq has jumped into the home Internet Appliance game with its latest iPAQ offering. Is this a continuation of computer manufacturers attempting to create a market?

midwest micro  Internet Appliances Coming from Compaq New Internet Appliances Coming from Compaq R. Krause - September 7, 2000 Event Summary August 15, 2000 [Source: Compaq Press Release] MSN and Compaq Computer Corporation announced availability of the Compaq iPAQ Home Internet Appliance, the first MSN Companion device available. The device is designed for new Internet users who want an easy and affordable way to get connected, surf the Web, send and receive e-mail, and accomplish everyday tasks online. The Read More

KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at WFM challenges facing organizations, particularly those with large, complex workforces, and how Kronos’ innovative solutions help companies control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

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Sage Continues Its Housecleaning Effort


After engaging in a soul-searching exercise a while back, which has lately resulted with more coherent strategies in some regions, and with the recent public statement of its commitment to making customers happy, Sage Group announced at the opening of trading at the London Stock Exchange on February 15, 2013, that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell Sage Nonprofit Solutions to Accel-KKR,

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Vendor Snapshot: Infor at the TEC Vendor Challenge


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Should Your ERP Meal Plan Include the McCloud?


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IBM PC Line Redrawn


IBM has decided to combine its entire desktop PC line under one name. The NetVista brand, until last week the name for IBM’s thin clients and appliance desktops, will now cover the whole range, including newly-released models for home and business.

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