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Processing Complex Events (During these, oh well, Complex Times) - Part I
The worn-out saying about how we learn new things every day applies to this blog topic too. Namely, my interest in Progress Software Corporation has long been

mm proposition i  where at Progress’ Analyst Summit (a traditional Boston winter fixture event) we could all find out that Progress Apama is possibly the best performing and growing part of the company. OpenEdge, while still contributing to over 60 percent to Progress’ total revenues, is a mature business that is now sold mostly to independent software vendors (ISVs). In addition, the recent financial markets (and consequently the overall economic) crisis and related cases of high-profile frauds ( white-collar

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Be to Be FreeB(i)e


Be Inc. will offer the newest version of its operating system for free later this quarter. Version 5 for the desktop will be available for download to pre-registered individuals.

mm proposition i  to Be FreeB(i)e Event Summary January 18, 2000 - Be Inc. said today that it will offer the newest version of its operating system for free later this quarter. Version 5 for the desktop will be available for download to pre-registered individuals. Be will also work with publishers and other partners to distribute the software. Commercial users of BeOS 5 will still require a separate license from Be. The software currently retails for $99. The move is designed to maximize the visibility and acceptance of Read More

Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part I)


In the last decade or so of covering the enterprise applications market, I've witnessed so many products and vendors disappearing and reappearing under a different name, ownership, etc., but it is for the first time now, at the end of 2007 that I saw basically the same vendor go public for the second time (and in a 10 year timespan). Namely, Deltek (evaluate its flagship product), the leading

mm proposition i  has done it again. Its common shares begun trading November 1, 2007 on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol PROJ . Previously, the company, which was founded in 1983, used to be publicly traded under the symbol DLTK from 1997 till late 2002/early 2003, when it was de-listed and went private again (for the time being). I don't intend to bore you with the financial figures (about the number of shares offered, its current share value, market capitalization, etc.), since many wire Read More

Successful Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain


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Customer Advocacy Part I: Creating the Business Case for Customer-centric Companies With Fanatical Customer Advocates


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Every Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition


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mm proposition i  Organization Values Supply Chain Visibility but Sharing Information Can Be a Dangerous Proposition To achieve a high level of supply chain transparency, companies must share their technology systems and data with many suppliers, distributors, transportation carriers, and channel partners that bring their products to market. This information may be seen by thousands worldwide. While there are doubtless benefits to be achieved, increased data sharing also carries an inherent level of risk. Know how to Read More

You Say RFI, I Say Riffy: Why You and Your Vendor Need to Speak the Same Language


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mm proposition i  into those another time. Miscommunication, on the other hand, will torpedo your software selection project faster than a Mark 46. Here’s a great example, from Fatal Flaws and Technology Choices , a TEC article by Olin Thompson and P.J. Jakovljevic: “One meat processor (which will remain nameless) recently embarked on an application software project. Of course, catchweight was a must-have for its business. The company asked the software salesman if the software had catchweight, and after having to Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)


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The 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP: Observations - Part 1


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SaaSy Discussions (Part I)


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mm proposition i  delivery framework provides a common reporting platform that consists of the data source (database) layer, the data extraction (query engine) layer, and the data presentation layer, which can render the user interface (UI) in multiple ways. One way of handling these presentational issues in ABW is to use its reporting engine, called Excelerator , which allows the output to be dynamically surfaced in Excel (or Word), while retaining the underlying financial intelligence. This means that the Excel workbook Read More

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mm proposition i  fluffy PRs that most communications folks use (especially during ordinary times). One such “educational” PR came this past summer from the spend management vendor Emptoris , and was analyzed in my blog post on five procurement commandments in a down economy . A more recent similar PR came from JDA Software Group Inc ., a provider of integrated merchandising and supply chain and revenue management planning, execution, and optimization solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain and services Read More

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