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Vox Populi: Is The Use of Polygraph Testing In Human Resources Ethical or Useful?
If you do a search on the famous phrase “You can’t handle the truth!” from the movie A Few Good Men, you will find it in a list of useless movie quotes

no picnic  most motivated! There are no HR consulting companies in North America doing polygraph testing. When required, recruiters or HR professionals use the services of specialized companies (see the American Polygraph Association ). From the same Web site , we also learn that “ To date, there has been only a limited number of research projects on the accuracy of polygraph testing in the pre-employment context, primarily because of the difficulty in establishing ground truth .” In conclusion, the use of polyg Read More

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Here Come the
The hot products at Comdex 99 are expected to be in the up-and-coming area of

no picnic  Web terminals, or dedicated non-Windows computing devices for browsing the Internet. Market Impact As with server appliances, the growth of information appliances (sometimes called Internet appliances or PC appliances) will be tremendous over the next three years; we expect annual growth rates will be greater than 100%. This market will prey on the traditional PC/desktop market, eating directly into PC volumes. This is a result of users trying to find a lower-cost alternative to the standard PC. In additi Read More
SAP BusinessObjects BI, Now On-demand
Yesterday, SAP announced the release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand solution. This new product will enable users with no previous experience with

no picnic  will enable users with no previous experience with business intelligence (BI) applications to use a BI toolset with complete ease. It also will let users access and navigate through their on-demand and on-premise data by incorporating the complete set of BusinessObjects tools. This announcement brings to mind the phrase “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” with respect to increasing interest in the SaaS market segment on the part of BI vendors. It will be interesting to see how software giants Read More
Failure Is No Accident
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are complicated beasts, and buying one without a plan is like giving your 16-year-old the keys to a Porsche without

no picnic  Is No Accident Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are complicated beasts, and buying one without a plan is like giving your 16-year-old the keys to a Porsche without teaching him to drive. He's headed for a deadly accident, and if you purchase an ERP system without first learning the basics, you are too! Download this white paper for expert advice on what you should know. Read More
The Competitive Supply Chain
Streamlining your supply chain can boost revenue, reduce costs, and help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply

no picnic  help grow your business. No matter what business you’re in, the days of managing your supply chain from the back office are over. Today’s successful companies understand that lean supply chains maximize revenue and help stimulate growth—and their top executives aren’t afraid to wield their supply chains like weapons. Read More
The No-drama Software Upgrade
When you upgrade enterprise application software, you want to realize expected benefits as quickly as possible and minimize costs, disruption, and risk. In

no picnic  times, there is absolutely no room for budget overruns and the potential disruption to business operations that are the ever-present companion risks of a software upgrade. Risk mitigation and management are absolutely mandatory. You need to ensure your end-users can still do their jobs during and after the upgrade. You also need to ensure that critical business tasks and transactions (such as order entry and order management) are properly maintained after the upgrade. End-User Management solutions from Read More
PeopleSoft: No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood?
PeopleSoft has been on a quest to dramatically improve its customer service & support by weeding out its 3rd-party consulting partners. PeopleSoft also has a

no picnic  No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood? PeopleSoft: No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood? P.J. Jakovljevic - September 5, 2000 Event Summary As reported on a number of IT News Web sites during mid August, PeopleSoft Inc., a leading provider of business applications, has eliminated nearly 70% of outside consulting firms from its preferred-provider list in the past year and is instituting a new certification program for nearly 12,000 individual consultants because of customers Read More
No Nonsense: Employment Background Checking
Did you know that...

no picnic  Nonsense: Employment Background Checking Hiring new employees can expose your company to all kinds of risk. Did you know that 3 out of 10 business failures are caused by employee theft average workplace violence awards exceed $1 million (USD) as many as one-third of employee application forms contain outright lies both federal and state laws limit your actions when conducting employee background checks Learn how to find the right employees—while avoiding potentially serious problems—in Business Read More
Sales 2.0: Faster Sales in a Sluggish Economy
The Internet offers a wealth of information for buyers, who can window-shop from their desks. Power has shifted to buyers, who no longer need to rely on

no picnic  shifted to buyers, who no longer need to rely on salespeople for information. But sales managers can use Sales 2.0 to tap into these new buying habits to instantly interact with prospects and provide personalized service. Find out how Sales 2.0 can help you instantly view and serve prospects entering your online store. Read More
New Challenges in Managing Advertising Revenue
As the digital era evolves, media content companies are faced with a number of new challenges. One such challenge is that they can no longer specialize in one

no picnic  is that they can no longer specialize in one communication format. The advertising market is now a dynamic and complex forum making it difficult to manage multiple channel revenues. A standard, integrated solution, however, can facilitate the management of advertising revenues while increasing customer satisfaction. Read More
Lean Enterprise Development in Complex Engineer to Order Companies
Maintaining a competitive advantage is paramount, no matter what business you operate within. Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies that produce complex products

no picnic  competitive advantage is paramount, no matter what business you operate within. Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies that produce complex products, usually in low volumes, and with project control techniques, are no exception. A lean enterprise involves the reduction or elimination of any activity that does not add value to a customer. In order to effectively utilize lean, lean concepts must be taken from the manufacturing floor and used thorough the ETO enterprise. This paper demonstrates how IFS applicatio Read More
Xactly Surpasses 500 Customers
This past Halloween was by no means scary for Xactly Corporation, a cloud sales compensation and sales performance management (SPM) provider.  In fact, the day

no picnic  past Halloween was by no means scary for Xactly Corporation, a cloud sales compensation and sales performance management (SPM) provider.  In fact, the day ended up being quite a treat—not only did the company close out an exceptionally strong quarter on October 31, 2012, but it also signed its 500th customer . There has been a simultaneous surge of activity at the high end with customers that have more than 1,000 incentive-based payees, and also with smaller businesses that have fewer than 100. The Read More
NoSQL for My BI Solution?
Every day business intelligence (BI) gets closer to chaos. Don’t get me wrong—I’m by no means saying that BI will one day become obsolete and that you'll need

no picnic  get me wrong—I’m by no means saying that BI will one day become obsolete and that you'll need to avoid it at all costs. On the contrary, what I mean is that BI will have to go outside the box into a world where data is not nicely structured within well-defined databases and using Structured Query Language—best known as SQL . Because BI is no longer being used by only a small number of users (information workers, data scientists, and data geeks ) for the purposes of providing results for an even Read More
NAI Will Pay Trend $12.5 Million Resulting from Law Suit
Settling a patent dispute out of court, Network Associates agreed to pay Trend Micro $12.5 million for the cost of licensing Trend's patented technologies. Both

no picnic  - July 5, 2000 Note: This News Analysis as originally published on July 5, 2000 contained factual errors and inaccuracies that have been corrected in this version. Event Summary Settling a patent dispute out of court, Network Associates agreed to pay Trend Micro $12.5 million for the cost of licensing Trend's patented technologies. Both companies claim to be the innovator of scanning for viruses in electronic mail. It was May 13, 1997 when Trend Micro initiated litigation in a Northern California Federal Read More
Mid-sized SCE Buys Small SCP: No Sure Bet on Short Term Profits
Leading supply chain execution (SCE) vendor, Manhattan Associates has recently announced its acquisition of Evant, a supply chain planning (SCP) company

no picnic  SCE Buys Small SCP: No Sure Bet on Short Term Profits Introduction With much aplomb, leading supply chain execution (SCE) vendor Manhattan Associates has recently announced the acquisition of Evant, a relatively small supply chain planning (SCP) vendor primarily for the retail and wholesale distribution sectors. Those who follow software vendor consolidation have recently witnessed Oracle purchasing ProfitLogic and then Retek , thwarting the attempts of SAP . Arguably these two mega-ERP vendors, with Read More

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