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How Do You Categorize Notebooks?
The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. Our purpose here is to define the notebook market

notebook feature  Typical Features for Different Notebook Classes Feature Desktop Replacement Highly Mobile General-Purpose Low-End Display size >14 13 -14 12 -14 12 -13 CPU type (Note 1) P III * P III PIII/Celeron Celeron HDD size > 12 GB 6-12 GB 6-12 GB Up to 6 GB Weight 7+ lb > 6 lb > 6 lb Battery life (Note 2) > 3 hr > 4 hr ~ 3 hr ~ 3 hr Warranty 3 yr 3 yr 1 yr 1 yr Note 1: Intel product names used for convenience. Advanced Micro (AMD) CPUs are also used Note 2: Life as measured by ZD BatteryMark 3.0 test As is Read More

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Cooler-running Notebooks from HP, Toshiba, et al.
Recent announcements from AMD, Toshiba, and Phoenix highlight an increasing focus on extending the battery life of notebook computers.

notebook feature  third leg of a notebook feature trinity/Holy Grail: large screen, lightweight, and long battery life. Previously, increasing battery life meant beefing up the battery, which meant increased weight, this announcement helps mitigate that. We believe that highly mobile users will be willing to give up a little performance in exchange for much longer usage. We expect Compaq will eventually follow suit for its Presario and Notebook 100 lines, leaving only Dell as an Intel holdout. In addition to the Read More
Information/Internet Appliances
Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware

notebook feature  counterpart in the Armada notebook line should allow easy transport of data between the notebook and appliance. Compaq is also focusing on deployment speed (how quickly a customer can be up and productive) and extended product life (up to a year vs. the typical 90 days for a Celeron CPU), although we do not necessarily see the one-year timeframe as being a killer benefit. On the negative side: Compaq announced this product as an Internet Device, but this appears to be just a stripped-down PC. For Read More
Transmeta to Intel/AMD: Eat Our Dust
Transmeta’s CEO says his company has a five-year lead on Intel’s and AMD’s technology. Reality or hype? And does it matter?

notebook feature  greater success in the notebook market - mobile devices (Palm, Pocket PC, and the like) have a number of processors already available, and it's unclear that the extra battery life is a big selling feature for the smaller devices. User Recommendations Until Transmeta's claims can be verified on a production-grade notebook, potential corporate customers should watch, but not buy. If Crusoe-based notebooks demonstrate battery life on a par with their claims, then these notebooks have the potential to be a Read More
Gates Previews Pen-Based Computer
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates used Comdex to present his next hardware solution, a pen-computing tablet-sized PC code named, amazingly enough, the Tablet PC.

notebook feature  as being ideal for notebook computers and other mobile systems that require long battery life. In addition to the battery life issue, Crusoe utilizes Mobile Linux , a scaled-down version of the increasingly popular Linux OS, and something Transmeta calls Code Morphing software, which allows the processor to be compatible with x86-based applications. Microsoft does not expect the Tablet to ship until 2003 Market Impact This is interesting on a number of levels. If these products ever become a reality, Read More
The Devil’s in the Details (Based on a True Story)


notebook feature  Devil’s in the Details (Based on a True Story) In a past life I was a consultant on behalf of an enterprise software company. This is a tale of what happened during one engagement to install a new system. This involved travelling to different cities every week in order to do implementations and the like. I regularly saw the impact of software selection processes that ought to have been more thorough. One of the first things impressed upon me during my consulting time was that every on-site engagement Read More
Mashups and Pervasive BI
In the world of Web-based business intelligence (BI), mashups combine two or more data sources in a single feature. Mashups are among the innovations that help

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Behind the Scenes of TEC’s Vendor Showdowns
TEC’s Vendor Showdown series is the most popular regular feature that we run here at TEC. So far, we’ve run quite a few Showdowns, and usually things go

notebook feature  the Scenes of TEC’s Vendor Showdowns TEC’s Vendor Showdown series is the most popular regular feature that we run here at TEC. So far, we’ve run quite a few Showdowns, and usually things go smoothly, but sometimes there’s more that goes on than meets the eye—and then it’s usually problems, as you’ll see in a moment. I should know, I’m the person who writes TEC’s Vendor Showdowns. For those who've never seen one, Showdowns compare three software solutions (it could be ERP, or CRM, Read More
It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part III
Part II of this blog series continued the introduction of the concepts of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also zoomed in on

notebook feature  About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part III Part II of this blog series continued the introduction of the concepts of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also zoomed in on similarities and subtle differences between the two related software categories. Finally, the idea of on-demand workflow and/or BPM solutions was introduced. To that end, W ebcom Inc.  has leveraged its vast expertise earned while addressing many complex sales quote-to-order (Q2O) proces Read More
Show Me, Don't Sell Me
Are you having trouble finding concrete information about how enterprise software actually works? I know I am.I’m not talking about feature lists—you can

notebook feature  Me, Don't Sell Me Are you having trouble finding concrete information about how enterprise software actually works? I know I am. I’m not talking about feature lists—you can find those easily enough—and I’m not talking about promises to streamline processes, increase efficiency, or deliver value—which I don’t read. What I’m talking about is this: Let’s say my company is considering upgrading one of its enterprise software packages, and, as an end user, I’m going to be spending most of Read More
Your ERP Selection Challenge: Sage vs. Microsoft
Sometimes a tier-two vendor knocks off one of the giants. Your turn to tell me why...Every now and then I like to spend a few hours putting myself squarely

notebook feature  ERP Selection Challenge: Sage vs. Microsoft Sometimes a tier-two vendor knocks off one of the giants. Your turn to tell me why... Every now and then I like to spend a few hours putting myself squarely in the shoes of someone who’s selecting an ERP system, this time by using the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center to compare discrete ERP software. Here’s how I responded to th e Discrete ERP Evaluation Center questionnaire (click to enlarge image): … and here’s a partial list of the ERP systems recomm Read More
Midmarket/Enterprise Backup and Recovery Buyer's Guide
Selecting the right backup and recovery solution can be complicated. Pricing and feature sets are

notebook feature  Enterprise Backup and Recovery Buyer's Guide Selecting the right backup and recovery solution can be complicated. Pricing and feature sets are all over the map, making evaluations and comparisons difficult. Download this document for guidance that will lead you to the best shortlist of candidate solutions for your business, based on requirements including budget, backup and recovery time frames, platform support, key applications, and service level agreement (SLA) terms. Read More
The Demo Crime Files!
This article is part of the continuing education all software demonstrators need to ensure their fundamental skills remain sharp. It points out three common

notebook feature  Demo Crime Files! Originally published - November 7, 2001 Please forgive me. I'm normally optimistic and maintain a positive outlook. This article, however, is devoted to the negative aspects of demonstrations. It's important to point out the common crimes made in demonstrations because most people don't recognize them. Just like in real life, some crimes are minor offenses while others carry the death penalty. I'm not suggesting any demo crime is acceptable. Crimes aren't acceptable in society, nor Read More
A Closeup of Descartes-The Executives’ Viewpoint
In the first part of this feature series on Descartes, we discussed the vendor’s approach on simplifying global logistics. To discuss further Descartes

notebook feature  Closeup of Descartes-The Executives’ Viewpoint In the first part of this feature series on Descartes, we discussed the vendor’s approach on simplifying global logistics. To discuss further Descartes’ ambitious value prop and current state of affairs, we recently talked to the company’s top executives. TEC: Your sustained results appear to be at odds with those of mainstream enterprise resource planning (ERP)/supply chain management (SCM) players, especially during the toughest recession years of Read More
RTI's CRM Applications Rivals The Major League Providers
Founded in 1990, RTI Software is an Illinois CRM application provider with a feature- rich Enterprise solution targeting the software and hardware industry and

notebook feature  s CRM Applications Rivals The Major League Providers Event Summary Pursuing our focus on the mid-market CRM vendors, TEC has recently looked at RTI Software , provider of CustomerFirst , SalesFirst and WebFirst . The RTI CRM product line combines front office functionalities covering areas like services, marketing, development, and sales. Michael P. Mallen , Executive Vice President promotes the fact that a single repository makes the entire organization capable of performing collaborative work and to Read More

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