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Double Trouble for Cap Gemini: Integrator's Problems Suggest A Different Approach to Contracting for Technology Services
IT systems company Cap Gemini has been dropped from some large contracts and is being sued for allegedly refusing to perform on another.

nothing but trouble  Trouble for Cap Gemini: Integrator's Problems Suggest A Different Approach to Contracting for Technology Services Event Summary An article in the New York Times states that Cap Gemini, an international provider of IT services, has recently been removed from a total of almost $150 million dollars worth of projects. The United States Chamber of Commerce, The United Way and the French Government have all expressed extreme dissatisfaction with Cap Gemini's performance; in at least one of these

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Choosing an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider


As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you're looking for open source help, know what questions to ask to ensure you're getting what you need.

nothing but trouble  Don't be surprised— it's nothing personal. It just reflects the less costly business model. Five Things to Learn About an Open Source Service Provider What if you're looking for some consulting help rather than support services? Are there other things you should be thinking about when engaging an open source service provider? Here are the questions to ask when looking for help from a service provider. Are they committed to open source? If the provider you're considering does open source as a sideline, Read More

Assessing Deltek’s Ongoing Transformation


Conventional wisdom would imply that a software company that changes its owners and CEO in the same year might be in some kind of trouble or facing stormy waters. But, Deltek vigorously claims that nothing is farther from the truth. Quite the contrary, in fact—via its 2012 acquisition by Thoma Bravo, Deltek believes it has found a dedicated and committed financial backer. In addition, there was

nothing but trouble  In addition, there was nothing sinister in Deltek’s CEO change in late 2012. After a transformational seven-plus years with Deltek, former CEO Kevin Parker left the company under his own volition. Seven-and-a-half years is a nice run at an enterprise software company, and Parker felt that it was the right time for him to step back a bit after accomplishing a lot of the goals he set out to accomplish back in 2005 (plus, he might have begun to miss the US West Coast where he hails from). Deltek’s Read More

J.D. Edwards On The Mend; This Time Might Be For Real Part 2: Market Impact


A small-to-medium enterprise simply wants to manufacture and deliver a product in a most efficient way and by utilizing minimal necessary resources, therefore, smaller companies consider planning and execution as one process. J.D. Edwards has resolved many pieces of the puzzle.

nothing but trouble  move. There is indeed nothing alchemic in J.D. Edwards' reporting - the profit and positive cash flow did not come from organic revenue growth, but in part through for example the change in the balance sheet where the company assets have been reduced by almost $300 million over the last year. The company, therefore, faces the challenge of overcoming the perception of internal trouble and the difficulty of regaining confidence. When prospects sense troubling news about some vendor, they tend to consider Read More

Alice (or Allen) in MobileLand


Cell phones, smartphones, and similar mobile devices are beginning to play an active role in customer relationship management; many of these handheld devices are capable of handling field service and sales, and can make business intelligence available to users.

nothing but trouble  and field service has nothing to do with it. So what do they care about the productivity of field service workers? They don't. Their idea of ROI is entirely different. But the human and behavioral characteristics—their people feeling more productive, more in control, and cooler —remain the same. That's what I'm talking about. So, the value of mobile CRM isn't always in the numbers; sometimes it's in how productive a mobile warrior becomes and how he or she feels while carrying the device. In other Read More

They Can Run, But You Can’t Hide


Politicians are reputedly experts at reinterpreting past statements in the face of current realities. A minor flap about one of them reveals a new way that the Web may impact politics (and business).

nothing but trouble  Can Run, But You Can’t Hide They Can Run, But You Can't Hide D. Geller - August 22, 2000 Event Summary It's quite possible that one of your friends, or some organization that has your e-mail address, sent you a notice about Governor George W. Bush of Texas, currently the Republican nominee for President of the United States, having established a Jesus Day in Texas. Depending on your political and religious choices you might have felt this to be interesting. TEC of course has no comment one way or Read More

Beating IT Recession Blues


IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT investments are most effective when they improve business performance. Find out the degree to which organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) understand what IT is doing for their businesses, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it.

nothing but trouble  IT Recession Blues IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT investments are most effective when they improve business performance. Find out the degree to which organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) understand what IT is doing for their businesses, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it. Read More

ERP Case Study: Chemtech Plastics Inc


Chemtech Plastics Inc., an injection molding company founded in 1982, believed technology could help it obtain an edge over the competition—but the first generation software it was using had some limitations, and many of its processes were manual. By implementing an industry-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, Chemtech has doubled its sales volume to more than $20 million (USD) in the last seven years.

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QAD Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Six: User Recommendations


While hardly any vendor is safe these days including QAD, the gloomy past seems to be far behind. The company has notably broadened its offering and seems to at least keep abreast of current collaborative requirements (if not staying ahead of the curve).

nothing but trouble  Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Six: User Recommendations Event Summary On August 20, QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a global provider of collaborative enterprise applications for manufacturing and distributing organizations, reported upbeat financial results for the fiscal 2004 second quarter and six-month period ended July 31, 2003. The improved financial performance has not come without astute moves with regard to product functionality enhancements. These moves include: A partnership with Read More

Geac Metamorphosises JBA Into Gear, but Cuts 20% of Staff


On November 12, Geac Computer unveiled its plan to turn its UK-based JBA Holdings acquisition into a new division, dubbed Gear, that will focus on the midrange enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications market.

nothing but trouble  Metamorphosises JBA Into Gear, but Cuts 20% of Staff Event Summary On November 12, Geac Computer unveiled its plan to turn its UK-based JBA Holdings acquisition into a new division, dubbed Gear, that will focus on the midrange enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications market. In the process, the firm plans to cut 500 people, or 20 percent of its staff as part of an attempt to reduce overhead. The aim is to cut annual costs by about C$90 million, effective from this current quarter. Douglas Read More

HTML5 Adoption Still Slow but Interest Growing


With mobile devices increasingly being used to access information by consumers and within enterprises, developers are expected to increasingly weigh the pros and cons of HTML5 versus native application development for their respective usage. This industry overview shows that while HTML5 adoption is slow, interest is growing and opportunities are opening for hybrid apps that blend HTML5 with native features.

nothing but trouble  Adoption Still Slow but Interest Growing With mobile devices increasingly being used to access information by consumers and within enterprises, developers are expected to increasingly weigh the pros and cons of HTML5 versus native application development for their respective usage. This industry overview shows that while HTML5 adoption is slow, interest is growing and opportunities are opening for hybrid apps that blend HTML5 with native features. Read More

Managing Devices Intelligently: Hurdles Remain, but a Promising Opportunity


This white paper reveals the results of a survey that examined how companies can intelligently manage devices to create value, and to look at implications for improving energy efficiency. While recognizing there are challenges facing smart management of devices, one third of those who responded to a related survey also acknowledged that such efforts could help cut costs or increase profits significantly across many areas of the business. Learn more. Download this white paper now.

nothing but trouble  Devices Intelligently: Hurdles Remain, but a Promising Opportunity This white paper reveals the results of a survey that examined how companies can intelligently manage devices to create value, and to look at implications for improving energy efficiency. While recognizing there are challenges facing smart management of devices, one third of those who responded to a related survey also acknowledged that such efforts could help cut costs or increase profits significantly across many areas of the Read More

Oracle Sails Slower In The Low Tide, But Mayday Signal Is Quite Far-Fetched


For a longer time than most of its competitors, Oracle seemed to have defied a global economic slowdown. The 64,000 dollar question is whether Oracle’s tamed results are completely attributable to the slowing economy, or do the problems run deeper.

nothing but trouble  Sails Slower In The Low Tide, But Mayday Signal Is Quite Far-Fetched Oracle Sails Slower In The Low Tide, But Mayday Signal Is Quite Far-Fetched P.J. Jakovljevic - April 16, 2001 Event Summary  Oracle Corporation , the largest database provider and one of the largest providers of software applications for e-business, said on March 20 it plans to cut 866 jobs, or 2% of its workforce, in an attempt to reduce costs amid a slowing economy. As it warned earlier, Oracle posted Q3 2001 results below Read More

Enterprise Applications Vendor Reverses Fortunes - But Will Perseverance and Agility Be Enough?


With seven consecutive profitable quarters, a feat unprecedented in the company's recent past, IFS enters a new phase of sustained profitable growth, along with its new chief executive officer. However, there are some challenges that just will not go away.

nothing but trouble  would have thought that nothing could ever go wrong with the vendor. The company's roots go back to 1983, when it was founded in Sweden, with software used to maintain assets for large utilities, and 1986 marked the launch of IFS Maintenance . After extending into manufacturing, distribution, and order entry and management, as parts of a more complete ERP suite in 1990, 1991 marked the company's geographic expansion into Norway, Finland, and Poland, whereas 1993 was marked by the first graphical user Read More

MAPICS Back On Track, But Not Without Restructuring Pains


On August 23, MAPICS, Inc., one of the leading mid-market ERP vendors, announced that it is taking steps to reduce costs through a restructuring plan. Earlier, on July 27, MAPICS reported results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2000.

nothing but trouble  Back On Track, But Not Without Restructuring Pains MAPICS Back On Track, But Not Without Restructuring Pains P.J. Jakovljevic - September 11, 2000 Event Summary As announced in a press release from August 23, MAPICS, Inc., one of the leading mid-market ERP vendors, announced that it is taking steps to reduce costs through a restructuring plan that includes directing a greater proportion of its resources on the worldwide growth opportunities for its newest extended enterprise solutions for Read More