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Compaq Reorganizes Again
“When in trouble, when in doubt: Run in circles! Scream and shout”. And reorganize.

peter blackmore  as well as VP Peter Blackmore (who now has service/support added to his current sales and marketing responsibilities) to reassure their customers that everything's going to be OK. User Recommendations Customers should not alter their purchasing plans as a result of the reorganization. The short-term effects seen by customers - at least on the development side - will be negligible. The movement of the service/support group creates the bigger uncertainty, especially when Compaq has suffered from a

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Retailers Join Forces for a "Make or Break" Attempt in Their Competitive Landscape


Today's competitive retail landscape has lead to mega-mergers between some of the oldest retailers in the US: Kmart and Sears. Before the technical issues of merging disparate supply chain systems can be addressed, these giants first had had to get their business "housekeeping" in order.

peter blackmore  a fairness opinion from Peter J. Solomon Company , Limited , while Skadden Arps provided legal advice to May. This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss the market impact and will compare the result to Wal-Mart. Part Three will cover technology and make user recommendations. Read More

Defogging the “Mission/Vision Thing”


A company’s success depends upon its ability to make smart decisions and respond quickly in a highly volatile environment. When a company has a relevant and clearly stated Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Values, which are understood by all employees, both management and employees are in a superior position to put strategies and actions into place that propel the organization forward.

peter blackmore  state: Thirty years ago Peter Drucker advised executives to ask the question: What business are we in? Today we can up the ante by challenging leaders and organizations to choose what they stand for. To say that an organization stands for profits says nothing at all. Yes, every organization needs profits just like every body needs food but it is as absurd to say that the purpose of an organization is to make money as it is to say that the purpose of a human being is to eat or breath. [3] Many companies Read More

Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries


Process manufacturing’s daunting mix of constraints has kept many software vendors away. Privately held Formation Systems takes up the challenge with Optiva, a suite targeted at cost-saving opportunities in the product development cycle.

peter blackmore  marketplace. President and CEO Peter Shields leads a senior management team composed predominantly of scientists and engineers who have attained real-world business skills along the way. This gives Formation an important distinction in an industry too often peopled by talkers and sellers rather than thinkers and doers. Another advantage for Formation is its blue-chip customer base, composed largely of household names like Coca-Cola , GE Plastics , The Gillette Company , Proctor & Gamble , and chemical gia Read More

Atex Polopoly: WCM for More than Just the Media Industry


Atex knows what media companies need for publishing online today. And while its Web content management (WCM) solution puts editorial teams at home in the digital media environment, Atex wants to be your WCM system even if your company isn’t part of the media industry. You can see how it addresses your requirements using the comprehensive data on Atex Polopoly that we recently

peter blackmore  their associations with Atex. Peter Marsh, Executive Vice President of Atex, mentioned to me that at the company’s conferences people occasionally tell him they remember a parent using Atex many years ago. This is a company that was founded in 1973 by brothers Charles and Richard Ying with Douglas Drane. It’s been entrenched in the media industry throughout many changes in publishing technologies and business models, and it has reinvented itself several times. Although Atex today is not the company Read More

7 Essential Steps to Security Risk Reduction


As management visionary and author Peter Drucker once said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” No statement rings truer—especially when it comes to security risk reduction. By having an accurate depiction of your network, however, you can identify real-world security threats and learn how to evaluate your organization’s ability to respond to them. Find out how, with these seven essential steps.

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Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective


Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of optimization is fast being recognized as having the capability to help businesses grow margins significantly. In fact, studies have shown that it can add a 15 to 50 percent incremental margin to the bottom line.

peter blackmore  upgrading, and balancing capacities. Peter Belobaba, whose optimization strategies most airlines use, estimated that airlines that leverage optimization have a 10% revenue and corresponding profit advantage compared with those airlines that do not. Although some vendors have been pitching that the airlines' optimization solution is closely applicable to other industries, it is essential to note that what the airline industry is actually doing is yield management. This means that all the airlines are Read More

The Keyword Is FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010


Following the general opening session presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and analyst discussion session with Burrows allowed me to learn more details about adidas' FlexPLM implementation. In addition, I also had a 1:1 interview with Kathleen Mitford, VP, Product and Marketing Strategy focusing on the consumer

peter blackmore  presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and analyst discussion session with Burrows allowed me to learn more details about adidas' FlexPLM implementation. In addition, I also had a 1:1 interview with Kathleen Mitford, VP, Product and Marketing Strategy focusing on the consumer products, retail, footwear, and apparel industries, to learn FlexPLM's achievements and product roadmap of FlexPLM. After all that, I have to give my Read More

ABAS Business Software-One Mid-market ERP Vendor to Watch For


ABAS Business Software has built a name for itself as a mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor to contend with. In his latest article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the company’s major ERP offering, describes how the mid-market ERP vendor the differentiated itself from the pack, and talks with Alan Salton to get the president’s perspective on the company’s products, challenges, and strategies.

peter blackmore  Abakus was founded by Peter Forscht, Werner Strub (current chief executive officer [CEO]), and three other fellow students in 1980. The company is located in Karlsruhe, Germany, and started as a custom programming firm for manufacturing enterprises, and had its name changed to ABAS shortly after its inception in 1980. In 1993, ABAS introduced its first complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) package, built from the manufacturing side and rounded out with financial, cost accounting, and Read More

SAP Gives in to CRM (Part Time) Matrimony


On May 2, SAP AG, the leading provider of enterprise software applications, announced a strategic alliance with Nortel Networks to develop and integrate industry-specific CRM solutions.

peter blackmore  from technological limitations, said Peter Zencke, member of the executive board of SAP AG. Enabling collaborative virtual communities of companies to present one face to their joint customers, SAP and Nortel Networks will deliver a new quality in customer relationship management. With the embedded Clarify eFrontOffice applications from Clarify eBusiness Applications accessible through personalized workplaces, mySAP.com will allegedly provide a robust contact center that delivers a comprehensive and se Read More

What Small Businesses Need to Know in Today’s Regulatory Environment


Today, entrepreneurs running small-to-medium sized businesses face daunting tasks that just a few years ago were not existent. The complexities of the business world have created new risks, a myriad of regulations, and complex reporting requirements that can overwhelm any organization. Owners and managers of all enterprises, even smaller private businesses, need to be cognizant of both the spirit and the letter of the law. How does a smaller organization, with limited resources, cope with all of this? How do they stay abreast of the additional changes that are on the way? In this guide, Pete Russo of the Entrepreneurial Management Institute at the Boston University School of Management outlines the pitfalls and steps, but also looks at effective solutions for private companies.

peter blackmore  In the following whitepaper, Peter Russo discusses the concerns that are keeping owners and managers of small businesses up at night and outlines suggestions for coping with those concerns. Small Business and the Concerns About Regulatory Compliance An entrepreneur running small-to-medium sized business today faces a daunting task. Just a few years ago, a company that could develop a strong business plan, have a break- through product or service providing a competitive edge in the marketplace and build Read More

Process Manufacturing: Ensuring Food Safety through Active HACCP Management


As a result of publicized food contamination and product recalls, food safety regulations are under increasing scrutiny. Process manufacturers in the food and beverage industry may soon be facing stricter rules. But food manufacturers can prevent contamination by using existing technology to automate and ensure the effectiveness of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) food safety program. Learn more.

peter blackmore  forced to recall all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter manufactured at its Sylvester, Ga., plant since October 2004 after the product was linked to hundreds of cases of salmonella across the United States. As a result of these incidents, and others, food safety regulations have come under increasing scrutiny. Process manufacturers may soon find themselves facing much stricter rules-including having to report possible contamination within 24 hours. These manufacturers can proactively prevent food con Read More

BigIdeas 2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my very first attendance of BigIdeas, BigMachines’ annual user conference that takes place in the fall in Chicago. I wasn’t the only one that attended BigIdeas 2011 for the first time, as in May 2011 the company’s financial backers brought in David Bonnette, a seasoned Oracle executive in the customer relationship management (CRM) realm, as the new president

peter blackmore  both Justin Shriber and Peter Gaylord, Director of Product Marketing of Sales Cloud at salesforce.com. Not surprisingly, both have touted and demoed their respective social tools as possible enablers: the recently released Oracle Social Network (formerly Webcenter 2.0 ) and  salesforce.com’s Social Enterprise portfolio (revolving around the Salesforce Chatter 's social platform and a number of other recently acquired tools) . InsideView’s breakout session explained how social media is changing how cu Read More

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peter blackmore  Capital Management 380 Saint Peter St. St. Paul, MN 55102 USA T: 1-800-477-1357 info@lawson.com www.lawson.com Lawson Strategic Human Capital Management provides organizations with the tools they need to maximize workforce potential. By helping identify key talents, our suite helps ensure that the right people are in the right positions to maximize their contribution and potential. And by automating administrative processes, we help HR staff increase efficiency, which allows them to focus on more Read More