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Seagate Technology Refocuses its Software Business
Over the past six months, Seagate Technology has made major moves to refocus their majority-owned subsidiary, Seagate Software, and put all the emphasis on

refocus now  made major moves to refocus their majority-owned subsidiary, Seagate Software, and put all the emphasis on their business intelligence products. These products were acquired in the early to mid-1990's with the purchase of Crystal Computer Services (Crystal Reports), and Holistic Systems (Holos OLAP product). Steps taken by Seagate: Reorganized the Seagate Software subsidiary. This effort was begun in May of 1999 with the sale of the Network and Storage Management Group (including the Palindrome and

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Through Engagement and Interaction, The LEGO Group Nurtures Loyalty Among Consumers


In 2004, LEGO suffered a loss of roughly $191 million after venturing into new areas. The toymaker needed to refocus on its construction toys and related customer experience and loyalty management to return to growth. See how LEGO now engages with consumers, discovers which experiences and product features enthusiasts want to see, and incorporates real-world demand into its new offerings—thereby nurturing consumer loyalty.

refocus now  The toymaker needed to refocus on its construction toys and related customer experience and loyalty management to return to growth. See how LEGO now engages with consumers, discovers which experiences and product features enthusiasts want to see, and incorporates real-world demand into its new offerings—thereby nurturing consumer loyalty. Read More

AMD Server Plans De-Railed


HotRail has discontinued development of the chipset AMD planned to use to break into the multiprocessor server market.

refocus now  has said it will refocus its efforts on the networking sector. Using HotRail's chipset with its own Athlon processors, AMD was expected to break into the multiprocessor (up to eight CPUs) server market for the first time, later this year. AMD is continuing to work toward getting a chipset that will allow it to ship a dual-processor server later this year. AMD division planning manager Byran Longmire said AMD plans to come out with its own two-way chipset later this year and expects to move beyond that Read More

ERP Fail: When Best Practices Meet Real Life


Open University PhD candidate Gabrielle Ford has a new perspective on why, despite an abundance of expert insight, so many ERP implementations continue to fail. TEC is collaborating with Ford to provide a 20-minute survey for ERP users, and is offering three-day free access to its evaluation models and vendor data to readers who complete the survey. Take the survey now. This post signals the start

refocus now  individual.” Ford wants to refocus the issue: what impact does the ERP system have on the performance and job satisfaction of the users? Implementation teams need to fully understand, acknowledge, and respond to user needs. By uncovering these factors, companies—and software developers—can begin to implement ERP systems in a way that better suit employees, and improve the chances of implementation success. ERP Satisfaction: A Survey Ford has devised a survey to uncover some key factors related to Read More

Baan Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand


On May 3, analysts suggested that Dutch business applications maker Baan faces a takeover bid or a break-up, after the latest tumble in the troubled firm's stock price. Earlier, on April 20, the struggling vendor reported its seventh consecutive quarterly loss, with a first-quarter figure worse than a year ago despite gains from divestments.

refocus now  sell off pieces and refocus its energy on e-business and supply chain management demands. While the future holds a continued uphill battle for Baan, the only possible silver lining is its continued investment in R&D, which may be an incentive to a potential buyer. We fail to see how the company can prolong this bleak status quo in the long term. It has all but stopped selling its products due to customers' depleted confidence in the company's future. The irony of life is that this dry season comes at the Read More

Customers, Not Cars, Now Drive Auto Importer’s Strategy


This report reviews how one company made the strategic decision to replace the legacy systems built to support the old organizational structure with a new system that revolves around customers, not vehicles. The new system consists of fully integrated components, with a customer relationship management (CRM)-based frontend. The technology infrastructure was crucial to the overall success of the restructuring effort.

refocus now  Not Cars, Now Drive Auto Importer’s Strategy This report reviews how one company made the strategic decision to replace the legacy systems built to support the old organizational structure with a new system that revolves around customers, not vehicles. The new system consists of fully integrated components, with a customer relationship management (CRM)-based frontend. The technology infrastructure was crucial to the overall success of the restructuring effort. Read More

Now Just Where Did I Put My Search Engine?


Barraged with terms like "structured and unstructured data," "enterprise search," "federated query," and "business intelligence and analytics," corporate decision makers are awash in ambiguous and overlapping meanings. Making the distinction between metadata and data may reduce the confusion.

refocus now  Just Where Did I Put My Search Engine? Looking for Mr. Goodsearch While most of the technical press focuses on unstructured documents, as well as extensible markup language (XML) and hypertext markup language (HTML) search technologies, the unpublicized truth remains that more than 80 percent of today's business applications require interaction with a relational database. As Terry Moriarty noted at the 2004 Software Development West Conference, the organization is all about the database. The other Read More

We Are All IT Users Now: Managed Service Providers, Software as a Service, and the Management of Remote Devices


The network of devices used for information, security, and daily transactions is now ubiquitous, and everyone now relies on it even if they don’t acknowledge it. But network failure can cause widespread disruption, unhappy customers, unproductive employees, and lost business. Ensuring network availability, security, and efficiency is a job for experts who need powerful tools to carry out these tasks. Learn more.

refocus now  Are All IT Users Now: Managed Service Providers, Software as a Service, and the Management of Remote Devices The network of devices used for information, security, and daily transactions is now ubiquitous, and everyone now relies on it even if they don’t acknowledge it. But network failure can cause widespread disruption, unhappy customers, unproductive employees, and lost business. Ensuring network availability, security, and efficiency is a job for experts who need powerful tools to carry out these Read More

SAP Defies Economic Slowdown, For Now


In January, SAP announced upbeat results for Q4 2000, in contrast to the current market slowdown. However, 8% license revenue growth in North America is much less compared to recent reports from its direct competitors, indicating a possible loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been left behind.

refocus now  Defies Economic Slowdown, For Now SAP Defies Economic Slowdown, For Now P.J. Jakovljevic - February 13, 2001 Event Summary On January 23, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2000. In the fourth quarter, revenues increased 31% over the same period last year to EUR 2.164 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter increased 16% to EUR 366 million. Earnings per share increased Read More

TEC Product Certification Reports Now Available


We've begun publishing a new type of report (free download) called a Product Certification Report. These have been in the works for a while so I'm very happy to announce the first two are now available. I'll post the links below and then explain what these reports are. Meridian Global LMS (an enterprise learning management system [LMS] as certified by Sherry Fox) Pronto Software's Pronto Xi

refocus now  Product Certification Reports Now Available We've begun publishing a new type of report (free download) called a Product Certification Report. These have been in the works for a while so I'm very happy to announce the first two are now available. I'll post the links below and then explain what these reports are. Meridian Global LMS (an enterprise learning management system [ LMS ] as certified by Sherry Fox ) Pronto Software's Pronto Xi (an ERP system available for a variety of industries as certified Read More

SimplyDigi LMS Is Now TEC Certified


We recently certified SimplyDigi's learning management suite (LMS) , and I wanted to share my first impressions of the product with you. SimplyDigi was founded in Delaware (US) in 1999 and offers two products: SimplyDigi LMS/LCMS (Learning Content Management System) and DigiCast (for live classroom and meeting events). Both solutions were developed entirely in-house by SimplyDigi, and the

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Customer Behavior Analysis from Tealeaf Now in IBM’s Analytics Portfolio


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refocus now  Behavior Analysis from Tealeaf Now in IBM’s Analytics Portfolio We’ve barely had time to assimilate IBM’s acquisition of Vivisimo and now IBM has announced its intention to acquire Tealeaf Technology , a provider of customer experience management and customer behavior analysis applications. IBM is filling in an important piece of the analytics puzzle by reinforcing its analytics capabilities to the customer service behavior area, an important segment of the business analytics arena. IBM Read More

FieldOne Sky Is Now a TEC Certified Solution in the Field Service Management Family


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refocus now  Sky Is Now a TEC Certified Solution in the Field Service Management Family Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that FieldOne Sky is now part of TEC’s field service management (FSM) certified solutions and available for evaluation online in the  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)  and  Customer Relationship Management (CRM)  Evaluation Centers. The FieldOne Sky Certification Report will be available for download on the  TEC Certification Reports  page in the upcoming Read More

Kerridge K8 Is Now TEC Certified


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refocus now  K8 Is Now TEC Certified TEC is pleased to announce that K8 by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is now TEC Certified for evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution. TEC Certification is designed to help organizations evaluate enterprise software solutions so they can make more informed buying decisions. For a product to be certified, the vendor must complete a detailed research questionnaire and deliver a formal product demonstration to show our analysts the product's Read More

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