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Mid-size Companies Have Full-size IT Issues
Information technology product selection is one issue that does not scale up or down with the size of the enterprise. The breadth and seriousness of issues that

selection column  IT investment and supplier selection a series of informed decisions. This column will continue to explore the change / size paradox. Big companies desiring speed and growing companies desiring stability. The author would appreciate feedback on material presented as well as suggestions for future study and reporting. The general theme is IT management and the goal is to make it easier to get clients what they want and what they need to succeed. About The Author Jim Dowling is VP of the Alignment Consulting Read More

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NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change
TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote

selection column  in every information technology selection that we guide. Computer hardware, software, and services suppliers do not want the additional complexity that these Enabling Organizations bring to the process of making a deal; but with the recognition of the need for their involvement and NAPM's efforts to develop the skills of those professionals the likelihood of increased value-added involvement by Procurement Professional increases. User Recommendations Procurement Professionals should develop, promote and m Read More
The Art And Science Of IT Architecture Design
To assure flexibility and lasting value, information system designs and product selection must be guided by an architectural plan for infrastructure and

selection column  system designs and product selection must be guided by an architectural plan for infrastructure and applications systems. The Art of architecture design is in extracting business requirements; the Science is translating them into technology solutions. Note : This note first appeared in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/. The Ar Read More
EAI - The 'Crazy Glue' of Business Applications
When companies create or change trading relationships or when they swap out business application systems, information systems professionals are required to

selection column  noticed when we compared selection criteria to success criteria. It is clear that a number of selections did not sufficiently address long-term cost of ownership and operation capabilities. Several of those capabilities are described in the following table. The column titled Apparent Capability lists a number of EAI features and functions that customers included in their Request for Proposal (RFP). The Discovered Requirement provides examples of additional capabilities that at least one customer discovere Read More
Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals
What makes a strong supplier/customer relationship? The bottom line is trust. However, trust needs to be earned through a series of conversations and

selection column  to a knowledge-based solution selection. As the consultant asked more questions about the tax issue and the algorithms, the mantra of 500 percent ROI came frequently. The consultant left the meeting with a clear set of requirements (for the wrong solution). The financial analyst took immediate steps to emphasize the fact that the company was losing money while IT action was slow. The consultant made a connection between this analyst's solution and a similar situation in two other divisions, and recommen Read More
The Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise
In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software

selection column  Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software acquisition. Gabriel Gheorghiu was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More
TEC for Software Selection: Avoiding Screw-ups
Every year, companies lose millions of dollars choosing the wrong business software. Don't let that happen to you. At Technology Evaluation Centers, we take the

selection column  for Software Selection: Avoiding Screw-ups Every year, companies lose millions of dollars choosing the wrong business software. Don't let that happen to you. At Technology Evaluation Centers, we take the risk out of software selection. Read More
How to Kill Your Software Selection Project in 10 Very Easy Steps
Want to join the ranks of the hapless and the crushed?Want to become an oft-cited statistic in software selection horror stories?Here’s how, in 10 easy

selection column  to Kill Your Software Selection Project in 10 Very Easy Steps Want to join the ranks of the hapless and the crushed? Want to become an oft-cited statistic in software selection horror stories? Here’s how, in 10 easy steps. 1. Fail to get user buy-in. Users, bless their souls, just won’t use an application they don’t want to use. Especially if they feel it’s been foisted on them by a team who doesn’t understand their needs. The result? Workarounds. And a system that only works on paper. Getting Read More
Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform: Technology Partner selection Guide
Organizations today face fierce competition. One strategy for gaining a competitive edge is to look to advanced technological options focused on the core

selection column  Computing Platform: Technology Partner selection Guide Organizations today face fierce competition. One strategy for gaining a competitive edge is to look to advanced technological options focused on the core business. With the rapid adoption of cloud computing, organizations can take help from technology partners to cope with their technology requirements. Know the key points and get guidance for selecting a technology partner for Windows Azure cloud computing platform. Read More
Mixed-mode ERP Selection Projects: Who’s Buying?
The busiest knowledge bases in our Web site are those that contain information on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.I analyzed the profile of

selection column  mode ERP Selection Projects: Who’s Buying? The busiest knowledge bases in our Web site are those that contain information on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. I analyzed the profile of business users who visit our Web site to create mixed-mode ERP selection projects , and examined how that profile has changed over time (much along the lines of my colleague Kurt Chen’s  PLM landscape report ). I took the 2007 and 2008 calendar years into consideration for this analysis (2009 will be the Read More
The 5-point Plan to ERP Selection Success
Why do you need a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? What do you want to accomplish? What do you need from your software? Download this white paper

selection column  5-point Plan to ERP Selection Success Why do you need a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? What do you want to accomplish? What do you need from your software? Download this white paper to learn how to answer these and other crucial questions for ERP software selection success. BEGINLYX# Read More
Five Reasons to Hire a Software Selection Consultant
Buying a large enterprise software system is not something that many organizations do on a regular basis. While software vendors are constantly hyping the

selection column  to Hire a Software Selection Consultant Buying a large enterprise software system is not something that many organizations do on a regular basis. While software vendors are constantly hyping the benefits of their particular system, buyers do not necessarily have the background needed to separate the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately there are consultants dedicated to putting their industry knowledge to the service of the purchaser. These consultants provide impartial information and guidance to level the Read More
Why Software Selection Projects Fail
Why do so many software projects fail? Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, talks about the common mistakes organizations make when selecting

selection column  Software Selection Projects Fail Why do so many software projects fail? Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, talks about the common mistakes organizations make when selecting enterprise software and how best to avoid them. Read More
Achieving Successful Software Selection
What drives success in software selection projects? Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, talks about the success factors of enterprise software

selection column  Successful Software Selection What drives success in software selection projects? Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, talks about the success factors of enterprise software selection and how to ensure your organization selects the software that's right for you. Read More
Enterprise Software Selection Guide
Selecting an enterprise software solution takes time, energy, and resources. During the selection process, vendors present their products and services in the

selection column  Software Selection Guide Selecting an enterprise software solution takes time, energy, and resources. During the selection process, vendors present their products and services in the best possible light, leaving you to separate real functionality from marketing hype. In this guide, you’ll discover a three-phase methodology for objectively researching, evaluating, and selecting the best software solutions for your company. Read More

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