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Beyond Talent Development: Managers as Talent Leaders
There’s a war going on, and many companies are fighting it—and losing. It’s a war to attract and retain great talent. While projected economic growth is fueling

tactic  out how this simple tactic can lead your organization to victory. Read More
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 25, 2013
Yet another of our weekly news round-ups from the world of supply chain. This week, we bring you some brief (and not so brief) news from SAP, TradeCard, Apriso,

tactic  chain planning and scheduling TACTIC solution  at PolyPeptide’s main facility in Torrance, CA, to a total of four worldwide manufacturing sites. You will find this Plex partner as a sponsor at Plex’s upcoming PowerPlex event in June (as good a reason as any to visit Columbus, OH). We had an invitation to speak this week with inventory management vendor, Fishbowl Inventory . After hearing about this SMB vendor for some time, we thought it was time to find what this 10-year old firm is all about. This Read More
Plex Systems Goes Mobile (and More) at PowerPlex 2014
Plex Systems’ Plex Manufacturing Cloud offering has long had mobile capabilities on ruggedized devices on the shop floor. Most recently, though, at its

tactic  offering a partner solution, TACTIC by Waterloo Manufacturing Software , but that is an on-premises only solution. For the lack of solid cloud finite scheduling solutions that Plex could partner with (or possibly even acquire), the vendor embarked on a jointly funded product development with a group of interested customers.   As a result, Plex Finite Scheduling includes capable-to-promise (CTP) analysis, along with dynamic calendar and scenario planning for what-if analysis. Organizations can plan based Read More
TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 8)
Welcome to Week 8 of TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure

tactic  this is just another tactic to keep Mike off balance, he figures he hasn’t yet seen the worst.   Dear readers : My original plan had been to let vendors bid outrageous sums in order to stay on TurtleSpice’s virtual shortlist, but that obviously hasn’t worked out. That's why I’m asking you to decide. Which five vendors should stay alive, and which should be cut loose? Make your selection below! I’ll be taking the top 5 for next week’s episode of TurtleSpice ERP. Don’t forget, this vendor Read More
IBM to Make Cuts in PC Business Real Change, or Just Buying Time?
International Business Machines Corp. plans to cut as much as 10% of the workforce at its personal computer division, or as many as 1,000 jobs, in a cost

tactic  is merely a survival tactic, not a strategy. But, given that IBM is willing to re-badge its Netfinity 4000R from OEM Network Engines, we believe that (2) will be IBM's fall-back plan (70% probability) if restructuring/re-energizing fails (50% probability). However, these are primarily long-term (one-two years) issues. In the short term, the user's acquisition process should have minimal effect, especially considering IBM's strong service and support division. Users should watch IBM to see if the PC Read More
The State of the Art in Finance
Thanks to recent accounting scandals and an increasingly competitive environment, many chief financial officers and the finance organizations they lead have started to take on new roles within the enterprise. However, given the current state of the finance function in US companies, companies first need to understand the challenges to finance—and the road map to increasing its strategic capabilities.

tactic  the main system. That tactic assures that he can see the state of cash management in operations around the world. Phase Three involved implementation of straightthrough processing, whereby payments are transmitted directly to the bank from payment data. A single platform uses payment files extracted from the SAP ® accounts payable and treasury applications for all types of payment. In effect the central treasury department has become the house bank for all of the company s far-flung subsidiaries. The com Read More
TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 8)
Welcome to Week 8 of TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer.<!--more-->The story so far: Mike

tactic  this is just another tactic to keep Mike off balance, he figures he hasn’t yet seen the worst.   Dear readers : My original plan had been to let vendors bid outrageous sums in order to stay on TurtleSpice’s virtual shortlist, but that obviously hasn’t worked out. That’s why I’m asking you to decide. Which five vendors should stay alive, and which should be cut loose? Make your selection below! I’ll be taking the top 5 for next week’s episode of TurtleSpice ERP. Don’t forget, this vendor Read More
The Three Cs of Successful Positioning
There is a method to take you through the positioning process, where success depends on understanding three Cs--your Customer, your Competition, and your Channel. This series of articles will explain how to use them to gather intelligence, challenge assumptions, and test your positioning.

tactic  also explore a positioning tactic that enables you to set a trap for your competitor, as well as how market confusion contributes to a longer sales cycle, and when to consider making a claim that borders on being unbelievable. I ll close with a bit of good news for anyone who thinks your competitor has decided to try to steal your position. Be patient. Few companies stick with a position long enough to own it. Your patience and persistence can reward you with a position you own exclusively. Next: The Read More
Are Your Company Laptops Truly Secure?
The portable nature of laptops makes them particularly susceptible to all kinds of security and tracking problems. This paper discusses the strengths and limitations of laptop security, including the technology for accurately tracking IT assets, recovering missing computers, and deleting data remotely.

tactic  organization s IT department. This tactic has been particularly successful in one-to-one laptop programs in school districts and colleges across North America. 18 Daniel Roth with Stephanie Mehta, IDENTITY THEFT: The Great Data Heist, May 16, 2005, Fortune. RECOVERY Thieves know that very few stolen computers are ever located. Armed with this fact, they have become bolder in their methods and more active than ever. In 2000, a laptop computer sitting on a podium was stolen from the CEO of Qualcomm Read More
Antivirus Software: Market Review
Computer viruses are spreading through the Internet at an unprecedented rate and the antivirus market is now a $3 billion (USD) a year industry. This report measures the financial health and product quality of four key industry players: Symantec, McAfee, Computer Associates, and Trend Micro.

tactic  uses a different marketing tactic. For example, Symantec s marketing strategy seems to focus on the fact that it is the most widely used antivirus product. The Symantec Web site refers to Norton AntiVirus as The world s most trusted antivirus solution . McAfee on the other hand, brands VirusScan as award winning and as trusted by millions worldwide , but aside from marketing slogans, they seem to do little else to try to differentiate themselves from the competition. Computer Associates Read More
Hewlett-Packard’s NetServer Division - #3 to Get Ready, or #4 to Go?
Hewlett-Packard is one of the leading computer companies in the world, but they have fallen to fourth place in the Intel-based server market. Will they move back to being a key player, or remain an also-ran?

tactic  data is not a tactic with which we feel comfortable. If HP can continue to produce results on a par with those of the LH 6000 (tpmC for a 4CPU only 1% lower than Compaq s best result), we will modify our position. Weakening Market Position Although HP has not fallen off the radar screen , its revenue market position dropped from second to fourth in 1999, and its WW unit sales share decreased from ~14% to 12.5%, and its US unit sales share lost even more[Source: IDC]. Its Intel server market position was Read More

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