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Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part I
I have done blog posts lately on how some supply chain management (SCM) applications could fare in a down economy. One was about pricing optimization solutions

total utility economics  help enterprises deal with total landed cost calculations, export/import tariffs calculations, making sure that rogue countries and companies are not involved in their business, etc. The expected boom for these solutions has not yet happened in earnest, and the earlier TEC article entitled “ Global Trade Management Software Vendors Under-Perform, But Were Predictions Overly Optimistic?” provides a good analysis and explanations why not. Still, a few leading vendors in the space have had decent times Read More...
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Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediat...
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SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity
The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is here to stay, and most vendors have noticed. Recently, the endorsement for SaaS in the realm of manufacturing

total utility economics  not necessarily a cheaper total cost of ownership (TCO) option in the long run, they seem much less expensive and less capital-intensive in the short term, and they are easier to get up and running. In other words, a SaaS deployment may not be an eventual lower TCO value proposition, but it does allow for more predictable expenditures for users, who in turn can avoid overpaying for unneeded capacity, since there is no need to buy any hardware or underlying IT infrastructure. In addition, SaaS Read More...
Adopting Service-oriented Architecture Increases the Flexibility of Your Enterprise
Time was, information technology (IT) systems lasted much longer. Organizational restructuring was uncommon, as business did not really require it. However

total utility economics  Cost reduction through reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) adds to the bottom-line. For instance, a Healthcare major was able to save over US$ 12 million in a year, by adopting SOA to achieve a higher degree of automation in claims adjudication process Business Agility: With cut-throat competition, every missed business opportunity positions an enterprise below its competitors. The ability of an enterprise to quickly respond to various business stimuli will be key to survival Faster time to market Read More...
UNIT4 ekon
UNIT4 ekon is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help companies achieve total process integration. It supports third-party product

total utility economics  to help companies achieve total process integration. It supports third-party product integration, and is Web-accessible, so employees, customers, and suppliers can be involved in the information flow from any location. UNIT4 ekon is management software with an exclusive architecture that allows users to get upgrades and new versions, fast and cheap. The ekon range of ERP and business management solutions is especially suited to organizations operating in a state of frequent and dynamic business change, Read More...
TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30

total utility economics  cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30% compared with traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture. Read More...
QAD Ends Its Protracted Dry Season, Not Yet On an Easy Street
QAD Inc. reported $0.06 of diluted net income per share, or net income of $2.1 million, on record total revenue of $70.9 million for the fourth fiscal quarter

total utility economics  $2.1 million, on record total revenue of $70.9 million for the fourth fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2000. This compares with $0.16 of diluted net loss per share or a net loss of $4.9 million on total revenue of $65.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 1999. License revenue was $33.5 million for the fourth quarter-up 62% from the third quarter- compared with $33.0 million in the same period last year. License revenue and development fees from QAD's e-business solutions exceeded $9 million in the Read More...
Expand Accelerators Datasheet: How to Use WAN Optimization to Solve the Server Consolidation Challenge
Delivering access to applications over the wide area networks (WANs) is now an essential aspect of any IT strategy to reduce total cost of ownership and improve

total utility economics  IT strategy to reduce total cost of ownership and improve return on investment. For example, server-based computing and server consolidation strategies can remove servers out of the branch offices to consolidate and centralize them in the data center, usually based on a virtualization infrastructure. Find out more. Read More...
It Pays to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers
One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering

total utility economics  Pays to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering why—even after a successful implementation—their costs keep going up. When evaluating a mobile workforce automation project, companies should take the time to conduct a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to detect hidden costs—and avoid nasty surprises. Read More...
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

total utility economics  write-offs. This goes beyond total landed cost calculations and strategic sourcing metrics. Firms that fail to evolve their method of calculating total cost will find themselves with an increasingly uncompetitive and profit-eating total cost structure. Before the advent of strategic sourcing, procurement focused primarily on material cost, usually with some consideration of transportation costs. As companies moved from vertically integrated business models to virtual integration (increased out-sourcing, Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume
A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This

total utility economics  attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. In a way, these are the e-procurement equivalents of traditional requests-for-proposal and price bidding techniques that purchasing departments have used for years: Bundle your volume together, and make it a winner-take-all proposition. Now, however, they can occur in real time with a worldwide supply base bidding interactively and with visibility of other supplier bids, until a winner emerges. As consumers, we are all Read More...
Superhighway at the Crossroads: The Evolution of Internet Service Provision
The Internet has grown from mainly academic and military use into a global, integrated, and sophisticated commercial utility. Not just an “information

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IHS
IHS is a global information company with world-class experts in the pivotal areas shaping today@s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk

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The TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience
Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that

total utility economics  The QlikView Customer Experience Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that the benefits of a project would be the same regardless of the solution, the solution with a lower TCO would therefore yield a higher ROI as well as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution. Read More...
Utility Businesses and Asset Management
Utilities have always held information about their assets, but traditionally this has been held in different parts of the business and not integrated into

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PSU International Botswana
PSU International (“PSU”) is the leading supplier of financial systems and services in the Public Service and Utility industries in Africa and the company has

total utility economics  International Botswana PSU International (“PSU”) is the leading supplier of financial systems and services in the Public Service and Utility industries in Africa and the company has been successfully involved in projects in 14 African countries, and in more than 300 Local Authority and Utility organisations. PSU has been responsible for the implementation of both the Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and Cogsdale Billing systems currently being used by all the Local Authorities in Botswana. The Read More...

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