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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

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 mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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Intel Faces 820 Chipset Problems (Again)


In the latest round of setbacks to beset Intel’s performance-oriented 820 chipset, the manufacturer announces a recall of nearly a million motherboards shipped in 1999 & 2000.

utility cart wheels  provided a free downloadable utility that tests for the defective MTH component. However, in testing at TechnologyEvaluation.Com, we found this utility generated the dreaded Windows NT blue screen of death . We recommend contacting your vendor directly to confirm your status. Insist on onsite system board replacement, rather than a refund. Intel will be replacing defective 820-based SDRAM motherboards with its VC820 motherboard and 128MB of RDRAM. However, they are directing customers to contact their Read More

PTC Windchill Version 9 versus Version 10: Is Version 10 the Most Significant Windchill Release in PTC’s History?


The latest iteration of PTC Windchill (v. 10) for product lifecycle management (PLM) has been described as ‘the most significant Windchill release in PTC’s history.’ In his article, TEC research analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu compares the last two versions of PTC Windchill, and outlines how the functionality enhancements in PTC Windchill 10 make the product suitable for product creation, development, and lifecycle management.

utility cart wheels  deployment system, a troubleshooting utility (System Configuration Collector), which better connects users and technical support teams, and integration with Dynatrace, a third-party solution for system monitoring and performance management. From a functional perspective, here are some of the major enhancements introduced in PTC Windchill version 10: CAD Data Management to verify configurations across multiple product families and understand how changes in configuration affect other parts of the product. Read More

Global Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part I: You’ve Got Mail


Jim, information technology (IT) director of MegaResistCap Inc., was finally getting back to a reasonable schedule 3 months after the “go-live” date of the company’s new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. He was hoping to spend the weekend in the garden, and was looking forward to checking messages on Sunday to get ready for a productive week. That was, until he saw the memo from the

utility cart wheels  and capacitors for electric utility companies based in Topeka, Kansas. Continued revenue growth had moved the company solidly into the medium-sized business category, with revenues now exceeding $25 million (USD) annually. The company’s recently installed ERP system came in at a total cost of $1.4 million (USD), including software, services, and infrastructure. The company currently only sells and ships products to US-based companies. With the growth of the company, the human resources (HR) department Read More

Software as a Service Is Gaining Ground


Software as a service is the latest incarnation of the hosting model. The demand for cost efficiency, information technology flexibility, and faster return on investment, coupled with new technology advancements, has caused the hosting model to be reborn.

utility cart wheels  to as on-demand , utility computing , or software as a service (SaaS) delivery approaches, hosting has not only achieved buzzword status overnight, but the concept has been gaining ground through real deployments. Hosting was once known as application service provider (ASP), which has negative connotations stemming from the dot.com propaganda, boom and bust, but this term is being replaced by these other, sexier terms (which are also quite possibly better value propositions). Industry giants (and Read More

Beware of Legacy Data - It Can Be Lethal


Legacy data can be lethal to your expensive new application – two case studies and some practical recommendations.

utility cart wheels  the damage. Case: A Utility Company In Europe, there used to be lots of utility companies roughly covering the area of a town or region. The liberalization of the energy market led to an enormous consolidation of these many utility companies to just a few. One of the managers of this company tried to sketch the genealogy of the current company for me. He gave up after summing up about 25 predecessors: companies that once were independent and now are part of this huge consolidated company. Naturally, each Read More

Advanced Meter Infrastructure: Composite Technologies to Meet New Demands in Sales and Customer Service


Traditionally, utilities have leveraged robust meter, network, and customer service infrastructures. These technologies served the needs of largely regulated energy and utility markets characterized by price regulations, easy access to energy resources, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. There are few examples of "old" technologies that make such a compelling argument against replacement. All that’s about to change.

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Data Center Automation


With the increasing complexity of the data center and its dependent systems, data center automation (DCA) is becoming a necessity. To replace the costly and inefficient human aspect of managing the data center, IT departments must adopt DCA solutions. Combined with utility-based computing architectures, these solutions can provide greater dynamics in the environment and facilitate speed of response to market demands.

utility cart wheels  DCA solutions. Combined with utility-based computing architectures, these solutions can provide greater dynamics in the environment and facilitate speed of response to market demands. Read More

Jumping on the Cloud - A Measured Approach


There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to think, but TEC data shows that interest in cloud computing is picking up. The 2012 TEC Market Survey Report for Discrete Manufacturing shows that cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now moving into the early

utility cart wheels  the same way a utility company provides electricity to a consumer. How is cloud deployment different from on-premise deployment? As we can see from the description above, the technology being provided by cloud providers is in some ways no different than the technology stacks that you probably already support within your organization. You still have infrastructure, platform, and software stacks. The main difference is that with cloud computing your organization is no longer managing and controlling these Read More

Online M2M Marketplace


There has recently been a surge of interest in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions in the telecommunications industry and beyond. M2M programs are increasingly being evaluated for their potential to deliver top-line results—extending their utility beyond simple operational efficiency initiatives. See how an online M2M marketplace would be an entry strategy for communication services providers in driving M2M adoption.

utility cart wheels  deliver top-line results—extending their utility beyond simple operational efficiency initiatives. See how an online M2M marketplace would be an entry strategy for communication services providers in driving M2M adoption. Read More

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 while the other one was about how sourcing and procurement can help enterprises in a down economy. But in the meantime the global credit crunch has dawned with a vengeance. This has not only promoted the economic downturn and recession

utility cart wheels  small example: if a utility doesn't have access to credit markets to pay its workers, these workers will not come to work, the utility will shut down, and there will be no power in our homes, etc. Meet Joe Black: Global Credit Crunch (or Cash is King) This gloomy scenario is exactly what the politicians and experts have failed to explain from the very beginning. If grocery stores don't have access to short-term credit to buy goods to stock shelves, there is no food; if farmers don’t have credit to Read More

Performance-Driven Learning: Putting the Horse Before the Cart to Lead Organizational Growth


In successful organizations today, putting the “horse before the cart” means performance must drive development goals and learning priorities—not the other way around or one without the other. Learning management should be less about coordinating resources and serving up just-in-time courses, and more about how worker development is intrinsically a part of a larger organizational development process to impact the bottom-line.

utility cart wheels  Driven Learning: Putting the Horse Before the Cart to Lead Organizational Growth In successful organizations today, putting the “horse before the cart” means performance must drive development goals and learning priorities—not the other way around or one without the other. Learning management should be less about coordinating resources and serving up just-in-time courses, and more about how worker development is intrinsically a part of a larger organizational development process to impact Read More

Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics


No matter how well an enterprise implements a CRM, ERP, SCM, Business Intelligence, or Data Warehouse project, poor data quality can destroy its utility and cost real dollars.

utility cart wheels  quality can destroy its utility and cost real dollars. According to recent industry studies: Poor data quality costs businesses $611 billion per year in the United States alone (TDWI). 75% of businesses have experienced significant problems due to faulty data (PWC). Only 33% of businesses felt confident in the quality of their company's data. Now imagine the downstream impact of this same poor quality data fueling business decisions. Not only will bad decision be made, but when employees and managers Read More

Take It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System


Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the simple utility of your voice over IP (VoIP) system. This guide provides the perspective to ensure that your business gets full value from VoIP.

utility cart wheels  look beyond the simple utility of your voice over IP (VoIP) system. This guide provides the perspective to ensure that your business gets full value from VoIP. Read More

IFS Ends Year with a Few Bangs


IFS has had a pretty decent time of late, but the company has apparently had a great end to 2013 if one judges by a slew of new win announcements. Senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic details the company's latest acquisitions and looks ahead to what we might expect from IFS in 2014.

utility cart wheels  manufacturer (OEM) specializing in utility vehicles has also decided to implement IFS Applications . The contract includes licenses and services worth EUR 2.7 million (sometimes the client doesn’t want its name released, but IFS must issue a PR on any events that will materially affect its financial performance). The automotive industry is one of IFS’ targeted markets, and its industry solution provides the tools for managing the interaction between automotive dealers, automotive OEMs, automotive Read More