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Ventyx-Utilities’ One-Stop-Shop Provider?
In 2012, there is still no such thing as a true “total solution provider” for energy and utility companies. These companies just have too many needs across the

utility telecom  to consolidation in the utility and telecom industries is resulting in a challenge to standardize technologies, organizations, and processes for these various workforces to deliver economies of scale and derive the greatest efficiency. Our recent whitepapers discuss this challenge in greater detail. Here’s an excerpt from “ Field Force Transformation for the 21st Century ”: Few large utility, telecommunication or broadband cable companies have grown through organic means only. Rather, they are most

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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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EDI and XML Integration: Vitria Buys XMLSolutions


In a move designed to further its efforts in integrating EDI and XML, Vitria has announced the purchase of XMLSolutions Corporation. Given that the market for EDI business collaboration is huge, and that XML is the up and coming (and lower cost) standard, we expect the ability to translate bi-directionally between either format will become hugely popular.

utility telecom  manufacturing, business services, and energy/utility. Customers in other vertical markets beyond those already addressed by the vendor should attempt to negotiate with Vitria to trade their vertical market expertise for a reduction in product price. Many vendors have been successful in these types of vertical integration partnerships, and Vitria may be eager to tackle additional ones. Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 20, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS and GO-LIVESAgricultural equipment manufacturer selects Abas ERPIndustry tags: manufacturing “Canadian company Cadman Power Equipment Ltd., a manufacturer of special agricultural machinery and irrigation equipment has conducted an ERP selection project, and ERP from abas Business Software emerges the winner of this competition. The company was looking for a system as a single

utility telecom  service-oriented architecture (SOA). The utility provider needed a process automation platform that was standards-based, with strong support for business process execution language (BPEL) and business process modeling notation (BPMN), which are the cornerstones of ActiveVOS. Taking a long-term approach, GO does not want to be locked into a single vendor (standards-based ActiveVOS makes it easy to avoid lock-in). The company wants to develop and automate processes quickly (ActiveVOS does not include the Read More

Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 1


At the time when my recent “SaaSy Discussions” series was already being published, I had an update briefing and great discussion with Colleen Niven Smith, vice president of software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives at Progress Software. Smith and Progress Software’s findings on SaaS industry dynamics concur with my assertions that growth of SaaS-based offerings is expected to outpace traditional on

utility telecom  is “rented” from a utility-computing provider. Gartner also recently identified the five attributes of cloud computing here .  This will be the time when SaaS offerings will become part of critical business applications, and worldwide adoption of SaaS in this wave is expected to range from 42 percent to 80 percent or more in the small and medium enterprise (SME ) space and 63 percent to 85 percent or more in the large enterprise space. SaaS solutions will become an essential part of the fabric of Read More

AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is firing on all cylinders, as is typically the case, Ariba is not all things to all people and no company is without issues. Thus this post will discuss some challenges and related rooms for improvement. To date, Ariba has been

utility telecom  does not have many utility customers outside of the USA. On the other hand, Google (and likely, Facebook soon) is a potential competitor for Ariba Discovery (where buyers and sellers do the matchmaking themselves to find each other). Still, while the discovery of indirect parts may be provided by several players, integration into the sourcing and payment systems is also often required, where Ariba has a wealth of experience. Sure, the comparison of Ariba Discovery to Google might seem as totally heretic Read More

Power and Thermal Management Considerations for Network Telecom Solutions


As telecommunications networks grow in size and complexity, enterprises and service providers are faced with an increasing burden on operating expenses. In particular, the amount of power consumed and heat dissipated within even a single rack of communications servers is now a very real budget consideration. Clearly, lowering these numbers is the concern of all communication platform designers.

utility telecom  and Thermal Management Considerations for Network Telecom Solutions As telecommunications networks grow in size and complexity, enterprises and service providers are faced with an increasing burden on operating expenses. In particular, the amount of power consumed and heat dissipated within even a single rack of communications servers is now a very real budget consideration. Clearly, lowering these numbers is the concern of all communication platform designers. Read More

Efore Selects Epicor ERP for Operations in Finland and China


Efore, a Finland-based company that develops and manufactures customized power products for electronics, has selected the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for its operations in Finland and China. Efore provides power products for telecom, industrial electronics, and electric vehicles. "The most important criteria for us were that the system is easy to use, and that it includes

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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 telecom  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

Multiscreen Cloud-based Content Delivery to Serve as Backbone for Telcos


The maturity of online video and dynamic video content along with the convergence of broadcast, broadband, and mobile technologies has spurred demand for a specific, social, and seamless video viewer experience and created a video service opportunity for telecom operators. Read this white paper to find out how multiscreen cloud-based content delivery (MCBCD) services can open up new business models and monetization options—ad-supported revenue, user-generated content syndication, and digital media exchanges to connect content partners and buyers.

utility telecom  Cloud-based Content Delivery to Serve as Backbone for Telcos The maturity of online video and dynamic video content along with the convergence of broadcast, broadband, and mobile technologies has spurred demand for a specific, social, and seamless video viewer experience and created a video service opportunity for telecom operators. Read this white paper to find out how multiscreen cloud-based content delivery (MCBCD) services can open up new business models and monetization Read More

Advanced Utility Systems


Advanced Utility Systems Corporation was established in 1997 to provide Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively to utilities and municipalities. Founded by three partners, Advanced quickly emerged as an innovative software provider that today has a client roster of more than 60 utilities.

utility telecom  Utility Systems Advanced Utility Systems Corporation was established in 1997 to provide Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively to utilities and municipalities. Founded by three partners, Advanced quickly emerged as an innovative software provider that today has a client roster of more than 60 utilities. 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.

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Server Consolidation through Utility Computing


Server consolidation is a hot topic. As a supplier of enterprise-class servers, Egenera has participated in many consolidation projects, with both customers and prospects. This paper summarizes what we’ve learned about consolidation, and provides a roadmap for driving consolidation in your organization. We answer the question most often asked by our customers: How do we get started?

utility telecom  Consolidation through Utility Computing Server consolidation is a hot topic. As a supplier of enterprise-class servers, Egenera has participated in many consolidation projects, with both customers and prospects. This paper summarizes what we’ve learned about consolidation, and provides a roadmap for driving consolidation in your organization. We answer the question most often asked by our customers: How do we get started? Read More

Service Innovation Management for the Telecommunications Industry


All too often, telecom companies try to innovate in scattershot ways that make it difficult to identify market opportunities. They dedicate valuable resources to developing services, only to see these services fail in the marketplace. That’s why telecom companies need to implement better approaches to innovation. Learn about effective processes for identifying, developing, and bringing innovative services to market.

utility telecom  Innovation Management for the Telecommunications Industry All too often, telecom companies try to innovate in scattershot ways that make it difficult to identify market opportunities. They dedicate valuable resources to developing services, only to see these services fail in the marketplace. That’s why telecom companies need to implement better approaches to innovation. Learn about effective processes for identifying, developing, and bringing innovative services to market. Read More

The Impact of IT Service on Business Process Management


There are potential benefits of operating business process management (BPM) side-by-side with business service management (BSM). BPM and BSM are emerging technologies: BPM is concerned with the orchestration and management of effective business processes, while BSM focuses on the operational effectiveness of the enabling IT services. These technologies are mutually beneficial to one another. This white paper is intended for managers interested in implementing robust BPM solutions in IT-dependent business scenarios or managers looking to lay down a basic foundation for effective on-demand utility computing. It addresses the partnership between Fuego and Proxima Technology, vendors in BPM and BSM solutions.

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