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VA Linux Releases NAS Server
Trying to break into the growing Network-Attached Storage market, Linux-based hardware manufacturer VA Linux has announced the release of its 9205 NAS storage

vienna va jobs  Linux Releases NAS Server VA Linux Releases NAS Server R. Krause - September 26, 2000 Event Summary VA Linux Systems, Inc. recently introduced the VA Linux 9205 NAS system, a 2U (3.5-inch-high) storage appliance that leverages VA's expertise in Open Source software and high-density Linux systems engineering. The VA Linux 9205 NAS is VA's first network-attached storage (NAS) solution, complementing the company's product line, which is the industry's broadest selection of 1U and 2U rackmount Linux

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

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 order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies


There has been significant activity in the public sector, with all major players winning important new federal contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This strong government interest in ERP applications means that ERP seems to be getting some infusion from this sector at least.

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Brave New World-Biometrics in HR


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The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 1


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Case Study: Leading Online Bank Automates with Job Scheduling Solution


An online American bank, providing various financial services, needed to replace its legacy script-driven batch job processes with a job scheduling solution that could handle the bank’s growth. The bank’s IT team, however, faced two major hurdles affecting growth: both batch job processes and script-writing were manual and inefficient. A job management solution helped the bank achieve new levels of growth. Learn how.

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ProfitKey RRM


Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) is a real-time, all-the-time solution providing users with accurate, timely information. The solution provides customers with a confidence that order changes or schedule changes will be immediately recognized by personnel throughout the organization, ensuring the right jobs are worked on at the right time. This powerful system offers complete order-to-bill management capabilities. It can be configured to meet an organization’s specific needs, is easy to install and use, and has wide functionality with complementary modules and a complete financial accounting and reporting system. RRM also enables the use of wireless devices that can be run on a browser to monitor plant floor operations in an online environment.

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xTupleCon 2014—Why Open Source ERP?


Award winning open source ERP vendor xTuple recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. Educational sessions covered not just the xTuple products but also GitHub, common EDI challenges, tools to increase sales, and more. TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at xTuple's development, open source philosophy, products, and plans for 2015, plus what feature Norfolk Forum speaker Steve Wozniak had to say on the future of computing.

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Project-oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences


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Just How Smart Is Your Scheduler?


Intelligent scheduling optimizes your resources. Intelligent scheduling software uses predictive analytics to establish both predictable and “unpredictable” events so as to yield a realistic schedule that can be continuously optimized. Intelligent scheduling is perhaps the most critical functionality that has been missing from the feature set for field service activities and processes in other

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Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 2


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