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WorldCom SPRINTs, Nokia/Visa Pays Bill, & Service Providers Gear for Wireless Tsunami
Ready for another Internet Tsunami? Broadband and Wireless ubiquitous infrastructures are coming into place at a rapid rate. Digital Business Service Providers

visa cap  of the Nokia and Visa Agreement Added to this is the newest piece in the puzzle - the agreement between Nokia and Visa, to develop applications using WAP (Wireless Applications Protocol). WAP is an open global application standard for mobile systems that integrates telephony services with micro-web browsing. WAP is currently in use for making hotel reservations in Asia and Europe. Other applications are remote ATM banking, as well as a large number of other applications under test. Motorola currently has

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IBM and Partners Load the Guns in Europe


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visa cap  and Partners Load the Guns in Europe IBM and Partners Load the Guns in Europe E. Robins - September 21, 2000 Major Market Impact IBM has announced a service provider partnership program in Europe that will have major implications on how large and small digital business service providers (DBSPs) operate, not only in Europe, but also throughout the world. For clients, it means one-stop shopping for technology and niche services that run the gamut from legacy integration to branding services, in a Read More

SSA: Evolving into systems integrator to survive


SSA's Portfolio strategy is to surround its core ERP products with best-of-breed 3rd party enterprise applications and provide system integration services and support around it. SSA will gradually transform itself into a systems integration provider, as opposed to a pure ERP vendor, within the next 3 years. By that time, we believe service & support revenue will contribute up to 80% of SSA's total revenues.

visa cap  Evolving into systems integrator to survive Vendor Summary System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA) is a leading global ERP software and services provider. Founded in 1981 with headquarters in Chicago, IL, USA, SSA is the seventh-ranked ERP vendor with $421 million in revenue in 1998 (approx. 2.6% of the global ERP market). SSA initially grew by offering products for IBM's AS/400 minicomputers. The Company then developed strong affiliations with software and management consulting firms and provided them Read More

Siebel Rallies Its Integration Alliance Troops Part 1: Recent Announcements


Siebel is finally taking 'the bull by the horns' by acknowledging the integration challenges its customers face, and by addressing that issue. An often troubling aspect of CRM implementations in the past is that the only way IT departments can achieve a full view of the customer is by integrating front-end, customer facing applications (e.g., contact management) with back-office systems, such as billing applications and financial ERP modules.

visa cap  Rallies Its Integration Alliance Troops Part 1: Recent Announcements Event Summary On April 8, Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL), the leading provider of customer-centric eBusiness applications software announced its intention to release a set of application integration tools in the second half of 2002. The new products intend make it easier for organizations to exchange data between Siebel's CRM system its other vendors' business applications. A standards-based and vendor-independent application Read More

Leave No Farmer Behind


Insights on the evolving policies and socioeconomics of the two largest countries in the world--China and India--and the impact for global business.

visa cap  No Farmer Behind Liberalizing the Global Economies While the US sports our leave no children behind , which ultimately could impact US competitiveness, by making sure we educate our youth to a higher standard , Asia problems are more systemic. The economic engines on China and India that so dazzled and frighten the US have left the rural populaces out of the picture. In fact, rural citizens are literally willing to live on the streets of the big cities in order to get a crack at a job-any job-in Read More

SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry


While SAP’s determination to become service-oriented architecture applications Lingua Franca evangelist should be of vital importance to its customers and for the general market direction, one should in the short-term expect tremors rather than tectonic moves and a speedy extinction of many pre-historic looking application species.

visa cap  Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Event Summary On January 16, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise applications, in its intent not to be left behind in the rush for the enterprise infrastructure and integration platform El Dorado, further outlined its open-standards-based infrastructure blueprint that should eventually enable technical interoperability and should drive collaborative business in an admittedly heterogeneous IT world. The vendor announced its Read More

Implications and Attitudes As the Andersen's Split under the ICC Ruling: Consulting To Go for a Name Change


Andersen Consulting has had a running battle with Arthur Andersen and Andersen Worldwide over Arthur Andersen's encroachment on the management and technology consulting firm's space. The win on August 7 releases Andersen Consulting from all its obligations, turning it into an independent company, with the slight stipulation of a name change.

visa cap  and Attitudes As the Andersen's Split under the ICC Ruling: Consulting To Go for a Name Change Implications and Attitudes As the Andersen's Split under the ICC Ruling: Consulting To Go for a Name Change E. Robins - August 31, 2000 Event Summary Andersen Consulting was set up in 1989 to more effectively split technology consulting from the tax and audit accounting component. Andersen Worldwide (AWSC) was intended to coordinate the activities of the two firms, and ensure they did not cross Read More

Q: Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Billionaire? A: Baan -- Foster Care for Its Orphans Needed As Well


Baan Co. interim chief executive Pierre Everaert said he could not rule out a takeover of the troubled Dutch business-management software group. We hereby provide a list of (un) usual suspects.

visa cap  it is hard to envisage how it can survive without being taken over. The company has little hope of regaining, under its own steam, the customers and share price it has lost. It is nonetheless an ungrateful job to speculate who would be the most likely buyer willing to inherit Baan's dowry. The overriding problem has been the gradual emergence of a negative aura around the company. This has led to a downward spiral that has become uncontrollable, as viability of the vendor is of utmost importance in the Read More

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visa cap  ~ ISP Messaging Solution in a Box? Product Background Satish Ramachandran founded Mirapoint in 1997; he presently serves as President and CEO. Mirapoint's vision was to offer an all-in-one messaging appliance as opposed to a shrink-wrapped software package to be installed on existing servers. The company was incorporated in 1998 with venture capital funding from MKS ventures and WorldView Technology Partners. A third round of venture capital funding was obtained in September 1999 from Goldman Read More

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visa cap  Procures Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Emptoris, Inc. , a privately-held provider of e-sourcing solutions that support the strategic sourcing needs of global 5000 companies, early in 2003 announced the completion of financing from new and existing investors totaling $20.5 million. Menlo Ventures led the third funding round, with participation from new investor HarbourVest Partners and all existing investors, including NETinvest , Read More

Negotiating the Best Software Deal


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visa cap  the Best Software Deal Introduction Negotiating a software and services license is a multi-faceted endeavor in which many aspects of the vendors' strengths and challenges may be leveraged to the purchasers' advantage. Perhaps the most basic software negotiation tip is to treat the process as a combined system rather than a discrete set of individual point negotiations. In other words, do not walk into the negotiation without a plan. Rather, the lead negotiator must have a definitive structure in Read More

Netpliance Responds Quickly to Hardware Hack


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The Potential of Visa's XML Standard


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visa cap  Ariba, Commerce One, WebMethods, Visa, OASIS, OBI, RosettaNet and others, have created XML standards to help describe business transactions. A single, unified XML standard has not, and possibly never will be identified. Instead, multiple smaller applicable standards will evolve. To that end, companies large and small will continue to embrace XML and offer schemas designed to improve electronic transactions. User Recommendations If you own a SAP license and/or are interested in connecting with SAP's Read More

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