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Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?
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what is olap  Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? M. Reed - September 3, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new terminology ( buzz-phrases like IAI, or

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Product Note: Jaspersoft-Is It Ready for Big Enterprises?


Entering the BI space for large companies is not a small challenge. Jaspersoft may be doing its homework to acquire more recognition and make a smooth but sure entrance into the “large scale” BI segment.

what is olap  the right features are what people should focus on (see Is Open Source BI at a Tipping Point ?). This idea is under consideration, not only for Jaspersoft, but for other open source BI providers like Pentaho , who have been working towards offering mature BI solutions that can embrace larger customers to make themselves bigger challengers in the BI market. The release of Jaspersoft´s Enterprise version seems to be a logical step towards gaining more presence in the BI market. Jaspersoft Is Rolling Read More

Oracle's Product Future: What Can the Past Tell?


Oracle does not have a history of major acquisitions, let alone experience with the subsequent integration efforts. Run by a management team that has never maneuvered a company through a large takeover, will Oracle be capable of digesting PeopleSoft?

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Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 2


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Why BI Is Ripe Now for Businesses of Any Size


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How Is a Bad Product Developed?


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Accurate Costing Is Key to Profitability


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what is olap  Costing Is Key to Profitability Sustaining profitability in a landscape of volatile prices and exchange rates is difficult for even the best-run companies. One key challenge is to understand the real economic costs in your business and of your products so you can make accurate decisions about sourcing, substitutions, pricing, and logistics. Find out how to use the right costing methodology and have the right information—and the right analytical tools. Read More

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IFS Applications 8 Is Now TEC Certified in Multiple Areas


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