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Catalyst International Bit by Y2K Bug


y2k superbike  International Bit by Y2K Bug Catalyst International Bit by Y2K Bug S. McVey - October 4th, 1999 Event Summary Warehouse Management System (WMS) vendor Catalyst International, Inc. announced that it expects to incur a third quarter loss of approximately $5.7 to $6.5 million, which includes a non-recurring charge of between $4.0 million and $4.5 million relating to the discontinuance of Catalyst's Windows NT product development and restructuring in connection with the previously announced SAP Read More...
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A CFO's Guide For Managing IT
In the post Y2K era, many companies have turned to the CFO to oversee the IT function with the CIO or head of IT reporting to the CFO. IT may look

y2k superbike  because of a non-event. Y2K didn't really happen, at least in sense of the disaster that was predicted. IT did its job. For corporate boards and executives not really comfortable with technology in the first place, the Y2K non-event has had the practical consequence of moving IT activities from a headline to a footnote on the corporate report. As a result IT, which had gained a seat at the Executive Committee during the Internet/Y2K bubble, started to be relegated back to a staff function. Often, in all Read More...
i2 Technologies: Is the Boom Over?
Seemingly unaffected by market downturns and Y2K, i2 Technologies regularly astounds the enterprise applications software industry with record-breaking

y2k superbike  revival now that the Y2K bug has been exterminated, a greater source of revenue may not be gained until its mid market offerings take hold. Other factors, such as competitive pressures from ERP vendors with like SAP (APO) and Oracle are bound to intensify over the next few years. Some sales execution problems experienced in the first half of 1999 are also to blame for the decline. These problems were highlighted by Sidhu after i2's second quarter and stemmed from sales personnel being unable to sell Read More...
How to Succeed with Outsourced Product Development
The process of outsourcing software development offshore has come a long way since the mid-to-late 1990s, the heyday of Y2K remediation. Offshore vendors who

y2k superbike  1990s, the heyday of Y2K remediation. Offshore vendors who cut their teeth on Y2K and legacy applications developed best-in-class quality processes and evolved to look more like the large US-based systems integrators. At the same time, thousands of new services firms entered the market to serve the needs of specific industries, address particular business processes, or offer specialized technical skills. Read More...
Symix Maintains Consistent Profitability Despite Y2K Market Conditions
On October 21, Symix Systems, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 1999. Total revenue increased 19 percent to $32.1

y2k superbike  Maintains Consistent Profitability Despite Y2K Market Conditions Event Summary On October 21, Symix Systems, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 1999. Total revenue increased 19 percent to $32.1 million, compared with $26.9 million for the same period in the prior year. The Company reported net income of $895,000, or $0.12 per share (diluted), versus $857,000, or $0.12 per share (diluted), for the same period last year. Services revenue for the quarter was $18.7 Read More...
SOA From a Management Perspective: Part Two
Despite the numerous benefits companies can expect from service-oriented architecture, the technology is still relatively new and implementation costs are steep

y2k superbike  competitive advantage. Remember that Y2K brought about major systems upgrades not because of a more effective use of technology, but rather due to its threat of shutting down businesses. As has been stated above, service reusability is a major drawing point of SOA. Making this concept a reality is easier said than done. We were unable to do it for objects and we couldn't make it happen for components. What makes us think that SOA will be any different? Oh, yea—corporate governance will do the trick. Read More...
Merger Mania At Its Extremes
Other than for the peculiarity of a ‘love triangle’, the merger of SynQuest, Viwlocity and Tilion might be a harbinger of SCEM’s annexation by the realm of SCM,

y2k superbike  both the pre- and post-Y2K conundrum, dotcom's bubble, and protracted economic slowdown draught, to keep themselves abreast of the growing demands on the underlying collaborative real-time product architecture and functionality breadth. Further, customers remain vendor viability cautious and eager investors are becoming an endangered species. For smaller vendors, attaining these goals under their own steam certainly remains a tall order since many vendors have also lately been reducing staffing levels in Read More...
SOA From a Management Perspective: Part One
The big buzzword in enterprise-wide package software is service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA promises to solve a company's software ills, making life easier

y2k superbike  After digesting the over-hyped Y2K phenomenon, many companies are adopting a reasonable wait-and-see attitude before taking another bite of the technology apple. Can you blame them? What Are the Benefits of SOA? Be assured that the benefits of SOA are significant and achievable, and deserve careful evaluation and analysis. Reviewing some of the more substantial benefits justifies this cautious stance. Service Reusability Nowadays programs are rarely written from scratch. Typically, you start with a Read More...
Server Platform Situational Analysis: IBM AS/400
Customers value IBM's AS/400's reliability, stability, and security. However, despite its impressive performance and use of independent software vendors to

y2k superbike  was largely driven by Y2K compliance issues and the reticence of existing users to switch technologies. But as the Y2K crisis subsided and went away in 2000, the platform has since captured ever fewer new ERP and adjacent applications contracts. In addition to the technological shortcomings listed above, another primary cause of the platforms declining popularity was IBM's indolent marketing compared to those of its foes, Microsoft or Oracle . Namely, iSeries compares very well to Windows and Unix/Linux Read More...
Company Makes Good On B2B Collaboration
Logility recently announced financial results for the third quarter ended January 31, 2000 and seemingly escaped the market turmoil that pummeled other

y2k superbike  unscathed through the recent Y2K market turmoil. Although revenues and earnings show a marked decline amid rising expenses four quarters ago (Figure 1), Logility has rebounded to near record revenue levels, outpacing the storm that wreaked havoc on Manugistics and ERP poster child, Baan. The strong quarter performance indicates growing market acceptance for Logility's collaborative forecasting and replenishment planning applications available for in-house deployment or hosted through i-Community. Though Read More...
Wrong ERP Demise Predictions Have (Only Partly) Created Skills Shortage
With so much frenzy surrounding e-business and CRM applications, ERP may be a far cry from its halcyon days. However, ERP implementation skills are still in

y2k superbike  still be recuperating from theY2K hangover, the predictions of its demise have been greatly exaggerated, according to organizations trying to conduct staff recruitment in the field. Mary-Sue Rogers, who heads PriceWaterhouseCoopers ' (PWC) UK technical solutions team for the consumer and industrial products sector, confirms: We have been very busy since March. Post-Y2K, a lot of clients have kicked in with major ERP implementations. While many of these are driven by big business changes such as mergers Read More...
Epicor Continues To Bleed
On April 27, Epicor Software Corporation reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000. Net loss for the quarter was $8.9 million or

y2k superbike  lag in demand following Y2K as customers continued to postpone IT expenditures for enterprise systems, particularly in the manufacturing sector. During the first quarter, the company completed several strategic objectives aimed at providing its mid-market customers with affordable Internet-driven solutions. These included the launch of the e by Epicor Internet-enabled, integrated front office and back office solution; delivery of the first version of Epicor's eCommerce StoreFront solution; and Read More...
Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories
Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part examines the

y2k superbike  area of work. Additionally, Y2K created a tremendous demand for software resources. As there were not enough software resources in the U.S. and Western Europe to meet demands in those locations, the demand spread to other countries with educated resources. Consequently, the growth of outsourcing and the Y2K-driven demand for software resources fueled a tremendous growth in application software skills in many countries around the world. As a result, many countries invested heavily in their education Read More...
Hackers Will Be Out in Full Force On New Year's Eve
This New Year's Eve will be a hacker's halloween party. As hackers disguise themselves, and their antics, as Y2K bugs and fixes, watch-out for problems on your

y2k superbike  millenium in regards to Y2K computer glitches. At this same time, hackers will be out in full-force concocting what could turn into the biggest hackfest we've seen yet. While CIOs, IT directors, and network administrators, get ulcers over Y2K, computer snafus much more serious than Y2K will be complicating an already precarious and unknown outcome as hackers use the Y2K opportunity as a cover for unsavory non-Y2K related hack sessions. John Koskinen, President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion has asked Read More...

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