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Security for Small and Medium Businesses
We all know what security means when we think of our home. Did we lock the door when we left for the day? Is the stove turned off? Computer security for the

and similar institutions  installed on network servers, and servers must be configured to block open, unprotected ports. (A port is similar to an apartment doorway in an apartment building.) Surveillance by network administrators must be performed. Detected viruses should be met with immediate remedial action, and a log should be kept of such occurrences. Match the rules imposed by financial institutions. Use public key encryption to transfer files to and from business partners. Network servers are an area usually overlooked and l Read More...
An Interview with Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin
Many corporations have failed the customer; they focus on transactions, rather than customers. Ann Grackin recently talked to Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin

and similar institutions  a limitation of capacity and effectiveness within an individual company, so the collaborative or federated model needs to be applied to meet these individual needs. Through collaboration we create new institutions supporting distributed unions. Ann: This means IT has to change too—static models cannot reconfigure the value chain or structure to gain the information or knowledge needed to service each customer as you define. Jim : That''s right. Of course, the technology infrastructure that is being deplo Read More...
The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels
Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly

and similar institutions  ultimately drive gross margin and sales improvements. Similar conclusions were drawn in another late 2006 report titled The New Retail: Driving Growth through Product and Supplier Innovation by analysts Industry Directions . The research revealed that leading retailers are moving beyond the severe cost-cutting measures of the past decade to pursue more strategic private label programs that deliver differentiated products with higher margins to the market. According to Industry Directions, retailers that a Read More...
Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series revisited Agresso’s post-implementation agility capabilities as a major tenet for the vendor’s continued growth in a hostile and

and similar institutions  video) he begins to panic and hyperventilate. Many unhappy ERP users will act in a similar vein when suggested a change of the system (albeit maybe they will not cut their heads off by the ceiling fan, like the bozo in the video). We should note that Agresso has been a quiet company for nearly 30 years and this was an atypically bold move for the vendor, compared to its US counterparts. So for example, when you ask someone in Europe (particularly the British) how they are, they typically reservedly Read More...
Find Out How Much You Should be Paying (and Earning) with PayScale
Seattle-based software vendor PayScale has created a tool that evaluates salaries per industry, job type, geography, etc. and delivers this information to

and similar institutions  250 factors of compensation, and 14,000 unique job titles, the index uses data describing all types of employees, as opposed to similar indexes which only focus on certain employee types only. This means that the index reflects overall compensation trends, and users can drill down by geography, industry, company size, and job category as needed.   On top of PayScale’s subscription software products for businesses, the company also provides a number of consumer-oriented research tools free of charge. Read More...
SAP for Aerospace and Defense in the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Industry
Aerospace and defense (A&D) companies are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. One of the most challenging

and similar institutions  for Aerospace and Defense in the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Industry Aerospace and defense (A&D) companies are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. One of the most challenging areas within the A&D industry is maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). To introduce new efficiencies and reduce MRO costs, many companies are looking beyond standard business practices to new strategies that promise solid business results. Read More...
Data Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics
Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident

and similar institutions  Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident decisions and take the right actions, you need more than just software—you also need the right data. This white paper discusses a solution to help ensure that your applications process reliable data so that your spend analyses and supplier risk Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

and similar institutions  and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market observers will see this merger Read More...
Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act-Violence and Harassment in the Workplace: An Overview to Compliance
Bill 168 was enacted and passed on December 15, 2009 in Ontario (Canada). It addresses violence and harassment issues in the workplace, and the bringing of

and similar institutions  Health and Safety Amendment Act-Violence and Harassment in the Workplace: An Overview to Compliance Bill 168 was enacted and passed on December 15, 2009 in Ontario (Canada). It addresses violence and harassment issues in the workplace, and the bringing of domestic violence into the sphere of work. This document outlines steps employers must take to comply with Bill 168. Read More...
Ultimus and the Business Process Ecosystem: Complementing SAP and
Applications such as SAP provide significant value and perform critical functions inside an organization. However, they cannot be expected to do everything

and similar institutions  and the Business Process Ecosystem: Complementing SAP and Applications such as SAP provide significant value and perform critical functions inside an organization. However, they cannot be expected to do everything, just as an airplane cannot be expected to drop you off at your door like a taxi. Organizations must plan for multiple systems to handle the various types of business processes they have to manage and improve. Read More...
Ten Steps to Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution
Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company

and similar institutions  Steps to Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM Read More...
Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations
In a somewhat simplified language, while Web services allow applications to easily exchange and reuse information, it is only when they are orchestrated

and similar institutions  SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations Web Services Orchestration Increasing demand-driven responsiveness towards customers'' needs requires a well-coordinated set of IT infrastructure components, since it is no longer good enough to purchase disparate pieces and expect them to simply interoperate. The ideal should be a sort of an independent data exchange that would leverage common metadata and processes to create composite functionality derived from existing application Read More...
Measuring and Improving Employee Competencies to Increase Performance and Customer Satisfaction
Ariba, a company that delivers sourcing, procurement, and commodity expertise to help organizations optimize their spending processes and supplier relationships

and similar institutions  and Improving Employee Competencies to Increase Performance and Customer Satisfaction Ariba, a company that delivers sourcing, procurement, and commodity expertise to help organizations optimize their spending processes and supplier relationships, needed to identify workforce strengths and weaknesses and build specialized e-learning for new hires, etc. It turned to SumTotal Learning Management to assess talent and deliver highly targeted blended learning to increase employee competencies. Read Read More...
Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry
In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited

and similar institutions  Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry Fastidious Food Service Channel Many food distributors act as commodity brokers, negotiating annual supply contracts for the major retail chains for a range of food products. Often, these are private-label products sourced from different growers or food processors around the world to guarantee supply year-round. The logistics planning and documentation must be precise if costs are to be kept under control. Furthermore, if the quality is Read More...
Planning and Budgeting: Improving Effectiveness through Best Practices and Technology
Planning and budgeting are critical components of any company’s performance management initiative, as they are a means of translating strategy into a coherent

and similar institutions  and Budgeting: Improving Effectiveness through Best Practices and Technology Planning and budgeting are critical components of any company’s performance management initiative, as they are a means of translating strategy into a coherent set of initiatives and provide a basis for objective assessment and alignment. But how well are companies achieving this? Read this benchmark research that examined the process, technology, and other components that reveal how effective planning and budgeting are. Read More...

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