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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing


All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of enterprise systems is that they can handle considerably more information than can be accommodated manually.

application life cycle information technology asset management scm  as breakdowns instantly. Enterprise application systems, such as ERP, can also be used successfully to support lean enterprise transformations, especially for manufacturers that have highly variable demand for a large number of products and who operate in mixed-mode manufacturing environments. To apply lean principles to these new environments presents manufacturers with special challenges that the right ERP system can help overcome, such as the increased difficulty of calculating heijunka schedules, Read More

Acquisitive Vendor Expands Its Enterprise Asset Management Potential


IFS has much to offer customers. Its IFS Applications suite now boasts an asset lifecycle management module for quick data retrieval. IFS also has a strong commitment to international standards, and with its acquisition of iSC, expertise in naval and marine operations.

application life cycle information technology asset management scm  a computer-aided design (CAD) application from its roster. And so it may have been a surprise to some that IFS Defence Ltd ., a joint venture between IFS and BAE Systems , acquired Information Science Consultants (B) in July 2007. Its enterprise asset management (EAM) solution already strong, with this latest acquisition, IFS hopes to bolster its reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) capabilities for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries. IFS—an EAM Force But to come back to IFS, its EAM solution Read More

An Unusual Human Capital Management Suspect


With Infor Human Capital Management (HCM) 3.0, Infor has combined transactional and strategic human resources functionality with planned integration to its flagship enterprise resource planning and extensions solutions, so that customers can better align HCM initiatives with overall business strategy.

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Case Study: Achieving a 99.7% Guaranteed IT Asset Tracking Rate


Learn how Grant Thornton achieved a 99.7% guaranteed IT asset tracking rate across a nation-wide network of leased computers to tightly control network endpoints, achieve regulatory compliance, and drive down total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Market Leaders of Global Trade Management


The strategic imperative to streamline the entire lifecycle of global trade has prompted JPMorgan and TradeBeam to acquire complementary companies. Logistics service providers also recognize that many customers want trade services, and are stepping up to the challenge.

application life cycle information technology asset management scm  focused more on the application side of trade management, such as creating shipment tracking, insurance, event management, and other applications central to the actual movement of goods. Because of the market demand for experts in trade regulations interpretation and application, Open Harbor became a logical acquisition choice for TradeBeam, thus the acquisition bid was made and accepted. TradeBeam believes that Open Harbor will bring a logical extension to its current offering, since customers will now Read More

Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations


There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors provide hosted solutions with out-of-the-box integrations, while integrated PPM solutions provide the complete back-office systems preferred by many larger PSOs.

application life cycle information technology asset management scm  in charge of IT) application that integrates front-office CRM with back-office functionalities. Currently, Openair offers out-of-the-box integrations with Salesforce.com and Quickbooks. Openair is a strong contender for small firms that demand wireless capabilities to remotely access data. The hosted option also ensures a quick deployment for smaller organizations with limited IT infrastructures. Tenrox PPM solution for services organizations is built on Microsoft .NET technology. Targeting primarily the Read More

EMC Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012


The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the information management landscape. In this report, TEC's director of knowledge services Josh Chalifour looks at the directions in which EMC is focusing its products and services, and how that relates to requirements you may have for your content management initiatives.

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Infor SCM


Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems.    

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A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader


ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and on-premise, creating business value through higher productivity, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency. Its patented concept of “continuous planning and scheduling” covers the entire service lifecycle management realm. TEC presents a candid Q&A session.

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Performance Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises


Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business performance achieved by mid-market companies compared with larger firms, as well as the differences in strategy, capabilities, and technologies used. Key recommendations are drawn for mid-market businesses to increase the value they derive from performance management.

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10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success


Knowledge management (KM) can mean different things to an organization depending upon the nature of the initiative. KM is not a technology or set of methodologies, but a practice or discipline that involves people, processes, and technology. If implemented correctly, a KM initiative can improve the productivity and efficiency of an entire organization. With these ten basic principles, your organization can learn how.

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Program Management Office: A Term Not Fully Understood


The term program management office (PMO) has been around for some time. Its core concepts, methods, and benefits have remained constant, while resources and tools have changed somewhat over the years. But not understanding what a program office is and when it should be leveraged is a common pitfall and reason for failure. Find out more about the program office, and its roles, processes, and responsibilities.

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Core HR Systems: Flawless Execution Enabling Strategic HR Management


Human resources (HR) professionals are tasked with ensuring employee needs are fulfilled and employer interests are protected. Management of core employee data, such as record-keeping, time and attendance, and payroll processing, is a cornerstone of every HR operation, and the way companies collect and maintain such data is critical. Find out what core HR management capabilities and systems today’s companies are using.

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Portfolio Management


Portfolio management provides insight into what is the best way to distribute resources among the various innovative options/projects to ensure that a maximum yield is realized against acceptable risks; there is a good fit between the projects and the various strategic themes; and there is a good mix between the various types of projects. Read this paper to learn about the different approaches used n portfolio management.

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Cash Management 101


Cash management is an essential business process all organizations must perform to survive. Though cash management uses automation for much of the “grunt” work, it is human intelligence in the financial decision making that does the rest.

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