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IBM is Serious About SMB
In the battle for market supremacy, IBM wants to win by reducing Microsoft's market potential. IBM has selected the infrastructure as its battlefield. Both

building ibm smb  to benefit from modular building blocks and step-by-step integration thanks to IBM's hardware and software harmonization. IBM's integration layer is designed to work with its application development and deployment platform, Websphere. The SMB journey is set to be extremely crowded and filled with revelations. IBM definitely needs to share its vision with the outside word and, like Microsoft, become an SMB icon.

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Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions. The main topic of this seminar was about how small @ medium businesses (SMBs) can start and advance their PLM practices. After the seminar, I kept thinking about what the PLM industry can offer for SMBs. PLM used to be a luxury for large

building ibm smb  the traditional way of building a PLM system – you select a vendor, buy the software and deploy it on your in-house servers. Besides that, there are at least two other alternatives that SMBs may consider. They are on-demand PLM and open source PLM. Partnering with IBM, PTC is probably the only top PLM vendor that also offers an on-demand PLM solution at the moment. As long as the market demands keep increasing, it won’t surprise me if other major players also provide on-demand PLM in the near future. Read More

PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Three: Strengths


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building ibm smb  manufacturing systems, while also building simple homegrown systems to handle functions like CRM or sales force automation (SFA). The above vendors understand this market and have thus gained the market and mind share, and loyal customers. In addition to product offering, they have long heavily invested in recruiting, motivating, and supporting the value-added resellers (VARs) that service the segment. Thus, trying to sell simplified versions of mySAP Business Suite , PeopleSoft Enterprise/PeopleSoft Read More

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building ibm smb  a modular approach to building their DDSN infrastructures. Eating the Elephant One Bite at a Time For small and medium businesses, the best approach toward a DDSN strategy is to identify small targets that require small investments but have a much larger potential for return. A recent article published in Harvard Business Review , The 21st-Century Supply Chain, Hau L. Lee gives a hint on how large and small businesses can go about building a DDSN. Although Hau's article does not speak directly about Read More

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building ibm smb  open source operating environment, building on the recently announced availability of EnterpriseOne on Linux. IBM and PeopleSoft will conduct a series of enhanced performance characteristic tests across a variety of Linux server configurations, for the IBM eServer xSeries, providing customers with the information they need to guide their Linux application strategies. In addition, IBM and PeopleSoft plan to launch a series of joint promotions and incentives highlighting EnterpriseOne, DB2 , WebSphere , Read More

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Building Smarter WAN Connectivity


The pressure to reduce costs, increase network performance, and improve productivity has been a constant battle for IT and telecommunications groups alike. While new technologies have emerged to help solve some of these requirements, in many cases they have proven to be inefficient and expensive. Find out how Layer 2 link balancing technologies can help your organization build a faster, smarter wide area network (WAN).

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