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Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development
Product development has never been easy, but in today’s global market, the pressures facing industrial manufacturers are even greater. With more stakeholders

cultural barriers  time zones, language barriers, cultural differences, and in-county laws and regulations, among other factors. Despite these inherent challenges, many manufacturers see multiple reasons to engage global resources. Some firms are setting up design centers in low-cost areas so as to lower operating costs and increase profit margin. Some are tapping into overseas labor markets because of a shortage of skilled engineering resources in their own geographies. Some are acquiring companies overseas, then

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Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 explores the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and inevitable soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some

cultural barriers  challenges, starting with the cultural challenges of embracing this new way of doing things. For one, there is a new vendor’s identity that requires establishing a new communication strategy as a SaaS provider. In fact,  will a new brand be required (e.g., Coda 2go vs. traditional Coda Financials ) ? How will they go about handling the new user community, collaboration, and customer intimacy principles? Planning a smooth organizational transition plan is a closely related issue here. In other words, Read More

Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III


Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices. It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this noble idea, and gave examples of some vendors with success in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions. Another

cultural barriers  even help to overcome traditional cultural barriers between the enterprise and the plant, which are well depicted in the recent Optimal Solutions’ article : “…Many plants, particularly those over a decade old, began as quasi-independent entities. As these plants evolved, a culture of isolationism often took hold. Inside manufacturing plants, engineering, operations and information technology (IT) established fiefdoms. Over time, plant engineers, plant managers, process control operators and Read More

Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits


Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process’ problem. Critical success factors for the effective use for the CMMS involves clear support from management and measurable drivers involving time, quality, and cost.

cultural barriers  if there are serious cultural barriers to overcome. To maximize your CMMS, it's important to be wary of the following tell-tale signs of failure: middle management-led initiatives; flavour of the month -type programs; application of too many irrelevant measures or none at all; lack of a framework or logical methodology; process change predicated without appropriate line involvement; process improvement lacks needed cultural change; and existence of internal navel-gazing. Process improvement drivers Read More

Nearshoring: Looking Closer to Home


Companies looking for savings but worried about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing, whose business processes have a strong customer focus or regulations-driven reporting element, could benefit from nearshoring. Nearshoring involves outsourcing work to companies with the economic benefits of an offshore location, but a closer cultural, linguistic, and geographic fit with the user organisation.

cultural barriers  about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing could benefit from nearshoring. Danny Bradbury investigates the pros and cons If your company balks at the cost of outsourcing... ... its IT to a UK provider but is nervous about the risks associated with offshore projects, the outsourcing industry has a third way: nearshoring. Nearshoring involves outsourcing work to companies with the economic benefits of an offshore location, but a closer cultural, linguistic and geographic fit Read More

Expert Tips for Recruitment and Onboarding


Stephen Johnston, senior partner from Korn Ferry, recommends the best way to assess cultural fit, values, and work ethics. He also explains how to optimize the workforce by identifying the high performers in top impact roles; what importance should be placed on internal identification of candidates for open positions; how to effect faster onboarding; and the role of mentoring.

cultural barriers  best way to assess cultural fit, values, and work ethics. He also explains how to optimize the workforce by identifying the high performers in top impact roles; what importance should be placed on internal identification of candidates for open positions; how to effect faster onboarding; and the role of mentoring. Read More

Exploring New Frontiers of Growth in the Oil and Gas Industry


Looking into the future, oil and gas companies that initiate data management projects should carry out a reality check on the barriers to the adoption of analytics. This will greatly help the data management project team to deliver along desired and expected lines. Download this white paper to find out more.

cultural barriers  New Frontiers of Growth in the Oil and Gas Industry Looking into the future, oil and gas companies that initiate data management projects should carry out a reality check on the barriers to the adoption of analytics. This will greatly help the data management project team to deliver along desired and expected lines. Download this white paper to find out more. Read More

Informix Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database


Informix announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux.

cultural barriers  Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database Event Summary NEW YORK, February 2, 2000-Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy and a leading Linux vendor, at LinuxWorld 2000 announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux. Informix committed to bring all core server products to the Linux platform, including its business intelligence suite. Linux Read More

Cloud Potential: The Opportunity to Invent and Reinvent Business


The cloud is a revolution that is changing the way we think about business and commerce. Many business leaders feel that a failure to invest in the cloud will result in loss of market share, but they are united about the potential of the cloud to significantly improve capacity and flexibility, generate greater efficiencies, create competitive advantages, transform business prospects, and generate economic value. Read this white paper to learn about some of the drivers of, barriers to, and opportunities resulting from cloud adoption.

cultural barriers  Potential: The Opportunity to Invent and Reinvent Business The cloud is a revolution that is changing the way we think about business and commerce. Many business leaders feel that a failure to invest in the cloud will result in loss of market share, but they are united about the potential of the cloud to significantly improve capacity and flexibility, generate greater efficiencies, create competitive advantages, transform business prospects, and generate economic value. Read this white paper to learn Read More

The Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary


True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into practice.

cultural barriers  Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into Read More

How to Compare Leading ERP Vendors


Simply use TEC's ERP comparison reports to compare any one of these solutions against two other ERP solutions of your choice.

cultural barriers  to Compare Leading ERP Vendors Here are the facts , as the marketing departments would have it: Epicor ERP is a leading ERP solution for midsized manufacturers. With more than 20,000 customers in over 140 countries, Epicor says it has now redefined enterprise software by eliminating the technology and accessibility barriers that stifle productivity. IFS Applications is a leading software solution used by oil and gas companies around the world. According to IFS, IFS Applications is designed to help you Read More

What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business.


Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality leading to dissatisfaction and the application being a drag on the business. This gap, the lack of the ability to change, costs the business dearly. Software needs to be the agent of change, not the enemy of change.

cultural barriers  s Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business. Premise Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality leading to dissatisfaction and the application being a drag on the business. This gap, the lack of the ability to change, costs the business dearly. Software needs to be the agent of change, not the enemy of change. Change Happens Successful compani Read More

Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


Even if Agile continues to deliver superior products, its competition against single-vendor, pre-integrated ERP suite products will force Agile to aggressively differentiate the depth of their PLM expertise and further drive industry specialization.

cultural barriers  integration at sales and cultural levels will be challenging. Also, neither company excels in marketing, while cultural dissimilarity and power clashes between two strong matrimony partners have often flawed software mergers. Still, although Agile's flamboyant Silicon Valley supply chain collaboration culture will clash with Eigner's German engineering ethos, these differences should not threaten the merger since the companies have common business goals, complementary strengths, and both have demonstrated Read More

ERP Can Be a Barrier to Agility in Electric Power Sector


In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness.

cultural barriers  Can Be a Barrier to Agility in Electric Power Sector In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness. Read More

Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail


Peru, a country with a glorious past and an uncertain future, stands at the crossroads. The inability to attract significant trade or investment due to the crime and lack of democratic principles in the nation should be addressed as a matter of urgency. Peru can learn from countries that share the legacy of lost empires -- for example China -- and examine the principles of their ancestors to create a sustainable economic environment.

cultural barriers  was established as a cultural and spiritual center over 500 years ago. When the Spanish discovered Cusco, they were greeted by stone structures, massive boulders flawlessly matched together to create temples to worship the deities of that time. Clad in pure gold, ceilings and walls reflected the power and grandeur of a culture that clearly understood both nature and science. In the harsh mountain terrain, aqueducts had been crafted to create an endless supply of water. Terraces filled with fertile soil Read More