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Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision
With the software industry offering greater options and depth of function , we do not hear the idea of a company building their own software very often, but the

decision examples  lead to a buy decision due to economics. The discussion for building software always includes a list of functions that are not available in the packaged options. As discussed above, are these functions creating competitive advantage? Although it is seldom done, a list of the functions that the package options do provide and are required by the business should also be compiled. Examples of items on this list include integration to other systems (order management to accounts receivable, inventory, sales ana

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Learning Management Suite (LMS)

These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.  

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Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface: IT Decision-maker Perception


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The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making


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Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact


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Microsoft .NET-managed Code Enablement: Examples and Challenges


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Using GoldSim and Dynamic Simulation to Support Integrated Water Resources Management


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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


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Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)?


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Peoplefluent Announces OrgPublisher 11.2


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