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The Essential ERP - Its Genesis & Future
Knowing the history and evolution of ERP is essential to understanding its current application and its future developments. Each step in the evolution of ERP is

future computers  had before and the future would look very much like the past. In most industries this was a valid assumption, since product life cycles were measured in years. Inventory was regarded as an asset not only on the balance sheet but also in the mind of the average manager. Therefore, production planners created schedules and managed materials by hand. In the production control office, the manual explosion of Bills of Materials (BOMs) often resulted in errors. Index card files had been used to record material

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ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends


ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP enhancements include SCM, CRM, and e-commerce features, just to name a few. However, where is this technology going? What does it mean now?

future computers  Enterprise Applications—The Genesis and Future series by PJ Jakovljevic Evolution In the 1960s, the key goal of an ERP system was inventory control. Manufacturers assumed consumers would continue their buying patterns and aimed to keep enough inventory on hand to meet demand. The sophistication of resource planning grew with the affordability and feasibility of the computer. In the sixties, computers were large, hot, noisy machines that occupied entire rooms, but by the seventies, average manufacturing Read More

Red Hat Plays 'Love You, Love You Not' with CPUs


Red Hat has announced the release of Alpha Deluxe, its version of Linux for computers based on Compaq’s Alpha CPU. At the same time, the company announced it would drop support for Sun’s Sparc processor.

future computers  Alpha chip's probable mainstream future (if it exists) lies with Linux. The other operating systems that Alpha supports, Compaq's OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX , are more appropriate for high-end servers, and for some Alpha-based workstations. User Recommendations Linux-on-Sparc customers are as rare as a new millenium, so that loss will have little practical impact. However, Compaq has realized that the Alpha chip's probable mainstream future (if it exists) lies with Linux. The other operating systems Alpha Read More

How to Overcome the Limits of Enterprise Software


Is your enterprise software really making you more competitive? After all, for years you’ve had to make expensive trade-offs between application dependability and manageability—and the sheer computing power required to deliver effortless scalability simply didn’t exist. However, a new type of software environment is successfully and cost-effectively meeting the requirements of today’s most demanding applications.

future computers  needs far into the future and face massive re-architecture should they require additional scale. Clustered Application Servers Many organizations now run enterprise applications on clustered SMP servers running J2EE or .NET application servers. This type of clustering focuses on load-balancing across multiple high-end servers for workload management. The approach also provides for some measure of availability, but much of the work required to create reliability - making sure that all work completes on Read More

The Future of Secure Remote Password (SRP)


The Secure Remote Password (SRP) holds great promise as a way to strongly authenticate a user without the usual risks of dictionary attack(s) faced by other password-based authentication schemes. Yet the industry de-facto standard remains the password-based authentication scheme. This article explores the possibilities for SRP in today’s multi-channel world, specifically how it improves upon the inherent insecurity of password authentication and the obstacles to overcome to succeed.

future computers  Future of Secure Remote Password (SRP) Introduction The Secure Remote Password (SRP) is the latest in strong password-based authentication protocols. It holds great promise as a way to strongly authenticate a user without the usual risks of dictionary attack(s) faced by other password-based authentication schemes. Yet despite its deficiencies, the industry de-facto standard remains the password-based authentication scheme. The current insecure schemes remain in place because of their conveniences, Read More

NFC: Near-Field Communications- A Look into the (Near) Future of NFC


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future computers  Look into the (Near) Future of NFC Near-field communications (NFC) is the hovering trend in the “mobile tech” world, not only adding convenience to the daily lives of consumers, but opening doors for enterprises to increase revenue, collect useful consumer data, and use that data in targeted marketing efforts. This whitepaper examines the background of NFC and explores the integration of NFC and its various uses. NFC security concerns are also discussed. Read More

Future of MOOCs—Repurposing for Enterprise Learning?


A variety of massive open online courses, commonly referred to as MOOCs, are available to individuals worldwide. While the long-standing impact of MOOCs on enterprise learning may be obvious, TEC’s research analyst Raluca Druta predicts that enterprise learning itself will have a huge impact on the design and development of MOOCs in the future. But here’s a word of caution for the repurposing of MOOCs.

future computers  a flag about the future development of MOOCs. As MOOCs represent an emerging technology/service and it is likely that they will become a strong presence in the learning arena, perhaps allowing debates and negotiations between enterprise learning and educational (K12, higher education, etc.) administrators would result in a better overall product for both parties. Such a product would take valid and necessary qualities folded within education and forward them to the enterprise community. And, vice versa, Read More

IBM Presents Social Business Tools Future Releases at IBM Connect 2013


The IBM Connect 2013 Opening General Session peeked into what the future will bring for IBM's clients and partners. The company will launch a new suite for human resources (HR), and new versions of the IBM Connections social business platform and the Customer Experience Suite. A series of applications meant to create collaborative work environments (i.e., community builder, video conferencing

future computers  Presents Social Business Tools Future Releases at IBM Connect 2013 The  IBM Connect 2013 Opening General Session  peeked into what the future will bring for IBM's clients and partners. The company will launch a new suite for human resources (HR), and new versions of the IBM Connections social business platform and the Customer Experience Suite. A series of applications meant to create collaborative work environments (i.e., community builder, video conferencing, activity streams, document sharing, Read More

The Future of Product Engineering Outsourcing (PEO)


A recent study found that outsourced engineering services are expected to increase to $1.1 trillion by the end of 2020. This is a dramatic increase compared to the $750 billion in services by the year 2004. Further, the study showed that significant increases are expected in automotive, aerospace, utilities, and telecommunications. Find out what’s driving these trends and how they affect your company.

future computers  Future of Product Engineering Outsourcing (PEO) A recent study found that outsourced engineering services are expected to increase to $1.1 trillion by the end of 2020. This is a dramatic increase compared to the $750 billion in services by the year 2004. Further, the study showed that significant increases are expected in automotive, aerospace, utilities, and telecommunications. Find out what’s driving these trends and how they affect your company. Read More

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future computers  Glance at AVEVA’s Future of Plant Design AVEVA, a computer aided design (CAD) pioneer, opened its doors under the name CADCentre in 1967 as a breakaway of a research initiative of Cambridge University. Its history is closely related to the Silicon Fen phenomenon, which is the UK equivalent of the high-tech and information technology (IT) hub Silicon Valley. Important milestones in the history of the company include the release of the world’s first plant design management system (PDMS), in 1976, plant Read More

Oracle's Product Future: What Can the Past Tell?


Oracle does not have a history of major acquisitions, let alone experience with the subsequent integration efforts. Run by a management team that has never maneuvered a company through a large takeover, will Oracle be capable of digesting PeopleSoft?

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Manugistics Faces Uncertain Future


Formerly the SCP market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market. Although a recent restructuring has brought new management and a leaner organization, it remains to be seen whether Manugistics can return to long term profitability.

future computers  Faces Uncertain Future Manugistics Faces Uncertain Future S. McVey - September 1st, 1999 Vendor Summary Formerly the SCP market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market, most notably i2. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Manugistics was founded in 1969 and went public in 1992. License revenues were $73 million in FY98, a 30% decrease over the prior year, placing it fourth among other vendors offering SCM Read More

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future computers  Regulatory Stress-testing Shaping the Future for Banks? Out of the shortcomings exposed in banks’ traditional risk management processes during the recent global financial crisis comes the critical need for improvement. One particular high-profile risk management requirement is enterprise stress-testing, and it is subject to additional regulatory burdens and wider scrutiny. Stress-testing is moving the banking industry into more involved and invasive analysis. Find out how. Read More

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Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However, we believe Baan’s path to full recovery will be quite thorny. Part 1 discusses Baan’s history and where it is headed under Invensys.

future computers  - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys' Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan P.J. Jakovljevic - November 29, 2000 Executive Summary Baan Co. once a leading global provider of enterprise business software has gone from an independent force in the ERP market to being part of the Invensys Software Systems Division. It is not dead, as some feared would be the case by now, because it has begun to win new major contracts. Since the Read More

Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


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