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iVita Mines Assets for Bottom Line Health
iVita proposes to improve corporate knowledge of the value (and location) of all assets. This will enable companies to manage assets like cash. The first

key corporate assets  match some of iVita's key features without excessive difficulty. User Recommendations If you expect to be acquiring an asset management capability within the next six to nine months, and you are not opposed on principle to being an early adopter, it is worth talking to iVita. The beta results should be available about the time you need to develop your short list of vendors. If iVita's initial implementation has the necessary interfaces to your back-end systems (or if you and iVita can work out an

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Plumtree Fuels Growth With New Corporate Portal Product


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key corporate assets  technology. Middleware is a key component to the portal because it provides the links between the numerous data sources and the user's web page. Plumtree calls its middleware components gadgets, and there are over 250 gadgets commercially available with the release of Corporate Portal 4.0. The gadget is responsible for providing the user with a carefully chosen subset of the functionality of a specific business application. A Plumtree representative told TEC that 90% of users typically use only 5% of Read More

Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability


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key corporate assets  service is often the key competitive differentiator. This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's on-line magazine, read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT professionals each month. Thought-provoking and actionable articles from ChainLink's analysts, top industry executives, researchers, and fellow practitioners. To view the entire magazine, click here . About the Author Morris Cohen is the Matsushita professor of manufacturing and logistics at the Wharton School of the University of Read More

In-house vs. Managed Services: 4 Key Questions You Need to Ask


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key corporate assets  Software Change Management is key to managing risks, controlling costs, and improving productivity. Installing software and patch updates can be frustrating and time-consuming for IT staff and end-users. Yet, it's critical to update computers regularly to keep applications and security filters current. A solid software change management strategy is needed to manage risks, costs and productivity. Mobil computing threatens security This need increases exponentially if your users are mobile and Read More

How to Address the Two Key Challenges with Virtualization


The amount of data and IT assets stored outside corporate data centers has risen significantly, and IT managers are now looking to consolidate their IT infrastructure. This paper examines the trends toward server consolidation and virtualization, and how wide area network (WAN) optimization can help IT organizations address the challenges of application performance and information availability within these environments.

key corporate assets  to Address the Two Key Challenges with Virtualization The amount of data and IT assets stored outside corporate data centers has risen significantly, and IT managers are now looking to consolidate their IT infrastructure. This paper examines the trends toward server consolidation and virtualization, and how wide area network (WAN) optimization can help IT organizations address the challenges of application performance and information availability within these environments. Read More

Are Sales Incentives Even In Tune With the Corporate Strategy?


With sales being the lifeblood of virtually any company, selling should be an accurately accountable process forming the basis of overall strategic objectives. Still, the question remains: how much enterprise incentive management (EIM) do enterprises need, and in what form?

key corporate assets  Sales Incentives Even In Tune With the Corporate Strategy? Incentive compensation plans are designed to motivate sales and service professionals to achieve goals and strive for excellence. But an alarming fact is that these same compensation plans are often at odds with the corporate strategy of customer satisfaction, since sales employees, in their zeal to earn more, often lose sight of what is importanttheir customers needs and the companys strategy. Part Two of the series Thou Shalt Motivate and Read More

Future-proof Your Test Assets: Protecting Against Obsolescence


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Accurate Costing Is Key to Profitability


Sustaining profitability in a landscape of volatile prices and exchange rates is difficult for even the best-run companies. One key challenge is to understand the real economic costs in your business and of your products so you can make accurate decisions about sourcing, substitutions, pricing, and logistics. Find out how to use the right costing methodology and have the right information—and the right analytical tools.

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Protecting Digital Assets: A Higher Level of IT Security


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Innovations in IT: Driving Corporate Performance


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key corporate assets  in IT: Driving Corporate Performance Over the past several years, the priorities of IT teams have shifted. IT staff used to focus on building an integrated enterprise to optimize business processes. Today, an additional priority is extending the enterprise and improving engagement with customers, partners, and suppliers to maximize efficiency and take advantage of new opportunities. See how innovations in IT have allowed market leaders to extend their reach. Read More

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Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of reviewing proposed IT investments will allow an enterprise to understand this alignment, and prioritize investments.

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