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Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach
A secure and accurate flow of information in your supply chain operations has never been more critical—and complex. Digital transfer of unstructured information

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services. 

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Choosing a Solution for Web Filtering: Software, Appliance, Managed Service?


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managed service approach  major internet hubs. The managed service model normally involves the customer paying a regular subscription fee in return for a web monitoring and control service and/or protection from web-born malware. Specific issues relating to each category of web security service are discussed below. The following table (on next page) also summerizes the principal performance factors of software-based solutions, appliance-based solutions and managed services. Software-based Solutions Compared with email security, we Read More

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managed service approach  require any user-owned or managed infrastructure, except for Internet access. The software is supported on a virtual infrastructure platform made up of physical equipment, such as networks and servers; storage located within commercial data centers and logical applications, such as Web sites; applications; and database software, which runs on the physical hardware and is delivered by the independent third party. Different from Traditional Application Hosting It is important to distinguish SaaS from Read More

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managed service approach  Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning Includes Service Industries Since the late nineties, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that originally targeted the needs of manufacturing organizations have slowly extended their functionality to service the needs of non-manufacturing industries as well. By 2000, when many of the major ERP implementations for the manufacturing industry had tapered off, tier one ERP vendors such as SAP and Oracle had refocused efforts to market their integrated Read More

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