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Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability
For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came

measuring efficiency  of standardized guidelines for measuring carbon dioxide emissions for individual products and services. This initiative is supported by World Resource Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The Impact on Utilities The thirst for energy continues to increase across the globe – even as traditional sources of energy generation, such as fossil fuels, are dissipating. And this consumption contributes significantly to climate change and other environmental concerns. A chief

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Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Implementation Guidelines


I'm writing today from the HIMSS convention in Orlando, Florida, where I'm looking to see what new technologies are available to the health care industry to facilitate patient care and communication between patients and doctors.A few interesting presentations of note thus far: Enjoyable EHR interfaces: Improved quality, cost and acceptance through user-friendly EHR interface hosted by Paul

measuring efficiency  Center Planning, Realizing and Measuring EMR Benefits: Lessons from Early Adopters , hosted by Patricia Johnston VP Texas Health Resources (THR) Information Services, and Douglas Thompson, Director FCG Painful but Necessary EMR: an Enterprise-wide Shot in the arm for Standardization , hosted by Holly Miller Information Officer University and Lynne King EHR Project Director Today I'd like to discuss guidelines to follow before selecting an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. The hardest aspect of Read More

The Intelligence of Social Media (Part 2)


In the first part of this blog, I mentioned that sentiment analysis measures the polarity of opinion—positive, negative, or neutral—regarding a subject, a product, a service, etc. Two main approaches can be used to perform sentiment analysis or text mining: a knowledge-based approach, which uses linguistic models to classify sentiments; and a learning-based approach, which uses

measuring efficiency  of the importance of measuring this information and analyzing it. Currently, sentiment analysis has a strong potential to be used jointly with BI applications making it possible to apply traditional BI techniques to visualize what a sentiment-based tool has discovered on the Web. Some vendors are already offering analytics services ( radian6 , Sysomos , BuzzLogic , and Attentio ) to measure and analyze social media content. Now, there is also an existing trend regarding traditional BI providers to Read More

Informal Learning - What’s With the Hype?


Informal learning constitutes a hot topic these days. Informal learning can be seen as a process of knowledge acquisition that does not follow any one structured learning methodology. Some of the established informal learning structures are: observation, questioning, testing theoretical knowledge in real life contexts, and studying materials that fall outside mandatory learning commitments

measuring efficiency  to a certain degree, measuring the efficiency of online informal learning is still a very difficult task. Analytics tools cannot perform a refined discrimination between what was formally and informally learned. At least, not yet. Another disadvantage of informal learning in the workplace is the lack of supervision of informal learning events. Some employees tend to cut corners, which is not necessarily the best way to deliver a quality service or product. These habits can be passed on from senior staff Read More

Critical Business Functions: Misunderstood, Underutilized, and Undervalued Part Two: Closing the Circle of Credit and A/R Management


Using credit and A/R management as a sales tool requires defining goals and measuring results. Determining the competitive landscape and using A/R management software with key features will help companies realize the full potential of credit and A/R management.

measuring efficiency  Part two will discuss measuring and improving credit and A/R management. Monitoring and Improvement The circle of credit and A/R management is closed when companies continuously monitor and improve each of the key steps in the process. Goals need to be established. Actual results need to be measured and compared against these goals. Opportunities for improvement need to be identified and changes made. Finally, new goals are established and information gathered to monitor the revised processes. Please Read More

Nashville Wire Products Drives Efficiency with Sage 500 ERP




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Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency


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measuring efficiency  Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics. Growing supply chain complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More

Case Study: ProCurve Networking by HP Connects Sales Teams for Greater Efficiency


ProCurve Networking delivers wired and wireless enterprise networking solutions. With nearly four times the market growth rate, ProCurve needed a new customer relationship management (CRM) system to increase its sales force efficiency, facilitate information-sharing, and enable customization. Read how the company implemented Microsoft CRM and built a custom demand-forecasting module that improved customer service.

measuring efficiency  Study: ProCurve Networking by HP Connects Sales Teams for Greater Efficiency ProCurve Networking delivers wired and wireless enterprise networking solutions. With nearly four times the market growth rate, ProCurve needed a new customer relationship management (CRM) system to increase its sales force efficiency, facilitate information-sharing, and enable customization. Read how the company implemented Microsoft CRM and built a custom demand-forecasting module that improved customer service. Read More

Taking an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency


The high costs of new or expanded data centers, exponential growth in power costs, increased regulations, and the desire to minimize carbon emissions are all driving the recognition that managing energy is of critical importance. Organizations are focused on deploying more efficient systems and tracking the impact of energy consumption more closely. Learn about the issues associated with “greening” today’s enterprises.

measuring efficiency  an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency Green businesses have identified the need to incorporate cost savings and energy efficiency. Faced with the issue of an energy efficient data center, businesses are looking for ways to optimize their computing environments to the benefit of their bottom line and our planet. IBM believes the two efforts are highly complementary. Source: IBM Resources Related to Taking an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency : Sustainable Energy (Wikipedia) Energy Read More

DPC SmartFleet


DPC SMART FLEET is a comprehensive transportation, logistics, and distribution management application designed to increase efficiency of fleet management, and enhance the visibility of mobile inventory and asset management. It integrates global positioning system (GPS) sources, enterprise resource planning (ERP) order management sources, and all electronic data interchange (EDI) formats to provide an end-to-end application for network users.  

measuring efficiency  SmartFleet DPC SMART FLEET is a comprehensive transportation, logistics, and distribution management application designed to increase efficiency of fleet management, and enhance the visibility of mobile inventory and asset management. It integrates global positioning system (GPS) sources, enterprise resource planning (ERP) order management sources, and all electronic data interchange (EDI) formats to provide an end-to-end application for network users. Read More

Measuring the TCO of Tape Storage Solutions


This tutorial presents a framework and financial methodology for deciding whether an enterprise should replace its current “status quo” tape storage solution with a new “proposed” solution, and the economics related to that decision. Read this white paper for an analysis of the value drivers that contribute to the cost of the status quo and proposed tape storage solutions using an illustrative business case, and much more.

measuring efficiency  the TCO of Tape Storage Solutions This tutorial presents a framework and financial methodology for deciding whether an enterprise should replace its current “status quo” tape storage solution with a new “proposed” solution, and the economics related to that decision. Read this white paper for an analysis of the value drivers that contribute to the cost of the status quo and proposed tape storage solutions using an illustrative business case, and much more. Read More

LTL Purchasing Best Practices: The 10 Essentials for LTL Efficiency and Cost Reduction


At first glance, less-than-truckload (LTL) purchasing seems like a straightforward process. However, purchasing approaches that save you money in the short term also introduce your company to financial and operational risk. A truly successful LTL bidding process is data-driven and has very different financial outcomes for shippers, 3PLs, and their customers. Discover more about this and other LTL best practices.

measuring efficiency  Purchasing Best Practices: The 10 Essentials for LTL Efficiency and Cost Reduction At first glance, less-than-truckload (LTL) purchasing seems like a straightforward process. However, purchasing approaches that save you money in the short term also introduce your company to financial and operational risk. A truly successful LTL bidding process is data-driven and has very different financial outcomes for shippers, 3PLs, and their customers. Discover more about this and other LTL best practices. Read More

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Download this report for insight into a new class of online technology innovations that fosters quick development of new cloud-based software and modernization of business-critical legacy systems. Also featured in this report: essential guidelines from Technology Evaluation Centers for overcoming the challenges of software development, and a detailed checklist for vetting a system’s ability to adapt to good software development practices.

measuring efficiency  to Improve the Efficiency of Software Development for Cloud-based Environments Download this report for insight into a new class of online technology innovations that fosters quick development of new cloud-based software and modernization of business-critical legacy systems. Also featured in this report: essential guidelines from Technology Evaluation Centers for overcoming the challenges of software development, and a detailed checklist for vetting a system’s ability to adapt to good software Read More

Business Analytics for Manufacturing: Four Ways to Increase Efficiency and Performance


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measuring efficiency  Analytics for Manufacturing: Four Ways to Increase Efficiency and Performance Find out how IBM Business Analytics software (Cognos, SPSS, TM1, etc.) is helping gain visibility into revenue and profitability performance, control costs, and manage complex supply chains. Read More

Electrical Efficiency Modeling for Data Centers


Conventional models for estimating the electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Electrical loss estimates are typically made by summing inefficiencies of electrical devices, such as power and cooling equipment. Discover a more accurate efficiency model that can help you identify and quantify waste in power and cooling equipment, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

measuring efficiency  Efficiency Modeling for Data Centers Conventional models for estimating the electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Electrical loss estimates are typically made by summing inefficiencies of electrical devices, such as power and cooling equipment. Discover a more accurate efficiency model that can help you identify and quantify waste in power and cooling equipment, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Read More