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Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

open source support qa  been asking how Infor Open SOA will affect them. This strategy shift might put the final nail in the coffin. The bottom-line: for a small set of Infor ERP products, this strategy might work, which is  a rationalization of a sort. Even if you add a small list of extended solutions to a selected ERP set, this becomes more challenging. Is ION a solution for a vast majority of Infor ERP solutions and most of the company maintenance base? Can Infor generate enough top line growth and protect the install Read More

Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information


Metagenix’ MetaRecon reverse engineers metadata information by examining the raw data contained in the source(s) rather than depending on the data dictionaries of the existing legacy systems (which are often incorrect). Other unique Metagenix approaches include an "open book" policy, which includes publishing product price lists on their web site and complete access to company officials, including CEO and President Greg Leman. According to Mr. Leman, "we’re pathologically honest".

open source support qa  company''s financial books are open to them at all times. Sales Engineers report to Rob Klink, Vice President of Operations, instead of Sales. This eliminates conflicts of interest, between the group that is tasked with demonstrating the product to prospects, and the group tasked with actually selling the product. This practice is unusual among software vendors. Along the same lines, Quality Assurance also reports to Mr. Klink, instead of the vendor standard which is QA reporting to Development. (It''s Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

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10 Steps to Better Software Test Automation


Maybe you’re considering software test tools for the first time. Or maybe you have experience but think your existing software test automation process needs retooling. Whatever your perspective, there are tips and tricks you may not know about test design and development. These 10 steps to building software test automation can help you shorten your time to market, improve the quality of your products, and save you money.

open source support qa  Object oriented testing capabilities Open Source vs. Commercial choice of tool **Note Many managers are tempted to save on the license cost and pick one of the free or open source tools that are readily available. Often, the consequences of this decision are detrimental. Most of these tools have very little or no support. Sometimes the installation and configuration of a tool takes a significantly larger amount of hours as opposed to the relatively easy, fast, and friendly procedures offered by Read More

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


IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

open source support qa  AFEs are based on open standards and as a result a company can deploy AFEs from different vendors and not be concerned about interoperability. In contrast, Branch Office Optimization Solutions are based on proprietary technologies and so a company would tend to choose a single vendor from which to acquire these solutions. Alice in Wonderland Revisited Chapter 4 began with a reference to Alice in Wonderland and discussed the need for IT organizations to set a direction for things such as application Read More

Building a Customer-centric Enterprise Knowledge Base for Improved Customer Support


Within an organization, knowledge bases (KBs) of known product issues and their resolutions are typically created and managed by customer support teams. Their obvious use is to maintain different types of methods for addressing various client issues. KBs thus become an important tool in an organization’s armamentarium used for supporting its customers. But clients are unable to access these

open source support qa  not only companies remain open to communicating via various channels, but also customers understand the importance of addressing technical problems in specialized online communities. Technical problems require expert intervention that is difficult to monitor on multiple channels. Another advantage of hosting an in-house online community is avoiding any possibility of clients being encouraged to investigate a competitor’s product. Are customers an underused resource for customer support? The answer is Read More

Taking Multilingual Support to the Next Level


Product managers in product companies are trying to develop applications that support multilingual functionality. Multinational corporations use multilingual software applications in order to increase their productivity and in some cases meet compliance regulations.

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Support for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor?


The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at providing support for older releases, it is good business for the vendor. The decision may be sugar-coated with pronouncements about doing what is good for the customer, but both the vendor and the customers know that the first consideration must be the money.

open source support qa  not be afraid of open conversations on the subject. Explain to the customers that this is a business decision that requires you to make a profit and that the cost of support may increase as the number of customers for that support decreases. It can be good business and good for your customers. About the Authors Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent Read More

Biometrics for Global Web Authentication: An Open Source Java/J2EE-Based Approach


Recently, companies have been working on integrating biometric verification capabilities using open source single-sign-on techniques. The main idea behind this integration is to take advantage of the infrastructure provided by a Central Authentication Service (CAS) to offer single-sign-on Web authentication, while improving security beyond basic mechanisms based on login and password. Find out more.

open source support qa  Global Web Authentication: An Open Source Java/J2EE-Based Approach Recently, companies have been working on integrating biometric verification capabilities using open source single-sign-on techniques. The main idea behind this integration is to take advantage of the infrastructure provided by a Central Authentication Service (CAS) to offer single-sign-on Web authentication, while improving security beyond basic mechanisms based on login and password. Find out more. Read More

Great Plains Taps The Web To Deliver Product Support


Great Plains has expanded eSupport, its web-based technical support service. The new service promises to provide customers and partners with higher levels of service while increasing Great Plains’ operational efficiency. Here’s how Great Plains uses the web to augment its technical support services.

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LTCH Picks Spinnaker for SAP Third-party Support


My recent blog post said that third-party software service and maintenance providers continue to peel off lucrative maintenance contracts from large vendors one customer at a time. As the latest example, Spinnaker Support, a provider of SAP and Oracle JD Edwards and Siebel third-party maintenance, application/technical management, and consulting services, recently announced that Swiss manufacturer

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Network Design: A Sole-source, Service-based Approach


Typically, useful network documentation requires a significant investment in time and effort. But because enterprise networks are in constant flux, many companies do not document their network on a regular basis. However, by adopting a sole source, service-based solution for network shapes and stencils, organizations can perform mission-critical documentation more regularly—in ways that are simpler, faster and more effective.

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New Mobile Apps and Platform Support for Windows 8 from SAP


The co-located SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in Madrid was the place for SAP to annnounce its plans to deliver six new mobile applications for the recent release of Microsoft's Windows operating system, as well as forthcoming support for Windows 8 apps development within the SAP Mobile Platform. The Windows 8 apps are planned to be available for download from both Windows and SAP Stores. The

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Active Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code


The source code for mission-critical software products is almost never provided to users by the supplier. All the end-user has is a copy of the compiled source code—in other words, the object code that can only be read and executed by the computers concerned. That’s why professional escrow is becoming an essential component of operational risk management.

open source support qa  Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code The source code for mission-critical software products is almost never provided to users by the supplier. All the end-user has is a copy of the compiled source code—in other words, the object code that can only be read and executed by the computers concerned. That’s why professional escrow is becoming an essential component of operational risk management. Read More