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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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practices  Best Practices for Selecting ERP Software Selecting ERP is a complex task that can go wrong in many ways—costing your company time, money, and resources. Learn from the experts how to approach ERP selection the smart way. In 6 Best Practices for Selecting ERP Software , a group of ERP experts gives you a checklist of the most important steps to take—and questions to ask—when choosing an ERP system. From knowing your needs, to understanding vendor strengths, to allocating sufficient resources, you''ll Read More

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Domain name system (DNS) best practices are becoming more standardized. However, DNS services are often overlooked simply because they are so commonplace. The result is poorly configured services that are either not fully functional, or easily compromised. To ensure that the Internet remains a reliable medium for information and commerce, further implementation of secure and efficient DNS will be required.

practices  Best Practices Domain name system (DNS) best practices are becoming more standardized. However, DNS services are often overlooked simply because they are so commonplace. The result is poorly configured services that are either not fully functional, or easily compromised. To ensure that the Internet remains a reliable medium for information and commerce, further implementation of secure and efficient DNS will be required. Read More

ERP Selection: 6 Best Practices You Need to Know


ERP Selection: 6 Best Practices You Need to Know. Here are six best practices to help make your ERP search a success.

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E-Policy Best Practices


This business guide by ePolicy Institute and EdgeWave Inc. provides best-practices guidelines for developing and implementing effective workplace e-policies, and in the process, creating clean, compliant, safe and secure electronic communications that are less likely to trigger a workplace lawsuit, regulatory investigation, security breach, or other electronic disaster.

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Best Practices in Mobile Workforce Management


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Software Selection Best Practices At Your Fingertips


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What Are the Best Practices In Managing Outsourced R&D Projects?


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Best Practices for Recruiting the Right Talent


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Answering the Call: Emerging Best Practices in Consumer Mobile


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HCM Best Practices for Midsize Businesses


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practices  Best Practices for Midsize Businesses Midsize organizations find themselves in a unique position: they have surpassed smaller organizations in number of employees, business capabilities, and revenue, but have not usurped their stronghold of the business landscape as have larger corporations. How should these organizations manage their human capital and continue to grow their business and effectively compete in the market? TEC human capital management (HCM) analyst Raluca Druta thinks midsize businesses Read More

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practices  Business Practices for System and Process Integration When selecting integration solutions, the only certainty is that there’s no way of telling what systems and databases will need to be integrated in the future. As your business becomes more dependent on electronic relationships with suppliers, customers, and partners, it becomes harder to impose your own best practices. That’s why you need the flexibility to adapt to any conditions. Read More

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practices  Customer Support Channel: Best Practices So far, most enterprises have only addressed the opportunities for using social media in marketing. They have adapted their marketing strategies to benefit from the new revenue and branding opportunities provided by social media. But in order to create a cohesive customer experience strategy and connect data across departments, enterprises need to include social media response in their customer service function. Agents should be empowered to handle interactions in Read More

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practices  Practices for Next-generation IP Address Management Effective IP management requires proper allocation of address space for adequate address capacity as needed, as well as accurate configuration of DHCP and DNS servers. Along with flawless configuration and management of each of these foundational elements of Internet protocol (IP) address management, address managers must also integrate these management functions into the broader IT network management environment. Read More