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Case Study: Save the Children


Save the Children needed to build a leadership team and an engaged workforce with the right competencies. They decided on an integrated approach to talent management that included competency modeling, performance management, learning management, and succession planning solutions. Learn how it allowed the organization to develop a leadership pipeline, enhance skills, and create a more engaged workforce.

save the children  Study: Save the Children Save the Children needed to build a leadership team and an engaged workforce with the right competencies. They decided on an integrated approach to talent management that included competency modeling, performance management, learning management, and succession planning solutions. Learn how it allowed the organization to develop a leadership pipeline, enhance skills, and create a more engaged workforce. Read More

What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2000


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save the children  updated, since it can save a great deal of time. Materialized Views: The product allows the creation of a unique clustered index on a database view. This can result in great performance gains, and the query optimizer will even be able to use the view if it is not referenced in the query''s FROM clause. This feature is important in that existing queries do not have to be re-coded to force the optimizer to use the view index. Directory Services Directory Services: The new Active Directory Services process Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software-Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations


RFPs and selection tools typically focus on features and functions. The business process protagonists consider this focus old fashioned. However, users want and need an inventory or check lists of the functions to understand if the business process will work. One always has to start from somewhere, and there is no better place to start researching enterprise software than from its functional and technical capabilities.

save the children  archaic but they rather save time and cost, while taking care of the functions and features inventory management. To that end, TEC released a number of knowledge bases (KBs), accessible through its evaluation centers (e.g., ERP Evaluation Center www.erpevaluation.com , CRM Evaluation Center www.crmevaluation.com , etc.), each of which includes several dozen vendors rated on thousands of functional and technical criteria. The criteria have been isolated as meaningful to best differentiate these Read More

South Korean Not-for-profit Deploys UNIT4 Agresso ERP


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save the children  The Red Cross, and Save the Children International.   Based in South Korea, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization established to support and promote a new model of economic development known as “green growth.” It partners with countries to help them build economies that are more efficient and sustainable in their use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. Like all NFP organizations, GGGI faces scrutiny and needs to be agile, transparent, and Read More

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save the children  as a way to save time and money by streamlining the hiring process, and to work more effectively by better matching candidates to available jobs. While best practice HR solution providers like Ceridian offer scalable recruiting systems, they take the solution to the next level, by offering full recruitment process outsourcing, which allows companies to outsource some or all of their recruiting function, including people, processes, and technology. This maximizes the opportunity for long-term cost Read More

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save the children  the Experts: What’s the Difference between ASP and SaaS? This interesting question recently arrived in our Ask the Experts inbox, so I thought I’d write a brief post clarifying the difference between ASP and SaaS models. TEC’s Take on ASP and SaaS Perhaps not surprisingly, Wikipedia’s definitions for these two terms contribute to the confusion: An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network. Software offered using an ASP Read More

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save the children  Miracle in Detroit: Putting the ROI into ITIL IT managers understand the difficulty of demonstrating returns on investment for technology projects. The issue is particularly acute for large multiphase deployments, such as IT infrastructure library (ITIL) implementations: massive projects which are hard to sell to management, and which promise returns many years in the future—after significant investment. So how do you get management to buy into your vision? Read More

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The software-defined data center has the potential to extend the agility, operational, and capital benefits of virtualization throughout the data center stack. This paper outlines the need for software-driven control—the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of the new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to achieve the true potential of software-defined flexibility.

save the children  VMTurbo Cloud Control Plane: Software-driven Control for the Software-defined Data Center The software-defined data center has the potential to extend the agility, operational, and capital benefits of virtualization throughout the data center stack. This paper outlines the need for software-driven control—the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of the new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to achieve the true potential of software-defined Read More

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save the children  for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be combined to create powerful education opportunities for groups and for individuals. Include personalization in the mix and you have a recipe for almost certain success. It sounds straightforward, but is the impl Read More

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save the children  which allows customers to save costs by increasing server resource utilization. According to T-Systems'' experience, support of a dynamic computing environment with this approach and SAP''s tool has delivered up to 30% savings over the classic hosting environment. T-Systems is a very large worldwide service provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, including desktop services, network services, computing services, applications management, system integration services, Read More

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save the children  Magic Is in the Screen Projection is often seen as the big compromise: you must have either a very powerful and bright projector or a very dark room to achieve high-quality, commercially acceptable images. However, many people don’t know that a revolutionary concept is now available—a screen technology that allows very high-quality projected images in brightly lit environments that removes the need for dark rooms or very expensive projectors. Read More

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save the children  Are White Papers Aimed at Anyway-The Technical Professional or the Poor Soul Who Got Stuck With the Job? Anyone who’s ever been involved in choosing enterprise software knows it’s not an easy job. It takes months of preparation that involves gathering information from various departments, mapping business processes, preparing a business case, interviewing stakeholders, and getting buy-in from executives and users on the project. And that’s only the beginning! But whose job is it to do all of this Read More

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save the children  the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part Two At the recent Acumatica Partner Summit 2014 , the focus was on the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor’s partner ecosystem. This year was the fourth summit where the Acumatica ecosystem of value added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) could connect with Acumatica’s executives, learn more about the latest release and product roadmap, and get training Read More

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save the children  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More