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Addressing Channels and the Low-End Market
Microsoft announced plans to increase resources and provide new tools and offerings for MBS independent software vendors (ISV) and value-added resellers (VAR

access data across all channels  industry-specific solutions. Partners may access the on-line tool at http://www.microsoft.com/partner/channelbuilder . Vertical Lead Distribution —Whereby a vertical lead grid will be incorporated into Microsoft's demand-generation processes to help the field effectively distribute sales leads to partners who have relevant solutions or industry expertise. Industry Builder —This is an ISV initiative designed to deliver industry-enabled enterprise applications that can be further extended into new

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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Best Practices for a Data Warehouse on Oracle Database 11g


Companies are recognizing the value of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) that provides a single 360-degree view of the business. But to ensure that your EDW performs and scales well, you need to get three things right: the hardware configuration, the data model, and the data loading process. Learn how designing these three things correctly can help you scale your EDW without constantly tuning or tweaking the system.

access data across all channels  table allows you to access data in external sources (flat file) as if it were in a table in the database. This means that external files can be queried directly and in parallel using the full power of SQL, PL/SQL, and Java. An external table is created using the standard create table syntax except it requires an additional clause. The following SQL command creates an external table for the flat file ‘sales_data_for_january.dat’. CREATE TABLE ext_tab_for_sales_data ( Price NUMBER(6), Quantity Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Two: HAHT Commerce


HAHT PIM is a strategic solution designed to meet current and evolving standards for collaborative trading. It empowers manufacturers to manage product information and optimize product data synchronization from product launch through to sunset via the automation of internal and external business processes with trading partners.

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Master Data Management: Extracting Value from Your Most Important Intangible Asset


In a 2006 SAP survey, 93 percent of respondents experienced data management issues during their most recent projects. The problem: many organizations believe that they are using master data, when in fact what they are relying on is data that is dispersed throughout the enterprise. Discover the importance of master data and how the ideal master data management (MDM) solution can help your business get it under control.

access data across all channels  in the process has access to the same information and knowledge. A solution that enables the consolidation of master data, as well as the availability and free flow of consistent data across system boundaries offers the most promising opportunity for improving business processes and a decisive competitive advantage. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Seth Halpern, senior principal of value engineering with SAP America, has been involved in performing strategic and financial analyses for companies in both the computer and Read More

Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more.

access data across all channels  website that gives people access to American census data going back more than a century. Ben Fry, an independent designer, created a map of the 26m roads in the continental United States. The dense communities of the north-east form a powerful contrast to the desolate far west. Aaron Koblin of Google plotted a map of every commercial flight in America over 24 hours, with brighter lines identifying routes with heavier traffic. Such techniques are moving into the business world. Mr Fry designed interactive Read More

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access data across all channels  Mart Calculator Need a model to help calculate an estimate of manpower needs by role, timeline, and labor cost to build a data mart based on user-supplied variables? Here’s a calculator that provides two estimates. The first is based on using the traditional “develop by committee,” and the second on developing the same data mart at the developmental level. The model needs minimal input and can be changed to fit your needs. Find out more. Read More

Enabling Real-Time Big Data Movement in the Constantly Connected World


Many forces in today's world of big data are driving applications to become more real-time. Data needs to go many places, be sorted and stored in different formats, and used in a wide variety of ways. Capturing high volume data streams inside and outside datacenters can be complicated and expensive using traditional software messaging middleware on general purpose servers. In order to realize the full value of “big data” some organizations are switching to real-time message-oriented middleware appliances that excel at the high-speed distribution of large volumes of data.

access data across all channels  Data Movement—Managing Large-Scale Information in the Constantly Connected World Many forces in today's world of big data are driving applications to become more real-time. Data needs to go many places, be sorted and stored in different formats, and used in a wide variety of ways. Capturing high volume data streams inside and outside datacenters can be complicated and expensive using traditional software messaging middleware on general purpose servers. In order to realize the full value of “big Read More

Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers


Standardized, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings of 13% or more compared with traditional data center power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data center industry as containerized power and cooling plants, allow data center designers to shift their thinking from a customized “construction” mentality to a standardized “site integration” mentality. This white paper compares the cost of both scenarios, presents the advantages and disadvantages of each, and identifies which environments can best leverage the facility module approach.

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Access Management: Efficiency, Confidence and Control


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access data across all channels  Confidence and Control Managing access to protected resources can be risky business as new applications and services are deployed, as new users join the extended enterprise, or as existing users change roles. Strategy and technology choices—along with the policy, planning, process, and organizational elements of implementation—are critical factors in the overall success of an organization’s access management initiative. Read More

Managing Small Data Centers: A Short Guide to Running Secure and Resilient Data Centers for Mid-sized Businesses


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access data across all channels  New Virtual Data Centre Old-style, one application per physical server data centers are not only nearing the end of their useful lives, but are also becoming barriers to a business’ future success. Virtualization has come to the foreground, yet it also creates headaches for data center and facilities managers. Read about aspects of creating a strategy for a flexible and effective data center aimed to carry your business forward. Read More

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access data across all channels  - Riverbed Whitewater: Optimizing Data Protection to the Cloud Riverbed Whitewater leverages WAN optimization technology to provide a complete data protection service to the cloud. The appliance-based solution is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing backup technologies and cloud storage provider APIs. Read this ESG Lab report on hands-on testing of the Riverbed Whitewater appliance for ease of use, cost-effective recoverability, data assurance, and performance and scalability. Read More

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