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In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making
Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the

manage by combination of inputs  executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the desired balance of risk and reward. The enormous growth of companies’ size and operations in recent years—particularly across borders—is making this process increasingly complex. It is cause for alarm, then, that executives themselves perceive the quality of decision-making at their companies as mixed at best. Well over half of executives surveyed for this report—61%—characterise management

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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Captured by Data


The benefits case for enterprise asset management (EAM) has been used to justify huge sums in EAM investment. But to understand this reasoning, it is necessary to explore how asset data can be used to further the aims of maintenance.

manage by combination of inputs  determining how best to manage the assets, and informing decisions regarding end-of-life and other investment points. Part One of the series Captured by Data . This benefits case covers the principal drivers for most maintenance managers today and has been used to justify millions of dollars' worth of investment. It has also placed the modern EAM system at the centre of corporations that are driving to improve asset performance. On the surface it appears to be a logical approach for problems relating to Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)


A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage), and about their (un)intended audiences. These posts have even caused some heated debates with other blogging sites and experts on white papers, and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here

manage by combination of inputs  shared information infrastructure to manage product information and share it with their trading partners. The companies that have a PLM system reported experiencing fewer outsourcing problems compared to companies that rely on manual processes for communication regarding NPI, ECO management and environmental compliance management issues. Three out of four of the respondents who currently use manual processes recognize improvements are needed, and are taking steps to improve their systems. Underscoring Read More

Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting


CODA's savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and securely. However, CODA must defend its narrow specialist and best-of-breed approach against larger-scale integrated enterprise system offerings.

manage by combination of inputs  CODA e-Finance users to manage all cross-charging and reporting functions. Cubic has recently implemented CODA e-Finance as part of its ticketing system projects in the cities of San Diego, California (US), and Brisbane, Queensland (Australia). As for manufacturing, CODA has long had a partnership with Cincom Systems , which has resulted in about eighty joint customers worldwide to date, with about forty in the US (see Cincom Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO) . Furthermore, in 2004, CODA recorded its Read More

Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 1


Cloud computing is changing the scope of information technology (IT) management, and organizations must be highly adaptable to safeguard the continuity of their business operations. Although small to medium businesses (SMBs) lead the adoption of hosted services, little information is currently available to help them integrate these tools. Read part 1 of a three-part guide to get insights for navigating through the clouds.

manage by combination of inputs  implementation will help you manage the risks to your activities. Inquire about the vendor’s service level compliance that touches upon the availability of the application as well as its performance, problem resolution, price scaling when number of users goes up/down, security, and data integrity. These points will be defined further in the procurement entry.   Takeaway Message As business requirements show no sign of relaxing and SMBs get easier access to more fleshed-out options, it’s easy to Read More

Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership


The upfront expenses of a network comprise only 19% of the total cost. The remaining 81% can sneak up on bank management, often unaware of some subtle TCO factors

manage by combination of inputs  use to control and manage the TCO. Some specific products are: Microsoft Systems Management Server Novell Managewise or Z.E.N. Works NT Terminal Server/Citrix Metaframe Protocol analyzers like Microsoft Network Monitor, Novell Lanalyzer, and Network Associates Sniffer Pro (same product new name) Properly updated virus protection software Evaluating A Bank's Current TCO Networks around the country run the gamut from virtually worthless to very cost-efficient systems. IT components are continually being Read More

The Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent


IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructure.

manage by combination of inputs  Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity of IT Read More

The Seven Types of Power Problems


Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is that there is no standardized way to describe power problems. Learn more about common power disturbances, what can cause them, and how to safeguard your critical equipment—all described in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard terms.

manage by combination of inputs  oscillatory transient to a manageable level. These reactors can be installed ahead of the drive or on the dc link and are available as a standard feature or as an option on most ASDs. (Note - ASD devices will be discussed further in the interruptions section below.) Another rising solution to capacitor switching transient problems is the Zero Crossing switch. When a sine wave's arc descends and reaches the zero level (before it becomes negative), this is known as the zero crossing as shown in Figure 5. A Read More

Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?


Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology.

manage by combination of inputs  Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More

Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS


The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based menus for quick access to stock quotes and bi-directional transactions such as e-business or gaming.

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CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge


Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and technical requirements and second, identifying the vendors that best match their requirements. This article will focus on determining the functionality and technology required to enable business processes, and how to compare vendor offerings once those requirements have been documented.

manage by combination of inputs  a failed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project. Many articles relate CRM failure to the absence and/or weakness of business objectives driving the CRM initiative. Although this is true, many projects fail due to a poor vendor selection procedure. Starting At The Beginning Of course software tools such as business applications are necessary for the vast majority of CRM initiatives, but you don't start building a house by conducting a search for tools. You begin by developing a vision of what you Read More

Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal


Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy of being the lowest cost provider is one thing, but dramatic, tactical discounting on every deal will erode your company's margins and leave you digging a deeper and deeper hole in which your company will ultimately bury itself.

manage by combination of inputs  product or service offering. Management support for potentially selling part of your offering now, and the rest later on, rather than selling the whole thing at a discounted price. In cases where you know your competitors will be discounting, you'll need to offer several investment options to your customer. Alan Weiss, the consultant's consultant, suggests providing three opportunities for them to say yes. If you offer your prospect three options to buy—let's say for the sake of labels, Platinum, Gold, Read More

Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

manage by combination of inputs  important for independents to manage their advertising and payroll costs. It's very important to keep strong financial control of your business. There's never going to be any shortage of issues that independents have to deal with. Differentiating your business is the key. Bobby's Big Idea We would spend a whole day learning about the best new ideas....We're always looking. Bobby Ukrop is a second-generation chain grocery store retailer headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. With 28 stores, Ukrop's Read More

Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions


Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very simple things that you can do to prevent yourself and your company from being tomorrow's lead story in the industry trades.

manage by combination of inputs  a different firm to manage the implementation, so there is no conflict of interest. If you use an RFP as a tool, warn each vendor that you will be spot-checking the answers. Then spot-check the answers. If any vendor is found misrepresenting their capabilities in any way, eliminate them from competition. Require a minimum of 15 to 20 references from each vendor who makes your shortlist. They should be in your general industry, of your size, and with similar requirements. If the vendor claims they have Read More

Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?


When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and non-core components of POS systems, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of best-of-breed and integrated approaches.

manage by combination of inputs  has the functionality to manage customer interactions, customer sales histories, customer contact information, customer preferences, customer characteristics, customer loyalty programs, and so forth. For a retailer, customer purchases are the most important avenue of revenue. To make things more challenging, today's customers are more educated, more skeptical, and more demanding than before. With the advent of the Internet, price transparency has become a major threat to retailers. Thus, offering a Read More