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Maximizing Performance of ATCA in Application-ready Platforms
Thanks to pressures in the telecom equipment manufacturing industry, application-ready platforms (ARPs) in Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture

define protestant  the ATCA specifications that define the basis for the platform, ARP implementations still present some interesting challenges.

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Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management


This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all phases of talent management to onboard, review, develop, motivate, and retain employees. It also shows the valuable contribution competencies can make in managing change and defusing turf battles that arise during downsizings, consolidations, and business reengineering.

define protestant  use observable behaviors to define what level of competency is expected in each different job and to measure the performance of the individual in that job. What is competency management? Competency management is the process of using clearly defined competencies to keep all talent management activities aligned with the organization's strategic goals. Businesses benefit from the very process of defining these competencies. First, it disciplines them to understand the specific skills, knowledge and Read More

Will the Real ERP Please Stand Up?


Scroll to bottom for contest details! Sometimes the software selection process reminds me of that children’s game, you know, the one where you blindfold the kiddies and they take turns stabbing you the donkey with rusty tacks. Oh, sorry, wait, no, that’s the software demo process. More on that in a future blog post. Software selection, now, that reminds me of that other

define protestant  My point: how you define “ERP” is actually a critical component of your software selection process. After all, to select a system that meets your needs, you must first define those needs ( more here ). Now for the contest portion of this post. I want to know what you think ERP is. Here are the rules: Define ERP in the comment field below. Maximum: 65 words . That is all. Oh, and references to existing software vendor products will be summarily deleted. We’ll judge the entries based on originality, Read More

IP Telephony: Project Definition Guide


You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition phase, since this will result in a clear statement of requirements that are in line with your objectives. However, how you define the project will depend on the needs of your business and your plans for convergence.

define protestant  objectives. However, how you define the project will depend on the needs of your business and your plans for convergence. Read More

The Many Angles to Dive into the BPM Water


These days, the concepts of business process management (BPM) have become more unified, and BPM functionality from different vendors seems to be more converged. However, organizations may have their own reasons for adopting BPM—different business features and requirements will lead to different matching points between adopting organizations and BPM solutions. In the mean time, BPM vendors are

define protestant  allows users to hierarchically define business goals prior to modeling a process. The association between goals and process models can then be used to govern and monitor process performance at execution and optimization stages (see this white paper ). I found this interesting because the top-down approach to define a goal and the bottom-up approach to achieve the goal through process execution are available in one system. Automating Decision Making within Process Execution A recent webcast from Progress Read More

Why Employee Performance Management Technology Matters to CEOs


While the board has no business telling management which employee performance management (EPM) system to use, it does have the right to ensure an effective system is in place. EPM is one of the central tools for directing and monitoring activities right across an organization. Employing this system will ensure that any goals set out by management are clearly visible to everyone up the chain of command—including the CEO.

define protestant  Performance Appraisal System , Define Employee Performance , Employee Performance Measurement , Employee Performance Assessments , Employee Performance Surveys , Performance Management Managing , Performance Management Software , Evaluate Employee Performance , Implement Employee Performance Management , Performance Productivity , High-Value Employee Performance . The board has no business telling management what employee performance management system to use, but it is their duty to ask if management has Read More

Developing an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan


Today’s maintenance staff is tasked with doing more with less. The challenge here is that their efficiency ratings when measured can be as low as 10% to 40%. So where does your maintenance department stand in terms of these statistics? Although CMMS software has been around for more than 20 years, and the adoption rate continues to climb, many companies still struggle with creating an efficient centralized maintenance and operations program.

define protestant  Contract Implementation Plan , Define Implementation Plan , Detailed Implementation Plan , Diversity Implementation Plan , Engineering Implementation Plan , Evaluation Implementation Plan . Introduction Todays maintenance staff is tasked with doing more with less. The challenge here is that their efficiency ratings when measured can be as low as 10% to 40%. So where does your maintenance department stand in terms of these statistics? Although CMMS software has been around for more than 20 years, and the Read More

A Road Map to Electronic Medical Record System Implementation


It’s crucial to define the scope of an electronic medical system implementation, as well as to outline each stage of the project and the resources that will be needed. A failed implementation will paralyze the operational capabilities of a health care organization, but the right methodology will help ensure a successful implementation.

define protestant  or she will then define the project to the implementation team so that the objectives, roles, deliverables, and targeted milestones of the project are clear to everyone. The PM must also consult with executives and senior management, because even though they are not directly involved in the implementation life cycle, their input is definitely being considered. They are spearheading the project (behind the scenes), and they are well aware of the implementation's progress at each phase. The PM's job is to Read More

Two Mistakes Most Professional Services Organizations Make-How Metrics and Automation Tools Drive Profits


Many companies strive to effectively measure and analyze their service operations. But while management struggles to measure too many (or too few) metrics, they often overlook the basic measurement question: what to track, and how? By using the concept metric perspectives to define what data provides the most insight, you can move closer to a comprehensive metrics strategy.

define protestant  concept metric perspectives to define what data provides the most insight, you can move closer to a comprehensive metrics strategy. Read More

Smart Card for Global Enterprise Authentication


Smart-card technology is an industry standard defined and controlled by the Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1) of the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electronic Committee (IEC). Standards introduced in 1987 and updated in 2003 define attributes of a smart card—including physical characteristics, transmission protocols, security architecture, and common data elements. Find out more.

define protestant  and updated in 2003 define attributes of a smart card—including physical characteristics, transmission protocols, security architecture, and common data elements. Find out more. Read More

Dynamic Business: From Aspiration to Reality


Moving forward to the next chapter in the evolution of Microsoft Dynamics, we look at the challenges facing businesses in the future, and define a new vision for how software can evolve to empower people for greater success, predict potential issues and opportunities, and enable organizations to expand the possibilities for competitive advantage.

define protestant  in the future, and define a new vision for how software can evolve to empower people for greater success, predict potential issues and opportunities, and enable organizations to expand the possibilities for competitive advantage. Read More

IT Operations: Where the Rubber Meets the Road


Customers and users see the value of IT services only after they’re in operation. Unfortunately, preparation and due diligence doesn’t always mean that you end up providing the IT services those users are expecting. With the automotive industry used as an analogy, get key tips on how to better define and document IT operations design and transition—so ultimately, your customers and users get the services they demand.

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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.

define protestant  a sales ESP, or define a curriculum for delivery by your internal sales training team. Broadly, ESP evaluation process can be divided into three parts: Requirements Definition : This is the process of defining your organization's sales training needs, culminating in an RFP. Are you currently using a methodology? If so, what are its characteristics? Is the training strategic, or tactical, as described above? Do you need basic, advanced, or sales management training? Do you need to transfer product, Read More

And the Real ERP Is…


On October 9, I ran a contest asking readers to define ERP in their own words. Why? Because there are so many different definitions floating around on the Web that I wondered if users really know what they're getting into when selecting an ERP system. This problem was really brought home to me a few months ago, when I was asked to write a brief history of ERP (for an organization who will

define protestant  contest asking readers to define ERP in their own words . Why? Because there are so many different definitions floating around on the Web that I wondered if users really know what they're getting into when selecting an ERP system. This problem was really brought home to me a few months ago, when I was asked to write a brief history of ERP (for an organization who will remain nameless). It didn't start well—throughout our first two meetings I couldn't help feeling that we were talking at cross purposes. Read More

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part III


You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part III, we complete the discussion of the remaining four reasons, which can be even more critical to beginning a project on a positive note and reaching a successful completion.

define protestant  last four reasons. 4. Define Level Of Commitment In this section of the kickoff meeting, you let the team and users know what is expected from them in terms of their time and commitment to the project. You have already skirted around this issue when discussing training and deliverables. However, now you ensure everyone knows what is in store for them. The Involvement Quadrant will help you collect your estimates and ideas. You expect the project manager (PM) and the business process owners (BPO) to be Read More