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Examples of Microsoft .NET Enablement
SYSPRO and Epicor are examples of .NET-enabled legacy software systems that have partly been componentized (rewritten), with

disruptive technology examples  upgrades of the past disruptive technology advents. This should, in principle, allow companies to protect existing investments and add new functionality that can be reasonably easily designed, built, deployed, accessed and combined with existing Web services and syndicated across division, company, and geographic boundaries.

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Learning Management Suite (LMS)

These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.  

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Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service


Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services.

disruptive technology examples  significant contracts is too disruptive to the operations of both the service provider and the client. However, bidding out contracts every two to three years ensures competition and keeps the organization abreast of changes in the marketplace. Develop Service Strategies Based on the analysis of its current maintenance picture, the organization should determine what strategies to pursue. The enterprise analysis could result in strategies that generate cost reductions that are realized within a short time Read More

CRM: Out of the box? Or outside the box?


Everything can change without notice in your relationships with prospects and customers, and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions should be flexible enough to help with this ongoing challenge. Monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages or suites can take years to implement and cannot easily adapt to change; but CRM solutions can provide functionality that makes change

disruptive technology examples  easy and reduces its disruptive effects to the minimum. Customer-centric or not, every company generates information about its customers that may be used by any department of the company—e.g., invoicing for accounting, customer feedback for product development, sales performance for incentives and compensation management, etc. Traditionally, CRM solutions did not offer functionality that would allow companies to use CRM data in any department other than sales and marketing. Also, functionality that was Read More

Eccentex-Enabling Do-it-yourself Case Management


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disruptive technology examples  etc.)? Are they a disruptive threat to you or not really? GS: Eccentex' focus is on case management in industries such as insurance, financial institutions, and health care. BPM is different enough that we do not see BPM players as competition. We have a BPM engine but we solve a different problem. AppBase is a platform that organizes knowledge work, enabling users to work with structured, unstructured, and unpredictable processes. TEC: What is your view toward using AppBase for business process Read More

Integrating All Information Assets Part Three: What Constitutes Integration?


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disruptive technology examples  is generally the least disruptive approach in that the underlying application remains the same, along with the application logic and process flow. This may be an acceptable alternative if in fact the existing green screen application generally supports your business processes. But it does nothing to improve the underlying application, so if the overall objective is also to provide additional functionality, you may be better off supplementing your existing application with a new web-enabled application Read More

Riverbed Technology


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disruptive technology examples  Technology Riverbed is a provider of application performance infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete platform for location-independent computing. Riverbed's technology enables organizations to embrace location-independent computing to better leverage global resources, reduce the cost of running their business, and maximize employee productivity. Read More

Audros Technology


Since 1993, Audros offers its software solutions to industrial companies (mainly SMEs). The technologies developed by Audros help companies increase the reliability of their products, reduce time to market, develop innovation, and increase customer satisfaction by: implementation of a corporate memory (secure and easy to access), simplification and automation of distribution channels of information, guaranteeing long life cycle product. Audros relies on a network of partners distributors, integrators, and vendors to market its software and perform the deployment services and support. In 2009, Audros Technology took over the activity of Innocad PLM Group Access Commerce and incorporated into a new subsidiary, Audros Consulting.

disruptive technology examples  Technology Since 1993, Audros offers its software solutions to industrial companies (mainly SMEs). The technologies developed by Audros help companies increase the reliability of their products, reduce time to market, develop innovation, and increase customer satisfaction by: implementation of a corporate memory (secure and easy to access), simplification and automation of distribution channels of information, guaranteeing long life cycle product. Audros relies on a network of partners distributors, Read More

LeadTime Technology


Founded in 1998, LeadTime Technology is a consulting and software company based in Delaware (US) that works exclusively on supply chain optimization (SCO) and control. The company offers proprietary time-based models, Microsoft Windows-based software, advanced business processes, and consulting services. LeadTime Technology leverages Lean, Six Sigma, and supply chain operations reference model (SCOR) principles supported by patented algorithms and technology.

disruptive technology examples  Technology Founded in 1998, LeadTime Technology is a consulting and software company based in Delaware (US) that works exclusively on supply chain optimization (SCO) and control. The company offers proprietary time-based models, Microsoft Windows-based software, advanced business processes, and consulting services. LeadTime Technology leverages Lean, Six Sigma, and supply chain operations reference model (SCOR) principles supported by patented algorithms and technology. Read More

Linkage Technology (Group) Co., Ltd.


Linkage Technology (Group) Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is one of the largest software enterprises in China. Linkage provides application software development, system integration, and network equipment manufacturing services in the electronic and information industry. The company has helped major organizations to implement tax systems, broadband networks, and finance networks. It also provides outsourcing for application development, maintenance, and reengineering, as well as testing. With headquarters in Nanjing, the company also has branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and seven other locations.

disruptive technology examples  Technology (Group) Co., Ltd. Linkage Technology (Group) Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is one of the largest software enterprises in China. Linkage provides application software development, system integration, and network equipment manufacturing services in the electronic and information industry. The company has helped major organizations to implement tax systems, broadband networks, and finance networks. It also provides outsourcing for application development, maintenance, and reengineering, Read More

Duval Partners Technology


Duval Partners is a long established Australian consulting firm. We have over fifteen years experience in management accounting and information requirements of SME’s. Duval Partners won the rights to become a sales and implementation partner for Netsuite within Victoria in March 2004. In order to facilitate this appointment a new division was created called Duval Partners Technology. We design business systems to deliver real-time, accurate measurement of your critical performance indicators and help you identify emerging business opportunities. Exploiting new information systems that deliver accurate and relevant knowledge allows you to generate market leading strategies. Duval Partners Technology provides the tools for excellent measurement and planning in this highly competitive, complex and changing business environment. We believe every individual business is unique and has unique information needs. We use our expertise to design the right information system for your special needs.

disruptive technology examples  Partners Technology Duval Partners is a long established Australian consulting firm. We have over fifteen years experience in management accounting and information requirements of SME’s. Duval Partners won the rights to become a sales and implementation partner for Netsuite within Victoria in March 2004. In order to facilitate this appointment a new division was created called Duval Partners Technology. We design business systems to deliver real-time, accurate measurement of your critical Read More

Technology and Business Benefits of Implementing MPLS


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The Technology Choices


In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor.

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Technology Is My Partner


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