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Can ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs?
Businesses cannot afford simply to respond to the next technological innovation; they must learn to respond to change as a constant state. As difficult as it

recent technological advances  1775 BC to the recent turn of the century, into the equivalent of a 24-hour period. 1775 BC Greeks develop 1st phonetic alphabet midnight 1400 BC Oldest record of writing (on bones) 2:22AM 1140 AD Cloth from mummies used to make paper 6:30PM 1453 AD Gutenberg prints 42 line Bible 8:30PM 1838 Morse exhibits electric telegraph 10:59PM 1876 Bell invents telephone 11:12PM 1901 Marconi sends radio signal across the Atlantic 11:22PM 1949 Network TV introduced in US 11:40PM 1951 Computers sold commercially Read More

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The New Business Analytics (Analytics for Every Need, to Answer Every Question)
One of the main functions—perhaps the most important one—of a business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) application has always been to process data

recent technological advances  is marked by a recent trend among vendors to acquire other software companies offering special analytics software devoted to specific business needs—reinforcing their existing set of analytics tools and providing their users with specialized data analysis functionality for particular industry or business processes. The combination of technological advances, accumulated expertise, and particular methods used in a business area or industry is an important asset to any organization, and verticalization Read More
Get on the Grid: Utility Computing
The latest business model in licensing is the utility (on demand) computing and associated pricing. Sometimes called

recent technological advances  service delivery systems, IBM's recent purchase of Corio , is possibly the best indication of a revised ASP value proposition. In January, IBM announced it was bolstering its presence in the SMB market by paying $182 million (USD) in cash—about twice of Corio's annual revenues—for the APS pioneer. Founded in 1998, and backed by venture capital heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , Corio has delivered enterprise applications over the Internet since its inception. Today, the San Carlos, Read More
Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn’t been

recent technological advances  Perhaps this explains why recent surveys of CIO spending show that BI and data warehousing (DW) have become a significant spending priority. (In January 2007, independent research revealed that 44 per cent of CIOs identified BI/DW as a top spending priority going forward.) In this paper, we discuss how technological advances are enabling improved decision making across three broad axes: simplicity and relevance, agility and integration. New interfaces and approaches to business intelligence are Read More
How Do You Categorize Notebooks?
The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. Our purpose here is to define the notebook market

recent technological advances  offerings has narrowed in recent years. The nearest thing to vitality here was the advent of two products: (1) the Internet/Information appliance, which is still in its formative stages, thus not yet a battleground; and (2) the super-low-price PC, epitomized by eMachines offerings. The eMachines model, however, is merely a pricing difference, not a technological one. This consigns it to the idea of gaining desktop market share through reduced prices/margins, which is (to us) not very interesting. This Read More
Organic or Acquired?
Consolidation and acquisition have been recent hot trends in the talent management systems market. But integrating multiple software tools under the same roof

recent technological advances  and acquisition have been recent hot trends in the talent management systems market. But integrating multiple software tools under the same roof is hard work – it often takes years to complete, as vendors have to deal with uniting a variety of different user interfaces, data models and customer support options. The lesson? Buyer beware. Use this list of questions from Cornerstone OnDemand to ask your talent management vendor some tough questions about their software, their acquisition plans and how it Read More
Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Two: ACCPAC's Recent Product Enhancements
Businesses wary of larger initial upfront investments can start with an easily affordable subscription at ACCPACcrm.com and have the knowledge that any

recent technological advances  Acquisitions? Part Two: ACCPAC's Recent Product Enhancements Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Two: ACCPAC's Recent Product Enhancements P.J. Jakovljevic - June 3, 2004 ACCPAC's Recent Product Enhancements In March, Best Software, Inc. , one of the leading current providers of integrated accounting, business management, human resources (HR)/payroll, and fixed asset solutions for small and medium enterprises (SME) in North America, announced that its Read More
Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series presented Microsoft’s official position on its recent notable change in business intelligence (BI) product strategy, whereby the

recent technological advances  official position on its recent notable change in business intelligence (BI ) product strategy, whereby the company is breaking apart the business performance management (BPM ) family of products. To that end, Microsoft will include the monitoring and analytic functionality within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 , while seriously backpedaling on (if not completely unplugging) the development of its nascent financial planning & consolidation application. I certainly concur with the views Read More
Lawson Enforces Its Stronghold Part1: Recent Announcements
Lawson Software, has gone past a successful IPO, and continues with new wins and with rounding up of its focused offering, while also belonging to the elite of

recent technological advances  Enforces Its Stronghold Part1: Recent Announcements Event Summary On April 17, Lawson Software , Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN), a provider of Web-based business applications for selected service industries, announced the acquisition of Keyola , a Florida-based company with an innovative business intelligence (BI) technology. The acquisition of the privately held company is effective immediately, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. Keyola's collaborative business intelligence technology is seen to enhance the Read More
Pricing for BI and Analytics
In recent years, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics space has been changing at an incredible rate, not only in terms of functionality but also in the

recent technological advances  BI and Analytics In recent years, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics space has been changing at an incredible rate, not only in terms of functionality but also in the way BI providers plan their go-to-market, sales, and pricing strategies. Core business requirements like pricing and usability are forcing software providers to radically modify the way they approach customers and how they deliver their services. Two recent announcements by software vendors QlikTech and Kognitio are prominent Read More
The Blessing and Curse of SharePoint's
Notwithstanding Microsoft's recent purchase of Skype, some pundits have started to question its relevance in the long term (in view of the ongoing consumer

recent technological advances  Part 1 Notwithstanding Microsoft's recent purchase of Skype , some pundits have started to question its relevance in the long term (in view of the ongoing consumer mobile devices and/or social media success of Apple, Google, Facebook, Oracle, salesforce.com , etc. ). However, there are still many Microsoft products that are quite relevant. One of them is undoubtedly Microsoft SharePoint or  Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) . Until the recent runaway success of  the Kinect for Xbox 360 Read More
How Mobility Is Changing the Enterprise
With the boom in smartphones and tablets, we are in the vortex of the technological shift from Mobile 1.0 to Mobile 2.0, with wireless technology driving a

recent technological advances  Mobility Is Changing the Enterprise With the boom in smartphones and tablets, we are in the vortex of the technological shift from Mobile 1.0 to Mobile 2.0, with wireless technology driving a demand for mobile access to enterprise apps. This new evolution is not just about mobility; it’s also about mobile devices working in concert with back-end corporate systems. This white paper explores the impact the mobility trend is having on companies today, and a look into how mobility will continue to change Read More
Stalled Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 1: Recent Events
While Oracle's declining revenue and profit continue across main businesses, SAP and Siebel have been extending their leads in respective enterprise application

recent technological advances  Jump-Start Kit Part 1: Recent Events Event Summary On March 27, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), the largest database provider and one of the largest providers of software applications for e-business, announced it reshuffled the responsibilities of two key executives with a view to revive precipitously dropping sales of its business software applications. Senior vice president Mark Barrenechea will now lead the company's new market development group, which will track installations of the company's Read More
Credit Risk in the US Energy Industry: CNRA and Its Implications
The US energy sector has experienced recent loss of counterparty confidence. To offset this, managing credit risk has become paramount. Knowing what the risks

recent technological advances  energy sector has experienced recent loss of counterparty confidence. To offset this, managing credit risk has become paramount. Knowing what the risks are is just the start—risk mitigation methods must be used to reduce overall credit risk exposure and to free up capital resources. Find out three key ways to mitigate risk, and how a clearing, novation, and release agreement (CNRA) can help guarantee collateral. Read More
E-collaboration for Global Engineering
Electronics enterprises must respond to business drivers such as reduced time to market, technological innovation, and distributed operations and cost control

recent technological advances  collaboration for Global Engineering Electronics enterprises must respond to business drivers such as reduced time to market, technological innovation, and distributed operations and cost control to remain competitive. Effective collaboration among internal engineering and manufacturing, as well as external suppliers and distributors, requires great effort. But an engineering collaboration solution can help teams work together in real time. Learn how. Read More

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