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Usability
Poor usability leads to irritation and fatigue and it has an adverse impact on the usage experience. In an on-line shopping web site, it can lead to loss of revenues. Poor usability in business applications leads to increased help desk costs. On the other hand, better usability makes our usage experience more fun and can increase productivity. A highly usable on-line shopping web site tempts repeat visits, builds customer loyalty, and increases its revenue-earning potential.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Usability Usability S. Ketharaman - February 15, 2004 Read Comments Introduction There have been several reasons given over the years to explain the success of Microsoft s software products. Rarely has usability featured in these discussions. Many of us would recall how painful it was to draw a table in WordStar or WordPerfect . Microsoft Word made it simple, intuitive and fun to draw tables. The same goes for text formatting, mail merge, envelope printing, and so on. Extra wide screens in many software
2/15/2004

Analyse This
Enterprise applications have long been providing the means for businesses to collect required data and deliver it to the right people. Now that sales and marketing professionals are empowered with the right tools to better serve their customers and gather insights on all customers' interactions, the question to ask is what's next? We see the answer in a tight integration between Enterprise applications and Analytics.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: — the process of writing the data into the target database. Packaged data-mart/warehouse: Is a blend of technologies aimed at the effective integration of operational databases into an environment that enables the strategic use of data. These technologies include relational and multidimensional database management systems, client/server architecture, metadata modeling and repositories, graphical user interfaces, and much more. Executive information systems (EIS): provide high-level views of an
7/23/2003

IBI + IBM = EAI
The latest entrant in the race to support IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2 is Information Builders (IBI) with its Middleware Technology Group's 'Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator'. The product provides SQL access to over 80 different data sources, and should prove a good fit with MQSI. In addition, IBI has announced support for IBM’s WebSphere Application Server.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: and applications that require writing custom code . The accessibility to crucial information is essential to any company s e-business success, said Paraic Sweeney, vice president of marketing, WebSphere software platform, IBM. WebSphere Application Server working with Information Builders solution will help business effectively obtain this critical data for e-business success. Market Impact The addition of MQSI Version 2.0 support to the Enterprise Connector product will have a similar effect on the
12/14/2000

OS SmackDown!
In the latest escalation in the battle between Windows and Linux, directions on how to replace each with the other have been published on the Web by their respective champions.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: OS SmackDown! OS SmackDown! R. Krause - January 12, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary Recently, Microsoft published instructions on how to remove Linux OS and install Windows 2000/NT4 on the newly-freed-up disk drive. Not to be outdone, Linux-philes have countered by publishing instructions on how to remove a Windows OS and replace it with Linux. To close the circle, Paul Ferris, Editor at Linux Today, highlighted the silliness by publishing his own mostly-joking piece on how to uninstall both Windows and
1/12/2000

Oracle Product Showdown!
I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Today’s Vendor Showdown is an encore presentation of a Showdown that was originally published last September. It compares two popular Oracle enterprise solutions—JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and E-Business Suite—head to head.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Oracle Product Showdown! Oracle Product Showdown! Larry Blitz - April 4, 2008 Read Comments Welcome to Oracle Product Showdown: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne vs. E-Business Suite I m Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Today’s Vendor Showdown is an encore presentation of a Showdown that was originally published last September. It compares two popular Oracle enterprise solutions—JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and E-Business Suite—head to head.We hope
4/4/2008

Pop-up Purchasing Agents
OutPurchase.com provides a full-service purchasing solution, including vendor and transaction management, for companies that have real business purchasing requirements but do not want to create their own purchasing infrastructure.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Pop-up Purchasing Agents Pop-up Purchasing Agents D. Geller - April 18, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary OutPurchase.com announced a full range of purchasing services for small and mid-sized companies; these are typically companies with between ten and 500 employees. OutPurchase.com offers more than a connection to a purchasing marketplace. They promise the same services that larger companies get from in-house purchasing departments, including Sourcing Vendor Qualification Pricing Fulfillment Management
4/18/2000

I Want My Private Cloud
Do you want your private cloud? Read about benefits and drawbacks for organizations considering the adoption of a private cloud computing strategy. Although many organizations are considering reaping the benefits of a cloud computing platform, they have concerns with the handling of sensitive information on a public cloud platform. An alternate option is available, and it means having our own private cloud. This article discusses aspects of private cloud computing and its advantages and drawbacks for organizations considering the adoption of a private cloud strategy.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: I Want My Private Cloud I Want My Private Cloud Jorge García - January 20, 2011 Read Comments Although many organizations are considering reaping the benefits of a cloud computing platform, they have concerns with the handling of sensitive information on a public cloud platform. An alternate option is available, and it means having our own private cloud.   Introduction A few months ago, I had the opportunity to write an article on cloud computing titled A Tour of the Clouds , where I provided general
1/21/2011 9:42:00 AM

Layer 3 or Bust
Extreme Networks has once again seized the number one position in Layer 3 Ports shipped for the first quarter of 2000.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Layer 3 or Bust Layer 3 or Bust G. Duhaime - June 12, 2000 Read Comments G. Duhaime - June 12 , 2000 Event Summary Extreme Networks, Inc. continues its dominance in the Layer 3 switching market. It is the number one provider in the Layer 3 market place for both 10/100 Mbps as well as Gigabit Ethernet ports. According to a report released by Dell Oro Group, Extreme Networks holds 24% of the 10/100 MB layer 3 switch market. Along with capturing the 10/100 MB market, Extreme has totally dominated the Gigabit
6/12/2000

Not Your Mother’s Portal
Radnet’s PortalworkX™ provides an elegant solution to a class of problems you knew you had, but thought you’d have to solve by hacking up other products that do something different. The keyword is collaboration.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Not Your Mother’s Portal Not Your Mother’s Portal D. Geller - September 27, 2000 Read Comments Product Background PortalworkX (the k is silent) is a configurable product that supports collaborative relationships. Since both collaboration and relationship are part of coffee-break conversation these days, let s start by asking what we want them to mean. A relationship is a defined and understood arrangement between two or more parties. A relationship involves some kind of communication. However,
9/27/2000

The Store of the Future
The big hit of the National Retail Federation show was the Metro Group's Store of the Future. The budget for this extravaganza - it appears to have been underwritten by some of the biggest technology firms in the world.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: The Store of the Future The Store of the Future Ann Grackin - February 12, 2004 Read Comments Introduction We just got back from the National Retail Federation show in NYC—home of big retailing. The big hit of the show was the Metro Group s Store of the Future . The budget for this extravaganza—it appears to have been underwritten by some of the biggest technology firms in the world. What was fascinating was the implementation of what we call multi-dimensional management—bringing together the
2/12/2004

The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today's difficult business to business (B2B) software market. However, few companies seem to be investing appropriately. The first mistake they make is to try to keep costs down by attempting to create an ROI program internally. It's a sure way to waste value people, time, and effort. If you want a significant return on your ROI sales and marketing investment, hire an expert.

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: The Proof Is in the ROI The Proof Is in the ROI Lawson Abinanti - March 30, 2004 Read Comments Introduction In helping clients develop their marketing position, I tell them that sooner or later, they have to dig down to uncover the truth about their products. Not what they think (and hope) is the products true nature and value, or what it was designed to be, but the real, bedrock truth. Digging takes effort, and you may not find what you thought was down there. But it s necessary, because you had
3/30/2004


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