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IT Project Failure: Reading Avon’s Tea Leaves
Failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation projects are nothing new. But the latest and costly failure at Avon supports the trend that corporate

failure stories  there are more IT failure reports than, say, a decade ago, but I believe that more companies and their CIOs are going public with these stories. In the past, executives lived with their mistake or risked losing their job. Maybe that is no longer the case; in this day and age of social networks, news, leaks, and rumors run fast, and we will likely see more of these reports.   It’s a vicious circle of sorts—to continue to grow, vendors need to push for more and more deals, and the more they push, the Read More...
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Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates importan...
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Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report
According to an IAG survey, 70 percent of companies lack the fundamental competencies within business requirements discovery to consistently bring in projects

failure stories  Related to Diagnosing Requirements Failure : Failure (Wikipedia) Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report Requirements Failure is also known as : Benchmark Report , Benchmark Report Home , Reports Compare , Benchmark Report Work , Reports the Findings , Performance Benchmark Report , Collaboration Benchmark Report , Benchmark Report on Professional Services , Software Vendor Benchmark , First Benchmark Report , Benchmark Results Scanner , Report Measures , Index Benchmark Report , Benchmark Read More...
ERP Trivia - Every Why Should Have Its Wherefore Part 1: ERP Trends
We take the liberty to comment on the findings of a report, which was recently released by a renowned research organization, and which pinpoints ERP

failure stories  decreases the likelihood of failure. While 24% of survey participants reported no dip in productivity following implementation, 75% experienced a moderate to severe productivity dip. Although 25% of companies surveyed had dips lasting up to one year, most dips generally lasted less than six months. Leading companies are increasingly using a center of excellence or competency center model to manage the maintenance and support of their ERP environments. This model is used because ERP maintenance and Read More...
How to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs
Most companies are facing a number of pressures, thanks to a stormy economic climate. To help control costs and resources, many small to medium businesses (SMBs

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Winning your market with messaging that matters
Positioning Part 1: Putting a wet finger into the windThere is nothing more important to the success of your venture than proper positioning—at every step of

failure stories  logic. Under these circumstances, failure on an epic scale was almost automatic. Luckily for those of us in the publishing business, these same customers rarely had a clue where their customers (or lack of customers) were coming from. Failures were seldom blamed on brilliant advertising. There are just too many opportunities to screw up An inescapable fact: most advertising fails—even today—which is ridiculous, considering the multitude of marketing tools and data available to any business with an Read More...
Comparison Test: Storage Drive Rebuild Times and Application Performance Implications
In evaluating the relative merits of storage vendors, one important consideration is system availability in the event of a drive failure. And because of the

failure stories  event of a drive failure. And because of the potential for data loss, the time during which a drive is being rebuilt onto a hot spare is critical. Demartek compared drive rebuild times for the Pillar Data Systems Axiom 500, EMC CX3-40, and Network Appliance FAS3050c. Find out which product performed the fastest. Read More...
Application Software Outsourcing: Six Experiences to Consider When Choosing the Best Provider
When there is an outsourcing failure in the application software area, “poor partner performance” is a reason that frequently appears in the post-mortem report.

failure stories  there is an outsourcing failure in the application software area, “poor partner performance” is a reason that frequently appears in the post-mortem report. But, who is responsible for choosing the outsourcing provider? Instead of blaming the lousy job that you’ve received, it is more helpful to investigate how you have ended up with this incapable partner if you don’t want to fall into the same trap again. You can never be too careful when choosing outsourcing partners and you should look through Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

failure stories  enables preemptive intervention before failure occurs, whereby failure would mean that equipment is not delivering required performance regardless of whether it is actually broken down or not. To reduce waste, assets must perform as expected and when expected. This means that failure must be redefined to mean an asset is unable to meet business objectives, such as running at the expected rate, producing product within the expected quality standards, and being ready when it is needed for production. If an Read More...
Data Governance: Controlling Your Organization’s Mission-critical Information
Controlling your company’s key information through data governance is more than just good practice—it can make the difference between success and failure at

failure stories  business intelligence,BI,DataFlux,data quality,data governance maturity model,data governance,Sarbanes Oxley,data management,supply chain,customer churn,stewardship teams,CRM,customer relationship management,ERP,enterprise resource planning Read More...
ERP Risk Mitigation
Implementing standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) products and other enterprise applications is risky. Industry statistics show that more than 60 percent

failure stories  A common reason for failure is that the purchased software does not support one or more critical business processes. However, a change-on-demand system ensures that incomplete or changing business requirements are met through adjustments in the application model. Read More...
Managing Product Innovation
Inadequacies at the front end of the product development process is one of the leading causes of product failure for consumer products companies. Many companies

failure stories  leading causes of product failure for consumer products companies. Nonstandardized processes and corporate structures inhibit the exchange of information between departments and across functions, geographies, and process stages. The result is inadequate up-front concept assessment. With a lack of visibility into the pipeline and suboptimal gate controls, new product concepts are analyzed with minimal cross-functional input, and development projects are evaluated with an insufficient understanding of Read More...
The 12 Cardinal Sins of ERP Implementation
The biggest single issue in ERP is the failure of a successful implementation. It is mind-boggling to continually encounter companies who make major ERP gaffes

failure stories  in ERP is the failure of a successful implementation. It is mind-boggling to continually encounter companies who make major ERP gaffes in this day and age, especially since most of the trials and tribulations of MRPII implementation were suffered and learned from in the early 1980's with alpha, beta and gamma releases. The pertinent question is what are the main causes of ERP failure and what can be done to prevent this from happening to you? There are twelve major reasons for why companies get bogged Read More...
CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations Part Two: The CMMS Industry and ERP
The implementation of an enterprise level system is a tumultuous event with far reaching consequences throughout an organization. Therefore we can see the

failure stories  even further towards the failure of systems and to their outright overpricing in many instances. During the last two years in particular the sales of large end CMMS systems has dropped off significantly. There is a large amount of discontent and disillusionment over what benefits can be provided and how much needs to be invested to receive these benefits. There are a great number of CMMS disasters also. These include projects that do not deliver the promised benefits or the promised changes in the Read More...
Find the Software's Fatal Flaws to Avoid Failure
For any business, software needs exist which will prove difficult to satisfy. Application packages will have fatal flaws where they do not meet these needs

failure stories  Fatal Flaws to Avoid Failure Introduction When compared to the needs of your business, application software can have fatal flaws. These flaws may make it difficult if not impossible for the application software to run the business. If you do not understand the issues in your business that can expose fatal flaws in software—it can cost you a lot more than money to fix them and perhaps put your business at risk. What is a fatal flaw? If we list all the things that application software has to do, we get a Read More...
Identifying Critical Change Control Failure Points
There are key systems in every infrastructure where unapproved change can pose significant business risk. These guidelines show you how to properly categorize

failure stories  Critical Change Control Failure Points There are key systems in every infrastructure where unapproved change can pose significant business risk. These guidelines show you how to properly categorize these systems in order to identify those that have risk characteristics. By learning how to identify critical change control failure points in your infrastructure, you reduce the threat of costly downtime, potential security breaches, and compliance weaknesses. Read More...

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