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Offshore Outsourcing: Is There a Method to the Madness? Planning for Offshore Outsourcing
Organizations considering the offshore outsourcing of processes should seriously consider adopting a proven methodology before implementation. This will

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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Network Data Protection Playbook: Network Security Best Practice for Protecting Your Organization


Malicious hacking and illegal access are just a few of the reasons companies lose precious corporate data every year. As the number of network security breaches increase, companies must find ways to protect data beyond the perimeter of their businesses. But how do they build a data-defensible architecture that will protect data on an ever-evolving network? The answer: by first developing an in-depth defense strategy.

harvard risk management foundation  in damage every year (Harvard Business Review). Vulnerabilities are increasingly being discovered in cross platform applications, backup software, antivirus software, and even in core networking elements such as Cisco IOS and Juniper's networking products. There are also vulnerabilities appearing in seemingly secure Unix platforms. All of these are in addition to the numerous vulnerabilities already found and continually being discovered in the Windows operating platform. As more and more applications Read More

How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic times. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson entitled “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference" was the main supplement and starting point of the discussion. As I mentioned in

harvard risk management foundation  those of the two Harvard professors, and given SAP’s sponsorship of the panel debate, it would be refreshing to see SAP (and its powerful Big 3 or Big 4 consulting partners like Accenture or Deloitte ) preach agile consulting, incremental (iterative) project delivery, and customer self-sufficiency (i.e., the risk of the client not needing you) from now on. However, I am still skeptical about such a quick change of these giants’ tried-and-true business model (and of their hearts and largely indelible Read More

“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical vs. horizontal integration. The analysis then moved onto the generally embattled retail sector, where a select group of innovative retailers has found a “happy medium” approach to stay well above the fray. Kurt Salmon Associated (KSA

harvard risk management foundation  . Writing in the Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge 2005 article entitled “You Only Have One Supply Chain?”, Byrnes also asserts that one supply chain is not enough: two, three, or more would be preferable. One size fits all supply chains may have been sufficient in the past, he believes, when that was the competitive norm, but modern IT makes it possible to have multiple, dynamic chains that can accommodate different product and information flows. Byrnes breaks apparel products into the Read More

Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process


Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft Windows or Linux—will better serve their needs and be more cost-efficient to implement.

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Cincom Enterprise Management


Cincom Enterprise Management is a portfolio of Web-enabled business applications that address the business cycle of companies who build and service complex products. It encompasses activities included in business planning, business acquisition, order management, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and re-manufacturing operations, cost management, finance, and aftermarket support. CONTROL also supports global enterprises by offering distributed multi-site implementation options, multiple currencies, and multiple languages.  

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Looking Beyond Mobile Device Management to Mobile Application and Enterprise Mobility Management


The increasing possibilities that come from deploying mobile solutions in the workplace are now counterbalanced by an exponentially complex ecosystem of options that can make navigating the corporate mobile landscape challenging and risky. This executive insight examines the needs for organizations to deploy a holistic enterprise mobility management solution that goes well beyond mobile device management.

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Foundation 3000


Foundation 3000 is a Microsoft-Windows- based accounting/ERP system. It contains solutions for financials, distribution, warehouse management (WM), manufacturing, job costing, service management, rentals, embedded electronic data interchange (EDI), e-commerce, customer relationship management (CRM), and mobile sales and delivery. Foundation 3000 also includes functionality for niche markets, including management of claimbacks and rebates, royalties, catch weights, options, and attributes.  

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Campus Management


Clients benefiting from Campus Management Corp® services and solutions represent a rich diversity of colleges and universities, each with its own unique constituencies, mission, and learning environment

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Cash Management 101


Cash management is an essential business process all organizations must perform to survive. Though cash management uses automation for much of the “grunt” work, it is human intelligence in the financial decision making that does the rest.

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Tenrox Project Workforce Management for PPM for PSA Certification Report


Tenrox Project Workforce Management is TEC Certified for online evaluation of project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) solutions in the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Performance Management Framework for Mobile Workforce Management and Field Service


Mobile workforce management is a complex process that includes workforce planning, assignment decisions, and plan execution. To align this complex process with your business goals, you need to measure your performance and develop various corrective actions. This white paper discusses performance management—and how you can measure, analyze, and make decisions about the performance of your workforce and service organization.

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Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management


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The Channel Management Shuffle


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Talent Management


Talent management solutions encompass all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees from the point of hire to the point of retire. This talent management model includes functionality for recruitment and staffing management, personnel management, career development, succession planning, learning management, performance and compensation management, and workforce management and planning.

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