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Desktop Management s Dirty Little Secret
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: Desktop Management s Dirty Little Secret Desktop Management s Dirty Little Secret Chet Sargeant - July 1, 2003 Read Comments Introduction You ve just spent nearly $2 million to roll out Windows Server 2003 on the promise that you could reduce the number of Microsoft application servers throughout your global enterprise by 25 percent. There were other assurances of more streamlined application delivery and performance. Here s a tip: Don t start counting the return on investment (ROI) yet. The ROI that
The Best-kept Secret in the Product Lifecycle Management Mid-market
The name Omnify Software may hardly come to mind when one thinks of the product lifecycle management (PLM) leaders, but that might change down the track
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The Secret of One Vendor s Success in the Retail Supply Chain
Using the service-oriented architecture concepts of reusability and standards-based interoperability, and based on extensive experience with legacy systems and packaged applications integration, Eqos can deliver pre-configured, cross-enterprise business processes that blend new and legacy functionality into a more coherent process.
: The Secret of One Vendor s Success in the Retail Supply Chain The Secret of One Vendor s Success in the Retail Supply Chain P.J. Jakovljevic - October 19, 2007 Read Comments Eqos ( http://www.eqos.com ) is a UK-based provider of on demand, Internet-based global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. For more background on the vendor s beginnings and early growth, please see One Vendor s Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem and A Retail Sourcing Suite Built
I Know What You Did Last Week - But I ll Never Tell
Internet advertising is under attack from privacy advocates and private citizens as DoubleClick reveals that it can correlate surfing behavior with individual identities. DoubleClick points out that this is only possible when the personal identification is provided voluntarily. Opponents question whether the average surfer understands the implications of providing information.
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Challenges and User Recommendations for a Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution
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SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software
Having garnered a powerful broad enterprise applications portfolio, Best Software is challenging the competition and telling the market it will not easily be overlooked.
: sort of a best-kept secret in the market. Given that Sage s global revenue level of more than $700 million comes close to the J.D. Edwards revenue, and far exceeds those of Geac , Baan , Microsoft Great Plains and Lawson Software , and that the company has an impressive broad product portfolio, one is to wonder why Best Software s mind share has not been commensurate with its stature. Whatever the reasons might have been to date, going forward, the market should witness Best Software being one of the
Warehouse Management Systems by the Numbers
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As a result of this push towards full eBusiness integration, businesses face challenges that force them to push the envelope of business information systems. ERP grew from its predecessors of MRP and MRP II, constantly expanding its solution footprint to address more and more of the needs of the enterprise. As you approach eBusiness, whether you do so eagerly or are dragged there kicking and screaming, you will find your business much more exposed.
: but an easily kept secret. Until now. *This article is an excerpt from the book ERP Optimization: Using Your Existing System to Support Profitable eBusiness Initiatives by the author. The book can be ordered through www.crcpress.com or www.amazon.com . This is Part Two of a three-part note. Part One raised the question. Part Three will discuss the effect of eBusiness on your business. eBusiness Equals Full Exposure As more and more integrated business communities emerge, companies will find that what
The Future of Secure Remote Password (SRP)Part Two: Overcoming Obstacles to Success
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: computations on the shared secret and to manage the handshake with the server. This requires software to be installed on the client machine. This has the biggest impact on the most prevalent channel, HTML over HTTP. SRP authentication for web clients is only viable from a Java applet. There is a further complication for mobile channels in that memory and CPU usage on these devices is very valuable, however, the footprint for SRP authentication is considerably smaller than that required for a smart card
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