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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer
Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling

telecommunications industry 101  availability of low cost telecommunications and data communications in third world countries. How Does It Work? How does a company engage and pay for the services of an outsourcing provider? Simply, the company contracts with an outsourcing provider to do a defined scope of work, and the outsourcing provider charges the company a fee. The fee can take many forms: by the transaction, by labor hour, cost per unit, cost per project, an annual cost, cost by service levels, or other possible arrangements. In

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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESLos Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applications Industry tags: BI/business analytics "Los Angeles County will use SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions as well as SAS BI solutions to fight organized fraud within the Department of Public and Social Services. Uncovering more than 200 probable fraud cases = BI and business

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PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It?


The question, 'Do vertical industry needs play a significant role in a PLM software selection?' should be a simple question to answer. Instead, it is a question best answered with a series of questions.

telecommunications industry 101  Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It? PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It? Featured Author - Jim Brown - December 26, 2003 Introduction Often it's the simplest questions that have the most complicated answers. What appears to be a simple question, Does industry matter when looking for a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution? leads to an interesting discussion instead of a simple answer. If you are looking for the short answer, the answer is Absolutely yes! But the answer is also Probably not. Read More

Industry Expert's Guide to Buying a Business Phone System


Learn about VoIP and how you can get more for less in Industry Expert's Guide to Buying a Business Phone System.

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Discrete ERP 101


Puzzled by process? Dazed by discrete? First, let’s understand who should use a discrete ERP application. Discrete manufacturers assemble products from component parts. These products are made to order and can, in theory, be disassembled (ex: cars, computers, tables…). Process manufacturers (AKA continuous manufacturers), on the other hand

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American Pet Goods Industry Suddenly Moves to Cloud?


I'm not sure what happened in the US animal goods industry yesterday, but a bunch of the industry players have simultaneously announced newly selected ERP packages. NetSuite seems to occupy the majority of yesterday's announcements: five companies have decided to switch to NetSuite's cloud-based ERP package and get rid of existing legacy applications. However it's not 100% clear from the press

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Top Software for Telecommunications Companies


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Infor Launches Implementation Accelerator for Food and Beverage Industry


Infor recently announced general availability of the Infor Implementation Accelerators for food and beverage industry customers. The solution, formerly known under the QuickStep moniker, is designed for organizations that want to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution quickly, while still benefiting from its flexibility to support future growth. Infor Implementation

telecommunications industry 101  Launches Implementation Accelerator for Food and Beverage Industry Infor recently announced  general availability of the Infor Implementation Accelerators for food and beverage industry customers. The solution, formerly known under the QuickStep moniker, is designed for organizations that want to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution quickly, while still benefiting from its flexibility to support future growth. Infor Implementation Accelerators are preconfigured industry and Read More

Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 16, 2012


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 28th, 2012


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telecommunications industry 101  Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more. Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSBritish cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, distribution "Aggressively growing cosmetics manufacturer/distributor Badgequo is in need of corporate software to offer single-truth data, eliminate manual data re-entry, and provide full visibility into its extended supply chain. This organization is a real-life example of a small company with

telecommunications industry 101  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS British cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERP Industry tags: Manufacturing, distribution Aggressively growing cosmetics manufacturer/distributor Badgequo is in need of corporate software to offer single-truth data, eliminate manual data re-entry, and provide full visibility into its extended supply chain. This organization is a real-life example of a small company with less than 30 employees but complex Read More

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