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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 primer  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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CC&B for Telecommunications Industries

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions for telecommunications providers typically provide mediation; provisioning; retail rating and billing; reporting; financial systems; packages, discounts, and promotions characteristics; and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services.  

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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

telecommunications primer  electronics, metals/mining/oil/gas, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, and transportation/logistics. Geography: Fifty-five percent of benchmark participants were from North America. Twenty-five percent of participants were from Europe; 13% were from the Asia-Pacific region; 4% were from Latin and South America; and 3% were from the Middle East and Africa. Company size: Fifty-eight percent of respondents were from large enterprises (annual revenues above US $1 billion); 26% were from midsize Read More

Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories


Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part examines the four broad outsourcing categories: application software, information technology infrastructure, business process outsourcing (BPO), and manufacturing.

telecommunications primer  software components: Data communications Telecommunications Internal network Internet connections Firewalls VPNs Mainframe computers Servers Desktop PCs Laptops Handheld devices Printers Phones Operating systems and desktop software E-mail A company will typically look to outsource its I.T. infrastructure in order to obtain a more predictable cost structure, while receiving a well-supported and highly reliable system, with very high system uptime, and rapid response to problems. The following activities Read More

ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide


The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and choosing the best vendor for you are critical to a successful ERP implementation. As a decision maker, you need to quickly identify your ERP requirements, effectively communicate these needs to vendors, and successfully compare various product alternatives. Learn how.

telecommunications primer  include professional services, retail, telecommunications, distribution, and logistics, among others   Product An ERP system is primarily an integrated suite of modules and features that helps automate your business processes and provides you with a platform for accessing standardized enterprise data. ERP packages are available in all shapes and sizes with a wide range of features and modules/functionalities. Some prospective buyers seek a complete ERP suite, while others prefer select modules. Some Read More

One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications


For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration and communication provider, has recently unveiled a package designed to automate web-based commerce all the way from order capture to fulfillment and payment, as a result of bringing together a few prudent acquisitions over the last three years.

telecommunications primer  Comergent's manufacturing, high-tech, and telecommunications expertise, and for Comergent, this meant benefiting from Sterling Commerce's retail expertise. Through this, Sterling was able to better address MEC challenges for those industries. Sterling Multi-Channel Selling has a large customer references with tier one high-tech manufacturers, such as NEC Solutions America, Hitachi Data Systems, Symbol (now Motorola)Haworth, Toro, and Pitney Bowes —as well as Life Technologies and GlaxoSmithKline in Read More

Lawson Software Expands Vertically As Well


On October 12, Lawson Software announced the formation of a new vertical market initiative for the telecommunications industry, its sixth and newest vertical market. On October 9, Lawson Software announced 'the best quarter of contracting activity in the company's 25-year history'.

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The Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary


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telecommunications primer  the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into practice. Read More

6 Ways You Can Benefit from Telecom Expense Management


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Marked by the Nortel years, Clarify is a customer relationship management (CRM) application for the telecommunications industry. Amdocs, by associating its own billing application to the ClarifyCRM application, has leveraged Clarify’s image to further service the telecom industry. The centerpiece of Amdocs’ offering is the ClarifyCRM Call Center solution bundled with its sales and marketing solution. Amdocs’ message demonstrates how a well-administered and customer-focused call center can evolve towards a profit center rather than a cost center. Amdocs positions itself as the leading provider of billing and CRM software applications for the communication industry.

telecommunications primer  (CRM) application for the telecommunications industry. Amdocs, by associating its own billing application to the ClarifyCRM application, has leveraged Clarify’s image to further service the telecom industry. The centerpiece of Amdocs’ offering is the ClarifyCRM Call Center solution bundled with its sales and marketing solution. Amdocs’ message demonstrates how a well-administered and customer-focused call center can evolve towards a profit center rather than a cost center. Amdocs positions itself Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


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Moving Your Customers From TDM to IP


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