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Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1
My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief

who are tier 1 suppliers  suppliers? On what categories? Who is spending it? How long does the approval take? Are we within the budget? What suppliers are (or are not) fulfilling orders on time? Should we rationalize our supplier base? Are there spikes or trends in our spending patterns that require action?  and so on require constantly changing answers. The opportunity here is for all managers and executives to monitor spending (via personalized interactive analytics and alert messages) by category, location, cost center ,

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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced some common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and “supplier relationship management (SRM)” monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category

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Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)


A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage), and about their (un)intended audiences. These posts have even caused some heated debates with other blogging sites and experts on white papers, and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here

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What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Framework Strategy


Building replacement products on a new framework is a higher risk strategy. The product functionality still quite matters and, while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science 'quantum leap', there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate success in the market (in fact, based on many experiences, one could even argue that the correlation might be inverse).

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Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?


Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain concepts. But in changing their business model, they have given up a fair amount of control over their supply chain processes.

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Are You Ready for Healthcare's Digital Age?


Healthcare organizations are increasingly relying on technology to provide excellent care to patients while minimizing their costs. As such, healthcare providers are dependent on information technology (IT) to accomplish their daily activities and provide the most effective treatments for their patients. Thus, they require mission-critical applications—such as electronic health records, computerized physician order entry, and practice management systems—to be available 100% of the time and for the IT network to be as efficient as possible.

However, it has become increasingly challenging to accomplish these tasks due to the increased complexity of the IT landscape, trouble pinpointing root causes of IT issues, and lack of proactive support for preventing the emergence of issues as well as resolving emerging issues early on. The reason has to do with lack of insight into the performance of the organization’s applications and the performance of the IT network. Healthcare providers today require a performance management tool that affords complete visibility into all aspects of the organization’s IT infrastructure.

Find out how today’s performance management tools can help your healthcare organization get a unified view into your IT network and mission-critical application performance, proactively monitor and fix issues, and enable continuous improvement—so that you can focus on delivering exceptional care to your patients.

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"Ads are us", boasts CMGI


In the month of September Internet giant CMGI made three separate acquisitions of companies involved in advertising and profiling, giving it coverage in almost all sectors of the Internet advertising market.

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SAP To Take Care Of All Suppliers


SAP's first major product delivery that leverages recently the recently endorsed technology foundation, allows it to offer a collaborative solution. This does not mean that the amount of time and resources required to implement and manage the supplier enablement process can be underestimated.

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Compaq's High-End Wintel-based Rack Servers - Working Hard to Stay #1


Compaq Computer Corporation, the #1 volume manufacturer of PC Servers, both US and worldwide, is fighting a strong challenge by Dell Computer. This note assess the strengths and weaknesses of its four-CPU rackmount servers.

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Are You Ready for the Cloud?


In almost every organization’s internal meetings and corridors, there’s a lot of chattering about whether cloud computing is an option that can bring tangible benefits or not, and if it’s time for moving to the cloud. In this brief post, I will point out some issues why you should consider moving your business's IT resources to the cloud. Moving to the cloud can be a very challenging

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Why Are You Afraid of (Re) Defining Business Processes?


We all are—except consultants who praise the importance of business processes, but sometimes don’t practice what they preach. Business processes can be simply good or bad habits that people follow mostly because it’s what they’ve always done rather than it being a way to work more efficiently. There are a few very good reasons that make people afraid of changing the way they do their

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