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Inventory Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash
In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. In fact, CEO's and CFO's

alias michael  Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash Introduction In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. According to Harold Geneen, the legendary financial genius and former chairman of ITT, all the problems of business end up in inventory. Most knowledgeable executives would agree with Geneen. In fact, CEO's and CFO's believe that their companies consistently carry 25 to 40 percent or more inventory than is

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Alibris Charged with Intercepting Email


Internet book dealer Alibris has agreed to pay a $250,000 fine after being charged with 10 counts of intercepting electronic communications.

alias michael  Charged with Intercepting Email Alibris Charged w/Intercepting Email L. Taylor - December 26, 1999 Event Summary Prosecutors in Boston's US District Court charged Internet bookseller Alibris, with 10 counts of intercepting electronic communications and access device fraud. Communications sent to book dealers from Amazon.com were intercepted by Alibris by their wholly owned ISP, Valinet. Similar to President Clinton's I didn't inhale rhetoric, Emeryville, California based Alibris claims that it Read More

What Makes a Good White Paper Good… (Part 4)


Here's the final point in a series of four aimed at identifying a "good" IT white paper (and providing helpful hints, should you need to write one). The previous points addressed the importance of the white paper's introduction, of writing to a specific audience, and of proposing a viable solution. The final point, appropriately enough, considers key features of an effective conclusion. 4. All

alias michael  Makes a Good White Paper Good… (Part 4) Here's the final point in a series of four aimed at identifying a good IT white paper (and providing helpful hints, should you need to write one). The previous points addressed the importance of the white paper's introduction, of writing to a specific audience, and of proposing a viable solution. The final point, appropriately enough, considers key features of an effective conclusion. 4. All’s Well that Ends Well… The first paragraph of the white paper Read More

Will Intel Take a Loss on Each CPU, but Make It Up in Volume?


There are reports that Dell may buy AMD’s Spitfire chip. If the reports are true, then look for competition to produce lower prices.

alias michael  Intel Take a Loss on Each CPU, but Make It Up in Volume? Will Intel Take a Loss on Each CPU, but Make It Up in Volume? R. Krause - April 21st, 2000 Event Summary Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) may finally be able to break into Dell Computer Corporation's product line, according to sources quoted by Forbes.com. Reports indicate that Dell is negotiating to buy approximately 100,000 of AMD's upcoming Spitfire chip. Spitfire is expected to compete against Intel's Celeron chip, their low-end CPU. This Read More

Windows 2000: Paragon for Partisans, Skewered by Skeptics


After a wait of more than a year, Windows 2000 (The OS Formerly Known as "NT 5.0") was made available to the public on February 17th.

alias michael  2000: Paragon for Partisans, Skewered by Skeptics Event Summary On February 17th, Microsoft delivered Windows 2000, the long-delayed, de-featured operating system successor to Windows NT 4.0. Initial acceptance is expected to be lower than for earlier releases of consumer operating systems, such as Windows 95. However, Microsoft officials said nothing had changed in their forecasts for the product and, indeed, the lowered expectations make it easier for the company to exceed them. We don't expect Read More

What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…


A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short—white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential

alias michael  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential Read More

What 2010 Meant For Microsoft Business Solutions


In 2008, I wrote a four-part series that explained in great detail Microsoft’s platform technology pieces, commonly used in Microsoft Dynamics and many other enterprise applications. Primarily, these "plumbing" tools were Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, and Office within enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, while

alias michael  2010 Meant For Microsoft Business Solutions In 2008,  I wrote a four-part series that explained in great detail Microsoft ’s platform technology pieces, commonly used in Microsoft Dynamics and many other enterprise applications . Primarily, these plumbing tools were Microsoft SQL Server , SharePoint , and Office within  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  and  customer relationship management (CRM)  applications, while Visio and SharePoint have also been embedded in a plethora of  business Read More

My PLM Video Playlist on YouTube


A little heads-up: We’re going to start having videos on TEC’s Web site. We'll produce videos in the future but the first step we’ll start with is a library of links to freely available ones from YouTube. Although YouTube mainly serves as a source of entertainment, there are videos for other purposes as well. After a little searching and watching, here is my playlist of YouTube videos related to

alias michael  PLM Video Playlist on YouTube A little heads-up: We’re going to start having videos on TEC’s Web site. We'll produce videos in the future but the first step we’ll start with is a library of links to freely available ones from YouTube. Although YouTube mainly serves as a source of entertainment, there are videos for other purposes as well. After a little searching and watching, here is my playlist of YouTube videos related to product lifecycle management (PLM) . Dr Michael Grieves - Author and Read More

To Tax and Tax Not


Taxation of Internet commerce will be a football that gets tossed around in the United States long after Superbowl 2000 is just a memory. In Singapore, however, they positively see taxes negatively

alias michael  Tax and Tax Not Event Summary With the 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act halfway through its three year moratorium on new or discriminatory taxes on E-commerce, individuals and organizations on all sides of the issue are preparing for a major battle over whether states should be permitted to levy and collect sales taxes from transactions concluded over the Internet. Industry and government associations from all sides are staking out their positions, and the topic has reached into the presidential campaign. Read More

After Strong Game, Logility Suffers Fourth Quarter Loss


Despite a strong year in which Logility restored its license revenue, the company expects to close out the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 with a net loss.

alias michael  Strong Game, Logility Suffers Fourth Quarter Loss After Strong Game, Logility Suffers Fourth Quarter Loss S. McVey - June 14, 2000 Event Summary Business-to-business collaborative planning software vendor Logility, Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000. Total revenues were $6.9 million, a 21% decline compared to total revenue of $7.8 million for the quarter ended January 31, 2000. For the first time in over a year, Logility reported a net loss of $646,000 for the quarter due Read More

Compaq Plans Direct Sales. DTja vu All Over Again?


Compaq Computer told financial analysts it plans to start selling more of its computers directly to customers, and this time the company says it means it.

alias michael  Plans Direct Sales. DTja vu All Over Again? Event Summary Speaking to financial analysts in Houston, Compaq Computer stated it plans to start selling more of its computers directly to customers, and this time the company says it means it. Compaq executives predicted that approximately 60 percent of its PCs for the commercial market in North America will be sold directly to customers - rather than through distributors or dealers - by the end of the year. Currently, 85 percent of its PCs go through Read More

#2 Dell Tries Harder, Compaq Hurts


Dell Computer Corporation is the #2 Intel server manufacturer in the world. Can they beat Compaq and make it to #1?

alias michael  2 Dell Tries Harder, Compaq Hurts Vendor Genesis Current CEO Michael Dell founded Dell Computer Corporation in 1984. Dell claims to be the #2 computer systems maker in the world. (We question that statement - IBM and Compaq surpass Dell in both sales and employees). Mr. Dell started the company while still in college, selling PCs out of his dorm room. Since then, he has built the company into a $25+ Billion powerhouse. Dell has refined the direct sales business model to the point where it has become the Read More

TEC Saves Software Buyers Even More Time and Resources with its Certified RFI Express Service


TEC's Certified RFI Express Service offers prospective enterprise software buyers access to pre-filled request for information documents (RFI), significantly reducing the time, costs, and risks associated with software selection.

alias michael  Saves Software Buyers Even More Time and Resources with its Certified RFI Express Service TEC Saves Software Buyers Even More Time and Resources with its Certified RFI Express Service Montreal, June 5, 2006 TEC's Certified RFI Express Service offers prospective enterprise software buyers access to pre-filled request for information documents (RFI), significantly reducing the time, costs, and risks associated with software selection. Montreal (PRWEB) June 5, 2006 - Technology Evaluation Centers ( Read More

Epicor Acquires QuantiSense for Retail Analytics


Epicor acquires QuantiSense, a provider of cloud and on-premise packaged analytic solutions for the retail industry, in a deal that is expected to bolster Epicor's retail analytics capabilities.

alias michael  Acquires QuantiSense for Retail Analytics Epicor Software recently acquired privately held QuantiSense, Inc. , a provider of cloud and on-premise packaged analytics solutions for the retail industry. The acquisition is expected to extend Epicor's position as a leading provider of omnichannel solutions for midsize and large retail chains. Currently, more than $450 billion (USD) in transactions flow through Epicor Retail systems implemented at about 500 leading retail brands. An important advantage of Read More

Acquisition Places Descartes Before E-Transport


Descartes Systems Group announced a definitive agreement to purchase E-Transport, Inc., a logistics exchange solution provider based in Pittsburgh, PA.

alias michael  Places Descartes Before E-Transport Acquisition Places Descartes Before E-Transport S. McVey - March 17th, 2000 Event Summary Descartes Systems Group announced a definitive agreement to purchase E-Transport, Inc., a logistics exchange solution provider based in Pittsburgh, PA. Descartes plans to offer $80 million (USD) in stock to the privately-held E-Transport. E-Transport's Marketplace is an online B2B transportation marketplace for shippers, carriers, and intermediaries, described as a Read More