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The Keyword Is FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010
Following the general opening session presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and

olympics opening ceremony  Keyword Is FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010 Following the general opening session presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and analyst discussion session with Burrows allowed me to learn more details about adidas' FlexPLM implementation. In addition, I also had a 1:1 interview with Kathleen Mitford, VP, Product and Marketing Strategy focusing on the consumer products, retail, footwear, and apparel industries, to

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Case Study: Retail Industry BI Deployment


A Japan-based department store chain was experiencing fast growth, opening new stores in commercial complexes at prime locations. The company’s existing business intelligence (BI) tool took up to 12 hours to update sales data from the point of sale (POS) systems. Discover how the company reduced this time, while providing managers the reporting abilities they needed to control sales and improve customer satisfaction.

olympics opening ceremony  Study: Retail Industry BI Deployment A Japan-based department store chain was experiencing fast growth, opening new stores in commercial complexes at prime locations. The company’s existing business intelligence (BI) tool took up to 12 hours to update sales data from the point of sale (POS) systems. Discover how the company reduced this time, while providing managers the reporting abilities they needed to control sales and improve customer satisfaction. Read More

The Demo Crime Files!


This article is part of the continuing education all software demonstrators need to ensure their fundamental skills remain sharp. It points out three common “crimes” made in demonstrations, how to recognize them, and suggests alternative approaches.

olympics opening ceremony  Demo Crime Files! Originally published - November 7, 2001 Please forgive me. I'm normally optimistic and maintain a positive outlook. This article, however, is devoted to the negative aspects of demonstrations. It's important to point out the common crimes made in demonstrations because most people don't recognize them. Just like in real life, some crimes are minor offenses while others carry the death penalty. I'm not suggesting any demo crime is acceptable. Crimes aren't acceptable in society, nor Read More

Ariba Goes Vertical: No Pain, Much Gain


Ariba, a leader in E-procurement software and market management, pays $1.86 billion in stock to acquire TRADEX, a vendor of software that lets its customers build their own Internet marketplaces.

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Perfecting the Recipe for Competitive Advantage: The Chemical Industry and Adaptive Business Networks


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olympics opening ceremony  the Recipe for Competitive Advantage: The Chemical Industry and Adaptive Business Networks Chemical companies are living in a new, more complex world—one that calls for meeting demand through cooperating internally, opening processes to partners, suppliers, and customers, and developing newfound abilities to collaborate and change. In other words, the adaptive business network (ABN). But how do you create a successful ABN? And how does that translate into a competitive advantage? Read More

Be Bold with Benefits but Subtle with Pains


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HP “Medals” In U.S. PC Olympics


In the U.S. desktop PC market, Hewlett Packard and Gateway have been closely embroiled for the #3 position in the market. This trend will not continue. TEC forecasts a widening lead for HP throughout 2000.

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Welcome to the CRM Mid-Market Abyss-PeopleSoft


As the market shifts from sophisticated enterprise CRM implementations to the more competitive and overcrowded mid-market-large enterprise vendors tend to step on mid-market vendor's toes. The real concern is to determine whether the mid-market cultural and functional differences are well understood and acted upon or do the large players simply offer a smaller mockup of their existing enterprise solutions. This article, which evaluates the PeopleSoft mid-market CRM solution, is the first of a series of research articles that focus on the mid-market applications provided by large CRM vendors.

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Bezos to McNealy: Drop Dead!


The first runner up for Amazon.com’s infrastructure business is… Sun Microsystems. Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has given the nod to Hewlett Packard. The win comes on the heels of a speech by Sun CEO Scott McNealy, where he called HP “pathetic”. Looks like Sun is left to wail and gnash its teeth.

olympics opening ceremony  Medals In U.S. PC Olympics .) A diverse rally is a robust rally. With recent investment analysts revising global 2000 PC sales forecasts upwards, adding HP to the 10 million unit club (current members - only Dell & Compaq) is almost a given. HP's marketing has been rather quiet during the last few months. Sources inside HP have informed TEC that CEO Carly Fiorina has been focusing company attention inward, but to expect a more aggressive HP marketing strategy to come out during the next few months. Read More

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olympics opening ceremony  Presents Social Business Tools Future Releases at IBM Connect 2013 The  IBM Connect 2013 Opening General Session  peeked into what the future will bring for IBM's clients and partners. The company will launch a new suite for human resources (HR), and new versions of the IBM Connections social business platform and the Customer Experience Suite. A series of applications meant to create collaborative work environments (i.e., community builder, video conferencing, activity streams, document sharing, Read More

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