Beyond BPM Tools
Process management is a practice that can be supported by tools not traditionally thought of as "BPM" software, and businesses owe it to themselves to investigate all their options before deciding on a BPM strategy.
Online Shopping Has Its Brightest 'Black Friday'
More people than ever chose to let their fingers do their holiday shopping. Consumers spent $250 million online on Friday, a 41% increase over the $174 million they spent online on the same day a year ago.
ERP Rest in Peace
Commoditization of ERP transitions focus to performance management.
Building an Intelligent IT Infrastructure
To address the complexity of today's requirements, IT needs a fresh approach to infrastructure. New technologies are coming together to help you construct a smarter, more flexible environment. Here's how to progress toward your goal.
You Want Reviews? We've Got 'Em!
Been coveting a snazzy, sleek smartphone? How about an inexpensive way to share and sync files? A workhorse file and print server? Or a digital pen that remembers everything you write and creates e-mails
SmartAdvice: Five Main IT Categories To Evaluate In Companies You Might Buy
There are some basic IT functions, from tech plans to an inventory of products, to consider when your company is deciding whether to buy another, The Advisory Council says. Also, weigh the cost of backing information up against the cost of lost business in deciding on a data backup plan; and look at your company's software-development processes when deciding whether to move immediately to the new CMMI.
Manufacturer Gets Help Managing Product Information
Brady Corp. turns to product-information-management software from FullTilt Solutions so it can more easily handle information on thousands of products. The software also helps Brady manage its online catalog.
The Future Of The Programmer
For an upcoming story on the role of automation in software development, I started with the premise that automation, like outsourcing, would reduce the stateside opportunities for programmers. Bad idea.
Celestica Launches RFID Service
The $6.7 billion Canadian assembly and engineering company integrates RFID into Mexican fulfillment-center operations; global rollout may follow
Analyzing RFID's Reliability And Stability Limitations
RFID and bar codes are both auto-identification technologies, but bar codes have a much longer track record and therefore boast greater reliability. In addition to stability issues, there are other potential shortcomings in the readiness of RFID that enterprises must understand and weigh.
Microsoft Seizes PDA Market Lead From PalmSource
Microsoft led the market in the third quarter for operating systems used in personal digital assistants, surpassing for the first time the Palm OS that dominated the handheld-computer segment for years.
SmartAdvice: Demonstrate IT's Business Value At Budget Time
Justify the budget by showing IT as an asset and highlighting the business value it creates, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for fit with company polices and ease in integration when evaluating message-management systems; and the key for CIO survival is IT asset management.
Earlier Editions Of Firefox Flawed
Just days after the Mozilla Foundation released the final version of its standalone Firefox browser, a security firm Thursday said that earlier editions should be replaced.
Microsoft Unveils Search Beta
Microsoft unveils the beta version of its own search engine, dubbed MSN Search. It does not include some anticipated tools, such as desktop search.