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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Why Enterprises Must Make Business Intelligence An Imperative

    Doing business is information-intensive. Enterprises are being pushed to share information with increasingly more audiences. The business intelligence imperative insists the authors elevate BI to a strategic initiative now, or risk disaster! Ignorance is the greatest threat to modern business. The risk of not knowing is immense. Business intelligence (BI)...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    A Balanced Approach To Long-term Incentives

    The sustained bull market of the '90s has ended with a suddenness that has left investors shocked and companies searching for solutions to a whole new set of unanticipated human capital problems. For management and employees the "Drowning index" of underwater stock option grants is staggering, wiping out billions in...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    ROI As It Applies To ECommerce Or IT Projects Connecting IT Projects To Making & Saving Money For Your Company

    Using the word "Strategy" could have shortened the title of this paper. Unfortunately, the word started with several meanings and now, thanks to its constant misapplication, has none. If you want your IT projects to sell up the chain easily and to achieve measurable business results, you're going to have...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Is Web Service Technology a Good Fit For My Organization?

    What can Web Services do for my business? Unfortunately, there is no complete correct answer to this question. Though the growth and adoption of Web Services in business hinges upon the convergence of a "Generally accepted" set of industry standards, today's myriad of overlapping, and sometimes divergent, standards do not...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Build Good Leaders And Diversity Will Follow An Intelligent Approach To Diversity Training

    Successful Super Bowl Football coach and long-time TV commentator, John Madden, tells about his perceptions of the personality differences between offensive and defensive linemen. Mind it, to most observers they are indistinguishable behemoths, but Coach Madden points out that offensive linemen tend to be neat and precise, to be polite...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Maximizing HR Contributions To Company Success

    Through this process HR will become a more strategic contributor, and will chart a course that is viable in troubled or still waters. While crisis and change make planning imperative, HR is served in all environments by a planning process that looks at what is done, what should be done...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Globalization Of Human Resources

    International human resources are a complex paradigm - like a puzzle where all the pieces are intertwined and all placement of the piece in hand decisions impact the total picture. However, in many organizations international human resources managers are forced to spend most of their time "Fighting fires" kindled by...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Doing Business In International Markets A Human Resources Perspective

    When a company sets sail for new markets, strategic human resource planning can be instrumental in safeguarding ventures to dry land and into working condition. Too often though, when companies expand they leave human resources stranded at the dock, and it isn't just the niceties that have been left behind....

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    International Human Resource Management

    International human resources are a complex paradigm - like a puzzle where all the pieces are intertwined and all placement of the piece in hand decisions impact the total picture. However, in many organizations international human resources managers are forced to spend most of their time "Fighting fires" kindled by...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    For CEO-s Only Creating A New Company For A New Economy

    This is a challenging time for executives. Companies are now finding that they need to reinvent themselves to keep up with the demands of global expansion, changing technologies, and attracting and retaining employees. Amidst these pressures, a CEO's main objective is to increase profits by expanding markets, decreasing costs and...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Security In A World Of Electronic Commerce

    Electronic commerce is an inescapable fact of life these days. Connecting businesses, granting your partners and customers wider access to your data and systems, and the need to leverage the Internet to gain and keep competitive advantages are all commonplace facets of today's business environment. Electronic commerce is an inescapable...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    7 Keys To Internet Selling Success

    As e-commerce gains prominence, many companies have moved beyond trying to define e-commerce. Instead, they are now looking at how to make e-commerce work for their specific business needs. Early e-commerce success stories were about selling relatively simple products. However, the larger opportunity is in selling complex products and services...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Getting More From Server Virtualization Building An Adaptive Computing Infrastructure With Virtualization And ZXTM

    An Adaptive Computing design uses virtualization, monitoring and traffic management together to build a new environment for the applications - an environment that works with the applications to ensure that they meet the needs of any business. Server Virtualization has dramatically changed the landscape in the datacenter. Organizations are consolidating...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Off-shoring And Outsourcing

    You have to be realistic in your expectations. Any organization must have the infrastructure and systems in place to maximize the efficiencies expected or you will never get the best return on your investment. In order to maximize the potential benefits to your company, one also will want to partner...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Disaster Recovery Begins With Having A Plan

    Business disasters didn't begin on September 11, and they won't end after the last terrorist is flushed out of his hiding place. In fact, if terrorists thought that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon would deal a body blow to America's information economy, they hit the...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Addressing Regulatory Compliance Issues

    In today's business environments, computers and information systems have become critical tools in conducting business. The trustworthiness of these systems that a business depends on is vital and will increasingly be of interest to regulators. Relevant regulatory pressures depend on a number of factors, including industry type, size of the...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    IT Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management Easing The IT Audit

    Audits, whether internal or external, require effort and time from IT resources. No tool can, or should, eliminate the critical interaction between IT and the auditors. Audits provide a key business function and give an external perspective on IT processes and controls. However, proper preparation will reduce the amount of...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    IT Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management Easing The IT Audit - Part II

    Regardless of the context - regulatory compliance or an audit - policy is considered step one in any security and compliance program. As in Part One of this series, Brabeion Compliance Center eases the burden of policy management and brings a definitive return on investment to any company seeking to...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Perfect Exit Strategy For Owners Of Closely Held Businesses The $1.82 Story

    How many business owners will transition their business ownership in the next 10 years? Based on the tsunami of Baby Boomers - quite a few. Baby boomers have dramatically impacted markets as they have aged. First it was baby gear, then overcrowding of schools. There was an impact on housing,...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Business Resumption Planning: Justification, Implementation & Testing

    Modern organizations have a large variety of operational and managerial functions whose continuous operations are critical to the organizations continuing viability. Business Resumption Planning (BRP) involves arranging for emergency operations of these critical business functions and for resource recovery planning of these functions following a natural or man-made disaster. Business...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Business Continuity Management: Justification, Implementation & Testing

    Information systems, both manual and automated, are essential to the survival of modern organizations, yet many firms do not have realistic, documented, and tested Business Continuity Management (BCM) Plans. 'Prudent Person' officer responsibility therefore demands that all executives assure that their organization can survive a natural or man-made disaster that...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Exercising The Disaster Management Team

    Disaster simulation exercises are used to test the staffing, management, and decision making of both the computer and non-computer related aspects of an organization's business continuity and life-safety plans. Special simulation methods must be used to exercise the Disaster Management Team and their Emergency Operations Center. A proven approach to...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Physical Level Systems Design: The Ignored Component Of Systems Analysis & Design Training

    This paper presents a recommended information system physical level design theory and charting methodology for use in System Analysis and Design training that is designed for student comprehension and rapid programmer implementation. It also includes a discussion of Transaction Processing Systems applications (TPS) which make up the majority of administration...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Where To In The New Economy?

    A new economic order is evolving. Technology, in particular, the Internet, has become a strategic business weapon. Business cycles are shrinking, and whole industries are being turned upside down. Customers are in the driver's seat like never before, triggering a shift in power away from the business. Intellectual capital is...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enabling Your Enterprise To Deliver IT Service Excellence

    This business white-paper examines why it is essential for organizations to achieve Information Technology (IT) service excellence, and describes the challenges faced both in the construction and delivery of IT services. It assesses the changing role of IT service delivery management, and highlights the impact of service delivery failure upon...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Sales And Operations Planning - A Key Element Of Supply Chain Success

    In spite of the fact that most of the people are very active and busy these days, sometimes one find ourselves searching for something of value that can be added to the business efforts. When you find yourself in that position, consider a tested and proven technique that can bring...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Contemporary Logistics

    As a business analyzes its costs of operations, logistics typically appears as the second largest element, following the cost of purchased goods and service. Most companies have been pursuing improvement in this critical element of cost for half a century or more, often with very credible results. Many organizations continue...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Reverse Logistics A Supply Chain Opportunity

    Most practitioners have their own understanding of the fundamental processes involved in an extended supply chain network. The novice will tell that it starts upstream with suppliers supplying suppliers, moves through manufacturing and production and goes downstream through distributors or direct to the business customers. An improvement effort starts within...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Who Goes There? Authentication In The On-Line World

    The Internet is changing the way to make and spend money. Consumers are expected to spend $20 billion on-line this year. Everyone is buying virtually everything on-line: travel, books, medication, software, and groceries to name a few. The trend is even more striking as spending rate is expected to exceed...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    How To Use Collaborative Commerce To Manage The Extended Enterprise

    When a company and its key value chain work together to meet customer needs, they are operating in an Extended Enterprise model and virtually all large organizations today are already doing just that. Yet most fail to realize the full potential of the Extended Enterprise due to the self-imposed walls...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Integrating Systems, Customers & Suppliers

    In this paper, the author attempts to shed some light on the realities of Enterprise Integration projects, which, not unlike many big ERP and CRM implementation have a high failure rate or do not deliver the benefits originally anticipated. After examining the common misconceptions and mistakes made before, during and...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Internal Computer Investigations Critical Control Activity Under Sarbanes-Oxley

    In response to a wave of high-profile corporate crime such as the Enron debacle, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("Sarbanes-Oxley"), and President Bush signed the act into law on July 30, 2002. Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted to protect investors by combating corporate crime and improving corporate governance. As many...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enterprise Project Management

    Enterprise Project Management, or EPM, is a term broadly applied to the systemic ability to match organizational capacity with organizational demand to maximize value. In PMBOK terminology, EPM is a mechanism by which one develops a "Projectized" organization. At first glance, the process seems straightforward - understand and prioritize the...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    People Issues That Cause E-Commerce Projects To Fail

    In today's fast-paced business environment, organizations are rushing to keep pace with rapid changes in technology. Many companies spend tremendous amounts of time and money analyzing and refining technology strategies, but don't give sufficient thought and attention to how they can best execute that strategy. What leaders may not realize...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Conflict Resolution Management

    Unlike arbitration where a third-party imposes decisions on the disputing parties, mediation permits each side to retain control of the outcome while consenting only to being assisted in managing the conflict resolution. It is much more akin to a negotiation than to arbitration or litigation and more often than either...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Preparing And Fine-Tuning Your Crisis Plan

    Here's a sobering fact: most corporations in the U.S. even now do not have adequate crisis plans. Who says so? Their own Chief Executives! A survey conducted by PRWeek, an industry trade magazine, and Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's largest public relations firms, revealed that just 19 percent of CEOs...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Modeling The Business Environment

    Utilizing the knowledge gained from Y2K efforts, dramatic improvement of the business model is possible. Through a process called Strategic Business Modeling (SBM) this valuable information can be organized for the move to a new business environment. For many companies that means enabling or moving legacy business function to a...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Electronic Commerce Explained

    Electronic commerce is doing business online. It is about using the power of digital information to understand the needs and preferences of each customer and each partner to customize products and services for them; and then to deliver the products and services as quickly as possible. Personalized, automated services offer...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Achieving Business Intelligence Through Project Intelligence

    Conventional wisdom, or at least conventional wisdom as proposed by many consultants and a variety of organizations, is that change is driven by a combination of people, process, and technology. This is nonsense. People neither change because of increased awareness or education, nor do they change because a better process...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Why Enterprises Must Make Business Intelligence An Imperative

    Doing business is information-intensive. Enterprises are being pushed to share information with increasingly more audiences. The business intelligence imperative insists the authors elevate BI to a strategic initiative now, or risk disaster! Ignorance is the greatest threat to modern business. The risk of not knowing is immense. Business intelligence (BI)...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    A Balanced Approach To Long-term Incentives

    The sustained bull market of the '90s has ended with a suddenness that has left investors shocked and companies searching for solutions to a whole new set of unanticipated human capital problems. For management and employees the "Drowning index" of underwater stock option grants is staggering, wiping out billions in...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    ROI As It Applies To ECommerce Or IT Projects Connecting IT Projects To Making & Saving Money For Your Company

    Using the word "Strategy" could have shortened the title of this paper. Unfortunately, the word started with several meanings and now, thanks to its constant misapplication, has none. If you want your IT projects to sell up the chain easily and to achieve measurable business results, you're going to have...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Is Web Service Technology a Good Fit For My Organization?

    What can Web Services do for my business? Unfortunately, there is no complete correct answer to this question. Though the growth and adoption of Web Services in business hinges upon the convergence of a "Generally accepted" set of industry standards, today's myriad of overlapping, and sometimes divergent, standards do not...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Build Good Leaders And Diversity Will Follow An Intelligent Approach To Diversity Training

    Successful Super Bowl Football coach and long-time TV commentator, John Madden, tells about his perceptions of the personality differences between offensive and defensive linemen. Mind it, to most observers they are indistinguishable behemoths, but Coach Madden points out that offensive linemen tend to be neat and precise, to be polite...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Maximizing HR Contributions To Company Success

    Through this process HR will become a more strategic contributor, and will chart a course that is viable in troubled or still waters. While crisis and change make planning imperative, HR is served in all environments by a planning process that looks at what is done, what should be done...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Globalization Of Human Resources

    International human resources are a complex paradigm - like a puzzle where all the pieces are intertwined and all placement of the piece in hand decisions impact the total picture. However, in many organizations international human resources managers are forced to spend most of their time "Fighting fires" kindled by...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Doing Business In International Markets A Human Resources Perspective

    When a company sets sail for new markets, strategic human resource planning can be instrumental in safeguarding ventures to dry land and into working condition. Too often though, when companies expand they leave human resources stranded at the dock, and it isn't just the niceties that have been left behind....

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    International Human Resource Management

    International human resources are a complex paradigm - like a puzzle where all the pieces are intertwined and all placement of the piece in hand decisions impact the total picture. However, in many organizations international human resources managers are forced to spend most of their time "Fighting fires" kindled by...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    For CEO-s Only Creating A New Company For A New Economy

    This is a challenging time for executives. Companies are now finding that they need to reinvent themselves to keep up with the demands of global expansion, changing technologies, and attracting and retaining employees. Amidst these pressures, a CEO's main objective is to increase profits by expanding markets, decreasing costs and...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Security In A World Of Electronic Commerce

    Electronic commerce is an inescapable fact of life these days. Connecting businesses, granting your partners and customers wider access to your data and systems, and the need to leverage the Internet to gain and keep competitive advantages are all commonplace facets of today's business environment. Electronic commerce is an inescapable...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    7 Keys To Internet Selling Success

    As e-commerce gains prominence, many companies have moved beyond trying to define e-commerce. Instead, they are now looking at how to make e-commerce work for their specific business needs. Early e-commerce success stories were about selling relatively simple products. However, the larger opportunity is in selling complex products and services...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Getting More From Server Virtualization Building An Adaptive Computing Infrastructure With Virtualization And ZXTM

    An Adaptive Computing design uses virtualization, monitoring and traffic management together to build a new environment for the applications - an environment that works with the applications to ensure that they meet the needs of any business. Server Virtualization has dramatically changed the landscape in the datacenter. Organizations are consolidating...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Off-shoring And Outsourcing

    You have to be realistic in your expectations. Any organization must have the infrastructure and systems in place to maximize the efficiencies expected or you will never get the best return on your investment. In order to maximize the potential benefits to your company, one also will want to partner...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Disaster Recovery Begins With Having A Plan

    Business disasters didn't begin on September 11, and they won't end after the last terrorist is flushed out of his hiding place. In fact, if terrorists thought that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon would deal a body blow to America's information economy, they hit the...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Addressing Regulatory Compliance Issues

    In today's business environments, computers and information systems have become critical tools in conducting business. The trustworthiness of these systems that a business depends on is vital and will increasingly be of interest to regulators. Relevant regulatory pressures depend on a number of factors, including industry type, size of the...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    IT Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management Easing The IT Audit

    Audits, whether internal or external, require effort and time from IT resources. No tool can, or should, eliminate the critical interaction between IT and the auditors. Audits provide a key business function and give an external perspective on IT processes and controls. However, proper preparation will reduce the amount of...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    IT Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management Easing The IT Audit - Part II

    Regardless of the context - regulatory compliance or an audit - policy is considered step one in any security and compliance program. As in Part One of this series, Brabeion Compliance Center eases the burden of policy management and brings a definitive return on investment to any company seeking to...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Perfect Exit Strategy For Owners Of Closely Held Businesses The $1.82 Story

    How many business owners will transition their business ownership in the next 10 years? Based on the tsunami of Baby Boomers - quite a few. Baby boomers have dramatically impacted markets as they have aged. First it was baby gear, then overcrowding of schools. There was an impact on housing,...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Business Resumption Planning: Justification, Implementation & Testing

    Modern organizations have a large variety of operational and managerial functions whose continuous operations are critical to the organizations continuing viability. Business Resumption Planning (BRP) involves arranging for emergency operations of these critical business functions and for resource recovery planning of these functions following a natural or man-made disaster. Business...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Business Continuity Management: Justification, Implementation & Testing

    Information systems, both manual and automated, are essential to the survival of modern organizations, yet many firms do not have realistic, documented, and tested Business Continuity Management (BCM) Plans. 'Prudent Person' officer responsibility therefore demands that all executives assure that their organization can survive a natural or man-made disaster that...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Exercising The Disaster Management Team

    Disaster simulation exercises are used to test the staffing, management, and decision making of both the computer and non-computer related aspects of an organization's business continuity and life-safety plans. Special simulation methods must be used to exercise the Disaster Management Team and their Emergency Operations Center. A proven approach to...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Physical Level Systems Design: The Ignored Component Of Systems Analysis & Design Training

    This paper presents a recommended information system physical level design theory and charting methodology for use in System Analysis and Design training that is designed for student comprehension and rapid programmer implementation. It also includes a discussion of Transaction Processing Systems applications (TPS) which make up the majority of administration...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Where To In The New Economy?

    A new economic order is evolving. Technology, in particular, the Internet, has become a strategic business weapon. Business cycles are shrinking, and whole industries are being turned upside down. Customers are in the driver's seat like never before, triggering a shift in power away from the business. Intellectual capital is...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enabling Your Enterprise To Deliver IT Service Excellence

    This business white-paper examines why it is essential for organizations to achieve Information Technology (IT) service excellence, and describes the challenges faced both in the construction and delivery of IT services. It assesses the changing role of IT service delivery management, and highlights the impact of service delivery failure upon...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Sales And Operations Planning - A Key Element Of Supply Chain Success

    In spite of the fact that most of the people are very active and busy these days, sometimes one find ourselves searching for something of value that can be added to the business efforts. When you find yourself in that position, consider a tested and proven technique that can bring...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Contemporary Logistics

    As a business analyzes its costs of operations, logistics typically appears as the second largest element, following the cost of purchased goods and service. Most companies have been pursuing improvement in this critical element of cost for half a century or more, often with very credible results. Many organizations continue...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Reverse Logistics A Supply Chain Opportunity

    Most practitioners have their own understanding of the fundamental processes involved in an extended supply chain network. The novice will tell that it starts upstream with suppliers supplying suppliers, moves through manufacturing and production and goes downstream through distributors or direct to the business customers. An improvement effort starts within...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Who Goes There? Authentication In The On-Line World

    The Internet is changing the way to make and spend money. Consumers are expected to spend $20 billion on-line this year. Everyone is buying virtually everything on-line: travel, books, medication, software, and groceries to name a few. The trend is even more striking as spending rate is expected to exceed...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    How To Use Collaborative Commerce To Manage The Extended Enterprise

    When a company and its key value chain work together to meet customer needs, they are operating in an Extended Enterprise model and virtually all large organizations today are already doing just that. Yet most fail to realize the full potential of the Extended Enterprise due to the self-imposed walls...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Integrating Systems, Customers & Suppliers

    In this paper, the author attempts to shed some light on the realities of Enterprise Integration projects, which, not unlike many big ERP and CRM implementation have a high failure rate or do not deliver the benefits originally anticipated. After examining the common misconceptions and mistakes made before, during and...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Internal Computer Investigations Critical Control Activity Under Sarbanes-Oxley

    In response to a wave of high-profile corporate crime such as the Enron debacle, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("Sarbanes-Oxley"), and President Bush signed the act into law on July 30, 2002. Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted to protect investors by combating corporate crime and improving corporate governance. As many...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enterprise Project Management

    Enterprise Project Management, or EPM, is a term broadly applied to the systemic ability to match organizational capacity with organizational demand to maximize value. In PMBOK terminology, EPM is a mechanism by which one develops a "Projectized" organization. At first glance, the process seems straightforward - understand and prioritize the...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Achieving Business Intelligence Through Project Intelligence

    Conventional wisdom, or at least conventional wisdom as proposed by many consultants and a variety of organizations, is that change is driven by a combination of people, process, and technology. This is nonsense. People neither change because of increased awareness or education, nor do they change because a better process...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    People Issues That Cause E-Commerce Projects To Fail

    In today's fast-paced business environment, organizations are rushing to keep pace with rapid changes in technology. Many companies spend tremendous amounts of time and money analyzing and refining technology strategies, but don't give sufficient thought and attention to how they can best execute that strategy. What leaders may not realize...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Conflict Resolution Management

    Unlike arbitration where a third-party imposes decisions on the disputing parties, mediation permits each side to retain control of the outcome while consenting only to being assisted in managing the conflict resolution. It is much more akin to a negotiation than to arbitration or litigation and more often than either...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Preparing And Fine-Tuning Your Crisis Plan

    Here's a sobering fact: most corporations in the U.S. even now do not have adequate crisis plans. Who says so? Their own Chief Executives! A survey conducted by PRWeek, an industry trade magazine, and Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's largest public relations firms, revealed that just 19 percent of CEOs...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Modeling The Business Environment

    Utilizing the knowledge gained from Y2K efforts, dramatic improvement of the business model is possible. Through a process called Strategic Business Modeling (SBM) this valuable information can be organized for the move to a new business environment. For many companies that means enabling or moving legacy business function to a...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Electronic Commerce Explained

    Electronic commerce is doing business online. It is about using the power of digital information to understand the needs and preferences of each customer and each partner to customize products and services for them; and then to deliver the products and services as quickly as possible. Personalized, automated services offer...

    Provided By Business Forum Institute