• White Papers // Jul 2014

    Data Centre Projects: System Planning

    Planning of a data centre physical infrastructure project need not be a time consuming or frustrating task. Experience shows that if the right issues are resolved in the right order by the right people, vague requirements can be quickly translated into a detailed design. This paper outlines practical steps to...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Enterprise Mobility Management: Everything You Need to Know About MDM, MAM and BYOD

    If you’re looking for mobile device management (MDM) solutions, are you 100% sure about what your company really needs ? There’s new information available that will help you save money, time and other valuable resources. Read this tech brief about how to maximize your organization’s mobile capabilities so you can...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Amerijet case study

    Amerijet required a scalable IT foundation to supports its organic business growth. Read how Dell enabled Amerijet to spend 96 percent less time to close a flight, reduce data facility costs by 60 percent and deliver cargo inventory reports in seconds versus 30 to 40 minutes.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Webcasts // Jun 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Your Strategy at the Intersection of Cloud and Mobile

    We live in an enterprise world where Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a fait accompli and mobile is part of all of our lives. IT and mobility stakeholders continue to address ongoing changes with audiences, OS environments, data formats, coding methods, business processes and more. The case for investing...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    The Changing Landscape of Technology Services

    Technology changes in the blink of an eye. New products or services are introduced and older versions are obsolete almost immediately. The convergence of Mobile, Big Data, and the Cloud is setting the stage for a new way of working, collaborating and leveraging business information. Learn more about how you...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Three capabilities to fuel today’s dynamic planning and forecasting

    Today’s economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Building the mobile enterprise - integrated, secure and productive

    Mobility is now a business fact of life. Will your organization be one with mobile capabilities or a truly mobile enterprise? The new IBM white paper “Building the mobile enterprise: integrated, secure and productive” explains the difference and offers a checklist of eight key items to consider when planning your...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The challenge of protecting critical data

    Protection of the most valuable data should be a central, clearly defined and constant component in an overall security strategy, read this report to understand how senior executives can identify their “crown jewels” in a mountain of sensitive enterprise data.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    2012 Tokyo SOC Information Analysis Report

    IBM Security Report - This summarizes the corporate security environment in Japan.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    SANS Report : 20 Critical Security Controls

    The Critical Security Controls (CSC’s) are rapidly being adopted by companies and government agencies in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere to increase visibility into advanced threats, to shore up defenses, and ultimately for benchmarking and to improve risk posture.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    CRM on Cloud to increase sales Productivity - Japanese

    Tis is a Web seminar to introduce clearly the CRM tool that leads to successful business reform.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Find Direction for Your Enterprise Mobile Journey with “Destination: Possibility” Interactive Guide

    The world is going mobile and to stay competitive, it’s essential that your enterprise come along. However, it’s often difficult to know what the next step should be on your mobile journey, whether you’re just starting out or reaching for new horizons in mobile capabilities. “Destination: Possibility” is an...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Analytic Databases for Big Data

    Organizations are contemplating a replacement of their analytic databases, data warehouses, and similar platforms to keep pace with new and intensifying requirements for advanced analytics in a "big data" world. As user organizations make such platform replacements -- or add additional platforms to their expanding data warehouse architectures -- they...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA

    In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis, utilizing the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) methodology, and examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The Federal Government Should Have NIST As Well

    Critical to certification for meeting FIPS, is the implementation of security controls from NIST 800-53, Appendix F. Focusing on the capabilities needed to meet these requirements, this paper provides background about the Vormetric Data Security Platform and the Vormetric Transparent Encryption product that is delivered through that platform.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Suite on HANA eBook

    You have to deal with an ever-expanding ocean of data – that doubles roughly every year – and deliver new business signals that, if well exploited, can lead to new opportunities. Responding to these signals from a dynamic global marketplace is essential for you to continue innovating and growing in your industry.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Oracle Crystal Ball Download - 30 Day Free Trial

    Oracle Crystal Ball is the leading spreadsheet-based application suite for predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. It gives you unparalleled insight into the critical factors affecting risk. With Crystal Ball, you can make the right tactical decisions to reach your objectives and gain a competitive edge under even the most...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    Supply Chain Management In The Petroleum Industry

    Supply chain management in the petroleum industry contains various challenges, specifically in the logistics area, that are not present in most other industries. These logistical challenges are a major influence on the cost of oil and its derivatives. However, opportunities for cost savings in logistics still do exist. Giant oil...

    Provided By University of Houston

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Insights from the Value Chain Synchronization Study

    Read this executive summary of the Value Chain Synchronization study which gathered insights from 700 companies worldwide and was conducted for IBM by Vanson Bourne.

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    How to Create a Customer Service Process that Enhances Your Bottom Line

    A complaint about complaints. There’s an assumption that the number of complaints received is a perfect reflection of the number of customer problems. If complaints go down, other numbers such as warranty and service costs will go down as well. In fact, complaints are often a poor indicator of...

    Provided By

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Reverse Auction Best Practices (SAP Thought Leadership Paper)

    Reverse auctions are a key tool that sourcing organizations can use to bring about huge success if executed along with a well-defined sourcing process. Careful thought and planning must precede an auction event in order to achieve double-digit price compression

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Use Of Barcodes In Supply Chain Management

    Barcodes have influenced almost every aspect of Supply Chain Management. The use of barcodes makes business integration processes in supply chain management simpler and more efficient. Barcodes are an effective identification tool that helps track products and greatly reduce errors. Barcode technology has a range of advantages such as being...

    Provided By

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Enable BYOD, Lower IT Workload, Zero Client Installations – Simple!

    With the growing diversity of end-user devices and the need to reduce IT overhead, organizations need to empower users with secure, browser-based access to Windows Applications and Desktops from any device, anywhere - simply and cost-effectively. Ericom AccessNow™ enables browser-based access to Windows applications and desktops hosted on Terminal...

    Provided By Ericom Software

  • Case Studies // Dec 2008

    ERP Solution Helps Global Distributor Manage Environmental Performance

    A pioneer in socially responsible business practices, Seventh Generation is the leading distributor of home cleaning, personal care, and baby products made from natural, recycled, or renewable materials. The company constantly seeks to minimize its environmental impact. Seventh Generation sought an enterprise resource planning solution to support its supply chain...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics

    Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics, part of the Oracle BI Applications product line, enables you to optimize supply side performance by integrating data from across the enterprise value chain?enabling executives, managers, and frontline employees to make more informed decisions. Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics increases visibility into the complete procure-to-pay...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2005

    Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Product Information Management

    This report is a must-read if you're an IT strategist who's currently evaluating product information management (PIM) technologies. It explains why the as-yet-immature PIM market is evolving quickly and presents Gartner's Magic Quadrant for this emerging tech sector. There are a variety of differences that separate the companies Gartner classifies...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2010

    ASEAN: A Chronicle Of Shifting Trade Exposure And Regional Integration

    The paper characterizes trade exposure and regional integration in six ASEAN economies during 1997−2008. For this, the paper uses the 2000 Asian Input Output Tables which are extrapolated using National Income Accounts and COMTRADE data. On the demand side, the paper shows that the level and geographical nature of external...

    Provided By International Monetary Fund

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Professional Partnerships And Matching In Obstetrics

    This paper indicates that internally-differentiated professional partnerships can promote matching between heterogeneous consumers and professionals, particularly when consumers have imperfect information or markets have barriers to referrals between firms. The authors test this in obstetrics markets, relying on random assignment of patients to physicians to generate unbiased measures of a...

    Provided By National Bureau of Economic Research

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Integrated And Flexible Project Supply Chains And Networks - Developing A Research Platform

    To an increasing degree industries are organising their activities in projects which requires flexible solutions to manage operations, supply and distribution, as well as activities related to reverse logistics. More than before project-based industries such as construction and humanitarian disaster response are focusing on supply chain management and on developing...

    Provided By Lund University

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Inventories In ToTEM

    ToTEM - the Bank of Canada's principal projection and policy-analysis model for the Canadian economy - is extended to include inventories. In the model, firms accumulate inventories of finished goods for their role in facilitating the demand for goods. The model is successful in matching procyclical and volatile inventory investment...

    Provided By Bank of Canada

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Inventories, Stockouts, And ToTEM

    Inventory investment is an important component of the Canadian business cycle. Despite its small average size - less than 1 per cent of output - it exhibits volatile procyclical fluctuations, accounting for almost one-third of output variance. Procyclicality of inventories is somewhat smaller than that of sales, resulting in a...

    Provided By Bank of Canada

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Is Reliability a Curse? Outsourcing Restoration Services for Infrequent, High-Impact Equipment Failures

    Firms in industries such as aerospace and defense, high-tech manufacturing, and telecommunications rely on functioning mission-critical equipment and cannot afford significant operational downtime due to equipment failures. Although resolving problems quickly is essential to minimizing the impact of disruptions, the additional challenge in a decentralized supply chain is incentivizing the...

    Provided By Yale University

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Gray Markets, Demand Uncertainty, And Excess Inventory

    The legal diversion of large quantities of goods from authorized distribution channels to unauthorized or "Gray market" channels has important consequences to both firms and consumers through issues such as revenue generation, price erosion, service and warranty availability and cost, and product availability. Unlike previous research, which has focused on...

    Provided By University of California, Los Angeles (Anderson)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Advance Booking Programs for Managing Supply, Demand, And Price Risks

    While advance booking programs have been shown to be effective for firms to manage uncertain demand, the effectiveness of such programs is unclear when supply, demand, and price risks are present in a supply chain. Motivated by an advance booking program for managing these three types of risks in a...

    Provided By University of California, Los Angeles (Anderson)

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Troubleshooting Distributed Systems Via Data Mining

    Through massive parallelism, distributed systems enable the multiplication of productivity. Unfortunately, increasing the scale of available machines to users will also multiply debugging when failure occurs. Data mining allows the extraction of patterns within large amounts of data and therefore forms the foundation for a useful method of debugging, particularly...

    Provided By University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Scaling Up Classiers to Cloud Computers

    As the size of available datasets has grown from Megabytes to Gigabytes and now into Terabytes, machine learning algorithms and computing infrastructures have continuously evolved in an effort to keep pace. But at large scales, mining for useful patterns still presents challenges in terms of data management as well as...

    Provided By University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Social Bonds And Supplier Allocation Of Resources To Business Customers

    This paper addresses questions about the effect that social bonds between relationship partners have on the way in which a supplier allocates resources to its relationship with a buyer. Two key questions the paper addresses are the following. In business markets, does strength of social bonds that a supplier perceives...

    Provided By Boston College

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    How To Choose A Warehouse Management System

    The greatest challenge to implementing a WMS may not be finding the right system; it might be convincing your management team of the need for it. While most executives agree an accounting system is a must-have, the sentiment does not always apply to WMS. You probably have to sell the...

    Provided By Sage Software

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Transforming Business Through Collaboration

    Businesses increasingly see collaboration as a strategic initiative because it allows them to take advantage of new business models and meet customer demands. Collaboration helps organizations leverage "best-of-the-best" resources, enhance innovation, rely on distributed supply chains, and expand globally with the help of local partners. At the same time, collaborating...

    Provided By Sage Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Making Sense Of Non-Binding Retail-Price Recommendations

    This paper provides a theoretical rationale for non-binding Retail Price Recommendations (RPRs) in vertical supply relations. Analyzing a bilateral manufacturer-retailer relationship with repeated trade, the authors show that linear relational contracts can implement the surplus-maximizing outcome. If the manufacturer has private information about production costs or consumer demand, RPRs may...

    Provided By University of Zurich