• 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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 // Jan 2014

    Mobile Study Self Assessment Tool

    The IBM Global IT Study on Mobile Infrastructure found mobile leaders to be 2X more likely to experience revenue growth of at least 10% and 2X more likely to get an IT budget increase. Find out how you compare to more than 360 study participants from both a worldwide and...

    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 // 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 // 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

    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

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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 // Jun 2010

    Inventory Is The Store

    Successful retailing boils down to profitable inventory turn, and the best way to improve profitability and turn is to forget everything they thought that they knew about the mundane exercise/discipline/system known as "Inventory management" and freshen up their approach. Maintaining accurate inventory is at the heart of retailing. An accurate,...

    Provided By ZIH

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Adapting To The New Retail Market

    The current market is asking retailers some very difficult questions - questions that their existing processes and tools do not have the answer to. The only certainty is that consumers are less predictable than ever and buying patterns are changing at an exponential rate. It takes the proper mix of...

    Provided By Quantum Retail Technology

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Dedicated To The Insurance Needs Of The Oil And Gas Industry

    Running an oil and gas business is no simple task. Overseeing rig equipment and tools, conducting well evaluations, managing crew and complying with government regulations all require in-depth industry knowledge and a commitment to exceptional practices. So troubleshooting problems that could affect your operations should be much more of a...

    Provided By Travelers Companies

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    From Authorized To Engaged... Turning On Your VAR Channel

    Creating a productive reseller channel requires many steps, but the primary step is the conversion from authorized (signed) to engaged resellers. This is the most important, and most difficult, component to an effective channel campaign. Anyone can get resellers to fill out channel partner applications and agreements. Most resellers do...

    Provided By MarketLink Services

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    United States Department of Defense Suppliers' Passive RFID Information Guide

    The goal of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) is to employ mature and emerging supply chain technologies to optimize the supply chain. RFID is a transformational technology that facilitates automated visibility and assessment management. The DoD is utilizing capabilities provided by this technology to fulfill the mission to...

    Provided By ID Integration

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Web 2.0 Technologies for the Enterprise

    In the last two decades, one has witnessed a profound change in how companies, their customers, their supply chains, and their employees operate. Over this period, companies invested significantly in ERP software and other enterprise applications such as Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with the objective of...

    Provided By YASH Technologies

  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    GXS Case Study: Anchor Blue

    As a leader in the youth-oriented fashion market, Anchor Blue Retail Group needs to be able to respond to the constantly evolving style trends so that the right products are on the shelves of its nearly 270 stores. They wanted to Increase supply chain visibility, reduce cost and shorten lead...

    Provided By GXS

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Liz Claiborne Turns to GXS to Digitise Its Supply Chain

    Founded in 1976, New York-based Liz Claiborne Inc. designs and markets an extensive range of women's and men's fashion apparel and accessories. Liz Claiborne was actively seeking to get its suppliers to adopt automated processing techniques. This would help them combat the relentless pressure on cost due to the way...

    Provided By GXS

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Private Label Supply Chain: Improving Performance Through B2B Outsourcing

    Companies sell goods directly to consumers. Retailers that are vertically integrated use their own factories to produce some of their own private label products. Manufacturers have traditionally developed and marketed the brands are most familiar with. They may or may not actually manufacture the products. As part of their business,...

    Provided By GXS

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Outsourcing Your Business Community Management

    This White Paper will examine the supply-chain problems now confronting manufacturers, the benefits of managing supply-chain performance more effectively and the risks presented by some efforts to achieve those benefits. It also will look at why many manufacturers rely on the Inovis managed services solution, which combines proven technology with...

    Provided By GXS

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Market Dynamics In Supply Chains: The Impact Of Globalization And Consolidation On Food Companies~ Mark-Ups

    This paper examines whether ownership and increased competitive pressure affect food retailers' market power, analysing whether all actors involved in the food supply chain deviate from the pricing behaviour that exists under perfect competition. A method proposed by Roeger (1995) is used to estimate price-cost margins, relaxing the assumptions of...

    Provided By Centre for European Policy Studies

  • Case Studies // Jun 2009

    State-of-the-Art Access Control System Implemented at China's Environmental Protection International Treaty Fulfillment Center

    In March 2008, a new fulfillment center was built to house the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) - the hub for international communication and collaboration on environmental protection issues in China (PRC). To support the MEP's mission, the building incorporates 21st century construction concepts of natural resource conservation, environmental protection...

    Provided By HID Global

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Design to Deliver A Game Changer for the Discrete Manufacturing Industry

    Manufacturing order backlog is on the upswing, competition is fierce and customers are unrelenting in their requirements. How do manufacturing companies keep up the pace? With supply chain services coming of age and clients looking for further value adds, it is time for the industry to redefine itself and look...

    Provided By Genpact