Project Management

Keep your IT project running smoothly by reading our experts' tips and best practices about methodologies, agile, software, collaboration, risk management, and learning from failed projects.

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Equipment Leasing Brokers

    Finance leases are an advantageous form of lease financing because it gives you the option to purchase equipment after a period of time for a nominal fee, usually one dollar. Equipment leasing brokers who offer these types of leases can help your business if you plan to keep the equipment...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Equipment Leasing Companies

    Every business needs some type of equipment in order to operate. Some companies require office equipment like laser printers and computers, while others require medical supplies like ultrasound machines and heart monitors. In order to keep their equipment current or to acquire the necessary technology to do business, many companies...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Medical Equipment Leasing Company Search Tips

    There are a lot of businesses that need regular access to quality medical equipment - home health care agencies, registered nurses, and social services agencies. However, keeping an inventory of medical equipment is usually far too expensive and cumbersome for these organizations to handle. As a result, many companies turn...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    When Is Welding Equipment Leasing The Right Choice?

    As a business owner you need to make decisions everyday that allow you to spend your operating capital in the most effective manner possible. If you are looking at whether you should buy or lease your welding equipment, you have to consider how long you plan on using the equipment,...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Industrial Equipment Leasing

    The term "Industrial equipment" can have many meanings, but it usually boils down to two words: big and expensive. Unless a business has sufficient liquid capital to finance every piece of machinery it needs, it must look toward other options, such as industrial equipment leasing. This leaves cash available for...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Leasing Measurement Equipment

    If you own or manage a business in electronic systems management or analysis, you'll likely need a wide variety of measurement equipment. You'll need to be familiar with manufacturers' specifications, proper calibration standards, and other information that will facilitate solid relationships with your clients and accurate readings at job sites....

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Equipment Leasing

    If your company needs costly new equipment but can't afford the expense, don't fret. The best equipment leasing companies can help you secure the equipment you need by spreading your payments out over time. That lets you use your capital to grow your business and put the equipment to work...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Construction Equipment Lease Agreement Providers

    Securing an equipment lease agreement for your construction company makes good business sense. Skid steer loaders, loaders, backhoes, and excavators all get significant wear and tear, so investing in an outright purchase can be an expensive gamble. There are three main types of providers you can turn to for an...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enterprise Quality Management: Automotive Issues And Perspectives

    With ISO/TS16949:2002 global quality standard set to replace QS 9000, the automotive industry is poised for change. While QS 9000 is based on requirements from the Big three automakers, ISO/TS16949:2002 not only combines ISO 9001:2000, but includes automotive requirements from national and international quality standards (QS 9000, VDA 6.1, EAQF...

    Provided By MetricStream

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Enhance Quality Tracking And Process Efficiency Optimization In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    The pharmaceutical industry is among the most heavily regulated, both in the product development, clinical trial and manufacturing phases. The nature of this industry demands the highest standard of production precision and detailed product and process reviews. This stringency calls for a robust software solution that can address the most...

    Provided By MetricStream

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Seven Deadly Sins Of Project Management

    Projects which lack deliberate thought and meander from milestone to milestone are common in small business and large businesses. People leading the project, who have little, if any, experience leading projects is the ever present factor. Insentience is the most common failure mode of projects and project teams in businesses....

    Provided By Change Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Project Management, An Undervalued Skill

    Many skills are admired and sought by individuals who want to progress in an organization. But one which would make them more effective in an organization is usually treated indifferently, by the individual and the organization. People studying for their MBA and aspiring executives concentrate their learning on marketing, strategy,...

    Provided By Change Factory

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    10 IT health risks -- and how to combat them

    IT might not appear to be a high-risk field, but a surprising number of ailments can plague IT pros in all job roles. Suzanne Thornberry takes a look at some of the most prevalent health concerns and what you can do to protect yourself from them.This download is also available...

    Provided By Suzanne Thornberry

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Links Between Internationalization, Skills And Wages. The Role Of Differences Across Firms And Across Partner Countries

    Using firm level data on Italian manufacturing industry, the authors examine how trade activities are related to workforce composition and wages. They provide novel evidence that is consistent with multi-attribute models on firm heterogeneity and trade. In fact they show that even after controlling for various firm characteristics, including size...

    Provided By Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Self-selection Along Different Export And Import Markets

    How are firms' performances influenced by the specific characteristics of markets where exports are directed and imports originate from? Using a rich database on Italian manufacturing firms, this essay adds new evidence on the relationship between trade status and firm characteristics. The authors show that different destinations of exports and...

    Provided By Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Optimal Bandwidth Selection For Conditional Efficiency Measures: A Data-driven Approach

    In productivity analysis an important issue is to detect how external (environmen-tal) factors, exogenous to the production process and not under the control of the producer, might influence the production process and the resulting efficiency of the firms. Most of the traditional approaches proposed in the literature have serious drawbacks....

    Provided By Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Policy-Based Autonomic Mobile Network Resource Management Architecture

    In this paper, the authors establish a policy-based autonomic mobile network resource management architecture, then put forward the policies definition and hierarchies of the autonomic management system. The authors also present the various specific policy forms and the working mechanism of autonomic mobile resource distribution processes. Through the simulation experiments,...

    Provided By Academy Publisher

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    An Exploratory Empirical Examination Of Blue Ocean Practices In Sales Management

    The paper investigates the role of totally new value creation mechanisms in a company's sales strategy. Using value creation and strategic marketing as theoretical approaches, the paper looks at the way in which blue ocean strategy is proliferated to sales management activities, and business results. This paper reports on a...

    Provided By Helsinki School of Economics

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 tips for keeping your job search under wraps

    If you don't want your current employer to know you're looking for a new job, you need to be stealthy. These precautions will help you avoid getting busted.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10+ things you should know about applying for an H-1B1 visa

    The process of applying for H-1B1 status is complicated, and both the candidate and the prospective employer need to be aware of potential pitfalls.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    HR In The Cloud Whitepaper

    The human resources function is undergoing a fundamental transformation. It's clear the old ways of doing business won't work in the new modern global economy. Today, your business needs answers faster and is looking to HR as the workforce authority.

    Provided By Workday

  • Podcasts // Mar 2013

    Benefits Product Preview

    Companies of all sizes experience challenges managing their employee benefits. With rising costs across the board, there has never been a better time to reassess your employee benefits program.

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Workforce Alignment: Turn your Organization’s Defining Resource into a Competitive Advantage

    Workforce Alignment Turn your Organization’s Defining Resource into a Competitive Advantage Are you aligning the initiatives and work done by your workforce with the evolving strategies of your organization? This whitepaper highlights the importance of continuous alignment and why it's essential to the ongoing success of your company....

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Workforce Alignment

    Are you aligning the initiatives and work done by your workforce with the evolving strategies of your organization? This whitepaper highlights the importance of continuous alignment and why it's essential to the ongoing success of your company. Read more...

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Microsoft Project Training - Where Do I Start?

    Microsoft Project is the world's most popular project management software - but even regular users would often benefit from a better understanding of its full capabilities. Moreover new reporting and communications features in the 2007 release are well worth understanding. Non users know it might be handy for drawing project...

    Provided By Focus

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    How CRM Will Solve The Sales Challenges Of 2009

    One can't deny it: Sales as one knows it will be different in 2009. The recession has changed everything. But does one know how sales will be affected? This Webcast gives the answer. The panel of leading technology and sales experts discusses their views on how to best tackle the...

    Provided By Focus

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Small Business CRM: 5 Considerations

    Sales managers love the saying, "Nothing happens in America until somebody sells something." Managing the sales process, sales people and customer experience requires patience, discipline, and today, good software. The right sales software tools will propel a growing company forward, but the wrong tools will stymie success on all fronts....

    Provided By Focus

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10+ ways to work more effectively from home

    There are plenty of advantages to working from home, but there are certain pitfalls as well. Calvin Sun has worked from home for many years, and he offers some pointers for making things go smoothly.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    The cloud: A new home for enterprise collaboration

    As the amount of information continues to explode, it's more difficult and more critical than ever for people to find what they need in order to get their jobs done efficiently and accurately. Add-in the myriad devices we use to create and access this information, the rising costs of storing...

    Provided By Box.net

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    The 10 biggest failures in IT history

    We've debated the highlights of IT history. Now it's time to consider a few good ideas that went wrong - or that may have been ill-advised to begin with.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 ways to get a network connection when there's no network handy

    Being stuck without a network connection isn't just an inconvenience; in some cases, it could compromise your job. Here are a few fallback options that may save the day.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 essential items for onsite tech jobs

    Save yourself the embarrassment and aggravation of discovering you don't have the tools you need when you arrive at a job site. With these basic items, you'll be ready for almost anything.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 tech tasks you should be able to do in your sleep

    Nearly all the jobs you tackle will require you to handle certain fundamental tasks. Make sure these essential skills are part of your repertoire.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Should Goldman Sachs And Morgan Stanley Try To Get Half Price On The TARP Warrants?

    The cancellation provisions in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) warrant agreements loom large for the investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in the summer of 2009. These banks could gain hundreds of millions of dollars by issuing equity to satisfy the cancellation provisions of the TARP warrant agreements....

    Provided By University of Louisiana

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Secunia Vulnerability Review 2013 - An Overview

    Do you know how to prioritize the threats to your business? The Secunia Vulnerability Review 2013 analyses the evolution of software security from a global, industry, enterprise, and end-point perspective. By evaluating the true risks, you can address the main challenges associated with protecting your software portfolio against vulnerabilities.

    Provided By Secunia

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Joint Subcarrier-Relay Assignment and Power Allocation for Decode-and-Forward Multi-Relay OFDM Systems

    Joint power allocation, relay selection, and subcarrier assignment are critical and challenging for achieving full benefits of OFDM based cooperative relay networks. In this paper, the authors study such a problem in a dual-hop multi-relay OFDM system with an objective of maximizing the spectral efficiency under a total power constraint....

    Provided By Huawei Technologies

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Investment-Based Budgeting: Why CFOs Should Mandate a New Corporate Budgeting Process

    While most budget processes succeed at setting spending limits, they do little to assure the proper allocation of resources. This white paper examines the shortcomings of traditional budget approaches, and suggests a powerful new format for budget submissions and negotiations - termed "Investment-based Budgeting" - in which departments plan the...

    Provided By NDMA

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Fares Management And Distribution

    The airline industry is experiencing a step change in the way in which it manages its business. This step change, heralded by the impact of the low-cost carriers, is not a question of cost reduction alone but instead a return to the fundamentals of developing and executing a consumer-centric business....

    Provided By SITA

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Flease - Lease Coordination Without a Lock Server

    Large-scale distributed systems often require scalable and fault-tolerant mechanisms to coordinate exclusive access to shared resources such as files, replicas or the primary role. The best known algorithms to implement distributed mutual exclusion with leases, such as Multipaxos, are complex, difficult to implement, and rely on stable storage to persist...

    Provided By Zuse Institute Berlin

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Fault-Tolerant and Decentralized Lease Coordination for Distributed Systems

    Applications which need exclusive access to a shared resource in distributed systems require a fault-tolerant and scalable mechanism to coordinate this exclusive access. Examples of such applications include distributed file systems and master/slave data replication. The authors present Flease, an algorithm for decentralized and fault-tolerant lease coordination in distributed systems....

    Provided By Zuse Institute Berlin