Project Management

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Booms And Busts In Chinas Stock Market: Estimates Based On Fundamentals

    This paper empirically models China's stock prices using conventional fundamentals: corporate earnings, risk-free interest rate, and a proxy for equity risk premium. It uses the estimated long-run stock price misalignments to date booms and busts, and analyses equity market reforms and excess liquidity as potential drivers of these stock price...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Trade With Central And Eastern Europe: Is It Really A Threat To Wages In The West?

    This paper analyses the relationship between openness to trade and wages at the industry level (15 manufacturing industries) in 25 EU countries over the period from 1995 to 2005. By applying a cross-country and industry-specific approach, it is possible to control for unobserved heterogeneity at both country and industry levels....

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Price And Wage Formation In Portugal

    This paper brings together empirical research on price and wage dynamics for the Portuguese economy based both on micro and macro data. As regards firms' pricing behaviour the most noticeable finding is that prices in Portugal are somewhat less flexible than in the United States but more flexible than in...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Price And Trading Response To Public Information

    In their seminal paper French and Roll (1986) postulate that public information affects prices before anyone can trade on it. In contrast, several models assuming heterogeneous investors show that public news releases are directly followed by high trading volume. Empirical evidence on this question is still mixed, primarily due to...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    In Dubio Pro CES - Supply Estimation With Mis-Specified Technical Change

    Capital-labor substitution and Total Factor Productivity (TFP) estimates are essential features of growth and income distribution models. In the context of a Monte Carlo exercise embodying balanced and near balanced growth, the authors demonstrate that the estimation of the substitution elasticity can be substantially biased if the form of technical...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Return To Retail Banking And Payments

    The European banking industry joined forces to achieve a fully integrated market for retail payment services in the euro area: the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Against this background, the present paper examines the fundamental relationship between retail payment business and overall bank performance. Using data from across 27 European...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    OMNIASIG: A New Level of Corporate Communication

    OMNIASIG is part of Vienna Insurance Group which is one of the largest insurance groups in Central and Eastern Europe, active worldwide and headquartered in Vienna. The company optimized its internal work by implementing Bitrix Intranet Portal: Office Edition which improved the two most important functional areas: project management capabilities...

    Provided By Bitrix

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Omniasig Secures Better Business Performance with Bitrix® Intranet Portal.

    Leading European insurance company opts for Bitrix? Intranet Portal for effective knowledge management and business process automation. The company optimized its internal work by implementing Bitrix Intranet Portal: Office Edition which improved the two most important functional areas: project management capabilities and automation of routine administrative duties.

    Provided By Bitrix

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 reasons to use DirectAccess and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010

    Using UAG as your DirectAccess server solution provides a number of significant advantages. Deb Shinder looks at what DirectAccess offers and describes the benefits of using UAG.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Best Practices for Software Selection

    Selecting an enterprise software solution requires a significant investment of an organization's time, energy, and resources. Due diligence during the selection process requires time and resources that must be subtracted from core operations. As a result, the cost of an enterprise system begins before a software package is even selected...

    Provided By Technology Evaluation Centers

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    A Job-Shop Scheduling Model of Software Development Planning for Constraint-Based Local Search

    Software development planning usually does not take any advantage of planning and scheduling techniques involving reasoning about time and resources, which are typical in the manufacturing area. This paper proposes a constraint-based model for the Job Shop Scheduling Problem to be solved using local search techniques. The model can be...

    Provided By Universidad de Sevilla

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Interview Your Boss

    Ever had to interview your boss - or a divisional general manager - or the managing director of a key customer? What about a politician or a senior executive in a government department? All these scenarios can be nerve racking, yet they're something a business analyst may be required to...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    How To Deliver A Recommendation

    Like it or not, every business analyst (and usually most project managers and developers) will have to stand up in front of a group and present. The group might be the business clients, the project stakeholders or just the fellow team members but for many people, one of two things...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Just Enough Documentation

    Is documentation a blessing or a curse? If you're working on an agile project does it get in the way? If you're updating a core system that runs your company's business, are you cursing the analyst who didn't adequately document all the business functionality? Is today's agile project tomorrow's core...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Investigating Time Series Properties Of A Dynamic System For Japan's Import Demand

    This paper aims to investigate time series properties of a dynamic system for Japan's aggregate import demand. A multivariate cointegration analysis of Japanese data reveals a stable economic linkage interpretable as a long-run import demand function. A vector equilibrium correction system is then estimated, which exhibits short-run and long-run interdependent...

    Provided By Fukuoka University

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Import Variety And Productivity In Japan

    This paper constructs import variety indices, as developed by Feenstra (1994), for 21 industries over a twenty year period for Japan. Next, both single-equation and panel regressions of productivity (TFP) on import variety and R&D are conducted. Results find that increased import variety, both own-variety and upstream inputs, positively affect...

    Provided By Yokohama National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Improving the Utilization of an Elastic Resource: A Client-Side Approach

    Resource management is traditionally addressed by policies implemented inside the resource provider. Here the authors study the problem with an attitude that is specular but complementary, which consists in designing a distributed client-side access regulation algorithm that improves the utilization of an elastic resource. The introduction of elastic resources -...

    Provided By University of Piraeus

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    About Employee Training Methods

    There are several types of employee training methods. While some work better than others in certain professions, at times it is merely a matter of the personal preference of the employer. Organizations may test new employee training methods to evaluate their effectiveness before making a particular method a standard part...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Include Supervisors In Training

    Staff training programs can vary widely between industries, business entities and position groups. Many trainers seek to include staff supervisors in the training program as a means of introducing potential staff to their direct business leaders and offer opportunities for the early development of working relationships. Unfortunately, many efforts to...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate To Be A Better Leader

    In the home or on the job, leading will involve delegation or letting some else help with the shared goals. It's important to build your ability to delegate so you are more effective in what you do. Take a look at your work load. Whether it is at home or...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Responsibility

    Many people delegate less than they should. Divvy up your assignments and hand out tasks for others to do - this will increase your overall productivity and efficiency. Decide whether you want to delegate. Decide to whom you want to delegate responsibility. Does this person have the requisite skills and...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Conduct A Quality Audit

    Simply put, quality audits are performed to evaluate the quality of a system. It is the job of the auditor to carry out the tasks of the audit, comply with requirements, respect confidentiality and perform due diligence by collecting evidence about system quality. These observations should then be documented and...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating A Balance Sheet For A Small Business

    A balance sheet is a basic financial report that is used by every business. The balance sheet is more or less a snap shot of the current financial state of a company. It lists assets on one portion of the report and liabilities and equity on another portion. While the...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Make A Business Balance Sheet

    A business balance sheet is one of the two critical financial statements of every company. While the income statement displays how successful the company is at making a profit, the balance sheet shows the real value and stability of a company. Set up the balance sheet with your assets on...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Appeal A Termination Of Employment

    Termination of employment can be devastating, especially if you didn't see it coming. All states are employment-at-will - except Montana, which only upholds employment-at-will during a probationary period - -which means that in theory you can be terminated for anything, at any time, unless you have an employment contract. However,...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Bank Efficiency And Bank Lending Channel: Evidence From A Panel Of European Banks

    This paper examines two questions: first, it investigates the efficiency of the banking systems in eight European countries over the period 1994 to 2008 by using the production frontier methodology and following the approach suggested in Mester (1996), the authors show that risk factors should be taken into account, otherwise...

    Provided By University of Piraeus

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2009

    Recoup Your Savings Calculator

    You can use this tool experimenting with different combinations of contribution rates, rates of return on investments and years of saving for a variety of your financial goals such as retirement or college. The bottom line: the more you save and the more your investments earn, the faster you will...

    Provided By Kiplinger Washington Editors

  • White Papers // Nov 2011

    A Synthesis of Software Evaluation Methodologies and the Proposal of a New Practical Approach

    A large number of developed, acquired or purchased software tools do not respond to the users' requirements and expectations which had often been at the origin of the project. This is mainly due to two reasons: firstly because the users' requirements are not well identified or formalized as they should,...

    Provided By Academy Publisher

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Search Engine System Based on Ontology of Technological Resources

    Internet has become a huge and updating information warehouse, and provides a new source for the authors to build a well technological resources sharing system to support their research work and development activities. However, the technological resources on Internet is usually diverse, professional and complex. They are difficult to be...

    Provided By Academy Publisher

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    An Improved Algorithm of Bayesian Text Categorization

    Text categorization is a fundamental methodology of text mining and a hot topic of the research of data mining and web mining in recent years. It plays an important role in building traditional information retrieval, web indexing architecture, Web information retrieval, and so on. This paper presents an improved algorithm...

    Provided By Academy Publisher

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Measure the Performance of Reducing Digital Divide - The BSC and AHP Approach

    Digital divides are the byproducts of the development of information technologies and digitalization. What concern most of the governments and the international organizations are the disturbance of the advancement of national competitiveness as well as the improvement of human lives caused by the presence of digital divides. Countries world wide...

    Provided By Academy Publisher

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Practicalities of Requirements Testing: Assessment Criteria

    This paper points out Software testing is set up division of the project lifecycle and recently it is usually conventional that there are momentous advantages to be increase as of testing premature in the lifecycle. Testing premature in favor of to testing the necessities, but how precisely accomplish test the...

    Provided By AppLabs

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Server Consolidation and Workload Optimization

    Moving forward with server consolidation will be a necessity for reducing data center costs as well as providing better workload management, workload availability as well as provisioning and workload portability. In addition to reducing power and cooling, a smaller footprint, multi-site consolidation, enhanced scalability overall ease of management. Many of...

    Provided By Blade

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Headlines vs. Reality: Survey Report: How Do IT Security Professionals Prioritize?

    In this report, BeyondTrust shares the results and analysis of a recent industry survey. Cyber threats that don’t make headlines are in fact the ones causing concern for IT security professionals. The survey, which polled 1677 respondents, demonstrated that headline-driving attacks are not what keep IT security professionals or executives...

    Provided By BeyondTrust

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Eliminate Your Financial Bad Habits

    Individuals aren't the only ones who can have bad spending habits - sometimes businesses do too. Find ways to curb your business's worst spending habits. You have to spend money to make money, so the expression goes. But, obviously if you spend too much it's not good for you or...

    Provided By MasterCard

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Use Debt To Your Advantage

    In theory, your business's debt is an investment in its future prosperity. Learn to differentiate between debt that will advance your company's objectives and debt that won't. Nobody starts a business with the intention of owing money, yet debt is a fact of life for most business owners. Unless you...

    Provided By MasterCard

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Make A Smooth Transition As You Add More Staff Members

    When your small staff grows by even a few employees, it's a big transition. One key to making it work is acknowledging that changes in operations and structure are necessary. All business owners need to determine their own staffing plans and visions. Small business owners are passionate about what they...

    Provided By MasterCard

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Stay Competitive As A Nonemployer

    The author says "Small businesses should be able to dazzle. If sole proprietors can't dazzle with customer service, then they should close their doors". One of the core areas to differentiate is not in good customer service, but in truly exceptional, knock-your-socks off, they-would-not-think-of-doing-business-with-anyone-else customer service. All prospects have become...

    Provided By MasterCard

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Hone Your Competitive Edge

    When your corporate competition discovers a hot new product or service, it has to go through proper channels-meaning that by the time the new product or service is finally given the green light, it's not so hot anymore. In a small business, however, the owner can make a snap decision...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Network-Based Firewall: Extending the Firewall Into the Cloud

    Network-based firewall services (NBFW) are gaining momentum. By their location in the cloud, NBFW services offer advantages related to scalability, availability, extensibility, accessibility and maintainability. Also on the list of potential benefits are compelling cost advantages. Yet, the decision to move to NBFW is based on more than simple return...

    Provided By Nemertes Research