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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Orchestrating the Chain: Supply Chain Performance Management for Chemicals and Petroleum Companies

    The business value of supply chain visibility is simple: it helps one understand their company's performance. It leads one to take action on recent information. It creates a common context for decision-making across every department and at every level. Planning and business intelligence are an integral part of performance management....

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Do's and Don'ts of Hosting for Your Small to Medium Business

    Whether you're researching hosting solutions for your website, a custom application, an email messaging and collaboration system or even an entire technology infrastructure, a good hosting company can deliver a degree of cost and operational efficiency that can be hard to achieve with an on-premise system. Small to medium sized...

    Provided By Robson Communications

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become An Ultrasonographer

    An ultrasonographer is an individual who uses an ultrasound machine to perform tests on pregnant women and other patients. The ultrasound machine uses high frequency ultrasound waves to create live imaging reports of the pregnancy status. Pregnant women visit ultrasonographers throughout their pregnancy to make sure the baby is healthy,...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Firearms Wholesale Distributor

    A firearms wholesale distributor is an individual who sells firearms to individuals, groups, or associations. Virtually any adult with a clean criminal record can become a firearms wholesale distributor; you just need to obtain the proper certification. This paper will give you steps and hints into how to become a...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Financial Firm Regains Nearly 1,000 Hours Annually With Microsoft Office 2010

    Investing insight, acumen, and experience are the three pillars behind the success of Alameda, California - based Phocas Financial. The company's dedicated employees have managed assets for individual and corporate clients across northern California - with a mission to help everyone achieve the maximum return on each investment. With seven...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Major Grocer Upgrades HR Processes

    This major grocer needed a better way of empowering local managers to own more of the process while still maintaining corporate standards and policies. They turned to Lombardi Teamworks BPM to help them extend their processes out to the local stores and to efficiently manage HR requests. This saved over...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    Texas Health and Human Services Commission Supports Multichannel Business Model With SOA Solution

    HHSC wanted to improve the service provided to clients by increasing the number of ways in which clients could contact the agency, support more programs, increase operational efficiencies and enhance accountability - all while reducing costs. A new business model offering clients better and more varied service over the phone,...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Mary Kay Inc. Gains Global Visibility and Increases Efficiency With Integrated Enterprise Applications

    Mary Kay Inc. wanted to increase visibility and reduce complexity, replacing more than 50 disparate applications, inventory and tracking solutions with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) infrastructure and provide a scalable system to support an increasingly global multilevel marketing company that does business in multiple currencies and must comply...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    LANSA Commerce Edition for JD Edwards Lifts Weidmuller e-Business Rates

    The Weidm?ller Group is a power, signals and data transmissions solution provider that has its own production facilities, sales companies and agencies. Weidm?ller is based in Richmond, Virginia and has more than 750 distributors and direct customers. The company wanted to receive at least 60% of its distributor orders electronically...

    Provided By LANSA

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Ecommerce Optimization

    Just as shoppers often wait until the last minute to finish their holiday shopping, online retailers often find themselves behind on their holiday optimization. Procrastinators need to implement ideas that don't involve long lead times for design, development or approvals. Add value propositions in meta descriptions and page title tags...

    Provided By DTI

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Optimize Your Email In Three Steps

    It is far less expensive to retain a current customer than to find and acquire a new one. So before companies drain their marketing budget in a hunt for the ever-elusive net new customer, they are intensifying efforts to maximize revenue from their house email list. Retention, especially list retention,...

    Provided By DTI

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Roadmap To High Performance For Cpos Balancing Short-Term Savings Imperatives And Post-Downturn Challenges

    Today's focus on cost reduction presents procurement with a rare opportunity to transform purchasing practices with strategic changes that push beyond immediate savings to achieve long-term competitive advantage. Yet purchasing managers are overwhelmed with all these demands, making it difficult to plot the path forward. The author has developed a...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Top 10 Shipping Tips For 2010

    By consulting an experienced third-party logistics provider (3PL), the business can gain valuable expert guidance and access to world-class tools and services that might otherwise be beyond the reach of most small- and medium-sized businesses. Research the options, and identify a partner with the experience and solutions to serve as...

    Provided By United Parcel Service of America

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Answer To Driving Traffic And Search Engine Rankings

    One has no doubt seen many claims by many people on how to drive traffic and gain in your search engine rankings. The questions that one has and needs to be answered are: Do one has the time to do it all? Can one drive all the traffic that one...

    Provided By Home Based Business Adviser

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Integrated Resource Management: Synchronizing Asset Management, Work Management And Supply Chain Management Utilities

    Implementing advanced supply chain capabilities (for example, cross-functional planning or collaborative forecasting) at a public utility has always been challenging. One reason is that utilities in general have had very little incentive to embrace advanced supply chain concepts because their regulated, monopolistic industry has been very accommodating of poor performance....

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    E-Commerce Solution And The Success Of Business

    With growing unemployment Internet e-commerce has become an increasingly advantageous option for an employment. But the big question for everyone is the fact that how to start a successful e-commerce business with less efforts. First one must try to understand the meaning of this type of business. It basically involves...

    Provided By Business Articles

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Improve Your Internet Marketing Strategies

    Internet marketing is too huge a concept. It includes SEO, social media, e-mail marketing, pay per click and mobile web. This 2010, it is time to put a thought on your internet marketing schemes and rebuild your internet marketing solutions. First of all, email marketing is an integral part of...

    Provided By Business Articles

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Let Word-Of-Mouth Marketing Make Your Business The Talk Of The Town

    In some cases the number of people who talk about a product or service will always outweigh the number of people who use it. For example, there are far more people who talk about Ferrari automobiles than who actually own one. However, the talkers will most likely be the customers...

    Provided By MasterCard

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Procurement Mastery: Achieving High Performance In Procurement Through A More Strategic Approach To Purchasing

    Companies with the most proficient procurement organizations contribute much greater value to the overall enterprise, take a more coordinated approach to their spend base over three to five years, strategically segment their supplier base, and focus much more on value-adding purchasing activities. Masters of procurement are far better at creating...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Post Free Ads On Internet

    Posting free ads sounds like an impossible thing until the growing use of Internet. In the past, business owners paid a lot for advertising on TV, radio, and local newspaper until later there were yellow pages and free classified ads. But the last two also comes with some disadvantages such...

    Provided By Free Articles Directory

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Get Paid Faster And More Securely With UPS Capital

    E-commerce businesses face added risk of credit card fraud with each transaction. UPS Capital has joined up with Cardinal Commerce to offer two new security solutions: Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code. These products enable customers to authenticate their purchases with a PIN during an online transaction. Authentication before...

    Provided By United Parcel Service of America

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Let Customers Manage Their Own Shipping From Your e-Commerce Website

    In these days of shopping-oriented search engines and increasingly web-savvy customers, it's hard enough to get customers to arrive at your e-commerce website at all. When they do arrive, and if they like what you have to offer, the last thing you need to do is raise barriers that keep...

    Provided By United Parcel Service of America

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    How Targeting Quality Traffic Can Boost Your Online Business From Home With Article Marketing Tips

    If one has an online business from home one of the best ways of receiving quality traffic is through paper marketing tips for your website. Simply writing a good quality paper about your individual niche, product or service and then submitting it to several different paper sites will also help...

    Provided By Free Articles Directory

  • White Papers // May 2010

    5 Things To Check When Printing Cheap Booklets

    In booklet printing, especially if one ordered for cheap booklets, there are things that one needs to check out before having them sent to theirs booklet printer. One may have a lot of savings from printing them cheap; however, the quality might not be what one expects. To make sure...

    Provided By Free Articles Directory

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Utilising SOA in Defence Logistics

    This paper addresses the distinct and complex challenges that are presented by the logistics function within the defense arena, and aims to show that these can be mitigated through the adoption of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA). Defense logistics have multiple touch points with logistics systems operated by civilian and quasi-civilian...

    Provided By Quocirca

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Making B2B Fun Through Social Media

    This webinar is a story about the company Kinaxis a midsized company which has made it great through the Search, and Social Media. This webinar describes how the Kinaxis, an Ottawa-based on-demand supply chain management service provider, hoped to drive awareness, and double its leads again and again. Kinaxis began...

    Provided By Enquiro Search Solutions

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Integrated CRM Solution Helps Advertising Auction House Grow 100 Percent Per Year

    Bid4Spots hosts weekly online reverse auctions that enable advertisers to buy radio and cable TV advertising airtime at the last minute. The company has been doubling in size since its founding in 2005, but to continue to grow at the same rate, company executives saw that they needed more insight...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Identity and Access Management Solution

    The presenter describes the capabilities and business drivers behind the solution. The presenter gives demo of parts of the solution. The demo includes automated AD group management and access through Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), FIM password reset, and managing group membership via Outlook.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    4 Tips For Creating One Time Offers (OTO)

    When most internet marketers think of earning money online with information products, they think about the money they'll make from selling their first product (report, ebook, software, audio, or video package). However, while the sales that are made on the front end are very nice, you can dramatically increase your...

    Provided By Home Based Business Adviser

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Clarity Trumps Persuasion

    If you're like most online marketers, you invest significant time and resources in your website's order path, forms, shopping cart, infrastructure, and many other features that are deeper down in the funnel. But, if you don't command your visitors' attention long enough to get them that deep into your website,...

    Provided By DTI

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Beyond Landing Pages

    Adding the term "Landing page" to optimization isn't always a perfect fit. Many marketers say they don't use landing pages, while others are more concerned about increasing the conversion rate for their homepages, order paths, shopping carts, emails, PPC ads, and more. That's where the Marketing Experiments Conversion Sequence comes...

    Provided By DTI

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Back In The Black: Tips To Reinvigorate Your Business

    Getting customers to spend money is the most important task of any small business owner. This is true regardless of whether the overall economy is booming or not. Make customer service a focus from the top down. Don't just rely on your sales people or customer representatives. Senior managers and...

    Provided By Bank of America

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Social Media Marketing Ideas For Better Results

    Whenever one plans to use social media as part of the marketing strategy, one have made a great decision. However, one cannot use the social media thinking it is going to make one a lot of money quickly. If this is the thinking, it is time to rediscover what social...

    Provided By Business Articles

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Motivating Employees, Part II

    Competition is the bedrock of our economy. Companies compete with each other for customers, new ideas and opportunities. Within companies, competition exists as well, as employees compete with each other to make their way up the management ladder, or for bonuses or other perks. This competition can induce employees to...

    Provided By Bank of America

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Is Supply Chain Management

    An organization that manufactures or develops a product or a service has to transport this final product to the customer. The production process, the distribution process, and the management of the network of sellers and distributors fall under supply chain management. The simplest definition of supply chain management that can...

    Provided By Buzzle.com

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Ins And Outs Of Email Marketing

    One of the best things you can do to promote your business is to start an e-mail marketing campaign. If you have yet to implement an email marketing campaign for your business, this is something you should start immediately. There are a vast number of benefits that a properly executed...

    Provided By Business Articles

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    SEO Fundamentals

    Search engine optimization and positioning is so common nowadays that a lot of people are sent unsolicited search engine optimization proposals over the internet. There are a lot of search engine optimization consultants that try to coax companies and individuals into paying lots of money for search engine optimization with...

    Provided By Business Articles

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Eight Secrets Of Successful Internet Marketing

    A report released by the Internet Advertising Bureau made it very clear that Internet advertising has arrived. Online revenues topped $5 billion in the Q3 of 2007 and are expected to exceed $6 billion in Q4. Both are industry records and industry pundits predict it is just the beginning. Some...

    Provided By brandchannel

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Local Classified Advertising? The Way To Go For Businesses

    Classifieds are a form of advertisement that is often hassle-free and conveniently placed in newspapers, publications or internet. They provide a quick and straightforward solution to inform potential clients regarding a product, job or service. To efficiently address potential customers and attract readers, all advertisements should be strategically placed. If...

    Provided By Free Articles Directory

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    2010 Social Commerce Strategies: Reaching Beyond The Web Site

    It's clear that social media will continue to grow in importance for online retailers. Now is the time to map out a strategy that allows you to start slowly, listen to your customers, and expand your presence. The possibility for interesting initiatives in social commerce is immense. Start simple, learn,...

    Provided By ECT News Network