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By: ICC/Decision Services     Published Date: Feb 18, 2008
To paraphrase an old saying, “When the going gets tough, retailers start slashing operational costs.”  Ironically, cost slashing usually exposes a retailer to even greater risks instead of fortifying it against economic uncertainties.  All businesses have felt the impact of today’s volatile economy.  Retail has been hit especially hard, with sales in 2007 rising by only 2.4% - the smallest year-to-year increase since 2002. Despite such dour statistics, there are plenty of opportunities to gain share in today’s market.
Tags : icc, decision services, increase sales, market, down market, economy, operation, operations
     ICC/Decision Services
By: ICC/Decision Services     Published Date: Feb 18, 2008
In today’s competitive economy, the role of advertising and promotion has never been more important. Creating consumer awareness and driving them to make a buying decision continues to be the central focus, but the average consumer is attacked with more messages than ever before. As the level of total advertising has risen, there has been an evolution of the variety of methods and types in existence. This has placed the advertising industry in a state of chaos.
Tags : icc, decision services, event marketing, sales, marketing, branding, customer, trade shows/events
     ICC/Decision Services
By: InsideCRM.com     Published Date: Dec 28, 2007
Until recently, ERP solutions were considered out of the question for all but the largest companies, due to the technology's complexity and large price tags. However, these days, midmarket companies have more choices than ever when it comes to ERP solutions, as competition between vendors has heated up. This Buyer's Guide can help you answer the big (and small) questions so you can make an informed buying decision.
Tags : erp, enterprise resource planning, erp solution, erp software, erp vendor, erp provider, vendor selection, erp vendor selection
     InsideCRM.com
By: InsideCRM.com     Published Date: Dec 28, 2007
So your midmarket company has done its research and has settled on what you feel is the perfect ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution? Not so fast. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these 12 key points to ensure you're making the best possible decision.
Tags : erp, enterprise resource planning, erp solution, erp software, erp vendor, erp provider, vendor selection, erp vendor selection
     InsideCRM.com
By: uptime software     Published Date: Dec 06, 2007
Discover the three key reasons how enterprise IT dashboards can deliver highly valuable information to your organization in an easy to use format and provide simple processes that will turn dashboard data into actionable IT decisions.
Tags : server monitoring, monitoring tool, capacity planning, performance monitoring, service level management, service level agreement, sla, infrastructure
     uptime software
By: uptime software     Published Date: Dec 06, 2007
Monitoring servers, applications, and services has become an essential part of the IT department over the past 10 years. However, it can be a daunting task to find the right solution for your Enterprise. This brief paper will examine the differences between Agent and Agentless monitoring, so you can make the right decision based on your company's needs, the metrics you need, your budget range, your resource availability, and your management's reporting needs.
Tags : server monitoring, monitoring tool, capacity planning, performance monitoring, service level management, service level agreement, sla, infrastructure
     uptime software
By: ElcomSoft     Published Date: Dec 06, 2007
These days we’re always hearing about the "information age," "information technology," and how "information rules the world." We have come to feel that information is everything. But what does that mean, and is information in itself so important? Not completely. We need information to make decisions – that's what is truly important. A proper decision lights the way to success in any situation. That's why having access to information is a competitive advantage in any business environment.
Tags : passwords, password, password protected, password management, access control, data protection, information management, elcomsoft
     ElcomSoft
By: ElcomSoft     Published Date: Dec 06, 2007
In order to protect important data, we use a large variety of methods and technologies, especially when the data in question is confidential and essential for day-to-day operations of a business and for making important management decisions. "If you have the information, you own the world" has become the basic tenet of our times, where control over data is of the utmost significance. The loss of access to important data can have a very negative impact on the company’s business.
Tags : password, password management, access control, server access, network management, windows, windows management, user access
     ElcomSoft
By: ElcomSoft     Published Date: Dec 06, 2007
Information is crucial in decision making. No wonder that protection of information is paid much attention. The most part of information is created and stored digitally (Microsoft Office documents, different databases, and financial data in Intuit Quicken etc). Thus software and hardware means of protecting information are the first to talk about.
Tags : password, password recovery, system recovery, elcomsoft
     ElcomSoft
By: NetSuite     Published Date: Nov 27, 2007
Sales Benchmark Index presents information in this NetSuite White Paper that helps sales management succeed in implementing a data-driven decision making process for sales success. Five steps for developing a sales benchmark are defined, with a list of key metrics you can use.
Tags : sales, improving sales, increasing sales, salesforce, sales benchmark, benchmark, benchmarking, funnel
     NetSuite
By: ITManagement     Published Date: Nov 06, 2007
Our handy comparison chart lines up the vendors in the market and compares the most important factors in a networking equipment decision.
Tags : networking, network management, switch, ethernet networking, gigabit networking, mbps, gigabit, ethernet
     ITManagement
By: 6th Sense Analytics     Published Date: Sep 19, 2007
Do you have a software development metrics program? Does it work? SD Times, 6th Sense Analytics and Rally Software Development Corp. participate in this recorded Roundtable Discussion focused on developing a metrics program that gives you the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your software development efforts.
Tags : productivity, software development, quality assurance, quality control, metrics, 6th sense, 6th sense analytics
     6th Sense Analytics
By: 6th Sense Analytics     Published Date: Sep 18, 2007
This whitepaper outlines a way for organizations to build a modern framework for managing distributed teams that overcomes the structural challenges of working across far-flung locations, and ensures projects come in as expected—on time, on budget and on target with business goals. This framework reuses your existing development infrastructure to restore visibility and empowered decision making within your globally distributed software development projects.
Tags : offshore, offshoring, outsource, outsourcing, cost, costs, cost savings, spend management
     6th Sense Analytics
By: Neoscale Systems, Inc.     Published Date: Sep 14, 2007
Chartered in 1973, San Francisco-based Spectrum Federal Credit Union serves over 12,000 members. When the issue arose on how to protect their members’ personal data residing on backup tapes, Spectrum FCU took no chances – they and their Techical Advisory Board made the decision to encrypt this important information with the help of NeoScale Systems, an undisputed leader in this emerging market.
Tags : storage security, storage security encryption, enterprise storage security, disk encryption, encryption technology, tape encryption, encryption key management, enterprise key management
     Neoscale Systems, Inc.
By: Nevis Networks     Published Date: Sep 04, 2007
While 802.1X has a growing presence, it's still immature and may not provide all the policy enforcement features commonly required in most organizations. This white paper focuses on the 802.1X standard for authentication and access control and how it compares to the Nevis approach for LAN security.
Tags : security policies, policy management, authentication, access control, lan, lan security, 802.1x, nevis
     Nevis Networks
By: Nevis Networks     Published Date: Sep 04, 2007
The ability to monitor, track and report usage based on actual user identity and applications provides for quicker reaction time, easier reporting for compliance, as well as more visibility into the network. Learn about a complete line of solutions for effective identity-based policy enforcement.
Tags : lan, lan security, network security, security policies, security policy, policy management, best practices, nevis
     Nevis Networks
By: Nevis Networks     Published Date: Sep 04, 2007
Companies are yearning for a solution to guard their network from security risks such as external or untrusted users, and unmanaged endpoints on their internal LAN. NAC technology works well, but a strategic solution is required to fully address the problem of the dissolving network perimeter.
Tags : lan, local area networking, nac, access control, network security, infrastructure, lan security, nevis
     Nevis Networks
By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
In 2004, J.W. Childs had the opportunity to acquire the Sunny Delight Beverage Co. (SDBC) through a unique carve-out of brands by Procter & Gamble. An accurate and in-depth assessment of the infrastructure required to support SunnyD’s business going forward would be absolutely essential to Childs’ decision to purchase the company.
Tags : oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, jw childs, j.w. childs, sunny d
     OneNeck IT Services
By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
When he joined SDBC in May of 2004, SunnyD's Chief Information Officer and Global Controller was faced with a classic build-or-buy decision, although the circumstances were less than typical. Despite the company just being carved out from Procter & Gamble with an experienced management team and a well-known brand name, it was missing a crucial operational element — an entire information technology infrastructure.
Tags : oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, microsoft dynamics ax, fusion, outsourcing
     OneNeck IT Services
By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
"Service to our gym owners is our number one priority," said Linda Mason, Vice President of IT for The Little Gym International. "This clearly drove our decision-making process in searching for an outsourcer." Learn why OneNeck was their number one choice for outsourcing their IT services.
Tags : oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, baan, microsoft dynamics ax, fusion
     OneNeck IT Services
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 23, 2007
Businesses don’t garner insights or make decisions. Businesses don’t close deals, invent new products, or find new efficiencies. People do. Companies excel when they empower their people to drive the business forward. But to see results, you also have to give your people the right tools, information, and opportunities—because success ultimately comes down to your people.
Tags : microsoft, microsoft dynamics, productivity, people ready, people-ready, employee performance, business process automation, bpm
     Microsoft Dynamics
By: ForeSee Results     Published Date: Jul 20, 2007
Online retailers are always on the lookout for ways to improve the online shopping experience and stay ahead of the competition. Adding consumer product reviews is one such way. As part of the analysis of the Spring 2007 edition of the Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index, we delved into the data specific to consumer product reviews to answer pertinent questions.
Tags : customer reviews, reviews, purchase decision, referral, recommendation, customer satisfaction, online retail, e-commerce
     ForeSee Results
By: ForeSee Results     Published Date: Jul 20, 2007
Online retailers are always on the lookout for ways to improve the online shopping experience and stay ahead of the competition. Adding consumer product reviews is one such way. As part of the analysis of the Spring 2007 edition of the Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index, we delved into the data specific to consumer product reviews to answer pertinent questions.
Tags : customer reviews, reviews, purchase decision, referral, recommendation, customer satisfaction, online retail, e-commerce
     ForeSee Results
By: Gold Lasso     Published Date: Jul 13, 2007
There are more than one hundred Email Service Providers (ESPs) selling their services in the market today and all of them are on the hunt for new customers. This white paper identifies what we call, "decision points," factors that make it worth your while to consider finding a new ESP.
Tags : email service, isp, esp, vendor selection, vendors, email marketing, service provider, dns configuration
     Gold Lasso
By: Gold Lasso     Published Date: Jul 13, 2007
There are more than one hundred Email Service Providers (ESPs) selling their services in the market today and all of them are on the hunt for new customers. This white paper identifies what we call, "decision points," factors that make it worth your while to consider finding a new ESP.
Tags : email service, isp, esp, vendor selection, vendors, email marketing, service provider, dns configuration
     Gold Lasso
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