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Cool Vendors in Business Process Management, 2007

Posted by pridham on May 29, 2009

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Oracle EBS Release 12.1: Top 8 New ATG Features

Posted by pridham on May 27, 2009

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Oracle has announced the availability of Release 12.1, plenty of buzz around on this and Beehive updates.

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Volkswagen looks to consolidate IT platforms

Posted by pridham on May 18, 2009

clipped from www.computing.co.uk

Car maker Volkswagen has signed a five-year deal with Tata Consultancy
Services (TCS) that will see its UK operations consolidate IT systems onto a
single platform.

TCS will provide onshore and offshore support for Volkswagen’s UK operation,
covering brands such as Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen, as it moves to a
single, standardised business platform.

It is also the first time that Volkswagen has looked to use a mixture of
onshore and offshore services within a single IT contract.

“We have been deeply impressed by the dedication and collaborative approach
taken both by the local and India-based teams. This gives me great confidence in
the future relationship between our businesses,” said Nick Gaines, group
information systems director, Volkswagen Group UK.

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EU warns firms on RFID tags

Posted by pridham on May 18, 2009

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EU Commissioner Viviane Reding has called for firms wishing to use radio
frequency identification (RFID) tags to track consumer purchases to abide by
strict privacy guidelines.

“No European should carry a chip in one of their possessions without being
informed precisely what they are used for, with the choice of removing or
switching it off at any time,” said Reding.

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Oracle Buys Virtual Iron

Posted by pridham on May 15, 2009

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Adds Advanced Virtualization Management Technology to Enhance Oracle VM

Redwood Shores, Calif, May 13, 2009
Oracle has agreed to acquire Virtual Iron Software, Inc. (Virtual Iron), a provider of server virtualization management software that enables dynamic resource and capacity management in virtualized data centers.
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Oracle Announces Oracle Customer Hub 8.1

Posted by pridham on May 15, 2009

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Oracle Customer Hub enables organizations to consolidate customer data from disparate systems, cleanse, master, govern and share this information throughout the enterprise.
Oracle Customer Hub now provides a new set of composite web services to help speed Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) enablement and supports out-of-the-box integration with Oracle’s Siebel Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and the Oracle E-Business Suite through Oracle Application Integration 2.3 (AIA).
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Agents should think differently to make a difference

Posted by pridham on May 14, 2009

Is it possible to say that you have been on many sides of a fence? In my past I have been an end-user needing temporary resource, a contractor providing that expertise, a contractor needing resource for my client and a Systems Integrator with a sometime need for contractors. I guess that gives me a certain perspective on the market.

I should explain that our use of contractors is actually very limited as my company has a deep and wide ranging pool of internal resources…but there are occasions that a specific need arises that cannot be satisfied internally in the time required.

It is all to common for me to receive an email from an agency, sometimes with a CV attached. I wonder how many of these emails are actually converted to positive responses? GET REAL – any halfway decent organisation has a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) that represents the suppliers that have been vetted and with whom an agreement will already exist. Our list is up to date and the agencies are specific to the markets that we serve.

There are two ways to be successful:

  1. The long route – get on the PSL. This may take years, and it will need lots of persistance to prove your capabilities.
  2. The short route – be creative rather than just another ‘me-too’ organisation providing heads. Do you have something to offer such as a good relationship with a client that we can develop?

The agencies I deal with have developed their relationships for years and continually attempt to improve the way that they do business with us. Just sending me a CV is not an option.

Agencies need to think differently and move away from a bulk emailing approach and be more intelligent and imaginative…does that sound like you?

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PPM – Managing your Project Portfolio

Posted by pridham on May 14, 2009

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IT managers spending too much time on administration

Posted by pridham on May 11, 2009

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Senior IT professionals are spending a whole working day every week on
administration, as businesses seek to cut down on costs, according to research.

The poll of more than 100 IT directors by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by
supplier UC4 suggests that 45 per cent of managers in large businesses spend 10
to 20 per cent of their time on admin, with the figure increased to 58 per cent
in small companies.

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Oracle set to release seven SaaS offerings

Posted by pridham on May 11, 2009

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Oracle
is poised to announce seven software-as-a-service offerings, including
applications for sales and marketing and HR professionals, according to a
Wall Street Journal report, which cited sources briefed on the plans
and a company document.

Selling on-demand software becomes more appealing in a recession owing to
customers’ needs for services that give fast time to value, avoid IT expenses
and limit licensing costs.

Although Oracle would not comment on the report, the company’s recent actions
indicate that it has positively embraced web-based software.

The company unveiled CRM On Demand Release 16 in January, and launched a new
product that manages corporate supply processing, Oracle Sourcing On Demand, in
March. Oracle currently lists 4.5 million end users of its
on-demand
software
.

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