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Application Erosion: More Causes and Cures
Application erosion is real and it has a significant impact on the long-term value of technology. It can have various causes, but there is a possible solution

application review  is critical to avoiding application erosion. Regardless of the technology used or the efforts of IS, the formal system and the actual business processes will have a widening gap over time. A periodic review of this gap will help focus attention on the problem. Identifying the gap will allow management to quantify the cost of the gap in terms of the effort required to work around the gap and the impact on the running of the business. He suggests that part of the review be people who are not involved with

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites


Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various aspects of a project, as well as reduce planning time, document activities, and promote communication throughout the engagement cycle.

application review  Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites Current customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software may still have limitations for companies selling complex products (please see part two of this series, The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions . For more background, please see The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems . CRM and ERP solutions require custom programming for deployment and maintenance, and provide limited interactive Read More

How to Conduct a Code Review


A properly conducted code review can do more for the security of your application than nearly any other step. A large numbers of bugs can be found and fixed before the code makes it into an official build or into the hands of the test team. Additionally, the code review process lends itself very well to sharing security best practices amongst a development team and it produces "lessons learned" toward preventing future bugs. This guide focuses on identifying the types of issues that you should look for in the code being reviewed, and then on finding these bugs as quickly and effectively as possible. It also describes how you can use threat models, architecture diagrams, and other inputs to help guide your review.

application review  the security of your application than nearly any other step. A large numbers of bugs can be found and fixed before the code makes it into an official build or into the hands of the test team. Additionally, the code review process lends itself very well to sharing security best practices amongst a development team and it produces lessons learned toward preventing future bugs. This guide focuses on identifying the types of issues that you should look for in the code being reviewed, and then on finding Read More

How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs


While virtually all hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications support sales force automation, marketing campaign management, and customer service, providing front-to-back-office integration has become a clear differentiator for small to medium businesses (SMBs). Read this white paper—which includes a handy table of evaluation criteria—to find out how to select the right hosted CRM software for you.

application review  start-up) was an on-demand application which went out of business in 2002. Since then, acceptance of SaaS CRM has reached a point where the delivery model is no longer an issue. Competition for market-share in the mid-market CRM space has sizzled of late, with each vendor articulating their unique business value. In general, on-demand / SaaS delivery models will deliver quick ROI in terms of: Ease of use Rapid deployment Simplified configuration & customization tools Low cost of entry & ownership Read More

Product Review: Ramco HCM


Many HR issues, including talent management, are common points of interest for HR (and related software) vendors. As such, many are designing their products to address these issues. Ramco HCM goes one step further by adding analytics to the mix.

application review  the Ramco VirtualWorks platform, application code can be built or assembled from components very quickly. VirtualWorks has a repository of over 1,000 solution components and a code generation engine. What this combination translates to is that one can say yes or no to the inclusion of the module. The HCM application with selected modules is an easily built, flexible business process focused on delivering high-level analytics. Ramco’s HCM practice is still relatively new, having been formally launched Read More

How Application-aware Networks Make the Impossible Possible


Network traffic patterns have dramatically changed from predictable point-to-point transaction-oriented activities to bandwidth-hungry, always-on, many-to-many interactions. A coordinated approach across multiple datacenters and remote locations with actionable metrics is the only way to ensure that the network team will be a trusted partner in the new intelligent economy. Download this report to learn more.

application review  Application-aware Networks Make the Impossible Possible Network traffic patterns have dramatically changed from predictable point-to-point transaction-oriented activities to bandwidth-hungry, always-on, many-to-many interactions. A coordinated approach across multiple datacenters and remote locations with actionable metrics is the only way to ensure that the network team will be a trusted partner in the new intelligent economy. Download this report to learn more. Read More

Web Application Security: How to Minimize Prevalent Risk of Attacks


Vulnerabilities in Web applications are now the largest vector of enterprise security attacks. Attacks compromising sensitive data are often the result of “cross-site scripting,” “SQL injection,” and “buffer overflow.” As many companies have discovered, these attacks will evade traditional network defenses unless you take new precautions with automated detection. Learn more in this primer to Web application security.

application review  Application Security: How to Minimize Prevalent Risk of Attacks Vulnerabilities in Web applications are now the largest vector of enterprise security attacks. Attacks compromising sensitive data are often the result of “cross-site scripting,” “SQL injection,” and “buffer overflow.” As many companies have discovered, these attacks will evade traditional network defenses unless you take new precautions with automated detection. Learn more in this primer to Web application security. Read More

Application Vendors - Avoid Sabotaging Sales With Marketing


Have you ever lost deals where you knew you had the better product? Have you ever lost deals where the prospect agreed you had a better product? The two most frequent reasons for losing deals are poor salesmanship and poor marketing.

application review  a VHS. Too many application software or services companies believe in product and are always willing to spend that marginal dollar on development. When you hire that extra programmer, you know you will get X lines of code. But what's the story with marketing? When you spend an extra dollar on marketing you can never be certain what you are going to get. Will you get the leads you want? Will the marketplace recognize your company name? Will you be recognized for market leadership? Will you just get lost Read More

Quote-to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application


Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded

application review  to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded like this: even though activities from quoting to or Read More

Collaborative Application Framework


The Sockeye CAF technology platform enables adaptive supply chain collaboration, which is a supply chain transformation methodology for reaching throughout the supply network to gain competitive differentiation. This methodology addresses the needs of complex trading networks. Adaptive supply chain collaboration requires a versatile, robust, and flexible technology platform. Sockeye has utilized a combination of technology concepts and advanced open standards to obtain scalable and robust application performance. Characteristics of the Sockeye platform are: 1. Configurable application templates 2. Dynamic meta-schema versioning 3. Persistence of the collaborative workflow 4. Agent based framework  

application review  Application Framework The Sockeye CAF technology platform enables adaptive supply chain collaboration, which is a supply chain transformation methodology for reaching throughout the supply network to gain competitive differentiation. This methodology addresses the needs of complex trading networks. Adaptive supply chain collaboration requires a versatile, robust, and flexible technology platform. Sockeye has utilized a combination of technology concepts and advanced open standards to obtain Read More

The Application Server War Escalates


At JavaOne in San Francisco, a battle ensued between BEA Systems CEO Bill Coleman, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. In a truly ugly display of how contentious the application server market has become, they argued over whose product was better, faster, cheaper. The keynote was so rife with charges and countercharges that they had to hold an after-keynote press conference to explain themselves.

application review  Application Server War Escalates The Application Server War Escalates M. Reed - June 25, 2001 Event Summary At JavaOne in San Francisco, a battle ensued between BEA Systems CEO Bill Coleman, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. In a truly ugly display of how contentious the application server market has become, they argued over whose product was better, faster, cheaper. The keynote was so rife with charges and countercharges that they had to hold an after-keynote press conference to explain themselves. BEA is Read More

The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space


Given ever-shorter product life cycles and companies' ever-increasing reliance on third parties to increase customer satisfaction, the need for some form of supplier relationship management (SRM) category of software should not be questioned.

application review  Gems of the Enterprise Application Space Emergence of SRM The evolving supplier relationship management (SRM) market and its ever-evolving or emerging constituent parts like e-procurement, strategic sourcing, spend analysis and so on have lately shown great opportunities to the pure-play SRM vendors with genuine value prepositions. These have been seen in increased user awareness and adoption, certain venture capital investments in these days of scarce capital outside the trendy biotechnology sector, Read More

Application Software Services: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report


The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It includes all activities performed by outsource providers including software development; software maintenance; software reengineering or rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; and more.

application review  Analysis Report The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It includes all activities performed by outsource providers including software development; software maintenance; software reengineering or rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; and more. Read More

Datawarehouse Vendors Moving Towards Application Suites


During September, two more data warehousing vendors announced product suites that they claim offer broader integration between different data warehousing technologies. BI vendor Cognos announced "Cognos platform", a tool to build complete "BI-ready data infrastructures". Data Movement vendor Ardent Software announced "DataStage XE", which is designed to "simplify integration of multiple data sources and business intelligence tools".

application review  Vendors Moving Towards Application Suites Event Summary During September, two more data warehousing vendors announced product suites that they claim offer broader integration between business intelligence, data movement, data cleansing and metadata management. BI vendor Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN) announced Cognos platform , a tool to build complete BI-ready data infrastructures . Data Movement vendor Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) announced DataStage XE , which is designed to simplify Read More

Beacon Application Services


Beacon has provided PeopleSoft consulting services since 1992. Today we are an Oracle Platinum Partner, having earned ‘Specialized Partner’ status in PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management and PeopleSoft PeopleTools. We have also achieved Oracle Specialization in the Financial Services Industry.

application review  Application Services Beacon has provided PeopleSoft consulting services since 1992. Today we are an Oracle Platinum Partner, having earned ‘Specialized Partner’ status in PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management and PeopleSoft PeopleTools. We have also achieved Oracle Specialization in the Financial Services Industry. Read More