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Supplying the Flip side – The Case for a Supplier Portal

Supplying the Flip side – The Case for a Supplier Portal

eCommerce… the opportunity to promote and sell your products online to customers; enabling them to check their order and shipping status, review their account details, and more. The potential benefits are easy to identify: better customer service, reduced...

Risk, Innovation and Cost Considerations

Risk, Innovation and Cost Considerations

In the current economic climate we’re all being asked to go back to our parents generation and ‘make do and mend’.  Even with the supposed green shoots of recovery being discussed by our political leaders, it’s hard to see how the large capital expenditure projects...

iPulse 2010 Survey Results

iPulse 2010 Survey Results

The iPulse 2010 Survey, organized by LANSA, ran during September 2010 and was promoted to the global IBM i community via email, social media and publicized by all the leading industry media outlets like Intelligencer Magazine, IT Jungle, CIO Magazine and System...

Six Steps for Successful Application Modernization

Six Steps for Successful Application Modernization

Guest Blogger: Mike Otey, Senior Technical Editor for System iNEWS magazine The IBM i is a highly successfully and ultra-reliable computing platform that’s in use in all kinds of businesses world-wide from order-entry, human resources, and education through inventory...

Project Health Check Review

Project Health Check Review

If you've been working on a project with my Services team this year, you may have already experienced a new milestone that we introduced into our project delivery methodology - the "Health Check" review.   I'd like to share some of our thoughts behind introducing this...

Redchester is the new capital of Switzerland

Redchester is the new capital of Switzerland

I may get berned at the steak by Swiss federalists for spouting hearsay, but I've heard some stories that I must share. Those clever Swiss folks learned long ago that being neutral can have considerable political and economic benefits. Why choose sides when you can...

The State of Global Data Synchronization

The State of Global Data Synchronization

My introduction into Global Data Synchronization started in 2002 as an IT manager for an early adopter of Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) standards in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. At the time, CPG companies were the only sector actively...

The Business Challenge of Going Mobile

The Business Challenge of Going Mobile

With the rampant explosion of wireless smart phone devices in the marketplace, it should be no surprise that more and more businesses are delving into the mobile world.  Whether it's for productivity gains by arming staff with more ready access to data, or from...

How Does Your Organization Manage Content?

How Does Your Organization Manage Content?

Information Overload We are facing a crisis in information Management called  “the data deluge” by the Economist in a February 2010 study. A sample metric cited in the report is that WalMart handles 1 million customer transactions per hour and has 2.5 petabytes of...