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When ERP Is Not ERP Any More Article
ERP goes social and Mobile . . . Visits with Infor, SAP, and Oracle at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 100th Annual Convention and Expo. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

America's Shrinking Innovation Base Article
I guess I am not alone in my concerns for the US manufacturing base. I turned on C-Span and Jerry Jasinowski, President of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), was speaking on the shrinkin... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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APS Implementation Truths Report
After significant negativity in the press, we decided to find out what the true story was -- was APS worth it?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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as-a-Service Framework Article
Recently Barry Briggs, the CTO for Microsoft IT, spoke at MIT about Cloud Computing in general and Microsoft's foray into Cloud with its Azure service offering. Here we discuss the broader framework f... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Beyond Fashion Statements - Part One Article
Observations at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 100th Annual Convention and Expo. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Black Eyed Peas in the Cloud - Chatter Free Article
Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am, and other experiences from Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce conference. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Blockchain Gets Real Article
The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) facilitates post-trade processing for over 98% of all credit derivatives worldwide (over $11 trillion). Last week, they announced (together with IB... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Building a High-Performance Organization
Results from ChainLink's 2011 Business Priorities Survey - Part Three
Article
What do individual contributors want from their employers in 2011? Good educational programs, opportunities for advancement, more frequent and meaningful communication by management, and an innovative... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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Building a High-Performance Organization
Results from ChainLink's 2011 Business Priorities Survey - Part Two
Article
Survey respondents told us that better communications and education are some of the ways they expect to deal with their top personnel concerns. We also look at what they said about their 2011 budgets.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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Cloudforce 2010: San Jose, June 22 Article
Social Networks, iPads, mobile apps, Motorola, Dell's new Android mobile, and Chatter highlight Salesforce.com's Cloudforce conference.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaboration in Practice: Part One - More Than a Buzzword Article
Collaboration means many different things to many different people. Here's a framework with concrete definitions and examples. Here in Part One we focus on collaboration in product conception and desi... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Collaboration Technologies: Part One - Convergence
Collaboration at the Cross Roads
Report
(This Three Part series is now combined into a Full Report available HERE.)

Lately,
... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Collaboration vs. Transactions Article
Lessons from eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn and other Social Networks - What traditional business management can learn from Social Networks. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Complements or Competitors? Novitaz and Scanbuy Article
Barcode vs. RFID on Mobile. Is it a duel or will they work together? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Confessions of a Techno Junkie Article
My problem is best described as technology overdose. Specifically, I currently own more electronics technology than I can personally absorb in 5 lifetimes, and yet technology and I are far from finish... (more information)
by Lonnie Childs


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Cooperation and Competition in Retailer-Supplier Relationships Report
They are the best of friends. They are the worst of enemies. That is the paradox of the retailer-supplier relationship: that on the one hand only by a true, close, strategic partnership can both side... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Demand Management in the Second Decade
The Strategic View - Part 2
Article
Multichannel marketing, multichannel retail, pricing and promotions, are challenging both retailers and brand companies. Web retailing is entering a new phase. So is a store's format, which must emplo... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management Technology Evaluation:
Best Practices and Technology Evaluation
Report
The complexity of business today--working a myriad of partnerships with both the channel side and the transportation partners, as well as dealing with the challenges of fickle and surprising markets-... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Digital Forensics
Fourth Dimension: Part 2
Article
Reflecting on the value of forensics in the physical world, I began to see a parallel in the digital world that is the real virtuality of our age. Digital forensics, a subset of the science known as c... (more information)
by Carla Reed


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ERP and Supply Chain Innovations for Retail at NRF 2016 Article
At this year's NRF show, we saw some especially innovative new developments from ERP and supply chain vendors, such as behavior-based segmentation, automated allocation and replenishment, new clientel... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

ERP Communities Thrive on the Cloud and Drive Development of Relevant and Better Solutions Article
The Integration, Contagion and Growth concept, which was part of Nolan's six stages of technology growth model, posited that we never roll-back from IT use; it perpetually grows and every seven years ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

ERP's Dilemma Article
Tens of thousands of companies are still sitting on old ERP platforms. What will it take for them to upgrade? ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Future Forward Logistics
Creating an Extended Global Enterprise
Report
As enterprises focus on perceived "core functions," more activities are outsourced to third party providers of goods and services. This extended supply chain of manufacturers of products-- from raw ma... (more information)
by Carla Frances Reed


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Google Announces 1Gb/sec Fiber-to-the-Home Service Article
Is this just one more part of Google's plan for Total World Domination (or at least perhaps to become a telecoms company)? Actually this recent announcement is likely to encourage innovation a... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Google Extends Search to Real-world in-store Retail Inventory for Shoppers Article
No longer content with merely providing the dominant search engine scouring and indexing every square millimeter of the web, Google just launched a new addition to their Google Product Search for mobi... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Happy New Year - Converged, Collaborative, Telepresent Communities in the Second Decade:
What's happening in 2011?
Article
Convergence - Unified Applications and Devices for the Second Decade.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

How a Legal Department Can Add Value - Part One Article
Cisco's legal department has taken steps to move from being a gatekeeper slowing things down to being a business enabler of faster cycle times for contract approvals and greater operational efficienci... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

How a Legal Department Can Add Value - Part Two Article
Cisco's legal department has taken steps to move from being a gatekeeper slowing things down to being a business enabler of faster cycle times for contract approvals and greater operational efficienci... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

How to Grow the Real Time Locating System Market Article
Although RTLS has utility, and the projects have been interesting, much has to happen to make this market grow. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

If You Build It, They Might Not Come! The Value of 'What-If' Simulators in Retail Environments Article
Solution providers offer simulation tools that help retailers try things out in a virtual environment before trying them in the real world. JDA 3D and Impinj SPS are good examples.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Innovating Cheap: The Key to Tapping the Enormous Potential of Emerging Markets: Part One Article
Design innovations enabled Tata to build a $2,500 car. Now that is how you get into an emerging market such as India in a big way.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Innovating Cheap: The Key to Tapping the Enormous Potential of Emerging Markets: Part Two Article
How was Tata able to build a $2,500 car? Here we dig into some examples of their 'frugal engineering' approach.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Into the Clouds: MIT Cloud Panel - Part 1 Article
Private vs. Public and Internal vs. External Clouds, security concerns and more from a panel discussion at MIT.

... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Into the Clouds: MIT Cloud Panel - Part 2 Article
Hybrid environments (cloud + on-premises) will be a reality for decades to come. Tools which manage environments that mix together legacy infrastructure (e.g. data centers, licensed applications) with... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

It's Seventeen Shopping Days to Christmas! Article
* * * On the First Mobile Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me... * * *... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Sixty Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Customer Engagement - Customer Segmentation Beyond the Numbers... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Location-Based Services Poised for Rapid Growth - Part 1 Article
For years, pundits have predicted that the market for Location-Based Services is about to take off. So far that has been mostly wishful thinking. But there are many signs that now the time really is r... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Made in China
China's growing innovation presence
Map of The Month
Our impression was that the United States is the big innovation center and China just the follower. But China is the growing innovation presence with huge increases in R&D investments. ... (more information)
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Managing Your Managed Service Provider Article
Lessons from American Eagle's devastating e-commerce site failure. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Manufacturing Still Leads in Innovation Article
Observations from the Manufacturing Leadership Summit.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Mickey goes Feng Shui Article
Hong Kong Disneyland just opened September 12th with much celebration.... (more information)
by Lucy West


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Microsoft's Take on Data in the Cloud Article
There is LOTS of data in the cloud. Here are some thoughts on how Microsoft is responding.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

MIT's Auto-ID and Sensor Expo Showcases New Developments Article
There were some exciting new RFID and mobile developments at this year's event.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Mobile Healthcare Innovations - Part One Article
At the recent MIT Enterprise Forum, we heard about an open source mobile healthcare platform being used in developing countries, a personal healthcare system that includes mobile and social networking... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 1: The Outcome Economy
Report
This is Part One of a four-part series of reports on the findings from ChainLink research into the next generation of best practices for managing supplier relationships. This research examined hundred... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 2: Lean Machine
Report
This is Part Two of a four-part series of reports on the findings from ChainLink research into the next generation of best practices for managing supplier relationships. The research examined hundred... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 3: The Inside Job
Report
Changing the Way Your Enterprise Organizes, Learns, and Relates to Suppliers and Partners.

Most sourcing and procurement executives instinctively focus on improving their processes, often usi
... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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On Demand Now
How On Demand is Radically Changing the Enterprise Software Industry
Report
There is an end-user revolution going on. Enterprise Software customers are fed up with over-promising and under-delivering by vendors -- key functionality that was in the sales deck or demo but never... (more information)
by Neil Singhal & Bill McBeath


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Outbound Channel Management
Managing and Expanding Customer-Facing Supply Chain Relationships
Report
Whether it's booking a flight or requesting the status of a flight, or checking the status of an order or placing a new order, the frustration we endure while doing business can become massive. We've ... (more information)
by Laura Faught


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Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Article
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer and seller - from buying and selling thi... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Production Planning Technology
Best Practices and technology evaluation
Report
Seeking low-cost labor markets has lead to increased cycle times, transportation costs and uncertainty in supply markets. That means that in order to maintain control and prevent surprises, each compo... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Providing Ubiquitous Gigabit Networks in the United States Whitepaper
A new generation of broadband, or "gigabit networks," can mean significant benefits to the United States, but our nation must act promptly to ensure that such an infrastructure is ubiquitous and avail... (more information)
by IEEE-USA CCIP


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PTC's Journey From CAD/CAM Pioneer to Enabler of the 'as-a-Service Economy' Article
PTC's acquisition of Servigistics is just the latest step in their 25 year evolution. PTC Live provided a great snapshot of how far they have come and where they are going.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Retail Item-level RFID Tagging: Is the Privacy Threat Real? Article
Recent articles on Walmart's item-level tagging announcement dedicated a lot of print to privacy concerns. Is that the central story?... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

RFID for Maritime Report

This report contains research into current and planned use of RFID in Maritime. In discussion with shippers, carriers, port operators and technology providers, the report covers these areas:
... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID for the Customer Experience
The Next Wave for the Retailer and Consumer
Report

RFID can, if implemented correctly, have a significant impact on retail performance. This report takes a look at what is being done by some early adopters.

This report covers the type of RFID... (more information)
by Laura Faught


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RFID Hardware -
What You Must Know

Understanding and Selecting RFID Devices
Report

This report -- RFID Hardware -- is for two audiences. There is a primer for those who do not have RFID knowledge. Although we use the word primer, we think most people will still learn a bit... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID in Clinical Settings
New Dimensions in the Chain of Care
Report
Authorities across the globe recognize the value of sharing patient and remedy data across a network of expert medical practitioners. The concept of "tele-medicine" has been positively received in sev... (more information)
by Carla Frances Reed


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SAP's Transformation: A Work-in-Progress - Part Two Article
We don't always think of SAP as an innovator. But they are doing a lot. Complex Event Processing based on real-time sensor data, social media to find the right skilled people, embedded analytics, and ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

SAP's Transformation: A Work-in-Progress - Part One Article
SAP has had a reputation (especially as painted by their competitors) of being monolithic, painful to implement, difficult to use, hard to upgrade, and just not all that innovative. While some of that... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Sensor Networks and Real-time Locating Systems Article
The MIT RFID and Sensor SIG had something for every generation of futurists, from "social tribing" to manufacturing locating systems.... (more information)
by By Tom Coyle

Small Steps to Smart Highways Article
The vision of driverless intelligent vehicles on an Automated Highway System is compelling, but seems always to be decades away. However, benefits can be had today from incremental technology improvem... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Summer Technology Article
Like a summer reading list, this is a summer technology list. Spend some time contemplating and learning about the future...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Tagsys Delights Qantas Frequent Flyers Article
Finally, an airline got smart with Customer Experience by using RFID for easy check-in and bag tracking, boarding passes and more . . .... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

The Blank Canvas of RFID Part 1: RFID in Product Designs Article
RFID's potential use cases are limited only by the imagination. We explore some of the possibilities, starting with how RFID is being embedded and used in various product designs.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Boeing Challenge - Can They Increase Production Rates? Article
Boeing has a huge order book that promises ten Dreamliners per month. Can they do more?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

The Future Logistics Enterprise
Roadmap to Transformation
Report
This paper will articulate and validate the Future Logistics Enterprise (FLE) vision and objectives for readers such as industry suppliers and partners, members of Congress, members of other governmen... (more information)


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The Interview: Ron Ireland Interview
About ten years ago I had the privilege of working with some extraordinary guys from Wal-Mart, at the birth of Collaboration. Buzz words, software, and new careers were spawned after we all worked on ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Truth About VMI: Revelations and Recommendations Report
The high tech industry has experienced a striking shift from traditional replenishment processes to Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) replenishment for various products during the last decade. This has b... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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The World of Integration--Part Three: Innovators and Innovations Article
Integration is an evolving field, blending data, things and people across systems, mobile devices and the web. Over thirty systems and some important innovations are included in this article.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

University Business Collaboration - The Future of Technology? Article
Smart phones, clean energy, energy independence, disruptive technologies, emerging markets, and the economic restructuring of the world - who will be the players in all that? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Walmart's Virtual Mirror Article
Shoppers can scan the barcode of makeup in the store, take a picture of themselves, and see how the makeup they selected looks on them in a digital mockup rendition. Increased sales, reduced shrink, a... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Who Owns the ERP Market? Update Article
With the recent acquisitions of Plex and CDC's merger with Consona to create the new Aptean, the question becomes, who is driving the ERP strategy of the future?

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by Ann Grackin

Who Will Provide the 'Location' In Location-Based Services? Article
Google's VP of Search Product has shifted roles to take charge of their location services. This is just one more sign of the growing battle over services for locating people and things, with wireless ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Winning with Make-to-Order Manufacturing Article
Fifteen years ago, CAMCO, GE's Canadian appliance joint venture, revolutionized manufacturing: they cut the cycle time for manufacturing stoves, refrigerators, and other white goods from four months t... (more information)
by Jonathan Byrnes


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WMS Technology Part Two: SaaS in the Warehouse Article
Well, actually, it's not in the Warehouse. SaaS WMS Solutions show Market Momentum.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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