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Even in such a volatile stock market and under investor/regulatory scrutiny, going public as a means of getting some capital investment is still an option

vc investment  climate owing to deflated VC investors' sentiments and a lessened availability of private equity. Infor might also be having some issues with digesting all the hefty arsenal it has acquired thus far, and its financial backers probably want to see that the vendor can run this product portfolio properly (in a cash-flow manner) before buying more. Some competitors might even insinuate possible (yet unconfirmed) management issues under the covers, some inherited problems from within acquired companies (e.g., Read More...
PPM for Internal Departments
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3
Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process

vc investment  see a venture capital (VC) firm getting its hooks into and merging it with something or trying to make a business around it.  I doubt IBM would want to sell it to another big consulting firm, even the ones in India that might have fun with it.  I’d say it is 80/20 that IBM keeps it versus spinning it off.” This statement made me think that Manhattan Associates could be one of a few viable suitors. The vendor has been making some noise with its own IO capabilities, but I doubt these are as powerful Read More...
Can Software Help Employees Enjoy Their Workday (More)? - Part 1


vc investment  and the venture capital (VC) firm Greylock Partners . In April 2009, Workday secured US$75 million in Series E funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) . Existing investors Greylock Partners and Workday co-CEO and co-founder Dave Duffield also participated in the round. That new round brought the company north of US$150 million in venture funding. While this has been a sizeable investment, it's a pittance compared, for instance, with the amount that SAP puts into R&D each year. Established Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part II)
Wow, how time flies and how many things have happened in the market these days to distract a market observer! Namely, only over a year after my SaaSy Discusions

vc investment  by the venture capital (VC ) community or angel investors unless they have a compelling SaaS and Web 2.0 story. While I personally can still think of some old fashioned enterprise resource planning (ERP ) vendors that still maintain their happiness to remain largely on-premise (with maybe SaaS-ifying some parts of their portfolio), Amy Wohl claims that every software vendor she talks to either already has a SaaS application, is building (or planning to build) a SaaS application, or is looking for a SaaS Read More...
Software Growth - Complete the Transaction! Part One
We got many letters for more ideas and details, so we are doing a more in-depth series for supply chain software leaders. In this article we will discuss the

vc investment  victory. Or General Dorio (VC investor for Digital Equipment Corp) said: That is the problem with success. It breeds complacency. Having said that, there are many companies in the SCM market who have done well by expanding the definition of their product, say from APS to SCM, to include many new products, or e-procurement to sourcing, or interesting combos, like adding strategic source to transportation, to create Global Trade Management. Supply Chain Vendor Strategies A big issue is that though there Read More...
Effective GRC Management: Strategies for Mitigating Risks and Sustaining Growth in the Tough Economy
A core responsibility among company leaders is to understand the potential return on any investment. So how do executives justify budgeting and spending on

vc investment  GRC Management: Strategies for Mitigating Risks and Sustaining Growth in the Tough Economy A core responsibility among company leaders is to understand the potential return on any investment. So how do executives justify budgeting and spending on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) management when the return on investment (ROI) is not clear? This paper presents survey results showing that executives are viewing effective GRC management as opportunities for corporate growth. Read More...
ERP Vendors Can Improve Competitive Advantage and End-user Value with BI Integration
Today, organizations are cautious about IT investment. If the value of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is stymied by cumbersome reporting or

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Information Protection Assessment Framework
The worst part of investing in any security system from employee vetting, premises security or data security is that you don’t know if your investment is worth

vc investment  Protection Assessment Framework The worst part of investing in any security system from employee vetting, premises security or data security is that you don’t know if your investment is worth anything until it’s too late. IP Sentinel has developed a four-stage process against which you can judge your capabilities in terms of information protection, as well as a checklist so that you can test your own company’s intellectually property protection and information security preparedness. Read More...
Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT
Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their

vc investment  Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their contribution to the business and justify initiatives they seek to undertake. Read about concrete practices, processes, and recommendations to drive ROIT investment via key areas for improvement, the value of improvement, and guidelines for evaluating potential projects. Read More...
The Why of Data Collection
Data collection systems work; however, they require a investment in technology. Before the investment can be justified, we need to understand why a data

vc investment  Why of Data Collection Introduction Data collection systems work. However, they mean an investment in technology. Before we can justify that investment, we need to understand why we may want to use a data collection system in place of people with clipboards. What is data collection? In a general sense, it is the manual or automated acquisition of data. That definition has evolved to mean various automated methods of data acquisition. Examples of data collection include time and attendance devices, bar Read More...
Focus on PLM: Mastering Process to Improve Product Development
Promising to transform the way products are developed, product lifecycle management (PLM) is one of the fastest-growing areas of technology investment for

vc investment  on PLM: Mastering Process to Improve Product Development Promising to transform the way products are developed, product lifecycle management (PLM) is one of the fastest-growing areas of technology investment for retailers and brands alike. But why should your company consider PLM? Find out why successful PLM implementations are initiated to support key strategic objectives, and how PLM can ultimately improve your profitability through enhanced operational efficiency. Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two
Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa)Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management

vc investment  Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa) Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management (IPM) in a blog post about how wise decisions regarding innovation investments can make a huge difference to a company’s success down the line. There are many practices and technologies that come together to improve the success of product innovation, with product lifecycle management (PLM) Read More...
Integrated by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin
Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many

vc investment  by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many insurers rely on legacy systems that are out-dated, expensive to maintain, limited in portfolio visibility, ineffective for assessing risk exposure in a timely fashion, and heavily reliant on time-consuming, error-prone manual reconciliation. Find out more. Read More...
Blade Computing and the Public Sector
Across the public sector, cost savings will be decisive when considering an investment in blade computing. The decision can be made on a fairly straightforward

vc investment  Computing and the Public Sector Across the public sector, cost savings will be decisive when considering an investment in blade computing. The decision can be made on a fairly straightforward cost basis—does the investment pay back? But blade computing also offers advantages in terms of the ability to respond to business needs, which should make it a core part of public sector IT strategy. Read More...
All Inclusive ERP: Full Support Without Increased Investment
While ERP systems are intended to support a business from end to end, many manufacturers choose to support their operations with extensions to ERP. But for some

vc investment  Inclusive ERP: Full Support Without Increased Investment While ERP systems are intended to support a business from end to end, many manufacturers choose to support their operations with extensions to ERP. But for some organizations, an ERP system is fully capable of supporting all their operations, even if they don’t know it. Read up on the benefits that SMB manufacturers have seen from ERP when they rely more heavily on the functionality contained within their ERP system, rather than extensions. Read More...

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