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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…


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Taking Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard


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For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids


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“It’s a Notebook!” “It’s a Paperweight!” “Wait - It’s Both!”


Some Toshiba notebook buyers got a nasty surprise when they found their Intel CPU had died. Will Toshiba switch from “Intel Inside” to “AMD Instead”?

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Frontstep (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround


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A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey


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