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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

tutorial vulcan  Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial E. Robins - May 31, 2001 Executive Summary    Most business managers, whether vendors, vendor clients or implementers, are unaware of the fundamental capabilities that knowledge based decision support can provide to minimize project risk for all sides of technology utilization. Given that over 90% of IT projects fail on first attempt, according to

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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion


In going through a business decision process for complex technology selections, more and more use is being made of technologically driven processes using Decision support tools and captured knowledge. The use of these systems and the capability to drive a solution from them assumes an ability to accurately express business requirements and business value within these tools. In this article, we explore the marriage of knowledge management and decision support in forming knowledge based selection systems and procedures that can assist in reducing the current appalling record of IT project failures. This is illustrated by the process to select a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

tutorial vulcan  Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion E. Robins - May 30, 2001 Executive Summary    Most business managers, whether vendors, vendor clients or implementers, are unaware of the fundamental capabilities that knowledge based decision support can provide to minimize project risk for all sides of technology utilization. Given that over 90% of IT projects Read More

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part One: Challenges and Features


Companies are looking for more areas to squeeze savings out of operations. One such area that may be fertile ground to explore is equipment maintenance. The class of software that can help to cultivate these savings is computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). This article discusses the basics of CMMS and its key features, enabling you to determine whether your company should investigate this software as a potential source of savings.

tutorial vulcan  Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part One: Challenges and Features Introduction Saying that a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is just another scheduling tool is tantamount to saying that the Titanic was just another boat. While maintenance scheduling is arguably its most important aspect, CMMS has many additional features that can help a company manage its maintenance function. CMMS is using software to effectively and efficiently plan and execute tasks meant to maintain a Read More

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces


A CMMS is an excellent business opportunity whose implementation can significantly improve operations, reduce equipment downtime, increase accountability of the maintenance functions, and produce substantial financial savings. Read on to learn how this can be accomplished.

tutorial vulcan  Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces Benefits A CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) can be one of the easier pieces of software to cost justify. This is not to say that every company should have one. Rather, the benefits are real and tangible; savings that you can take to the bank. You should analyze current maintenance practices, determine percentage of downtime, calculate yield loss, and loss revenue. Even if this information paints a rosy picture, Read More

High-flux Electron-gun Reference Design


This tutorial addresses a common issue in electron gun design: for a given voltage, what is the highest possible beam current?

tutorial vulcan  Electron-gun Reference Design This tutorial addresses a common issue in electron gun design: for a given voltage, what is the highest possible beam current? Read More

ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary


Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific functionality with the flexibility to accommodate each company's unique processes goes a long way toward improving the functional fit and the speed of implementation.

tutorial vulcan  One of a three-part tutorial. Part Two will discuss repetitive versus ETO differences, while Part Three will make user recommendations. Vertical Focus Is Key While competitive costs (i.e., ever lower and more flexible software license pricing with shorter implementations) and outstanding global service (i.e., proven implementations' payback benefits and subsequent customer loyalty) will remain important requirements for success, particularly in the lower end of the market; vertical focus will still be Read More

SAP Support - From Reactive to Proactive


I recently attended the SAP Active Global Support (AGS) Analyst Summit in Costa Mesa, California, along with a member of TEC’s software selection services team. At the November event, attendees were presented with the AGS Strategy for 2012 and in-depth reviews of SAP’s customer support offerings.  There were a number of different themes presented by the members of AGS, but the theme that really

tutorial vulcan  can create an on-line tutorial and send it directly to that customer list and tell them how to correct the issue. There are numerous examples where this type of predictive support could be something SAP not only sells but uses to their own competitive advantage. Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 5 - User Recommendations


This tutorial points out the significance of buyers researching PLM technology vendors before determining the short list and vendors researching the viability of the opportunity before committing time and money to a sales effort. Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'.

tutorial vulcan  part of a five-part tutorial on how to effectively streamline the PLM selection process. For more information on using the PLM Knowledge Base please visit the PLM Evaluation Center for a free trial. For questions on the PLM RFI, please contact the TEC PLM Specialist, Jim Brown , at jim.brown@tech-clarity.com . About the Authors Jim Brown has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements


Companies that are not already offering the capabilities of meeting the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users--government contractors--who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the requirements of federal agencies are in the driver's seat to capture that market segment.

tutorial vulcan  Three of a three-part tutorial. Part One defined the entry of small vendors into federal contracts. Part Two discussed dealing with federal contract requirements. Service Parts Management The need for better service parts management is finally gaining top-level management attention in many A&D companies since excessive carrying costs and obsolescence losses are being recognized as an unexploited opportunity for savings and a better bottom-line performance. The situation becomes even more complicated with Read More

SaaS-based Test Management


Organizations must keep up with technology and adapt their quality assurance (QA) processes for continued success. Test management isn’t optional. The proper test management tool allows for objectivity and efficiency, while enabling you to monitor quality at every step of the testing cycle. Knowing where you are in the testing cycle is key, as is knowing how to mitigate the risks while controlling costs and saving time.

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One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 2


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One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 1


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The Top 3 Myths about Requirements Management and Real-world Advice for How to Dispel Them


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