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The new legacy systems

November 01, 1998 |
How long will today's enterprise resource planning systems last?
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New life for clustering

November 01, 1998 |
Most shops use clustering to improve reliability, not increase capacity. UNIX server price reductions and improved Windows NT may change that view, though.
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Database modeling's fashionable new tools

November 01, 1998 |
Database design and modeling through the new millennium will combine object and distributed computing technologies.
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Adopt a winning strategy

November 01, 1998 |
If you present risk assessment in terms that management can relate to, like loss of business, full-coverage software testing doesn't have to be just wishful thinking.
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Look for IT staff in unusual places

November 01, 1998 |
Who says Internet developers have to start off knowing something about the Internet?
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Road map to the extranet

October 29, 1998 |
There are numerous good extranets in the field, and a few that can serve as benchmarks for your efforts.
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PeopleSoft To Add Analytic Applications

October 28, 1998 |
PeopleSoft Inc. will make its biggest foray into the analytic applications arena next week, when it unveils a slew of products that analyze enterprise resource planning application data.
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The Intranet Data Warehouse: A Cultural Revolution

October 20, 1998 |
Is your enterprise's information culture that of a spectator, a competitor or a predator? Rick Tanler, author of The Intranet Data Warehouse, defines the terms.
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Configuring success

October 01, 1998 |

Configuration products that integrate with ERP, sales, order processing, and inventory control systems are quickly becoming a company's most vital tool to connect front-office sales activities with back-office operations and management systems.

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Do your teleworkers have the right stuff?

September 01, 1998 |
Working remotely today is a realistic option, but not everyone is cut out for it. Here are some guidelines to evaluate whether an employee is ready to fly solo.
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Quality Quest: The Irrational Ratio

September 01, 1998 |
While there's no hard and fast rule for determining the best mix of developers and testers, the secret is to know when and why to adjust the ratio based on the type of development and the phase of the project.
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Are you an effective CIO?

September 01, 1998 |

The average tenure of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) is less than five years. Take this quiz to determine if you are approaching the end of the road.

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Bridge your legacy systems to the Web

August 17, 1998 |

This business of linking the Web to the rest of the enterprise has become central to the jobs of IS staff. The demand for access has sent them scurrying for middleware solutions to connect Web technology to relational databases, legacy systems, and the rest of the IT infrastructure.

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Users' Choice Survey Results: Books for Learning Java

August 12, 1998 |
There are tutorials and guides aplenty today on Java. Which one is best? You've made your voices heard. And the winner is ...
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The dynamic duo

August 01, 1998 |
The line between network management and systems management is going, going...
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Making an offer? Get ready for the counteroffer

August 01, 1998 |
Wily companies are using the counteroffer--more money, a promotion, better projects--as a tool to hold on to those valuable IT employees you want to hire.
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Available right now: Uncrackable encryption, dirt cheap

August 01, 1998 |
The processing power of today's computers puts serious encryption within reach of your organization, so you can keep your data out of the hands of hackers and industrial spies.
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Web-based accounting systems take hold

August 01, 1998 |

It's time to start looking at accounting packages in a new light. By harnessing the power offered by the Internet, accounting can become a company's backbone of information.

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Confessions of a ten-year-old developer

July 13, 1998 |
In the popularity war among advanced technologies such as Java, elementary schools aren't exactly a target market. But maybe they should be. Hear how one fifth-grade developer views the industry he calls his own.
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Rick Ross: advocate for developers

July 01, 1998 |
Rick Ross embraced the opportunity to represent the interest of his peers by forming the Java Lobby. The Java Lobby unites the developers actually using Java so that their interests aren't lost in the media and legal frenzy.
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