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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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Risky business: bold R/3 effort by Aerosoles

July 01, 1998 |
A hot, $150 million shoe company embarks on an ERP adventure.
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Stock up on intranet tools

July 01, 1998 |
As development time speeds up to "Internet" time, and Web browsers take over as the user interface of choice, developers will have to take better stock of their intranet tools.
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Show them the money

July 01, 1998 |
Selling the benefits of an ERP system is not a one-time event.
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Going global with ERP

July 01, 1998 |
Many companies are finding that they can't compete without international enterprise resource planning rollouts. Although these implementations bring many challenges, the benefits add up to unified business operations.
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Sweeten the job offer with something really tempting

July 01, 1998 |
Try luring prospective IT professionals to your corner of the world by offering a sense of community, along with other tangible and intangible perks. It just might work, as it has for pet-food maker Iams.
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Call centers take to the Web

June 01, 1998 |
In order to form a more seamless customer service environment, call centers must adopt a more multimedia-oriented role.
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Sybelius Brown, codeslinger for hire

June 01, 1998 |
Follow our fearless hero, Sybelius Brown, through the trials and tribulations faced in the typical day of a developer.
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HR jumps on line

June 01, 1998 |

Whether your company has decided to push ahead with Web-enabled, self-service human resources applications or to wait for a more solid environment, one thing is for sure: Think it through. Bottom-line cost savings may not be what they appear to be.

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Distributed databases, distributed headaches

June 01, 1998 |
In the multiterabyte world of really big databases, some IT executives are finding that consolidating distributed datacenters into a few "megacenters" saves them money.
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The Democratization of Datamining

June 01, 1998 |

No longer an esoteric exercise practiced solely by statisticians and analysts, datamining is fast becoming an end-user tool. And that move promises to realize long sought-after-financial returns on expensive data-warehousing solutions.

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Internet and call centers: A match made in Cyberheaven

June 01, 1998 |
Linking a company's call center to the 'Net will be standard operating procedure soon.
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In a hot job market, it's easier than ever to get burned

June 01, 1998 |
It is the best of times, it is the worst of times: Jobs for IT professionals are plentiful, and salaries are up, but in this flourishing job market you may be tempted to make your worst career mistake ever.
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Rope in knowledge with powerful new knowledge management software

June 01, 1998 |

Your company is a rich resource, full of knowledge. Knowledge management software gives users access to that knowledge so they can solve business problems more quickly.

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Life without Microsoft

May 01, 1998 |
...these two have retreated into their little Bill Gates/OLE/ActiveX-centric world. --Tom O'Toole, system programmer, Homewood Academic Computing, Johns Hopkins University
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Avoid the deadly sins, and keep your job

May 01, 1998 |
It happens more often than you think. While we were screening candidates for high-level corporate IT positions, we ran across an eminently qualified individual who tells us he was asked to resign six months after being hired as a senior IT executive. The individual--and the employer--are back to Square 1, bruised and bitter. And it could have been avoided.
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Client/Server Unchained: Finally, Hardware Independence

May 01, 1998 |
Client/server developers will find the key to architectural freedom in a new model of multitiered architectures built around logical layers.
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Database mind meld

May 01, 1998 |

Instead of using either an object or a relational database, the best strategic plan may be to merge the two. And then add a dash of Java.

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Don't let legacy data get you down

May 01, 1998 |

Moving toward the future means facing the past. And where legacy data--otherwise known as museumware--is concerned that means costs, costs, costs.

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UNIX closes the price gap

May 01, 1998 |
With prices now on an almost even par with Windows NT, UNIX is free to compete with NT on a features level--manageability, scalability, and reliability.
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