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Hired guns

May 01, 1999 |
Beating the IT staff shortage with contract workers
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The invasion of the handhelds

May 01, 1999 |
PDAs have evolved from glorified address books to essential business equipment. But is IT ready?
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The double-edged sword of speed

May 01, 1999 |
It's no secret you've got to move if you want to snag the top IT candidates. But there's a difference between streamlining and rushing the hiring process.
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Rethink reporting

May 01, 1999 |
Reporting can kill an ERP system if it isn't designed right. Invest the time and money upfront in a data warehouse if you want to get the information you need out later.
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Enterprise integration tools come of age

May 01, 1999 |
Like most gawky adolescents, enterprise applications integration tools lack age and experience. They're not perfect, but they can still save you time and money.
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Management-friendly test data

May 01, 1999 |
Give management test metrics that measure the two things closest to an executive's heart: Time and money.
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Best practices in IT restructuring and management

April 30, 1999 |
Implementing an enterprise resource planning system can resemble a long ride on a pot-holed street. But with the model of pioneers like Analog Devices, the path to success can be smoother.
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Archive storage solutions for ERP are rarely an option

April 30, 1999 |
Take it from those who know firsthand, the best way to cover your storage needs is to plan ahead, know your data and users, use generous estimates, and review your needs often.
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Don't lean too heavily on pre-employment testing

April 01, 1999 |
There are few guarantees in life, and even fewer in the IT recruitment process. While skills and psychological testing can be a valuable tool, there is no silver bullet.
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Improve your company's ability to estimate software-development cycles

April 01, 1999 |
Encourage software engineers to develop an eye for how long each project is going to take, then include them in the planning process--right from the beginning.
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Winning the post-merger war

April 01, 1999 |
When tough decisions have to be made fast, the company with the most "organized" data holds a strategic advantage.
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Gigabit Ethernet market grows up, attracts more vendors

April 01, 1999 |
The infant Gigabit Ethernet market is starting to expand, and major vendors are staking their claims to market leadership.
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E-billing: The check is in the ether

April 01, 1999 |

The nation's largest utilities are leading the electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) charge. But a lack of standards, a confusing marketplace, legacy data hassles, and, yes, even the Y2K problem are hampering widespread adoption. So don't shred any checks just yet.

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Taking your ERP system 24x7x365

April 01, 1999 |
The challenges inherent in making an ERP system available all day, every day are daunting, but Texas Instruments proves it can be done.
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The next wave in network management

April 01, 1999 |
Service-level management products should align network management to business requirements.
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The pain of platform possibilities

April 01, 1999 |
Just because the software your company develops runs on many platforms doesn't mean that every possible configuration can or should be tested.
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Intranets: The price of popularity

March 03, 1999 |
Coping with intranet growth is no easy task. But with proper planning and the right tools, support for large numbers of users and integration of legacy applications can be achieved.
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. Beware heightened hype.

March 01, 1999 |
As high-powered vendor pitches take on millennial proportions, remember this: Try it before you buy it.
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Merging companies bolster voice-data convergence

March 01, 1999 |
Merging companies bolster voice-data convergence
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Are job applicants making you play "truth or dare"?

March 01, 1999 |
High demand for IT professionals is part of the problem when you're looking to hire talented workers in these tight times. High salaries can bring out character flaws in some people.
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