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Today’s n-tier infrastructures make significant demands on the problem management process. Isolation of performance problems in these environments is difficult

me n eds  demands on the problem management process. Isolation of performance problems in these environments is difficult at best, and traditional monitoring tools are not equipped to deal with the multiple dependencies and complexities they present. Indeed, even effective problem management processes may not be sufficient without improved tools.

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me n eds  Me, Don't Sell Me Are you having trouble finding concrete information about how enterprise software actually works? I know I am. I’m not talking about feature lists—you can find those easily enough—and I’m not talking about promises to streamline processes, increase efficiency, or deliver value—which I don’t read. What I’m talking about is this: Let’s say my company is considering upgrading one of its enterprise software packages, and, as an end user, I’m going to be spending most of Read More

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Frankie Does ERP, Part 1


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me n eds  He likes to call me Frankie when I screw up. My home life is, well, frayed is the word. Financial pressures will do that to a family. My boss, on the other hand, comes from a family of means. His name is Theodore. He's younger than I am, and when I drop the ball he makes sure everyone from payroll to janitorial hears about it. That might be because I don’t kiss his ass. Theodore spends most of his time devising ways of getting me to screw up, and the rest of his time devising Plan B, which is getting Read More

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The Demo Crime Files!


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me n eds  Deployed by over 1,300 customers worldwide from industries such as financial services, retail, manufacturing, education, and technology, RadView's award winning products enable customers to reduce costs while improving the quality of Web applications throughout the development life cycle. RadView corporate offices are located in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA. Read More

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me n eds  Process Perspective ) got me wondering about what a true product lifecycle management (PLM) system actually is. In his posts, Shilovitsky discussed the differences between product data management (PDM) and PLM from the perspective of data (scope and control of the data) and process (coverage of product lifecycle activities) I have a bit of a different perspective. Let me back up first and look at systems being implemented for product development and collaboration (PD&C) (I’m using this term to avoid Read More

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