This post may appear to be off-topic, but actually it’s not — it has everything to do with success on projects or on anything else for that matter.Today was the running of the 110th Boston Marathon, where huge numbers of people cheer on a stream of 20,000 tired runners almost all day long.
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CIO Insight magazine has an article about the way Boeing is building its new 787 aircraft. In short, it’s an intensely global and collaborative effort, involving design participants in the US, Japan, Russia, and Italy.
Don Dodge has a great post on the software as a service (Saas) business model. Here is his list of things a potential SaaS provider must focus on:Cashflow - VCs must be patient and willing to fund you to break even.
Even since the pre-Y2K ERP build-up, conventional wisdom has held that big software systems are on the way out. Open source solutions and software as a service (SaaS) providers, among other reasons, have put pressure on ERP vendors to come up with new ideas.
Here at the Deck Chairs blog, we hear about lots of project flame-outs. Sometimes, the stories are hard to believe, and we say to ourselves, "It just can’t be.
Easter bunnies and candy make me remember Hershey’s Halloween Hell. Apparently, I’m not alone, since the ERP channel recently wrote about the same topic.
Quaker Fabric Corporation (NASDAQ: QFAB) is a leading manufacturer of woven upholstery fabrics for furniture markets in the United States and abroad, and the largest producer of Jacquard upholstery fabric in the world.Quaker recently announced they have terminated their CIO, Norman J.
The New York Times has an interesting article on infomercials. According to the article, successful informercials show viewers a magical transformation, relying on our hopes and fears to sell everything from pots and pans to fitness products.
Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC), headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home care and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare had 2005 revenues of about $1.
About a year ago, the FBI annouced they had this little problem: the agency built a software system, called the Virtual Case File, that never saw the light of day. You see, the software designers never asked the users what they actually did need.