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Stalled Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 1: Recent Events
While Oracle's declining revenue and profit continue across main businesses, SAP and Siebel have been extending their leads in respective enterprise application

contract start and end dates  an expansion of its contract management software suite with new applications for Sales Contracts and Contracts Intelligence. Oracle Contracts is a family of applications that should help automate and simplify the creation, negotiation, management and renewal of complex business agreements with customers, suppliers and partners. Historically, contracts have been manually written and frequently customized, requiring a significant amount of human capital to manage the process. By fully automating the

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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For all but a few astronomers, black holes are unknown in the realm of ordinary experience. Analogs do exist, however, in the more terrestrial domain of business process reengineering and take the form of supply chain management implementations. Real-life examples offer insights that may help prevent your supply chain project from collapsing into oblivion and taking your enterprise with it.

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BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part I


I recently attended Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). During the conference, I bumped into several old acquaintances who are working for various customer relationship management (CRM) software vendors. One of the vendors that attended the conference was BigMachines, a provider of inventive software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/quote

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KANA Connect 2014—Morphing into Verint’s Engagement Vision: Part Two


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Best Practices in Siebel CRM Performance Management: Monitor, Measure, and Manage the End-user Experience


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