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Showing posts from June, 2004

The Business Process Factory

"In many ways, organizations are just beginning to confront the most fundamental inefficiencies that stretch horizontally across their own ecosystems and those of their partners. We have lately looked at how enterprises are just crossing gaps between execution and planning in the supply chain; reacting better to exceptions in demand and supply; and responding by use of historical intelligence and more current information now being sensed in enterprise systems. In every case, enterprises are trying to break down the walls between applications, lines of business, departments and individuals. They are looking to create more continuous business processes that transcend these artificial boundaries This is of huge importance because business process automation really helps enable the future everyone talks about: the true engagement of business operations with information technology."

Marketers Missing Measurements

"Corporations are spending up to one-quarter of their budgets on marketing initiatives, but few are noticing the results or planning long-term integrated strategies, according to a study from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council. The study of more than 320 global technology marketers, conducted during the first quarter of 2004, revealed that just 16.8 percent of the respondents' companies have formal marketing performance measurement (MPM) systems despite some spending as much as 25 percent of their revenue on marketing."

Smartphones outshine handheld computers

"AMSTERDAM, June 1 (Reuters) - Nokia has overtaken PalmOne as the world's top seller of mobile computers in the first quarter, as consumers chose smartphones over handheld computers to organise their lives, a survey showed on Tuesday. Finland's Nokia increased its market share to 28.2 percent, up from 21.5 percent in the first quarter of 2003, while U.S.-based PalmOne saw its share dwindle to 16.8 percent from 26 percent, British research group Canalys said."