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Thursday, January 05, 2012 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Next issue Jan 17.


2012 BUSINESS PRIORITIES

By Ann Grackin                                    Thursday, January 05, 2012

What's planned for 2012? Trends, Challenges and Plans.
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2012 - the Year of Uncertainty: Part One
By Bill McBeath                                                                                        Thursday, January 05, 2012

2012 opens with a higher than usual number of 'balls in the air' and dramas at play across the world stage. Although the recovery seems to be taking hold, there are some scary scenarios for how world events might unfold that seem credible. Here we discuss the impact of this uncertainty on businesses and their planning and execution for 2012.
[ Read: 2012 - the Year of Uncertainty: Part One ]

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Technology
Trends 2012 - From Free to Fee
Free software is taking over the market, but at a price . . .
Thursday, January 05, 2012   -   Trends 2012 - From Free to Fee

Supply Chain Finance Networked Platforms: Finance Services
Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 2C

Various forms of supply chain financing have been around for centuries. The use of networked platforms is a much more recent trend that enables dramatic reductions in the cost of capital compared with traditional approaches..
Thursday, January 05, 2012   -   Supply Chain Finance Networked Platforms

Trends 2012 - Managed File Transfer, Beyond EDI
Introducing contributing writer Jonathan Lampe, founder of File Transfer Consulting.
Thursday, January 05, 2012   -   Trends 2012 - Managed File Transfer, Beyond EDI


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