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Tuesday July 24, 2012 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Next issue Aug 14


Analytics Strategies Compared

by Ann Grackin                                       Tuesday July 24, 2012

Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, UNIT4 and others take very different paths to providing analytics with high performance. [ Read: Analytics Strategies Compared ]
Story of a Cross-Dock … and the Transportation Sector
by Bill McBeath                                                                                   Tuesday July 24, 2012

My tour of a cross-dock revealed some of the reasons for the chronic labor shortages in the transportation sector and why they will get worse. As well, how advanced technology is meshed with tried and true manual methods in these settings.
[ Read: Story of a Cross-Dock … and the Transportation Sector ]


Customers Want Evidence Before Buying Solutions
by Ann Grackin                                                                                   Tuesday July 24, 2012

ROI and references are as important in technology sales as features and functions are.
[ Read: Customers Want Evidence Before Buying Solutions ]


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Technology
HarrisData - Building a Better Mousetrap
HarrisData technology strategy includes Apple and IBM PureSystems technologies.
Tuesday July 24, 2012   -   HarrisData -Building a Better Mousetrap

If You Build It, They Might Not Come! 
The  Value of ‘What-If’ Simulators in Retail Environments

Solution providers offer simulation tools that help retailers try things out in a virtual environment before trying them in the real world. JDA 3D and Impinj SPS are good examples.
Tuesday July 24, 2012   -   The Value of 'What-If' Simulators in Retail Environments

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