Archive for user interfaces

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2013

Predicting the future has never been easy. Back in 1943, Tom Watson, the president of IBM at the time, said “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” And in 1995, Robert Metcalfe, the founder of 3Com and the co-inventor of Ethernet, made this astonishing prediction: “Almost all of the many predictions now being made about 1996 hinge on the Internet’s continuing exponential growth. But I predict the Internet will soon go […]

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GE Implements a Social Network Platform: 4 Lessons to Consider

Since most companies are still in the “early observer” stage when it comes to using social networking tools for business processes other than marketing and customer service, it’s great when an early adopter shares its experience publicly. Last week, MIT Sloan Management Review published an informative interview with Ron Utterbeck, the CIO for GE Corporate and the Advanced Manufacturing Software Technology Center in Michigan, about GE’s implementation of GE Colab, a social networking platform the […]

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Guest Commentary: Next Generation of Visualization and User Interaction

I was recently invited to participate in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics’ roundtable focused on the trade-off between planning and execution. The event spanned two days and presented an agenda of discussion topics across the multiple time horizons of planning (strategic, tactical and operational) as well as views on process and technology. The audience was comprised of an excellent collection of experts, including practitioners from a variety of industries, […]

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The Power of Software Usability: Insights from Infor’s Inforum 2012 Conference

Last week, Infor (an ARC client) held its user conference, Inforum 2012, in Denver, Colorado. This year’s conference drew almost 5,000 attendees. Infor is the third largest supplier of enterprise solutions with almost 70,000 customers. Infor is a provider of several different industry-specific enterprise solutions. The company also provides best-of-breed solutions in areas such as financials, supply chain management, enterprise asset management, and human capital management. Infor uses a unique middleware solution to tie its […]

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