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The People, Process, Technology Puzzle
By Sandra Noble
Have you heard the buzz words: People, Process, and Technology? To reach business goals, each must be addressed and each must be appropriate. So, what does that mean? And, how do the puzzle pieces fit together?
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Is Oracle Sapping SAP?
By Sandra Noble
A leech is sucking the life blood out of SAP. Or at least the attempt is being made. What’s causing the blood letting to occur? PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, Hyperion – aka the new, bigger, more diverse Oracle Corporation.
Oracle Sapping SAP - read more..

Internet Marketing SEO Success - Less Is Better!
By Sandra Noble
You’ve finally gotten a web presence, but now what? The question is, how to get people to your website or blog. Find out why being less may bring more visitors and traffic to your website.
Internet-Marketing-SEO-Success - read more

Are You Voting For Change? Be Careful What You Ask For
By Sandra Noble
Most people fear the unknown. Change is beneficial, since all improvement requires change. But the process of getting to the new state can be painful.
Are You Voting For Change? - read more

Election / Selection Quandary: How to Choose?
By Sandra Noble
Choices you make could be a matter of life and death. Or they could be a matter of joy or despair. Sometimes we're not happy with any of our alternatives. But champions know how to take lemons and make lemonade..
Election / Selection: How to Choose? - read more

Moore’s Law – Is It the Kiss Of Death For Enterprise Technology?
By Sandra Noble
Are you stressed out and having "future shock" because of the speed of change? Technology is rapidly changing. Some say significant changes occur every 18 months. Should you despair about the time and cost it takes to keep up?
Moore’s Law – Is It Death Of Enterprise Technology? - read more

What Changed Your Cheese
By Sandra Noble
Feeling stressed? Are you pursuing too many moving targets? Or, are there just too many details to keep up with in general? You can't stop the world and get off. Find out how to get on the bus and not get left behind.
What Changed Your Cheese? - read more

Factoring: What's In It For You?
By Sandra Noble
Factoring or Accounts Receivable Financing is a tool for providing working capital and cash flow to businesses of all sizes and in all industries. There are many reasons why Factoring should be considered. Would you like less stress, enhanced productivity, more money?
Factoring Benefits - read more..

Comparison of Factoring with Other Financing Options
By Sandra Noble
Have you heard the buzz words: People, Process, and Technology? To reach business goals, each must be addressed and each must be appropriate. So, what does that mean? And, how do the puzzle pieces fit together?
Factoring / Financing Comparison - read more..

Recession or Not? The Answer Lies in the Physics
By Sandra Noble
Economics and physics are generally regarded as vastly different disciplines. Many are recognizing the convergence of quantum physics and theology. Can quantum physics also explain the current US economy?
Recession or Not? Answer in Physics - read more..


OSHA Articles
RoHS Articles,
WEEE Articles


SAP's Vertical Advantage

By Joshua Greenbaum
Oracle has chosen the merger & acquisition route. SAP has opted for vertical solutions. SAP's strategy seems to be working.
More on SAP's Verticals..
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The 10 Rules of Choosing an e-Service Solution
By Pam Ravesi
Electronic Communications Management is now a competitive necessity. This article outlines the top 10 key issues for large global organizations to consider when prospecting for an e-Service Solution.
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Enterprise Portals: Navigating the Seven C's
By Kevin Foster
Kevin Foster, president of Atlanta-based Web development and consulting firm Macquarium Intelligent Communications, discusses seven steps in making the case for an enterprise portal in your company.
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The Internet and SMB
By Al Tetrault
The Internet is expanding the e-business capability of small and mid-size businesses (SMB). Internet EDI is a recent example.
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Requirements for e-Commerce Success
By Amanda Wierling
Everyday businesses are experiencing project failures due to poorly defined requirements or "user needs." Smart E-businesses need to take measures to minimize application failure, avoid revenue loss, and maintain loyal customers.
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Why Do Manufacturers Invest in Business Management Software?
By Scott Davis
With many manufacturing shops heading over seas in favor of lower cost, it is tough to compete in today’s marketplace. As a result, the goal for manufacturers who want to compete going forward is to run leaner, faster and more accurately.
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The Four Steps to Operational Excellence: A Primer on your Operations Journey
By Gary Hopkins
Every manufacturer today faces challenges in its business. Both analysts and consultants are talking about “Operational Excellence” as a way to address these challenges.
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RFID Technology for Distribution Operations: An RFID Primer
By Kai Figwer
Interest in using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in warehouse and distribution operations is at an all-time high.
Read More..

OSHA Articles

OSHA PSM Audit List
By Sandra Noble
Avoid a visit from the OSHA police. Learning the rules and doing self evaluations will help employers stay on the right side of the law.  As well as having a healthier, safer, workplace.
OSHA PSM Audit List - read more..

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
By Sandra Noble
Disaster in the workplace is a constant possibility for people working with dangerous chemical compounds. OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) program seeks to minimize the impact of catastrophic release of chemicals that could cost lives and cause serious destruction.
OSHA Chemical Process Safety Management (PSM) - read more..

Preparing For And Surviving An OSHA Inspection

By Sandra Noble
Avoid the cost and the pain of an OSHA Inspection. Like a good Boy Scout - "Be prepared". The goal is for employers to pass the compliance test and get the merit badge of approval from OSHA.
OSHA Inspection Preparation - read more..

OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
By Sandra Noble
"Don't cry over spilt milk" may be a good course of action for a child. But employers with hazardous spills and waste, must implement and execute cleanup, disposal, emergency response plans. Otherwise, they face reprimand and fines from OSHA.
OSHA Hazardous Waste - read more..

OSHA Guide to Noise and Hearing Safety
By Sandra Noble
Between 1990 and 2050 the number of hearing-impaired Americans will increase at a faster rate than the total US population."  Loud noises are more than a nuisance.  - They can cause hearing loss. OSHA has a vital role in rescuing the ears of the American worker.
OSHA Noise and Hearing - read more..

OSHA Process Safety Management
By Sandra Noble
How can industry prevent 6,000 fatalities and 4 million accidents? These were the shocking workplace statistics for 2005. OSHA and its Process Safety Management (PSM) program strive to improve upon these statistics.
OSHA Safety Management - read more..


RoHS Articles

The RoHS Lead Free Directive and How To Comply
By Sandra Noble
Health hazards caused by discarded electrical and electronic products are an increasing reality worldwide. The danger arises mainly from lead in components, though other materials may also be toxic. The RoHS directive is one of the affirmative actions used to protect the environment, established by the European Union (EU).
RoHS Lead Free Directive - read more..

Techniques For RoHS Class Compliance
By Sandra Noble
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2002/95/EC (sometimes referred to as RoHS Lead–Free) is a directive of the European Parliament. It restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture and sale of various electrical and electronic equipment in the European Union. The materials are lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium (VI), PBB (poly-brominated biphenyls) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers). The threshold limits set by EU, on “homogeneous material” basis, explained below, are 100 parts per million (ppm) for cadmium and 1000 ppm for the other five materials.
Techniques for RoHS Class Compliance - read more..

RoHS Compliant Industrial Control Switches
By Sandra Noble
Industrial control switches are at the heart of the monitoring and control systems of modern machinery. They range from the simple electro-mechanical push-button to embedded PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards), to wireless or infrared activated devices. All industrial plants and virtually all products in daily use, including the ubiquitous microwave oven and dishwasher, have them.
RoHS Compliant Industrial Control Switches - read more..

China RoHs Regulation For Electronic Information Products
By Sandra Noble
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Union is a well known document. What is not so well known are details of a somewhat similar document (Legislation in this case), popularly known in industry as the China RoHs. Officially called the Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products regulation, the China RoHs, was promulgated by the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), People’s Republic of China, on February 28, 2006. The China RoHS came into effect on March 1, 2007.
China RoHS Regulation - read more..

RoHs Chemicals Legislation In Europe and China
By Sandra Noble
About 35 million tons of electrical and electronic items are discarded worldwide every year. Leakage of chemicals in land fills from such discarded equipment pose serious environmental pollution problems. Legislation has been enacted in EU member countries and in China to arrest such pollution.
China RoHS Regulation - read more..


WEEE Articles

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) Explained
By Sandra Noble
There’s a new twist on the old saying “waste not, want not”. The United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) are mandating anti-waste, anti-pollution and environmentally friendly measures in regards to electronics. To avoid a want / lack of business in Europe, its best to understand what WEEE is all about.
WEEE - read more..

Complying With Uk & EU Country WEEE Electronic Recycling Directive
By Sandra Noble
Improper disposal of electronic and electrical waste can be hazardous to the environment and to business profitability. Although proper disposal may be costly, the inability to expand globally may have an even more detrimental financial impact. Find out what it takes to do business in Europe, China and beyond.
Complying With WEEE - read more..

What Manufacturers Need To Know About WEEE
By Sandra Noble
Manufacturers have obligations that go beyond the production of electrical and electronic equipment. If they are doing business in the United Kingdom or the European Union (EU), manufacturers must make it convenient for consumers to  dispose of that equipment in an environmentally friendly way. And the manufacturers are on the hook for the costs.
Learn More About WEEE - read more..




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