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D. J. Power, Editor
Vol. 10, No. 23
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What is a system?
by Dan Power
System is used as part of many technology-related concepts including decision support system (DSS) and transaction processing system (TPS) -- two general categories of computing and information systems. These examples of systems highlight the nesting and interrelationships among systems. Managers and MIS specialists use the concept of a system frequently and assume the concept is well understood. Despite the widespread usage of the term and our intuitive understanding of what it means, it is hard for most of us to agree on the formal meaning of the concept. Actually identifying a working or "live" system is often subjective and difficult. We begin exploring this key term by defining it.


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December 15, 2009, Phoenix, Arizona
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EPM Live unveils SharePoint Workforce Management.
EPM Live (, two-time Microsoft EPM Partner of the Year and a global leader in SharePoint-based Project and Workforce Management applications, has announced the release of its SharePoint Workforce Management application. Built on the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 framework, EPM Live's SharePoint Workforce Management Application is a robust solution that is built seamlessly within Microsoft SharePoint, providing critical Workforce Management capabilities to help manage labor demands, control costs, and improve productivity and performance across the enterprise.
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Academia and Industry come together for first Business Intelligence Congress.
Growing market demand for business intelligence software and consulting expertise is driving the need for greater collaboration in research and curriculum development between academia and industry. Now, the two groups are coming together in a first-of-its-kind Business Intelligence Congress with the goal of establishing a new top-ten list of joint industry and academic priorities in business intelligence and how to best prepare the next generation of students to meet the future needs of the industry. They will meet December 14 and 15 in Phoenix.
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St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital adopts Actuate performance management solution.
In conjunction with the announcement of the recipients of the 2009 Vision Awards for Business Impact, Mary Jo Nott, Executive Editor of the BeyeNETWORK, interviewed Malcolm Hopkins, VP of Corporate Services for St. Thomas Elgin Hospital (STEGH), about its award-winning submission in the performance management category.
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Carlsberg Importers achieves on-demand analysis with QlikView.
QlikTech, the world's fastest-growing Business Intelligence (BI) software company, today announced that Carlsberg Importers, a division of the Haelterman group and exclusive distributor of Carlsberg and Tuborg beers, has successfully implemented QlikView for a single view of sales, customer and product analysis.
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IBM opens advanced analytics center in Washington, D.C..
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of the sixth in a network of analytics solution centers - this one dedicated to helping federal agencies and other public sector organizations extract actionable insights from their data.
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