Archive for Cloud/SaaS

Dig Deep: What to Know About TMS Hosting, Data Models and Integration

If you’ve ever purchased a transportation management system (TMS) for your organization – or any enterprise software – you know that the term “software as a service” (SaaS) gets thrown around a lot. The problem is, it means different things to different people, and some vendors twist the meaning of the term to make it […]

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Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Is the cloud in your future? According to this year’s survey by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, the top business drivers for adopting cloud and hybrid-cloud technology are: Business agility/flexibility – 49% Cost reduction/maximize IT investment – 43% Improved security – 37% System reliability/availability – 35% Ability to analyze/act on data – 34% Better customer […]

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TMS in the Cloud: Some Lingering Misconceptions

I’ve been researching the Transportation Management Systems (TMS) market for over 18 years and obviously a lot has changed over that time period. What’s interesting is that even though there’s a lot of buzz and attention on cloud solutions today, TMS was actually one of the first enterprise software segments that went to the cloud […]

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How is Your Supply Chain Positioned for the Ocean Carrier Mergers?

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean. Change is the only real constant when managing global supply chains, regardless of the type of goods or any other supply chain attribute; change is driving your supply chain. The most recent change […]

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Takeaways from Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2017 Conference

The recent WannaCry cyber attack exploited a problem that exists at most companies today: the use of outdated software systems. In WannaCry’s case, hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Windows XP — an operating system still in wide use today, even though it was originally released in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting it in 2014. A similar […]

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The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

One of the most popular posts I wrote last September became a reality over the weekend. By now, you’ve probably read the headlines, like this one from the Wall Street Journal: “Major Cyberattack Sweeps Globe, Hitting FedEx, U.K. Hospitals, Spanish Companies.” It echoes the title of my post from last September: “The Day a Cyber […]

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