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    • What is Keiretsu?

      What is Keiretsu?

      The keiretsu business system first hit the press in the United States during a series of trade disputes between the United States and Japan in the late 1980s to early 1990s. The system is a series of affiliated companies that work together to ensure the mutual success of each company. The keiretsu system also relies

    • Six Sigma

      Six Sigma

      Six Sigma is a business improvement methodology. Its main objective is to implement a vigorous process to systematically eliminate defects and inefficiency. Motorola originally developed it in the early 1980s.  Its proficiency has caused it to become extremely popular in many corporate and small business environments around the world. Six Sigma’s main purpose is to

    • Value Stream Mapping

      Value Stream Mapping

      Value stream mapping is a popular manufacturing technique. It analyzes the flow of materials and information necessary to create a product or provide a service. The technique originated at the Toyota Corporation and is referred to as material and information flow mapping. It can be applied to any process that requires improvement. When using value

    • How to Control Documents

      How to Control Documents

      As organizations grow, their potential to increase the collaboration potential of on-line technologies also grow. Therefore, the need to implement document production control early in a project’s life cycle has proven to be critical to success. Some may argue that document control is another layer of bureaucracy. However, for projects that involve many contributors, document

    • Decision Support System

      Decision Support System

      A Decision Support System (DSS) is a way to model data and make quality decisions based on it. Making the right decision in business is usually based on data quality and one’s ability to sift through and analyze the data to find trends that solutions and strategies can be created from/for. Decision Support Systems are

    • BS7799

      BS7799

      ISO17799 and BS7799 are security policies and standards procedures. The standard was initially known as a British standard called BS 7799, developed by the British Standards Institution. Later, it became the ISO IEC 17799 standard when it was adopted by the ISO IEC technical committee for international use. Such a committee is called ISO IEC

    • MTTR (Mean Time to Recovery)

      MTTR (Mean Time to Recovery)

      MTTR is an abbreviation for Mean Time To Recovery or Mean Time To Repair which represents the average time taken to put a defective component or system back in working order. It is a measure of the maintainability of a system and predicts the average amount of time required to get the system to work

    • ERP Systems

      ERP Systems

      ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a process in which business management is integrated with technology. ERP systems, therefore, allow this integration to be done effectively and without fault. An effective ERP system requires that many aspects of the business are connected. To have the best architecture for the organization, the following must be part of

    • The Waterfall Model

      The Waterfall Model

      The Waterfall model is one of the best known applications of the Systems Development Life Cycle model (or SDLC), commonly used in the information systems, software, and systems engineering fields. The model is a sequential design process and gets its name from the visual depiction of progress, following the methodology looking like a waterfall as

    • What is an ETOM?

      What is an ETOM?

      ETOM (Enhanced Telecom Operations Map) is the most widely used set of standards for the world communications market. The standard focuses on the latest TELECOM technologies such as Internet telephony, broadband, and DSL. It is regularly updated to keep up with Internet standards/specifications and hardware updates. What is ETOM? ETOM was created to give telecom

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