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DEFINITION: The critical path method (CPM) is a step-by-step technique for process planning that defines critical and non-critical tasks with the goal of preventing time-frame problems and process bottlenecks. The CPM is ideally suited to projects consisting of numerous activities that interact in a complex manner.In applying the CPM, there are several steps that can be summarized as follows:Define the required  … 
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Mobility: Consulting and Integration Opportunities and Key Players in Asia/Pacific
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WHITE PAPER: Mobility equals relevance in today's business landscape. This detailed report takes an inside look at the current and future state of mobility services in the Asia/Pacific region, with insights on the key players in the enterprise mobility space.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How one Australian Company Built Efficiencies Around their All-Star Team
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how IT solution provider PowerNET implemented an integrated business process management and sales analytics system to create profitability through efficiency.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015


Fully Integrated Business Rules Management BPM Suite Best Practices
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for insight into the rule-creation process and learn how a BPM suite can help you scale rule-based applications to handle current and future enterprise project needs.
Posted: 31 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Red Hat

High-End In-Memory Data Platform Solutions
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see survey results from enterprise executives regarding business intelligence and analytics strategies. Find out what SAP platforms require to be successful.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Google Voice: Ready for the Enterprise?
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WHITE PAPER: Google announced its Google Voice service in 2009 as a  "trial service, by invitation only", but it quickly became widely available in the US. Google originally stated that it was a consumer service and not meant to be an enterprise service, but the player now considers it part of its enterprise service portfolio.
Posted: 29 Nov 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

Leading Approaches to Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates several successful approaches leading organization use for planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
Posted: 11 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Feb 2015


Improve ROI of People Soft Enterprise with Business Automation
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper about a complimentary system that can help boost your ROI for PeopleSoft Enterprise by controlling your most mission critical business processes.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014


Forming an Agile IT Function
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WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores the important considerations that CIOs need to keep in mind when taking steps to bring in agility into IT function. Learn how to form a roadmap to IT success by reading on now.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mobile Field Service: Better Collaboration with the Back Office
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces an enterprise mobile field service strategy that gives you the power to receive and process work orders in the field, allowing you to be more responsive to customer needs and drive success.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

Considerations of Hybrid Cloud Deployments
sponsored by IIS Technology
WHITE PAPER: This resource sheds light on the challenges of cloud implementation and management, and counts down three considerations that help drive deployment success. Read on to learn more today.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

IIS Technology
CPM DEFINITION (continued): …  tasks and put them down in an ordered (sequenced) list.Create a flowchart or other diagram showing each task in relation to the others.Identify the critical and non-critical relationships (paths) among tasks.Determine the expected completion or execution time for each task.Locate or devise alternatives (backups) for the most critical paths.The CPM was developed in the 1950s by DuPont, and was first used in missile-defense construction projects. Since that time, the CPM has been adapted to other fields including hardware and software product research and development. Various computer programs are … 
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