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What is 3 Tier Architecture and Why Do You Need It?

Three-tier or multi-tier architecture is often used when describing how clients connect to database servers. But what does it all mean?


Carsten Howitz 04-29-2013 Read more

Customer Usage of Microsoft Dynamics in 2014

Microsoft Dynamics offers multiple solutions that not only solve day to day problems within a business, but also help to increase productivity, efficiency, and profit of a company! But, just how popular are these Dynamic Solutions? Take a look at the following chart which shows how many customers are using different Microsoft Dynamics Solutions all around the world this year!


John Stevens 04-11-2013 Read more

How to Optimize Service Operations

Many service companies are struggling with very poor time registration and billing processes. I am always surprised when I hire someone to do a service job and it takes the company weeks and sometimes months to send me the invoice for the services rendered. My first thought is always that they must have enough cash flow to essentially finance my invoice for all the time it takes them to send it to me.


Carsten Howitz 02-17-2013 Read more

Risk Management: What is it and How is it done?

When executing a project, a project manager must be able to respond to risks that come up during the project. Is there a way to anticipate issues or risks to the project and plan in advance how to handle them? That's what risk management is all about. I will go through the different areas of risk management planning and explain how each area helps the project manager handle risks to the project.


Carsten Howitz 01-15-2013 Read more

What Does Role-Based User Interface in ERP Software Mean to Your Work?

The buzzword these days in the ERP software industry is “Role Based”. If you open a brochure from any major ERP software vendor they all mention role based this and that and there are actually many advantages to role based user interfaces and hardly any drawbacks.


Carsten Howitz 12-05-2012 Read more

Introduction to The Nine Project Management Knowledge Areas

As a PMP I often get questions about what goes into running a project. I will try to explain in a couple of articles the various components that make up a project. There are several ways to look at a project as a whole. You can view it as a series of processes. Some processes are executed in order and some are recurring processes that are executed at various stages throughout the entire project. You can also view the project from the different knowledge areas that are needed to execute the project. I will cover the knowledge areas in this article and go on to the processes in my next article.


Carsten Howitz 11-04-2012 Read more

Why to Email Invoices rather than Mailing Them and 4 Steps How to Implement It

Invoicing your customers is an important task. You want to make sure they receive the invoice at the time you provide the customer with the service or good, or shortly after. But are you still sending them via regular mail or are you considering emailing them? There are pros and cons with both methods, and I will go through some of the most important ones in this article.


Carsten Howitz 08-13-2012 Read more

Communication Management

So what is involved in communication management? Isn’t it just a few emails here and there to coordinate the project? No, it involves so much more and I will briefly go through the most important part of this particular knowledge area


Carsten Howitz 07-24-2012 Read more

An In-depth Look into the Integration Management Knowledge Area

In an earlier article about the nine project management knowledge areas I briefly went over the concept of Integration Management. In this article I will dig deeper into this fascinating area and make sure you get a better idea of what this area contains.


Carsten Howitz 06-18-2012 Read more

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