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The BPM Dummies, Free Download

Meet The BPM Dummies
Meet The BPM Dummies

What is business process management (BPM)? It’s a dicipline to design, control, analyze, and improve operational business processes allowing process improvement methodology and enabling technology to be affectively combined, automating execution and coordinating human participation.

We already heard about previous process-centric management approach like six sigma, and lean in the past. So, what makes it different? You could say that BPM is helping them by embraces them and enables them with new tools and capabilities.

Business Process Management (BPM) is useful, powerful and potentially very accessible. But, with so many analysts, consultants, publications and vendors weighing in with their own perspective and opinions, it can be very confusing. The talk about BPM is also frequently tied to SOA (service oriented architecture) because they complement each other. Hence that SOA is also quite hype around big enterprises.

So now, are you interested to know more about BPM? You might want to check out this website, The BPM Dummies. It’s not a all in one website about BPM. This is a website of a book, called BPM Basics for Dummies.

Wait a minute, there’s a catch on the website. Because it’s not telling you to buy the book but to download the e-book for Continue reading

the sinking of nokia

Be A Rock Star in The New Wave Marketing Era

Nokia Calling All InnovatorsMerujuk kepada salah satu artikel di Surfing The New Wave Marketing, Nokia patut diacungi jempol karena telah mentransformasikan produk yang dimilikinya menjadi sebuah Co-Creation. Produk sebagai salah satu elemen Marketing-Mix di era Legacy Marketing cenderung statis, bersifat satu arah, dan berasal dari satu sumber (produsen). Namun, di era New Wave Marketing Co-Creation maknanya cenderung lebih dinamis, bersifat interaktif, dan berasal dari multi-sumber.

Nokia melakukannya dengan Communicator yang pengembangannya mendapat masukan dari komunitas konsumen. Berbagai komponen dan fitur ponselnya juga bisa berasal dari multi-sumber, bukan dari satu produsen. Desainnya bisa dari Eropa, komponen-komponennya dari Cina, sementara aplikasinya buatan Amerika.

Bahkan belakangan ini Nokia melibatkan konsumen dengan komunitas developer dari seluruh dunia lewat Forum Nokia. Di sini Nokia membuka dirinya dan membekali Continue reading

Web Comparison

Web Comparison, International Consumer Product: Nokia, Samsung Mobile, Sony Ericsson

Web Comparison
Web Comparison

This is a group presentation we did on class. Here we did a comparison for 3 international consumer product. In this case they were Nokia, Samsung Mobile, Sony Ericsson. You might find it interesting.  Before jumping into the comparison in detail, I want to highlight some points, such as how cell phones (They are the big 3 in cell phones industry) has evolved and why web is important for these companies?

  • Most cellphone user internet literature and familiar with e-commerce.
  • User diversity
  • User need detail info of the product (specification, dimention,etc)
  • Upgrade/download system or other application¬† (even can drive more profit)
  • Vendors need third party development to improve their platform

You also can find some unique characteristics in these webs, such as:

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Project Natal

Microsoft is Transforming Your Body into A Wii Remote Controller

Playing game will never be the same again. It’s been a long time since parents are complaining about how playing video games makes their children just sit at home in front of the television and getting obesity. The game console companies had been revolutionized their game by including body movement into the action. And Wii hits it big when they launched the new console. Just by using a Wii remote contoller you can do sports, like tennis, bowling, boxing, etc and even cooking. Combining the game with your body. Wii even have its own Wii Fit Yoga.

So now, Microsoft wants to have a piece of the action. Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda gives Jimmy Fallon a demonstration of the new body-controlled video game system, Project Natal, for the Xbox 360 video game platform. Project Natal enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, in a natural user interface using gestures, spoken command or presented objects and images. Simply put to say Microsoft is transforming your body into a Wii remote controller, but they want it on a Xbox platform. Continue reading