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December 2008

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Ready for Lawson Smart Office?
ProcessFlow Integrator Part 9: The SQL Query Node
Nested Employee Groups
Changing the Work Directory for a Program
Worthwhile Reading
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"One either meets or one works."
-- Peter Drucker
Ready for Lawson Smart Office?
Sure, I'm a skeptic. But I love the potential for Lawson Smart Office. Seriously.
Welcome to the latest issue of The LawsonGuru Letter, a free newsletter providing provocative commentary on issues important to the Lawson Software community.  The LawsonGuru Letter is published by-and is solely the opinion of-John Henley of Decision Analytics.
ProcessFlow Integrator Part 9: The SQL Query Node
We continue our look at ProcessFlow Integrator, examining how you can integrate with external databases using the SQL Query node.  Read More...
Nested Employee Groups
After months of looking, for the life of me I cannot find documentation on how to nest employee groups, we are on 9.0 and going live in a few months.  Logged a ticket with support to get info but they just referred me to an article that told me what employee groups are.  In Lawson training the trainer told me that nesting doesn't work in 9.0.  Can anyone help?  Read More...
Changing the Work Directory for a Program
Is it possible to change the directory where a program stores it's temporary work files? Read More...
Thanks for joining us this month. 
John Henley
Decision Analytics
Worthwhile Reading 
Is Your Next Language COBOL?
Don't count Cobol out. It's a key element in modern distributed business software architectures.
Dr. Dobb's Journal, October 2008

Why Retaining IT Executives Matters
IT professionals who aren't groomed for executive roles are more likely to leave, leaving companies companies at risk of creating gaping holes in their organization.
Real-Time Data Warehousing, Part 1
A data warehouse presents, in data, a picture of an enterprise such as a corporation, university or government agency. The picture presented is only as current as the data. If the data is stale, then the data warehouse is out of date.
Fooled by Success: The Dangers of Delivering Projects On Time
Some large IT projects are more successful than they deserve to be. It's time for post-project analysis that will benchmark a projects circumstances and capture the risks in assuming that other projects will produce similar results.

 Decision Analytics

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