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March 2011

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
MKS Toolkit vs. Lawson Unix Utilities
RSS + Punchout
Asset Management: General Feedback
LBI Deployment: DEV to TEST to PROD
Worthwhile Reading
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"Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it."
-- Cullen Hightower   
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.
MKS Toolkit vs. Lawson Unix Utilities
For the most part, everything operated OK but we soon discovered major problems that forced us to revert back to MKS Toolkit.  In addition, the MKS Toolkit license specifically states that "At no time shall the total number of installed copies of the Software or the total number of Users exceed the number of licenses for which you have paid a license fee."  In essence, you must purchase an MKS license for each and every user of your Lawson system.  You cannot just purchase one license of MKS for your server and then turn your users loose on the system.  Read More...
Hi - I'm doing research on RSS+Punchout users. Would like to find how how many folks are able to do punchout.  What are the positives/negatives.  How widely adopted is it for Lawson users?   Read More...
Asset Management: General Feedback
I work in a not-for-profit healthcare organization using Lawson S3. We are looking at using the Asset Management module. Was wondering if people had any feedback on the module and things to be aware of when implementing this module. Read More...
LBI Deployment: DEV to TEST to PROD

Wanted to see what different methods people are using for deploying changes in LBI from a DEV/TEST environment to PROD.  Read More... 

Thanks for joining us this month. 

John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
Web 3.0: Distraction, Evolution or Revolution?
More than just the Web, 3.0 will be focused on more integrated, meaningful user experiences that combine multiple platforms, outlets and technologies.
Information Management Newsletters, November 5, 2010

Five tips from inside the Devil's Triangle
Thoughtful advice, based on an understanding of the Devil's Triangle, to help ensure your project will be a success.
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures (ZDNet), December 3, 2010

Secret CIO: What Makes For A High-Performing IT Manager?
Our intrepid CIO's views on the attributes that put IT pros on the fast track--and the qualities holding some of them back.
Information Week, December 4, 2010

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