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Wavelet.biz EMP version 1.4 released

A lot of the minor bugs and fixes have been released in this version. Next version is due to release end of December 2008

Posted by Vincent Lee 2008-11-25

Biggest Apple Distributor in Malaysia picks Wavelet

The deal concluded in September, and system went life last week. Machines Sdn Bhd chooses Wavelet over other retail packages.

Posted by Vincent Lee 2008-11-25

Migration to SVN

Wavelet.biz has successfully migrated to SVN.

Posted by Vincent Lee 2008-11-25

New User Manual is launched

Refer to http://help.wavelet.biz for latest help and documentation for the user.

Posted by Vincent Lee 2008-11-25

database table upgraded

please refer to changelog.txt

btw, this 2 days are blackout period... as we have made some important
changes at the TRADING -> FULLSCREEN CASHSALE etc.. do not deploy to
customers that uses this screen...

for joseph, proceed to complete the techshop update... tks

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

RMA Module Training / Workshop

Dear All,

Wavelet will be conducting a training/workshop on RMA Module of Wavelet EMP

Registration: First come first serve basis, seats are limited. Please send
email to camel...@wavelet.biz (012-3450503) with your name, company,
designation and mobile phone number.
Date: 4th April 2007.(Wednesday)
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: 43, Jalan Radin Anum 1,
Seri Petaling, 57000 KL ( TMnet Clickers Sri Petaling)
Map: Please see attached image. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Dell to Expand Linux Factory Installed Options


March 28, 2007

Dell to Expand Linux Factory Installed Options
Since launching Dell
little more than a month ago, one idea has risen to and stayed at the
better support for Linux. We have heard you and appreciate the direct
feedback. On March 13, we responded by launching a Linux
for your feedback on what you need for a better Linux experience.
Thank you to the more than 100,000 people who took the survey. Here are some
of the highlights from the survey: ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Wharton: Operations Management, Managing Technology and Mark


Some very good articles from the world top business school - Wharton, for
your reading pleasure.


Operations Management
'Power by the Hour': Can Paying Only for Performance Redefine How Products
Are Sold and Serviced? <http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/1665.cfm>
Imagine paying for your car *only* when it works. Or your television. Or
even your high-end toaster. That might sound far-fetched, but it could be
the future model for purchases requiring service over time. According to
research by two Wharton professors of operations and information management,
Morris Cohen and Serguei Netessine, and doctoral student Sang-Hyun Kim, this
new approach to service supply chains is already reshaping customer-supplier
relationships in defense and aerospace contracting under the name
"Performance-based Logistics" (PBL). It could have implications for certain
retail sectors as well.
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/1665.cfm ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Why Software Business Models of the Future Probably Won't Co

Why Software Business Models of the Future Probably Won't Come in a Box

Published: February 07, 2007 in Knowledge@Wharton
This article has been read 1,170 Times

Microsoft's Vista operating system should give the company a revenue stream
that will run for years, but that doesn't mean the company can rest on its
laurels. Experts at Wharton say the January 30 launch of the consumer
versions of Microsoft's flagship software may be among the last of its kind
-- a product sold for a flat fee in a shrink-wrapped box. Indeed, many
wonder if the software business model that has made Microsoft so dominant
for the last 20 years may begin to fade in the decade to come as new
software business models -- from open source to advertising supported --
gain increasing traction. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

'Dude, You Need a CEO': The Return of Michael Dell

'Dude, You Need a CEO': The Return of Michael Dell source:

Published: February 07, 2007 in Knowledge@Wharton
This article has been read 1,783 Times


It's a common occurrence in Corporate America: An entrepreneurial founder
starts a successful business, builds it to a certain size and hands it over
to a CEO to run. But then, when things don't go well, the founder steps back
in to take direct control of the organization. That, essentially, is what
happened last week when Michael Dell returned to become the CEO of Dell,
replacing Kevin Rollins. What will it take to turn Dell around? Wharton
management professor Peter
Cappelli<http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/faculty/cappelli.html>is the
director of the school's Center for Human Resources. He spoke with
Knowledge@Wharton about these issues. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Swedish Armed Forces Chooses Red Hat and Open Source

February 6, 2007

Business Wire

*Swedish Armed Forces Chooses Red Hat and Open Source*

/*Security Considerations Drive Windows to Linux Migration*/

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's
leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the
Swedish Armed Forces has made the decision to migrate its servers from
Windows NT to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Following the deal, the Swedish
Armed Forces will start replacing Windows NT with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux across its core IT infrastructure. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

IDC releases SMB predictions for 2007

IDC releases SMB predictions for

Global small and medium business (SMB) IT spending in 2007 is expected to
increase by 8.3 per cent from 2006 levels. That's one of the predictions IDC
Corp.'s recently published in a study, titled Worldwide SMB 2007 Top 10
Predictions: Market Position Index and Growth Opportunity Ratings by Region.
The study examined SMB market opportunities on a global basis across
different regions. Ray Boggs, vice-president of SMB research at Framingham,
Mass.-based IDC <http://www.idc.com/>, said the anticipated increase in
spending is a result of several forces at work. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Tips On Writing Good Documentation

Dear Team,

This year is going to be a great year for Wavelet, and as we reach out more
aggressively to new customers, new partners, expanding our own team
internally, we will need a better and more efficient way of transferring
knowledge, as well as establishing various best practices across the board.
To achieve this objective, we are going to put in a lot of time, resources,
money into documentating every thing we could about Wavelet EMP, in
preparation to cope with our plan for accelerated expansion this year.
Without good documentation, we are not able to reducethe learning curve for
the developers, our users/customers, our salesman, our partners to pickup
skills and knowledge they need to know. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Profitability vs Sales Driven Stock Replenishment Strategy

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since I last wrote. I hope this email finds you well.
Some businesses replenish their stock based on sales, whichever best selling
items should be replenished first, some businesses focus on profitability,
some use both profitability and stock turn over. Which ever strategy you
choose to use, we believe that you know your business best.

To new users, you could click on MANAGER -> SALES RELATED REPORT -> STOCK
SALES REPORT BY ITEM CODE. In this report, we group your sales by
categories, and show the sales quantity and amount for a specific period,
the gross profit generated based on the sales, as well as the stock balance. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Amsterdam tests open source software


Amsterdam tests open source software
City authorities anticipate reducing reliance on Microsoft software

By Peter Sayer, IDG News Service

December 28, 2006

Microsoft Corp. has two years in which to convince Amsterdam city
authorities that it can offer better value for money on the desktop than
open source alternatives. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection

it is all about cost vs benefits....

source: http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.txt


A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection

Peter Gutmann, pgut...@cs.auckland.ac.nz
Last updated 28 December 2006 ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Ten of the biggest Dutch municipalities say 'enough!' to Mic

for your reading pleasure.

Source: http://lxer.com/module/newswire/printstory.php?rid=77291
Ten of the biggest Dutch municipalities say 'enough!' to Microsoft Posted
by Scott_Ruecker <http://lxer.com/members/member/Scott_Ruecker/> on Dec 27,
2006 12:35 PM
By LXer.com Mail this
Web version <http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/77291/index.html> ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

The most secure operating system ever, is not that secure af


Windows Vista won't be broadly available for another month, but already a
cluster of security vulnerabilities has surfaced to dent the armor of what
Microsoft describes as its most secure operating system ever.


Have a nice day...

Best regards,
Vista security flaws investigated ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Linux 2007 Predictions - 35 predictions about future of Linu

hi Everyone,

one of the prediction about ERP - spot on :

"Six new *Enterprise Resource Planning* systems targeting vertical
industries licensed under FOSS, will be built and released by leading IT
Industry companies and introduced in Asia. These ERP systems will be running
on Linux, developed using open source Java and database backends."

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Best regards,
Vincent ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Fwd: Secret on Techniques for Getting Results through Others

Folks, if you are interested to attend some useful management courses, you
may find this useful.

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sophia Cheah <chea...@tm.net.my>
Date: Dec 16, 2006 12:34 PM
Subject: Secret on Techniques for Getting Results through Others Revealed
To: chea...@tm.net.my

In today competitive business world, organizations are often limited by
their human resources capabilities. It's *easy to hire good employees but
it's difficult to retain them*. Research has shown that root cause of the
problem rely on the ability of their managers to bring out the best of their
people or to optimize their expertise for mutual benefits. Therefore, what
you need is simply some *effective techniques* to optimize your
subordinates' hidden potential or to unleash their hidden talents. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Security Enhanced Linux for FTP

when you are using fedora 5, or latest versions of linux, you may encounter
some difficulty using the server for FTP, read the manual below, that will save
you tonnes of time.


ftpd_selinux(8) - Linux man page
ftpd_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the ftp daemon

Security-Enhanced Linux secures the ftpd server via flexible mandatory access
SELinux requires files to have an extended attribute to define the file type.
Policy governs the access daemons have to these files. If you want to share
files anonymously, you must label the files and directories public_content_t.
So if you created a special directory /var/ftp, you would need to label the
directory with the chcon tool. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Article from Knowledge@Wharton

This article has been forwarded to you at the request of vinc...@wavelet.biz

Thinking of Going to China? I find this article extremely useful.


One Billion, Three Hundred Thousand: The New Chinese Consumer


Despite rapid urbanization and the emergence of a strong, status-conscious middle class, experts from Boston Consulting Group and Wharton point out that China is still "a country of extremes," where it pays to understand the differing habits and mindsets of the rich and poor, as well as the subtleties of consumer rationales for trading up and down when making purchases. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Security Alert: Latest Microsoft Patch Prompts Government Wa

Hi Everyone,

Please download the patches and secure your computer and servers immediately,
if you are using Windows / Windows Servers.

Best regards,

Latest Microsoft Patch Prompts Government Warning

Robert McMillan, IDG News Service Thu Aug 10, 9:00 AM ET

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned this week that a recently
patched Microsoft Windows vulnerability could put the nation's critical
infrastructure at risk. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

Wavelet EMP - Promotion with Thirdparty Cash Voucher Options


It is very normal for chainstore and retail franchises to attract customers
with promotions with cash vouchers etc. Let me write down the scenario:

ChainStore ABC has a join promotion with Bank XYZ.
RM100 vouchers are sent to Bank XYZ's card members.
The cost of each voucher to Chainstore ABC is RM90 because Bank XYZ will pay
Chainstore ABC RM90 for each voucher.

The challenge:
1) How to record vouchers that has been expired or not redeemed?
2) How to ensure easy data entry for front end staff, and yet able to keep
track of all transactions accurately and timely for various real time
3) How to keep track of all vouchers redeemed from customers, and claim from
the bank?
4) When issuing cashsale to the customers, how do we ensure the total cash
collected plus vouchers received could be recorded easily thru a friendly user
interface at the Point of Sales?
5) How to automate the vouchers redemption to link with the accounting module
directly to minimize duplication of work? At the sametime, be able to trace the
cash reports effectively... to ensure every branch/outlet bank in the correct
amount of cash (cash control)?
6) How to reconcile the accounts with the bank?
7) How to effectively still keep track of the profitability for each
8) How to keep track of the vouchers
9) .... and many more..... ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10

&quot;Sales Return&quot; Illustrated

Hi Everyone,

I hope this email finds you well. In this article, we are going to illustrate
the use of Sales Return and related functionalities in Wavelet Enterprise
Management Portal.

a) Why do we need to use sales return? Why don't we just cancel/void the
invoice or cashsale?

When an invoice is created by mistake, or the details are wrong, for some
reasons, certain details are inaccurate, for CONTROL purposes, we do not allow
the cancellation of the invoice. However, we allow the user to do a Sales
It has happened many times, in many different organizations that we know
where control of a software system is pretty loose, and by the time fraud was
detected, it was too late to take corrective measures.
In Wavelet EMP, every sales return must refer to an invoice/cashsale,
this way, not only we can tighten the operations by preventing the the
cancellation or void of invoice/cashsale excessively. ... read more

Posted by Jamie_wavelet 2007-12-10