Bnet – Mary Kay Corp. Selects NetCool Suite

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            Description: Micromuse Inc. (Nasdaq: MUSE), the leading provider of business and service assurance software, today announced that Mary Kay Inc., one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world, has selected to implement the Netcool(R) suite across its complex IT environment to help streamline… Read more »

InfoWorld – Mary Kay Rejuvenates Supply Chain Management (SCM)

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            Description: Things will never look the same at Mary Kay, one of the larger direct sellers of cosmetics and skin care products, thanks to a wholesale conversion to Web-based supply-chain management, plus a new portal with revamped financial reporting capabilities. Source: Richard Gincel, InfoWorld Date: 11/24/2004 Link: http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/11/12/46FEifw100marykay_1.html?SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Network World – Mary Kay Makes Over Its Wide Area Network (WAN)

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            Description: When cosmetics giant Mary Kay started to plan an overhaul of its network, the company also began considering tools that would better manage application traffic over the Internet. The company decided to give its WAN a facelift with application acceleration and optimization products from Packeteer. Source: Denise Dubie, Network… Read more »

Whitepaper – Mary Kay’s Latest Beauty Secret? In-Building Wireless

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                Description: Whitepaper with creative discussion about the strategic advantages of wireless capabilities such as utilized at Mary Kay Corp. Source: J. Sharpe Smith Date: 2007 Link: http://www.ita-relay.com/magazine/EW2007/2nd_Quarter/Mary_Kay2Q_07.pdf Discussion Questions: How is wireless capability a secret weapon for Mary Kay Corp?