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Information Architecture in Office SharePoint Server
Before any medium-to-large company implements Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007, it’s important to become familiar with the process that may occur

3 tier architecture  content types and workflows. 3 Branding and User Interface Fabrikam Industries, as an organization, is invested heavily in creating strong brand awareness in its market segment. Its corporate logo and unique color palette are closely associated with its excellent reputation and one of a kind product line. This brand identity is not only external, but is a critical part of the employee culture as well. Of paramount importance to stakeholders is that brand identity span to all corporate applications. The

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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