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Content Technologies releases MIMEsweeper PolicyPlus
The PolicyPlus product contains not only anti-Spam and anti-virus engines, but also provides content filtering.

Construction Words  to aid in the construction of Internet Usage Policies (IUP). Content Technologies has built a reputation for having one of the strongest anti-virus engines on the market and has added to their market advantage by catering to multiple departments, both technical and non-technical. User Recommendations Content Technologies provides a solid anti-virus solution for most mail systems. Anti-Spam software is also included in an attempt at a turnkey solution. The questionable portion is the scripted Internet

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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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