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Mega-Vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and the adoption of cloud computing. The post ended

acknowledge the receive  as far as to acknowledge that they are a part of it. As in the case of SAP Business ByDesign described in Part 2 , there has been no lack of speculation, misinformation, and sensationalism in the news reporting on the why, what, how, and when of SAP’s on-demand plans. It might be worthwhile to read Bob Evans' Global CIO blog post as a response to a BusinessWeek ’s previous article . Other balanced and informative articles would be ZDnet blog posts by Phil Wainewright , Dennis Howlett , and Brian

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They do it like that in the Balkans-Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part II)


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