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USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place
USWEB/CKS has announced it fourth quarter results. Its performance is on the money, and continues to drive forward as it goes through expansion by mergers and

advantage disadvantage in the internet  prove to be an advantage or disadvantage depending on specific user requirements. Fixed price contracts, if reasonable, also provide a degree of comfort that the vendor has confidence in delivery on time and in budget. USWEB/CKS is learning to play the game, while others have started at an earlier stage. If possible, the user should consider fixed price engagements as a leverage point in negotiations against T&M arrangements as a litmus test of the SP's confidence. Consolidation of the market will likely

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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