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Information/Internet Appliances
Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware

advantage disadvantage use internet  give it a built-in advantage. The original base price of $999 was high enough to make this product fall into the realm of stripped-down PCs , rather than Network-Computer-like appliances. However, Dell has now reduced that to $699 (including monitor), making it now competitive with Compaq's iPAQ vis--vis price and functionality. We still viewed it as a re-packaged PC, though. Gateway: Gateway presently has the #4 PC market share position, but focuses more on the consumer market than the corporate market.

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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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