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Managed Hosting in Europe: A Review of the Managed Hosting Market and Suppliers in Europe
The increasing use of virtualization allowed managed hosting providers to reduce costs by sharing infrastructure between customers, creating the earliest

an example of a statement of a problem in a research  favoured although, unsurprisingly, as an MHP Fujitsu mainly uses its own hardware. It will be interesting to see how Cisco fares as it enters the server market with its unified computing initiative as it already has a relationship with most MHPs for the provision of networking kit. Some still offer services around other proprietary hardware, for example IBM mainframes, but this is generally a bespoke one-to-one service and is not about sharing infrastructure. Fujitsu has a legacy MVE mainframe business

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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