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The typical mid-market company that has roughly $350 million in annual revenue, has not fully automated its business processes, and would gladly give up its

battle of the words  will fight the best-of-breed battle, while providing integration software. Obviously the independent business integration software companies would argue that integrating multiple systems is the right way to go. Tibco's solutions claim to empower our customers to dramatically improve their business performance by enabling interoperability between diverse computer systems, helping them streamline activities that span their extended enterprise, and giving them the power to more quickly identify and respond

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