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What's Ahead for Users on the Enterprise Infrastructure Battlefront?
The battle between Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and IBM goes far beyond applications -- it goes right into the technology stack or the enterprise infrastructure. As

bpm studio pro 4 2  Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More ). As a result, SOMA aims at mapping a corporation's underlying applications and infrastructure with business processes related to a particular area, such as retail banking in a financial institution. Justifying its move in this direction, IBM cites a recent survey of CEOs, which has found that growth is again the number one business priority, overtaking cost-cutting. However, IT departments in most organizations are not aligned to quickly implement

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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