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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Compaq's Alpha - Moving Toward Its Omega?
Compaq's powerful Alpha processor is reaching a crucial juncture - will Compaq expend the effort necessary for it to challenge Intel's dominance, or is it

cad rating  such as computer-aided design (CAD) and very large database applications. Its SPECfp scores have been consistently superior (50%-150% higher) to the nearest Intel-architecture processor. [CAD applications often require this power, and the difference is evident to users.] Customer Satisfaction: Surveys of the mid-range market indicate customers are very happy with Alpha running Unix, its main shortcoming being lack of application software (relative to Sun and HP). Flexibility: Alpha products are able to

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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