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IBM Netfinity Server Division
IBM’s Intel-based Netfinity servers currently hold third place in the server wars with Dell and Compaq. What are their chances for improving their position?

calculating full production capability  and typewriters. IBM's first calculating computer the Mark 1, was developed in 1944, but it was not until the 1950s and 1960s that IBM became more fully involved in computer production, eventually becoming the preeminent computer manufacturer in the world. The System/360 (released in 1964) is widely considered to be the computer which established IBM's leadership and its dominant position. Since the System/360, IBM has gone on to be, at one time or another, the leader or a strong contender in most of

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Small Business Software (SBS)

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Light Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more. 

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