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Liberty Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET? Part 2: Comparison, Challenges, & Recommendations
The battle for the dominance in Web services has so far largely been a war of words without the clear winner yet (and not any time soon). While interoperability

eai product comparison  for enterprise application integration (EAI), middleware, Web application servers or other software solutions that require seamless interoperability, they must be sure they understand the difference in the approaches used by J2EE and .NET. While one of the main goals of Web services was to make the platform choice less important, that reality is still a long way off. Despite your platform preference and the roster of programmers with certain skill sets, it is therefore prudent to gather as much as

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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