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Netpliance Responds Quickly to Hardware Hack
Off to a rough and tumble start, Netpliance's stock fell 18% by its third day of trading due to a security exploit. However, don't expect the rough start to

engineer hardware  services. Ken Segler, the engineer who posted the exploit on Slashdot.org, said that he was able to turn the i-Opener into a Linux PC for about $200 of extra hardware. Market Impact Upon report of the exploit, Netpliance's stock dropped $4.00 a share as it became apparent that the incredibly low-priced device could be used without using the i-Opener Internet service at all. Should shareholders be concerned about this exploit? In the long-term, this won't affect Netpliance's market cap, even if it did

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Engineer-to-Order (ETO ERP) Software Evaluation Report

The engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning Software Evaluation Report supports the requirements of companies that manufacture products based their customers' unique engineering designs. Companies building ETO products require special processes for estimates, purchasing materials, engineering changes, cost allocation and tracking, and ongoing work with customers. 

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ABAS Software


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