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Computer Manufacturers Shifting Their Focus to Start-Ups
Sun Microsystems and Gateway have announced initiatives designed to make their products and services more appealing to start-up companies, especially those

equipment financing and leasing  lease computers and related equipment to help emerging businesses establish their technology infrastructure. The Gateway eBusiness Accelerator Leasing program gives emerging companies competitive options to build their important technology infrastructure with a trusted technology partner, while developing a positive credit rating. And unlike other dot-com leasing programs, Gateway's eBusiness Accelerator Leasing does not have program restrictions or membership fees - only credit requirements. Gateway's

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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