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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Identix Leads Biometric Authentication
Perhaps the most exciting product released at last Comdex, was the Identix DFR-300 Fingerprint Scanner. Implemented in Compaq, Dell, and Toshiba laptops, the

form factor card  Using a standard PCMCIA form factor, DFR 300 readers are ultra thin, 4.5mm (about 4 credit cards stacked thick), and relatively inexpensive, facilitating implementation in all kinds of products. Today, Identix readers and BioLogon software are sold through reseller channels by leading PC manufacturers for enterprise, desktop, and portable security applications. Figure 2. Market Information Last summer, Identix launched a new division called itrust, at the same time announcing Motorola as both an itrust

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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