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Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template

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Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.

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How Missing Metadata Affects Text Optimization


When portable document format (PDF) documents are used for medical records, insurance policies, judicial statements—or anywhere that timely and efficient processing of documents is required— inaccurate or illegible characters are unacceptable. Learn how missing or incorrect metadata affects onscreen text rendering in PDF files, and find out how to minimize or prevent the effects of missing metadata.

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Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Three: Challenges and Competition


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Is There Finally a Metadata Exchange Standard on the Horizon?


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