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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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How to Optimize Your Inventory and Free Your Capital


Inventory optimization enables companies to improve the performance of both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should not only identify optimal holdings of each item, but do so automatically—and analyze usage, as well as adjust stock holdings and reordering points on an ongoing basis. Find out how inventory optimization can help you reduce downtime and increase productivity.

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Cart32 in Need of Duct Tape


With a gaping security hole, anyone using Cart32 can buy all kinds of stuff for free, or whatever price they feel like paying.

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Which ERP is Best for Your Distribution company?


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Will Sun Burn Linux with "Free" Solaris?


Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 and its source code.

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Hacker Publication Gets Top Defense Attorney


In a case that will challenge the bowels of free speech and censorship and inevitably set a lot of legal precedents, renowned defense attorney Marcus Garbus has been retained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to represent 2600 (an infamous hacker publication) that is being charged with circumvention of copyright protection systems (17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(2)), specifically the Contents Scramble Systems (CSS) developed to protect Digital Video Discs (DVDs) against unauthorized access.

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Announcing the 2013 TEC CRM Buyer’s Guide for Medium and Large Enterprises


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BOARD International


BOARD International is a global provider of software for improving business results through better decision making. By unifying business intelligence and corporate performance management into a single product, BOARD enables companies to achieve a shared vision of their performance across the entire organization. Since 1994, BOARD has helped organizations improve their business performance in the following application areas:   • Reporting and analysis • Budgeting, planning, and forecasting • Profitability modelling and optimization • Simulation and what-if analysis • Scorecarding and strategy management • Financial consolidation   Headquartered in Switzerland, BOARD International has branches in the USA, U.K., Benelux, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UAE, Singapore, Australia, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Mexico, and a worldwide network of distributors and certified partners. 

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