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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) manufactures and sells computer services, hardware, and software. The company also provides financing services

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New Orleans, APICS, 1999- SynQuest and IBM today announced an advanced planning and scheduling e-business software solution for IBM AS/400e servers. The SynQuest solution for AS/400, expected to be available during the first quarter of 2000, is SynQues

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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence


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