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Why Database-agnostic Enterprise Applications Are on the Way Out
Middleware agnosticism is the wave of the future, and the database platform is becoming part of the application. It has therefore become increasingly important

ifs applications language connection  chief technology officer of IFS North America, and is based in the company's Schaumburg, Illinois (US) headquarters. In this role, Veague provides direction for IFS's use of service-oriented architecture (SOA), and works with IFS's leading customers to leverage SOA to provide state-of-the-art enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Veague can be reached at Rick.Veague@ifsna.com . Dan Matthews is the chief technology officer of IFS research and development (R&D) and is

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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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