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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series provided a lengthy discussion about business process management’s (BPM's) necessary parts-and-parcels, and the software category’s

infrastructure flowchart  SOA technical and data infrastructure heart (and a cardiovascular system) are not enough. What is that other crucial piece that is necessary? Well, companies need the brain or the place to capture the business objectives and intent. BPM suites with all necessary metadata , rules, and processes (i.e., the institutional knowledge) are the brain, and of course, the Scarecrow would be in charge of that. Humans are visual creatures, and engineers and technologists especially like to draw pictures and

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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