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Integrated Security: A New Network Approach Part Two: The Shift Toward Integration
This part describes the key elements and benefits of an integrated security solution in comparison to current security solutions.

integrated approach define  The Shift Toward Integration Integrated Security: A New Network Approach Part Two: The Shift Toward Integration Featured Author - Eric Winsborrow - December 10, 2002 The Shift Toward Integration According to Computer Economics, the worldwide financial impact of malicious code was $13.2 Billion in 2001 alone. With nearly 400 computer security vendors offering solutions spanning the spectrum from antivirus to firewalls, content filtering to intrusion detection, we're led to ask, Why? The problem lies in

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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