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The Next Big Thing or Integration-The Interaction Server Part 1: Background and Evolving Problem
Software Technology evolves in phases. The fundamental assumptions of the current era change dramatically, rendering existing solutions inadequate. This creates

interaction server part 1  Big Thing or Integration-The Interaction Server Part 1: Background and Evolving Problem The Evolution of Software Technology Like all life forms, Software Technology evolves in phases. Each new phase, or era, begins when the fundamental assumptions of the current era change dramatically, rendering existing solutions inadequate. This creates an inflection point , where new assumptions are the catalyst for innovation, and new solutions are the end result. From file systems to databases, from dumb

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