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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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The Next Big Thing or Integration-The Interaction Server Part 2: Possible Solutions


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interaction server part 1  products. CIC - Customer Interaction Center . The term has supplanted the age-old term Customer Support Center. Meant to represent a more global view of the services this department conducts, including not only Service, but potentially Sales (via Telesales) as well as Marketing (via distribution of Marketing literature, running Outbound campaigns and the like). It's meant to represent a centralized Sales, Marketing, and Service organization that is co-located and cross-trained. Clickstream Analysis - The Read More

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Microsoft Eats its Own Dog Food With SQL Server 2000


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interaction server part 1  Eats its Own Dog Food With SQL Server 2000 Microsoft Eats its Own Dog Food With SQL Server 2000 M. Reed and A. Turner - May 12 , 2000 Event Summary Microsoft announced they are running 20 critical internal systems, including their worldwide sales data warehouse, on SQL Server 2000. In the vendor world, this is referred to as eating your own dog food . As is the case with all software vendors lately, Microsoft is pushing e-commerce on the Web and support for XML. SQL Server 2000 beta release 2 is Read More

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