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The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I
C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part one of three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most

internal part of computer  Intranet - A network internal to a company that is based on the protocols of the Internet (namely, TCP/IP). IrDA - Infrared Data Association . A communications protocol developed by a consortium of technology manufacturers for transmitting data via infrared light waves. The two units communicating must maintain a line-of-sight, and cannot be more than three feet apart. IrDA ports support transmission rates of approximately 115 Kbps (similar to traditional parallel ports) IVR - Interactive Voice

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internal part of computer  a viral collaborative product: internal teams can start a collaborative social media (Enterprise 2.0) project with several members and if they have had a good experience with the tool, they will promote its use for their next few projects, each with other few new members, and so on and so forth. The figure below shows the possible scenarios of SharePoint use depending on the team scale. The drivers for adoption of SharePoint largely center on companies being able to quickly realize greater workplace and Read More

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