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Information/Internet Appliances
Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware

internet disadvantage andvantage  three groups: stripped-down PCs, Internet appliances, and thin clients. Although we understand the rationale, we hesitate including thin clients in this area, except as a comparison. In general, appliances include a CPU, operating system or browser (or both), memory, network card, keyboard/mouse, and sometimes a media device (CD, floppy, or hard drive) and (less often) I/O slots. However, as more storage and I/O capability is added, it becomes an anorexic PC, not an appliance. Appliances are generally

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing


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internet disadvantage andvantage  to get on the Internet bandwagon. Today, there is a much larger reliance on IT applications, and IT applications touch a much larger part of an average business. The result is that IT-related labor demand, and therefore costs, are still quite high. Additionally, expectations and desires for software features from users and packaged software customers, combined with new demands created by the advent of the Internet, have resulted in tremendous breadth and complexity in the software used by most companies. Read More

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PTC Embarks on Internet of Things Journey via ThingWorx Acquisition


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Logistics.com Might Prove An Internet Success Story After All- Part 2: Market Impact


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