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The IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP
Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise

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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing


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SAP to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses


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