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Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take
It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least

midwest micro  US East Coast and Midwest, just in time to spoil the recent holiday travel and shopping season? Is there anything funny and refreshing left to say about kicking sand into the faces of the perennial  “Big 3 ERP Giants”:  multi-billion-dollar SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft? The success of such campaigns depends on what level in the business organization they are targeting. Vice presidents and higher executives are so buried with just trying to track/return emails and are tied up in both in-person and

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