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Single Version of the Truth
Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end

network flow chart  outsourced across an extended network are monitored and managed. Each of the players, irrespective of role, adds some element of lifecycle data to the movement of product throughout the chain. And this information is becoming increasingly important. In order to synchronize the flow of goods, cash, and information across the supply chain, each link in the chain of custody should be monitored, recorded, and measured to ensure that constraints and failure points are identified, and that remedial action is

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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