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Windows 2000 Bug Fixes Posted
Almost six months after releasing Windows 2000 to the public, Microsoft Corp. has released its first set of bug fixes, formally known as Service Pack 1.

no bug  SP1 means users will no longer have to reinstall or reassert the Service Pack after future software application installs (according to Microsoft, we have not verified this). This is a valuable function, and overcomes one of the persistent annoyances from earlier Service Packs for Windows NT. Because of the issues with ZoneAlarm and BlackICE (the firewall packages mentioned earlier), we recommend that users with those firewalls delay implementation of SP1, until Service Pack 1a is released, or

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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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If you have an older ERP system, and you have decided to continue to pay maintenance, you should be getting periodic releases from the vendor. The frequency of these releases varies, but for each new release, you have a decision to make. Should you install the new release or not?

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Catalyst International Bit by Y2K Bug


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Lean Enterprise Development in Complex Engineer to Order Companies


Maintaining a competitive advantage is paramount, no matter what business you operate within. Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies that produce complex products, usually in low volumes, and with project control techniques, are no exception. A lean enterprise involves the reduction or elimination of any activity that does not add value to a customer. In order to effectively utilize lean, lean concepts must be taken from the manufacturing floor and used thorough the ETO enterprise. This paper demonstrates how IFS applications supports the principles of developing a lean enterprise for ETO organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions, manufacturing, installation, and service activities.

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