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Single Sign-on (SSO): Truths and Myths
Technology products always seem to come out strong, and then wither under intense scrutiny. This was the case with single sign-on (SSO). However, any product

no sso its a myth  credentials. Well, there is no denying that an SSO solution, if compromised, leads to the compromise of multiple credentials. However, it is important to consider risk within context and changing dynamically (think market capitalization of a public company changing all the time). “We implemented a much stronger password policy using single sign-on.” – Mental Health Center. “Just eliminating frequent interaction with the help desk makes me more comfortable about risk.” - Credit Union. By

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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