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PegaWorld 2011 Revisited
How did Pegasystems avert disaster and become one of the fastest growing technology companies? The business process management (BPM) vendor started delivering

peoplebooks cognizant  2011 Revisited Living in close proximity to the headquarters of Pegasystems in the Boston metropolitan area, I’ve had numerous contacts and interactions with the vendor in the past, but this summer I attended the vendor’s annual conference for only the second time. Attending PegaWorld 2011 was a great experience, where I learned about this upbeat company and their happy customers. Prior to attending PegaWorld 2010 , I had written an exhaustive five-part series on Pegasystems (a.k.a. Pega )

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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


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