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3Com Will Route Customers to In-house Web Design Firm
Network giant 3Com has purchased an E-business web design and consulting firm.

total design concepts  as part of the total solution it offers its clients. It isn't necessary to second-guess 3Com to wonder how much synergy this arrangement will really offer, however. Neither the stock price nor analyst ratings have been particularly positive about this acquisition, nor is it easy to see that there is a lot of technical logic pairing a network solutions company with a design shop. And, while more resources - both cash and the smarts on 3Com's management team - will be an undoubted benefit to IWC, there is

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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