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IFS Has A Magic Growth Formula; But What About Profitability?
In November, IFS, a business applications vendor with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, reported results for Q3 2000. IFS will enter 2001 with a new product

apis bulls  a number of standard APIs or XML-based interfaces reputable customer service & support prudent acquisitions and/or partnering moves in the past Particularly at the lower end of the market segment and in regions where IFS has a strong presence (e.g., Nordic Region), it represents a generally low-cost, but viable option. While the North American business unit, with headquarters in Tucson, AZ achieved very impressive results - a 234% revenue increase over the same period of last year - IFS' track record of

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apis bulls  a plethora of open APIs (application programming interfaces) and remained content (or forced) to talk in terms of best-of-breed' connectivity. Additional function suites, like CRM, advanced web-based product configuration management, business intelligence and e-commerce are largely provided through partner alliances such as with Cognos for business intelligence (BI), Applix for its iCRM solution and with Frontstep for its SyteLine APS and SyteCenter solutions. By intending to further expand the range of Read More

Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Three: Strategy Shifts


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When ERP and CRM Connect in the Cloud


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apis bulls  about application programming interfaces (APIs). It’s not about Plex developing on the Force.com platform, is it? PF: That's correct. We are not doing any work on Force.com, which is why salesforce.com didn't participate in the announcement. This wasn't a strategic partnership announcement, just a technical integration. TEC: Is the Salesforce Chatter collaboration cloud offering involved here in any way? PF: No, not at this time. TEC: Is this a move by both Plex and salesforce.com to counteract the Read More

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Check Point Leads Firewall Market


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