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The Blessing and Curse of Rejuvenating Legacy Systems
Catering to existing and prospective customers is problematic. Existing customers often value their legacy systems because they are reliable and prospective

tracks the cost of replacing a product  functionality and rapid implementation tracks. To bridge this gap, many leading vendors have embarked on providing next-generation development platforms and even more comprehensive infrastructure platforms with product evolution rather than revolution in mind. (See SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure—The Next Frontier? ). In other words, they allow continual product functionality enhancements, with the ability to create custom extensions rather than ripping out the current system and replacing it

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Time and Attendance for the Health Care Industry

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