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Finding Your Way Around E-commerce
Breaking into E-commerce can have you going in circles. This document provides an E-Commerce Roadmap to both prepare you for your trip and keep you from bumping

e commerce and outsourcing  Servers. These are webservers enhanced with support for certain commerce activities. Use them out of the box or as toolkits for custom solutions, especially where a one-vendor solution makes sense. Databases: Another area where there is certainly core competency in the IT/Networking department, databases can present special challenges in a few ways. While the OLTP model is important, many websites require that information be sliced, diced and extracted in ways that don't easily fit the relational model.

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Business process outsourcing (BPO) services manage critical front- and back-office processes that can include human resources and accounting as well as customer-related services such as contact center services. 

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