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In with Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Out with Progress OpenEdge for Epicor ERP 10
At the Epicor Insights 2014 user conference, Epicor announced its support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 in its new Epicor ERP version 10 release. Epicor’s

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7 Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation


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TEC's New White Papers Library Offers Research Tools to Help Companies Make Better Technology Decisions


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