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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template

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Drug Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help


Drug manufacturers and retailers are tightening their data collection and reporting processes to meet new US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) guidelines. But which software offerings are best placed to help drug manufacturers comply with the new guidelines?

iam format  Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help This is a modified version of the article originally published July 19, 2006. Counterfeit and adulterated drugs are an increasing problem, particularly in the United States. Not only do these activities strip profits from legitimate drug manufacturers, but they can also pose a health risk to the consumer. As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidelines covering cradle-to-grave tracking requirements that pharmaceutical Read More

E-mail Encryption: Protecting Data in Transit


Secure Mail is a plug-in that integrates into Microsoft Outlook. The main functions of Secure Mail are provided in the toolbar or the menu. It’s possible to pre-assign various setup options before the software is rolled out, which can be locked so that the user can no longer change the default settings. Learn more about the main properties of Secure Mail and get an overview of the possible configurations the product offers.

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New Challenges in Managing Advertising Revenue


As the digital era evolves, media content companies are faced with a number of new challenges. One such challenge is that they can no longer specialize in one communication format. The advertising market is now a dynamic and complex forum making it difficult to manage multiple channel revenues. A standard, integrated solution, however, can facilitate the management of advertising revenues while increasing customer satisfaction.

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A Kinder Unisys Makes Web Users Burn


Unisys has modified its policy on garnering license fees from the use of the .GIF image format.

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The Five Keys to World-class Distribution


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Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.


A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly affect a vendor’s chance of winning a contract. And we thought those university professors didn’t know much about the real world!

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Financial Reporting-Who Needs It?


Solid financial reporting applications are as different from run-of-the-mill reporting tools as financial accountancy is from bookkeeping. Organizations routinely use common reporting tools for management accounting. But financial reporting applications can elaborate financial statements for external users, helping organizations to share information as necessary and comply with disclosure requirements. TEC analyst Jorge García discusses the benefits of financial reporting tools.

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Oracle EAM’s Best Friend: Automated Work Order and Attachment Printing


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PDF/A and the Document Retention Landscape


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Hummingbird Announces Extraction and Portal Strategy for ERP


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