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Get on the Grid: Utility Computing
The latest business model in licensing is the utility (on demand) computing and associated pricing. Sometimes called

ibm grid computing smb  of technology heavyweights including IBM , Hewlett Packard ( HP ), Oracle , and Sun Microsystems . Functioning on concepts similar to common electric and water bills, utility computing allows customers to purchase processing power and software access as needed and to pay based on how much and how often the software is used. This emerging model may even be attractive to large organizations, given that almost all of the initial hosted applications have targeted small and medium businesses (SMB). In the

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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ibm grid computing smb  of technology heavyweights including IBM , Hewlett Packard ( HP ), Oracle , and Sun Microsystems . Akin to common electricity or water services, on-demand computing allows customers to purchase processing power and access to software as it is needed, and pay based on how much and how often the software has been used. The key to delivering software on-demand is grid computing , which enables the dynamic allocation of aggregated commodity resources to meet changing demand. The product architecture here Read More

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