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Aberdeen Research Brief: Web Security in the Cloud-More Secure! More Compliant! Less Expensive!
This paper compares on-premise versus software-as-a-service (SaaS) hosted solutions for Web security. Through the comparison, you can see that there is research

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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