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Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action
Infor has met several of its objectives with Infor Open SOA. The vendor has managed to resolve inherited customer retention issues, move forward with “green

free i care plans  current maintenance plans for free. For more background, please see part one of this series, Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word . Secret SOA Potion Kept within a Fortress Deciding on an underlying SOA platform and workhorse is much easier to do compared to the challenge of rewriting applications to work with (talk to) the enterprise service bus (ESB). Therefore, one has to wonder how Infor is going to rejuvenate its vast heterogeneous set of products (some on

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SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last


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