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NC School Districts Choose SAS to Keep Their Data in the Cloud
SAS will consolidate and house data from school districts under The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) in order to modernize their systems,

nc  School Districts Choose SAS to Keep Their Data in the Cloud SAS will consolidate and house data from school districts under The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) in order to modernize their systems, protect their data, and deliver savings. The North Carolina Education Cloud (NCEdCloud) , a Race to the Top  initiative, will use SAS hosting services to support the critical business functions of local education agencies (LEAs). Details apart, this is another important move by the

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nc  Dell Plan Windows-free Appliances Event Summary October 28th, 1999 - Major personal computer makers, including Dell and Gateway, are quietly working on a wave of products that won't use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows PC operating system, the source of the software giant's market power. The desktop machines, which are expected early next year, will be designed primarily to surf the Internet and be priced far below standard PCs running Microsoft's Windows 98 operating software, industry executives said. Read More

CompuData, Inc.


CompuData is one of the largest Sage VARs in the country, winning several prestigious awards including Sage President's Circle, Accounting Technology Magazine's VAR 100 and Technology Pacesetter for several years in a row. Key product offerings include: Sage MAS 90, MAS 200, MAS 500 ERP systems, SalesLogix CRM, and Sage ABRA HR systems. CompuData can review your current business processes, implement an out-of-the- box or customized IT solution, train your staff at our Sage Authorized Training Center, and support your software 24x7.Conveniently, CompuData provides a one-stop shop for small to mid-size businesses' IT needs, including system design, networking, telecommunications, remote access, Internet security, and 24x7 support services. Offices are located in Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC and Irvine, CA.

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Regional, Customer-Driven Management Consulting Firm Strengthens Business with Global Solutions


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nc  with Global Solutions Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 9, 2005 NouvEON Technology Partners and Technology Evaluations Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to deliver impartial, analyst-vetted software selection assessments to enterprise IT clients. Known as the Impartial Software Evaluator, TEC finds synergy in its alliance with NouvEON, a premier provider of consulting services driven by clients’ needs. NouvEON Technology Partners and Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) announce Read More

Ultimus


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PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software


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Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth


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