Your IT Customers Could Be Ready For A New, Flexible ERP Solution

In Aberdeen Research’s report “Roll With The Punches: Select Flexible ERP And Be Prepared For Business Challenges,” author Nick Castellina, Aberdeen research director for business planning and execution, points out enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is “THE key technology used to support an organization.” So, what options do you IT clients have when their business’s needs change?

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    Patently Apple reports that a new Apple iBeacon indoor mapping patent has been filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. According to the article, “Apple’s patent generally relates to techniques for monitoring device locations within buildings and enhancing user services with indoor traffic information.

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