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Sneak Peek: Enterprise Software 2013
The following forces and information technology (IT) trends will continue to shape 2013:1. Cloud ComputingWhile cloud computing is becoming mainstream

cold water creek  Peek: Enterprise Software 2013 The following forces and information technology (IT) trends will continue to shape 2013: 1. Cloud Computing While cloud computing is becoming mainstream, hybrid cloud–on-premises configurations (a.k.a., “software plus services” and “connected services”) remains the reality for cloud integration and federated cross-cloud security issues. Organizations are increasingly looking to hybrid cloud architectures as a way to have a more dynamic computing architecture

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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