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Companies Explore Private Virtual Worlds

Alternatives to Second Life provide security while boosting productivity Meetings, conferences and training programs in a 3D virtual world such as Second Life can be more engaging and productive than traditional online sessions and phone calls, and much less expensive than face-to-face meetings requiring travel. But some companies aren’t willing to take on the security …

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OppenheimerFunds Gets Return on Investment from Agile and SOA

OppenheimerFunds used to have a data entry efficiency problem. Address changes that customers made on its website had to be manually re-entered into a variety of back-end systems before they went into effect. “Our business was growing — that was the good news,” said Geoff Youell, the firm’s assistant vice president of architecture. But due …

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