The last four years have brought tremendous advances in software applications, software tools, and software systems for modernizing, consolidating, and coordinating an enterprise's computer applications. Many companies have existing legacy applications and databases and want to continue to use them while adding or migrating to a new set of applications that exploit the Internet, e-commerce, Intranet, remote collaboration, independence from operating systems, and other new technologies. They should be able to do this because the new software tools have orders of magnitude more functionality than mid-1990s software applications that relied on Xwindows, some mathematical libraries, and a compiler. The built-in...

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