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Hewlett Packard Makes Multiple Moves in Middleware
In recent days, Hewlett Packard has announced agreements for strategic alliances, technology licensing, and/or joint product development of middleware products

evaluating bi for telecommunications  and more. A customer evaluating these types of technologies is strongly advised to first decide exactly what functionality is required to solve the current business problem(s) and then require the vendors under consideration for technology selection to speak directly to those issues. This should help to cut down on the level of hype and catch phrase noise that the customer's evaluation team will have to wade through. In terms of high-level functionality, strong emphasis should be placed on a product or

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CC&B for Telecommunications Industries

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions for telecommunications providers typically provide mediation; provisioning; retail rating and billing; reporting; financial systems; packages, discounts, and promotions characteristics; and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services.  

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