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December 8, 2000

Check out which Inspection and Testing events are headed your way. If you're looking to e-commerce enable your business, let a Thomas Regional Representative demonstrate how you can effortlessly and affordably e-commerce enable your web site.

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Electronic Collaborative Design: The Blueprint of the Future

December 7, 2000

Electronic collaborative design promises to streamline the production process, making it faster and cheaper. The aircraft and automotive industries have already begun to utilize collaborative technology with benefits quickly becoming apparent. Read More

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Seamless Integration: The Key to e-CRM

December 7, 2000

Recent steps in technology have made electronic customer relationship management, or e-CRM, the ideal for online customer satisfaction. Essential to its achievement is the integration of customer "touch points". Read More

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What Comes Next: A Look at Future Trends

December 7, 2000

What if you could predict today which industries are fated to flourish or fail in the 21st century? What if, a decade past, you could have imagined the impact of the Internet? And what if, five years ago, you had foreseen today's supertight labor market or soaring health-care costs? Then maybe you could hang out your shingle as a futurist and charge corporate clients or the federal government big bucks to help them prepare for the vagaries that lie ahead. Read More

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Introducing the Latest in Inspection Fixture Technology

December 7, 2000

For years, metal product manufacturers have been waiting for the development of flexible inspection fixtures. Recently, several companies have come up with breakthrough designs that are changing the testing and inspection of prototypes from inception through final production. Read More

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Digital Signatures: John Hancocks of the 21st Century

December 7, 2000

Federal legislation has been passed guaranteeing the legality of digital signatures for online transactions, further enhancing e-commerce. But first, people have to trust this new technology. Read More

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Scheduled Testing: A Steam Leak's Worst Enemy

December 7, 2000

When dealing with steam heating systems, leaks are inevitable. By pretesting problem areas, companies can identify leaks early, saving both time and money. Read More