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Developing Enterprise Java Applications with J2EE™ and UML by Cary E. Umrysh, Khawar Zaman Ahmed

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What Is Enterprise Software?

The term enterprise refers to an organization of individuals or entities, presumably working together to achieve some common goals. Organizations come in all shapes and sizes, large and small, for-profit and nonprofit, governmental and nongovernmental.

Chances are, however, that when someone uses the term enterprise, they mean a large, for-profit organization, such as Intel, General Motors, Wal-Mart, Bank of America, or eBay.

Enterprises generally have some common needs, such as information sharing and processing, asset management and tracking, resource planning, customer or client management, protection of business knowledge, and so on. The term enterprise software is used to collectively refer to all software involved ...

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