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service bureau

[′sər·vəs ‚byu̇r·ō]
(computer science)
An organization that offers time sharing and software services to its users who communicate with a computer in the bureau from terminals on their premises.

service bureau

An organization that provides data processing services. The term was widely used prior to cloud computing, although many service bureaus still exist to provide functions such as data entry, data conversion and batch processing. Service organizations also support imagesetting, color proofing, slide creation and other related publishing services on an hourly or per job basis. Connections are typically via the Internet, although dial-up and private lines were commonly used in the past. See cloud computing and XaaS.
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SWIFT AL2 is now comparable to a traditional SWIFT service bureau, Vandebroek concedes, but vendors like SunGard offer more than a traditional service bureau and more than SWIFT can match today.
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The printer can tell the service bureau operator about such technical specifics as the press' propensity for dot gain, and tolerances for dot density and film clarity.
Especially in the area of metalcasting, no service bureau provides everything in-house.
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Businesses throughout the Middle East will now have access to Trendium's award-winning technology inherent in InfraSight, BroadSight and SLA Manager, services that comprise the Trendium Service Bureau.
For distribution in Europe and the Middle East, Trendium will announce a partnership with a world-renowned managed service provider, known for delivering data center managed hosting, enterprise networking and Internet technology solutions, which will market and distribute services from the Trendium Service Bureau, including BroadSight, to companies, enterprises and network service providers throughout this market.
It was designed for maximum productivity, for customers like service bureaus, insurance companies that process claims in a central location, and financial institutions that handle volumes of transactions such as loan and mortgage applications.
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The EUR assets will be added to Intec's existing service bureau operations in North America, to offer a comprehensive suite of end-user and wholesale billing and BPO solutions to the North American ILEC, CLEC and IXC market.