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simple

1. Chem (of a substance or material) consisting of only one chemical compound rather than a mixture of compounds
2. Maths
a. (of a fraction) containing only integers
b. (of an equation) containing variables to the first power only; linear
c. (of a root of an equation) occurring only once; not multiple
3. Biology not divided into parts
4. Music relating to or denoting a time where the number of beats per bar may be two, three, or four
5. a plant, esp a herbaceous plant, having medicinal properties

simple

[′sim·pəl]
(biology)
Made up of one piece.
Unbranched.
Consisting of identical units, as a simple tissue.

SIMPLE

(1)
Early system on Datatron 200 series. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

SIMPLE

(2)
Simulation of Industrial Management Problems with Lots of Equations. R.K. Bennett, 1958. Predecessor to DYNAMO, for IBM 704.

SIMPLE

(SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions) Enhancements that add instant messaging and presence to the SIP protocol. Developed by the SIMPLE working group of the IETF, SIMPLE adds buddy list subscriptions and notifications and instant messaging commands.

SIMPLE has two modes. Session mode, which is the more efficient mode, sets up the call and provides a raft of features including conferencing. Page mode uses no call setup and is more like a short messaging service for delivering one-shot messages and announcements.

The IETF's Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol (IMPP) working group, from which the SIMPLE group was split off, focuses on helping people build gateways to SIMPLE from other IM systems. In 2001, AOL said it would support SIMPLE, but subsequently abandoned its plans. See SIP.
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Pour le ministre delegue chargee de la Fonction publique et de la Modernisation de l'administration, Abdeladim El Guerrouj, cette simplification des procedures administratives aura un important impact sur le climat d'investissement au Maroc, faisant savoir que cette reunion est dediee a quatre procedures qui font partie de 10 procedures ayant un lien direct avec l'environnement des affaires et de la notation [beaucoup moins que]Doing Business[beaucoup plus grand que].
The bad news is that many paralyzing issues (MPU and digital goods among them) continue to drag out the simplification process and affect the momentum needed to get more states to conform to the SSUTA.
Unlike the enterprise, where simplification can threaten IT specialists' jobs, mid-market IT people are so severely overworked that they'll look for any good excuse to take tasks off their plate.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended by one year the interim final rule establishing enforcement procedures for the HIPAA administrative simplification provisions.
The DFA software-generated data guide the design teams to focus on part count to achieve cost reduction through product simplification.
While applauding the effort in general, the AICPA expressed its concern that the simplification efforts may have unintentional, broadly applicable consequences.
HIPAA is comprised of five Titles: Title I: Portability (medical plans only), Title II: Fraud and Abuse, Subtitle F: Administrative Simplification, Title III: Tax Related, Title IV: Group Health Plans and Title V: Revenue Offsets.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administrative Simplification information http://aspe.