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Why Do You Need A Data Hub?
  • July 13, 2020

Why do you need a Data Hub?

Are you still doing point-to-point integrations between your IT applications?  If you are, please stop.  It makes life difficult for your IT support staff, increases your overhead costs, and makes it harder for you to be agile and to evolve your integrations as business needs change.  Instead, consider whether this is the right time…

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What Is The Difference Between ETL And IPaaS?
  • July 9, 2020

What is the Difference Between ETL and IPaaS?

ETL (extract, transfer, and load) and IPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) are data integration methods to connect different IT systems and data sources together. While ETL is a set of techniques for moving data, IPaaS is a more holistic set of capabilities for moving and integrating data between IT systems.  IPaaS is often…

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Connected Data In The Cloud Increases AI System Performance
  • June 29, 2020

Connected Data in the Cloud Increases AI System Performance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the core of the next wave of IT systems, and it is time to get ready. The past year has seen tremendous growth in the adoption of artificial intelligence systems to help companies improve operational insights and provide enhanced customer service experiences.  If you aren’t leveraging AI to support your…

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Connected Data To Drive Service Assurance In IT
  • June 22, 2020

Connected Data to Drive Service Assurance in IT

IT Service Management (ITSM) staff have a unique challenge to provide service assurance across a broad and diverse technology ecosystem. Connected data is essential to enable them to do their job effectively.  Your incident and problem management staff don’t know what they don’t know.  They can only see the data that is made available…

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Don’t Just Move Data, Integrate It!
  • June 18, 2020

Don’t Just Move Data, Integrate it!

If you are simply “lifting and shifting” data from one place to another, you are missing out on the power that a data integration platform can bring you.  It is time to look beyond extract, transfer, load (ETL) from individual source systems, and expand your integrations to include multi-source joins that enable you to…

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Deploy And Manage Your Integrations Anywhere, Anytime
  • June 15, 2020

Deploy and manage your integrations anywhere, anytime

With Actian DataConnect Integration manager, you can deploy, configure, manage and repair your integrations anywhere - meaning if it resides in the cloud, on-prem, or even if it is embedded in your SaaS applications, anytime. The latest release of Actian DataConnect Integration manager includes an important set of enhancements to the Integration Manager API…

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Actian Integration Platform Helps Healthcare Companies Quickly Onboard New Customers And Carriers
  • May 13, 2020

Actian Integration Platform Helps Healthcare Companies Quickly Onboard New Customers and Carriers

Healthcare companies are experiencing some trying times, made worse by the COVID-19 crisis.   Competitors are now becoming partners, research institutions, and pharma companies are taking a more active role in monitoring patient care, and governments are closely monitoring statistics on patient diagnosis.  Everyone in the extended healthcare industry is actively seeking to understand, plan,…

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Why Data Interoperability Is Vital In Healthcare
  • May 12, 2020

Why Data Interoperability is Vital in Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed fatal cracks in the way healthcare organizations share patient data. Actian DataConnect can help – supporting various healthcare industry standards and enabling rapid data interoperability interchange and transformation of electronic health records (EHR) between healthcare entities.  All while supporting data quality and adhering to healthcare privacy and security regulations.…

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Healthcare Companies Need To Be Aware Of Health Information Exchange Rule Changes And Understand How It Impacts Them.
  • May 5, 2020

Healthcare Companies Need to be Aware of Health Information Exchange Rule Changes and Understand how it Impacts them.

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) play a critical role in enabling healthcare companies to share data by getting clinical information to where it is needed.  HIEs gather electronic medical information or EMR (Electronic Medical records ) from hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers across a region so the data can be shared securely.  This enables…

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Developing A 360-Degree View Of Your Customer With Connected Data
  • April 29, 2020

Developing a 360-Degree View of Your Customer With Connected Data

How well do you know your customers?  Do you know what they buy?  Do you know when and why they make purchases?  Do you know who influences their buying behavior?  Do you know how price sensitive they are and what types of promotions they respond to?  You should know these things.  Connected data can…

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Connected Data Makes Compliance Easier
  • April 22, 2020

Connected Data Makes Compliance Easier

Regulatory compliance can be a headache for any company.  If you do business globally, the challenge is even more significant.  Governmental regulations vary greatly across countries and even within local regions.  If that weren’t difficult enough, add on a continuous stream of regulatory changes, and you have a real problem.  Whether you are trying…

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In Healthcare, Connected Data Drives Holistic Patient Care
  • April 16, 2020

In Healthcare, Connected Data Drives Holistic Patient Care

Providing high-quality patient care is a team effort. Data is what enables healthcare professionals to understand the full scope of issues patients are facing, share diagnostic data, coordinate care across providers to ensure the best quality treatment recommendations, and follow-up care.  Over the past decade, healthcare companies have drastically expanded their use of technology…

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Five Reasons Why You Need An Enterprise Data Integration Strategy
  • March 31, 2020

Five Reasons Why You Need an Enterprise Data Integration Strategy

Modern businesses don't run on a single application – they leverage many IT systems to provide the capabilities to enable operational processes and users to be effective.  To ensure complex IT environments run smoothly, companies are placing increased focus on how systems are integrated, and the activities required to manage integrations across the ecosystem. …

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Capabilities To Enable The Next Wave Of Digital Transformation
  • March 10, 2020

Capabilities to Enable the Next Wave of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is a journey, not a destination.  Over the past few years, companies of all sizes, across industries have embarked on digital transformation journeys to modernize the way they leverage technology within their organizations. Business processes have been re-defined and deeply integrated with IT systems, applications, and automation capabilities to create highly efficient…

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Do You Need A Data Fabric?
  • March 3, 2020

Do you Need a Data Fabric?

Are you challenged to provide faster access to integrated data across a diverse and distributed IT landscape? Over the past few years, IT organizations are increasingly being asked to automate the systems and processes involved in integrating and preparing their data for reporting, leveraging things like active metadata, artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning…

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Is Your Integration Platform Ready To Embrace Emerging Technology Trends?
  • February 25, 2020

Is your Integration Platform Ready to Embrace Emerging Technology Trends?

Some exciting technology trends are emerging that are projected to hit the mainstream over the next few years that will have a significant impact on your data management systems.  Will your integration platform be ready to support these new trends?  If not, now is the time to act so you will be prepared to…

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Robotic Process Automation Is Hot – Integration Is Not!
  • February 24, 2020

Robotic Process Automation is Hot – Integration is Not!

Robotic process automation (or RPA for short) is the term used to describe the next generation of technology-enabled workflow management capabilities.  RPA solutions come in various sizes and shapes from a myriad of different vendors. RPA is the current buzzword and has enormous growth opportunity but integration is complex and requires expensive skills and…

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Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse – Operational Analytics Made Easy
  • February 17, 2020

Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse – Operational Analytics made easy

You've been doing the "digital transformation" thing for a couple of years – integrating your business and IT processes and leveraging technology and data in new ways to drive greater operational efficiency and immersive customer experiences.  Your users are happy, but management is starting to ask questions about what's next and how they can…

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Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse Use Case – Gain Real-Time Visibility Into Your IT Infrastructure – Connecting Operations Management, ITSM, And Cloud
  • February 13, 2020

Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse use case – Gain Real-Time Visibility into your IT Infrastructure – Connecting Operations Management, ITSM, and Cloud

Does your company have a real-time connected data warehouse where you can aggregate data flowing in from all of your IT systems together with streaming data from IoT, mobile, and SaaS services?  Can you easily connect your on-premises, cloud, and multi-cloud systems to enable centralized analytics?  If so, that's awesome! Now for the big…

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Thinking Of Buying An Integration Solution?
  • February 10, 2020

Thinking of Buying an Integration Solution?

How to Break Free From Pay “Per-Connector Pricing Model.” According to Gartner: "Many integration providers base pricing of the components of their enterprise integration platform as a service (eiPaaS) suite on the range of functionality and variable items — such as the number of applications connected via the platform, a number of users or…

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Why Stream Data Integration Is A Must-Have Delivery Style
  • February 6, 2020

Why Stream Data Integration is a Must-Have Delivery Style

In the next few years, it is projected that more than half of major new business systems will use real-time connected data and continuous intelligence to improve decision making.  You can’t have continuous intelligence without continuous data ingestion or real-time connected data for decision making if you’re working off data that is processed in…

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Embedded Integration: Put The Analytics Compute Where The Data Lies.
  • January 28, 2020

Embedded Integration: Put the Analytics Compute Where the Data Lies.

Selecting the best location for your analytics compute poses an interesting dilemma leading to thoughtful debate in some companies while others don't even consider the topic. If you're dealing with distributed systems, embedded sensors in machinery, mobile apps, or IoT devices, this topic is for you! Where you locate compute resources for analytics has…

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Why Integration Is So Critical For Robotic Process Automation Vendors
  • January 21, 2020

Why Integration is so critical for Robotic Process Automation Vendors

Robotic process automation (RPA) is one of the fastest-growing trends in the IT industry.  This next-generation of workflow management capabilities is poised to be an essential enabler for companies seeking to optimize their digitally transformed business processes for peak efficiency.  For RPA vendors, one of the critical capabilities that must be developed in your…

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Why DataConnect Inside Is The Right Platform For Delivering Embedded Integration
  • January 13, 2020

Why DataConnect Inside is the Right Platform for Delivering Embedded Integration

Many software as a service (SaaS) companies are looking at embedding integration capabilities into their SaaS offerings as a way of making their solutions both more appealing to customers and more profitable for them as providers.  Embedded integration can make SaaS solutions easier to adopt, cheaper to integrate and more difficult to replace when…

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Checklist – Things To Consider In An IPaaS Vendor For Embedded Integration
  • January 6, 2020

Checklist – Things to Consider in an iPaaS Vendor for Embedded Integration

Many software as a service (SaaS) companies are looking at embedding integration capabilities into their SaaS offerings as a way of making their solutions both more appealing to customers and more profitable for them as providers.  Embedded integration can make SaaS solutions easier to adopt, cheaper to integrate, and more difficult to replace when…

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Why Do SaaS Companies Need An Integration Platform With Their Offering?
  • December 16, 2019

Why do SaaS companies need an integration platform with their offering?

Over the past five years, software as a service (SaaS) has become the go-to delivery model for providing software capabilities to businesses. SaaS solutions provide low capital outlay for infrastructure, a scalable operating cost model and the availability of robust capabilities and specialized features that business stakeholders desire.  In most cases it is cheaper,…

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Why Avalanche And DataConnect Are Better Together … Part 3
  • December 9, 2019

Why Avalanche and DataConnect are Better Together … Part 3

How Avalanche and DataConnect work together to deliver an end-to-end data management solution Migrating to a cloud data warehouse makes strategic sense in the modern context of cloud services and digital transformation. Operationally, connecting disparate data sources into your cloud data warehouse, managing ongoing change in your IT environment, and delivering on the promises…

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Why Avalanche And DataConnect Are Better Together … Part 2
  • December 2, 2019

Why Avalanche and DataConnect are Better Together … Part 2

Checklist: Critical Capabilities to Consider when Selecting  a Data Integration Vendor That Enables Real-Time Analytics Use Cases Migrating to a cloud data warehouse makes strategic sense in the modern context of cloud services and digital transformation.  Operationally, connecting disparate data sources into your cloud data warehouse, managing ongoing change in your IT environment, and…

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Why Avalanche And DataConnect Are Better Together … Part 1
  • November 26, 2019

Why Avalanche and DataConnect are Better Together … Part 1

The Challenges of Connecting Disparate Data Sources and Migrating to a Cloud Data Warehouse Migrating to a cloud data warehouse makes strategic sense in the modern context of cloud services and digital transformation.  Operationally, connecting disparate data sources into your cloud data warehouse, managing ongoing change in your IT environment, and delivering on the…

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IPaaS Is Key To Accelerating Innovation
  • October 28, 2019

IPaaS is Key to Accelerating Innovation

Your business is evolving quickly with new competitors, changing customer needs, and the continuous refinement of both your business processes and product/service offerings to make the best of market opportunities.  Sustainable competitive advantage in this environment is built on three things – information, innovation, and agility. Your leaders understand this, which is why they…

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Using DataConnect To Acquire, Prepare And Deliver Data To Avalanche
  • October 18, 2019

Using DataConnect to Acquire, Prepare and Deliver Data to Avalanche

Actian recently announced the availability of Avalanche on the Azure platform, extending the capabilities already available on AWS.  This announcement is exciting news for customers because it means greater flexibility and choice in selecting cloud operating environments as well as creating the opportunity for a multi-cloud deployment. Actian DataConnect enhances the capabilities of Avalanche…

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What Is A Data Hub And Why Should You Care?
  • October 7, 2019

What Is a Data Hub and Why Should You Care?

If you are still using point-to-point integrations to move data through your IT environment, then you are spending too much money and missing the opportunities a modern data hub can provide. A data hub is a centralized service that connects all of your IT systems, whether they be Web applications, IoT devices, SaaS solutions,…

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How Data Integration Can Help Reduce Technical Debt
  • September 3, 2019

How Data Integration Can Help Reduce Technical Debt

Whenever you create, install or implement a new process, system or tool in your IT environment, you generate technical debt that must be supported and maintained for the life of the component. The impact of a single connections may not seem significant but when you consider, however, the thousands (if not millions) of components,…

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How Often Do You Update Your Data Connections?
  • August 29, 2019

How Often Do You Update Your Data Connections?

Modern IT environments have many connections between individual systems. Operational workflows, application-to-database links, data warehouse feeds, analytics/reporting tools and published APIs are just some examples of these data connections. They’re required to enable data to flow smoothly throughout your organization to drive business process effectiveness and informed decision-making.  After you create a data connection,…

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Considering Cloud Migration? First, Read This Checklist.
  • August 5, 2019

Considering Cloud Migration? First, Read This Checklist.

Most modern companies have fully embraced the cloud as the preferred place to host the applications that their businesses use.  Many new applications are “cloud-native” or are designed specifically for operating in the cloud, while many of the legacy applications that your company uses today may have been designed to run on hardware in…

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What You Should Know Before Moving To A Multi-Cloud Environment
  • July 30, 2019

What You Should Know Before Moving to a Multi-Cloud Environment

Most IT leaders will agree: the cloud is the right place to host and operate many of their applications and systems. What isn’t quite as clear for these leaders is “which cloud” they should use. The answer is “There is no right answer.” Each company (and application) has its own unique set of technical…

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How To Address Integration Challenges With The Proliferation Of IoT Devices
  • July 16, 2019

How to Address Integration Challenges with the Proliferation of IoT Devices

During the past few years, IoT devices have evolved from being a consumer novelty to a core part of next-generation IT ecosystems for businesses of all sizes. IoT devices (such as smart watches, fitbits, home sensors, RFID point of sale scanners, heartbeat monitors, etc) have become attractive and useful because of their inexpensive price…

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4 Steps To Build A Capability-Based Data Integration Strategy
  • July 10, 2019

4 Steps to Build a Capability-Based Data Integration Strategy

Data integration will be one of the most important strategic challenges any company’s IT organization will face during the next few years. As rapidly evolving market environments and the drive for business agility compel company leaders to demand better integrated data during near-real time, IT executives and their architects will be faced with an…

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2019 Data Management Trends And How They Will Affect Integration
  • June 10, 2019

2019 Data Management Trends and How They Will Affect Integration

2019 is becoming an exciting year for the data management community. Many of the trends of the past few years have successfully made the transition from emerging concepts to mainstream solution approaches. While trends are important building blocks about how companies approach their data management today, they are also providing insights into future capabilities…

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A Guide To Adopting Hybrid Integration Platform
  • June 6, 2019

A Guide to Adopting Hybrid Integration Platform

There are three key trends that have motivated a rapid yet radical transition in how organizations manage their information environments, namely: AS-A-SERVICE PLATFORMS, such as software as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments, that allow organizations to transition core business and data management functionality to external service providers CLOUD COMPUTING, which provides a broad array…

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Digital Transformation Begins With Integration
  • June 3, 2019

Digital Transformation Begins with Integration

Almost every company is embarking on some sort of digital-transformation initiative – reshaping the relationships between employees and business processes and the technology that supports them. At the heart of any digitally transformed operation is data – data about your company’s operations, data about your customers and suppliers and data about your environment. What…

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Shadow IT Isn’t A Big Deal If You Manage The Data
  • May 24, 2019

Shadow IT isn’t a Big Deal if You Manage the Data

IT organizations have been fighting the trend of “shadow IT” for many years, fearing it will cause them to lose control of the company’s technology environment and lessen the importance of IT staff. Perhaps it is time for a different perspective. Shadow IT doesn’t have to be a big deal (it can even be…

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Enable A Modern Supply-Chain Agility With B2B Integration
  • May 22, 2019

Enable a Modern Supply-Chain Agility with B2B Integration

When most company leaders think about their data warehouse and the systems connected to it, they typically think about their internal IT systems. For companies with outsourced supply chains, real time integration with their suppliers’ systems and data warehouse can enable better insights, better security and more supply-chain agility. Very few companies today are…

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Connect SaaS Services Across Your Organization
  • May 15, 2019

Connect SaaS Services Across Your Organization

Increasingly, companies are embracing the use of SaaS and other cloud services to give their employees the feature-rich capabilities they require at an affordable cost. IT leaders are finding it much more efficient to buy IT services already built than to build and operate them internally. Buying SaaS solutions and other technology capabilities from…

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Moving Your Data To The Cloud? Read These Helpful Tips.
  • April 1, 2019

Moving Your Data to the Cloud? Read These Helpful Tips.

When you talk to IT professionals about cloud migration, the conversation is likely to gravitate towards migration of applications from on-premises infrastructure to public and/or private cloud environments. The application-centric perspective is understandable as applications are often the visible interface between business users and the technology platforms they leverage.  What many IT practitioners forget…

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5 Ways A Hybrid Integration Platform Can Make Your Data More Secure
  • April 1, 2019

5 Ways A Hybrid Integration Platform Can Make Your Data More Secure

Core to the success of any digital business transformation is the ability to rapidly and securely bridge intra- and inter-enterprise hybrid IT environments; including cloud, on-premises, and embedded applications and their associated data. Digital Supply Chain integration and management is a strategic imperative for the modern enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) alike.…

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How A Hybrid Integration Platform Can Accelerate Data Migration
  • March 13, 2019

How a Hybrid Integration Platform Can Accelerate Data Migration

Companies around the world are migrating their IT and business applications from on-premises data centers to cloud environments. The benefits of hosting apps in the cloud are clear and well understood; however, the process of data migration is much more challenging than one would think. Migrating data between different applications that are either located…

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Why Choose IPaaS For Your Hybrid Integration Needs?
  • February 28, 2019

Why Choose iPaaS for your Hybrid Integration Needs?

The data your company manages is both diverse and ever changing. Connecting source systems across hybrid infrastructure environments may seem challenging initially, but keeping your connections current with the myriad of changes occurring in your IT environment is where you will truly experience a headache. Implementing an integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution,…

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How Do I Know What I Need To Connect?
  • January 7, 2019

How Do I Know What I Need to Connect?

With digital transformation of business, companies are learning about the importance of data when fueling their digital business processes. Data from on-premises, cloud, infrastructure systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and the edge all have parts to play to enable decision-making and the efficient performance of business processes. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI),…

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Why Hybrid Integration Is The Key To Digital Transformation
  • December 19, 2018

Why Hybrid Integration Is the Key to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation of business is one of the biggest trends of the IT industry during the past few years and is projected to continue to be an important part of companies' business strategies through 2020. With digital transformation initiatives, companies are transforming business processes to leverage modern technology in new ways - deeply integrating…

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