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“Some computer users reserve alternative technologies for what they call "mission-critical" jobs, such as running mainframe systems from International Business Machines Corp. and servers that use chips developed by IBM and Sun Microsystems, now part of Oracle Corp. Intel also sells a separate chip family called Itanium with performance and reliability features for such high-end jobs, a technology whose biggest user is Hewlett-Packard Co.”
“Here Latin provides English with the mission-critical Penthouse magazine word cunnilingus.”
“Good companies continually weed out the bottom 10% or more and move countless others out of mission-critical roles to play supporting roles.”
“Faced with declining revenues, firms want big-name lawyers who perform mission-critical work and whose billing rates are more resistant to economic downturns.”
“After just a few months in office, the 'rare exemption' to the hiring freeze became not so rare as the president's new appointees discovered that many of the federal positions that were being vacated in their agencies were actually mission-critical and needed to be filled," said John Palguta, a vice president of the Partnership for Public Service.”
“Without adequate funding the agency may not be able to realize the efficiencies, and because of the potential pull on management and staff time there is a potential risk for a detraction from core mission-critical activities," said the SEC in the report, which was completed by staff for Jeff Heslop , the agency's chief operating officer.”
“Piecing together shards of information to gain a better understanding of our adversaries' capabilities and intentions is a mission-critical function of the intelligence community, and a core competency of intelligence professionals.”
“The software is developed by users for their own use, and this software is mission-critical for them.”
“Hence, we described them as mission-critical, but only in a personal kind of way.”
“But also understand that the publishing landscape is evolving, and embracing online tools is mission-critical for your success.”
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