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Beta Test

A test of a product by outside users before the product goes into mass production. That is, a beta test occurs after an internal alpha test but before a product is produced in large quantities for consumers. The term is used most often in software development.
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The Canvas beta-testing community is open to Citi customers who want to take an active role in trying what's new and innovative at Citi.
The beta-testing period remains open for European insurers and is expected to close towards the end of May 2007.
For the beta-testing phase, Corel has recruited a sampling of the intended audience who will test Corel LINUX and provide feedback regarding their experience.
Corporations, database administrators, developers, programmers and third-party vendors using or supporting Oracle database products who are interested in participating in the beta-testing program are invited to contact SFI for details.
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