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1. A construction plan. It is called a blueprint because it historically has been printed on blue paper with white lines.

2. In photography, a copy of a periodical printed before final editing in which images are shown on blue paper.

3. Informal, a plan.


A detailed set of plans used as a guide for construction.Because of the economies of a very inexpensive method of creating and copying such plans, they were formerly characterized by white lines on blue paper.

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The blueprint highlights how a dynamic service inventory, virtualised infrastructure, complex event processing and order orchestration work seamlessly together, to dynamically scale the virtual environment; removing service-affecting conditions and maintaining the customer experience.
The Blueprint was never designed to be a document that sat on the shelf and gathered dust.
8220;BluePrint Data is very excited about this challenge,” said Bob Dahlstrom BluePrint Data's CEO.
Treasurer Mike Nahan said the blueprints were designed to be forward-looking strategy documents, outlining regional growth opportunities and investment required to unlock growth.
8220;BluePrint Data is happy to extend our Zero False Positive Internet Filtering promotion until the end of September 2012 to continue proving our value to potential customers,” said Bob Dahlstrom BluePrint Data's CEO.
The results demonstrated that TV Blueprint delivers stronger targeting and engagement results than previous iChannel auto campaigns that used traditional contextual media schedules.
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