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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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ClearPath Plus Libra 185 features new integration software, unprecedented performance boosts and resource provisioning innovations for fast adaptation of business processes as called for by the Unisys Business Blueprinting initiative.
Four capabilities introduced with the ClearPath Plus Libra 185 provide the infrastructure for speeding the implementation of the Business Blueprinting vision: built-in support for .
Unisys Business Blueprinting and enterprise expertise combined with Microsoft standard technologies provide customers just that -- turning their IT environments into valuable agile assets capable of meeting the ever-changing demands of today's business climate with efficiency and ease.
In fact, during the launch of the Business Blueprinting initiative, Unisys chairman and CEO Larry Weinbach said that there is a backlog of demand for IT projects, but that the uncertainty in the business environment and past excesses, especially during the Y2K, ERP, and dot-com booms where IT organizations around the globe spent $60bn on IT gears and wares with little return or business justification, are keeping a lid on spending.
0 release, the Troux Blueprinting System continues to meet our customers' growing blueprint scope, size, integration and workload demands.
Our success with ING validates the 'reuse' concept and standardization approach that are integral to the Unisys Business Blueprinting strategy," said Marc Zimmerman, Unisys vice president and managing partner of its global insurance practice.
Announced in June of this year, Unisys Business Blueprinting is a comprehensive consulting, development and delivery strategy, Unisys Business Blueprinting builds digital models that link business processes to the software and systems that support them.
Unisys Business Blueprinting allows clients to visualize how changes would affect not only the technology infrastructure but also the business itself.