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Blueprint

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.

blueprint

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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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.
Business Blueprinting is an attempt by Unisys to identify and fix the real problems with IT projects, which anyone in the industry will immediately identify with.
By leveraging Unisys Business Blueprinting, ING is achieving a higher level of technology homogeneity in the back office, while addressing the requirement for end-to-end process transformation and more flexible implementation.
Unisys Business Blueprinting gives clients the ability to visualize how strategic changes would affect not only the technology infrastructure, but also the business itself.
This single enterprise-wide "composite application" ensures that all software applications are aligned in support of the organization's business processes as modeled by Business Blueprinting.
Unisys Business Blueprinting is a comprehensive consulting, development and delivery strategy that builds models that link business processes to the software and systems that support them.
NET technologies, customers in such sectors as government, healthcare, transportation and insurance, for example, can take advantage of Unisys Business Blueprinting to implement high-volume, business-critical solutions.
Unisys Business Blueprinting will help clients to realize organizational agility and in turn provide better products and services to their customers.