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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.
"The use of WebSphere and the Rational tool set combined with the Unisys Business Blueprinting methodology will deliver real value to those customers.