A CDE Definition
(1) In electronics, a device that combines an input with a variable, such as time, and provides an analog output; for example, a watt-hour meter.
(2) See systems integrator.
An individual or organization that builds systems from a variety of diverse components. With increasing complexity of technology, more customers want complete solutions to information problems, requiring hardware, software and networking expertise in a multivendor environment.
Some of the major systems integrators are Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), Price Waterhouse, Computer Sciences Corporation, IBM Global Services, HP, Ernst & Young, EDS and Deloitte Consulting. See OEM, VAR and NASI.
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