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benchmark

(bench′mark″)
1. A criterion of quality or service in health care, usually expressed as a measurable standard.
2. A reference standard or basis for comparison that serves as a definition of a norm.

benchmark

a point of reference about which comparisons can be made.
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Service Quality Awards - SERVICE 800 recognized several benchmark participants for service performance at or above industry standards.
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In addition to lowered licensing fees, pre-licensing provides exclusive access to the benchmark specifications and early builds including alpha and beta releases.
Clint Kreitner, CIS president and CEO, said, "Altiris has rapidly achieved CIS certification for 10 new security benchmarks to provide its customers with the assurance that SecurityExpressions compares system configurations with the latest best practice security benchmarks.
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Builders Attending The BENCHMARK Conference Learn from SMA's Industry Experts with Direct Comparisons of Builder's Financial Performance Using Live Data
SPECapc also announced plans and gave partial demos of upcoming benchmarks for popular CAD applications.