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life cy·cle

the entire life history of a living organism.

life cycle

n.
1. The course of developmental changes through which an organism passes from its inception through the stage at which it reproduces.
2. A progression through a series of differing stages of development: the life cycle of a star.
3. The span of a product's existence from its initial development through the period of marketing and active use to eventual obsolescence.

life cycle

1 the interval of time from conception to natural death.
2 the series of stages from any stage of one generation to the same stage of the next generation.

life cycle

the serial progression of stages through which an organism passes from FERTILIZATION to the stage producing the GAMETES. In higher animals and plants the life cycle lasts from fertilization until the resulting individual itself produces gametes, but in many organisms there are asexual stages. see ALTERNATION OF GENERATIONS.
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For both companies, litigation lifecycle management proved extremely successful because it addressed one of the greatest challenges facing any company burdened by a mountain of lawsuits--the collection of company documents involved in legal action.
Our deeper alliances with these certified Lifecycle Management providers will provide our customers a choice of integrated solutions for end-to-end application management.
Automatically migrate aging data onto optimum storage for its value and lifecycle stage.
Each of these visionaries will present an overview of the past, present and future of Information Lifecycle Management.
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To better enable our customers' drive towards an automated lifecycle process, Telelogic supports an open architecture and the use of standardized languages.
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However, without change time governance and continuous quality assurance, these rapid changes can result in cascading breakdowns in security, performance, lifecycle processes and the relationships between service providers and consumers.
Founded in 1983, Borland (NASDAQ: BORL) is the leading vendor of Open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions - open to customers' processes, tools and platforms - providing the flexibility to manage, measure and improve the software delivery process.