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points system

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a system used to assess applicants' eligibility for local authority housing, based on (points awarded for) such factors as the length of time the applicant has lived in the area, how many children are in the family, etc
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In recent years, Canada and Australia have modified their point systems from pure merit-based measures in order to match immigrant skills to labor-force needs.
Typically, applicants are put into a lottery drawing, some of which are influenced by point systems.
Briefly, point systems such as those of Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and New Zealand assign prospective immigrants with credits if they have specified attributes, most often based on educational attainment, skill sets used in shortage occupations, extent of work experience, language proficiency, and desirable age range.
Sun Microsystems has announced that it will be working with management subsystems provider Pigeon Point Systems as it begins to develop the next generation of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) blade server products.
Coyote Point Systems, has announced its support for the exploding blade server market by making its award-winning Equalizer(TM) technology available for license to blade server vendors.
Coyote Point Systems can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.
4 PCI device support, 2) independence from any particular embedded distribution of Linux, and 3) an equivalent commitment to PICMG specification compliance, forward-looking architecture and thoroughly validated quality," said Mark Overgaard, president of Pigeon Point Systems.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) selected CSC (NYSE: CSC) and Knight Point Systems to receive the 2012 DHS Mentor-Protege Team of the Year award.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that Knight Point Systems won CSC's Department of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Division, Subcontractor of the Year award for operational and business development excellence.
Future Point Systems, a pioneering market leader in Visual Information System (VIS) solutions, today announced the general availability of Starlight VIS[TM] 4.
Future Point Systems, a pioneering market leader in Visual Information System (VIS) solutions, today announced that Mike Metscher, an experienced industry veteran in the world of analytic software solutions, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Future Point Systems.