One of several industry jargon terms to describe "the best" of something within its niche, such as a new company, a new application, or a new management. Most often, it refers to the top software or hardware in a particular class, or to the top company or VC firm in a particular industry. Companies usually make their software purchases through a variety of vendors to acquire the best-in-breed for each application as it is very rare that one company can excel in every area.

See also : best practices  
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