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Anatomy of a Technology Selection
Dell Computer Corporation spent millions preparing to deploy an ERP system before realizing that the solution to one set of issues created a more severe problem

an example of a receipt  referred to this as an essential part of what he called velocity, or the continuous speeding up of every business process. At that same meeting, Michael Dell described his business as being a virtually integrated system of processes and products, extending from suppliers through Dell's manufacturing and distribution processes, to end customers and the support of the product on their desktops. He also talked about the company's distributed management style and how continuous process improvement was a way

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