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Desktop Management's Dirty Little Secret
ESD (electronic software distribution) promises to simplify software distribution and management, and eliminate ''sneakernet'' the costly, time-consuming manual

analytcial writing letters  Management's Dirty Little Secret Introduction You've just spent nearly $2 million to roll out Windows Server 2003 on the promise that you could reduce the number of Microsoft application servers throughout your global enterprise by 25 percent. There were other assurances of more streamlined application delivery and performance. Here's a tip: Don't start counting the return on investment (ROI) yet. The ROI that software vendors promise often ignores the time and expense of installing and maintaining

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