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Vendor Viability (Size) vs. Customer Intimacy
After almost a decade of following the enterprise applications market via insightful, sometimes exhaustive (and exhausting) free research articles (which will

articles on operational vs strategic decisions  (and exhausting) free research articles (which will continue to go on in earnest and continue to be rated by our readers), the time has come for me to be in tune with the Web 2.0 and related social networking. In other words, the time has come for my blog at TEC, and the dilemma was then what to start with. Well, given that facilitating impartial software selections has always been TEC's raison d'etre , then the first topic should logically have something to do with that. To that end, as discussed in

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