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If Software Is A Commodity...Then What?
Many, if not most categories of software have become commodities. Vendors hate to hear it, but most of the products in a category produce the same results

critical thinking importance benfits  what develops the value. Critical functions still require evaluation to make certain both what and how are appropriate for the business. But function becomes less important in a commodity category. Like any commodity purchase, the non-product issues become the decision criteria. Both buyers and sellers must focus in the non-product issues to understand the difference. The various types of decision criteria can be assigned importance as in the chart of decision criteria shown, with the product usually

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