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TEC Joins Forces with BPT Partners to Create the Industry’s Leading CRM Evaluation Center
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) , the world’s foremost provider of enterprise software evaluation tools, is pleased to announce its new strategic

dc dss  Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, DC, and partnerships that span the globe, BPT Partners can provide full-service CRM training from executive education on CRM strategy, to training in sales methodology for an entire company's sales force. Founded in 2005, BPT Partners has a unique composition and business model, providing CRM training in both the cutting-edge and the classic strategies and processes that made CRM one of the most successful business approaches in decades. BPT's trainers and subject matter

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dc dss  a rise in the dc link voltage (the voltage that controls the activation of the ASD), which causes the drive to trip off-line with an indication of overvoltage. A common solution to capacitor tripping is the installation of line reactors or chokes that dampen the oscillatory transient to a manageable level. These reactors can be installed ahead of the drive or on the dc link and are available as a standard feature or as an option on most ASDs. (Note - ASD devices will be discussed further in the Read More

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