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Software for Real People Part Two: Competition and User Recommendations
The root of creativity rests in the people, the management, and the culture of the organization. A better tool will not help an organization that is resistant

diagramming network architecture  brainstorming and planning sessions. Diagramming applications such as Visio are more appropriately utilized after the up-front creative process. Of the entire Microsoft Office Suite, Visio is the only application to which MindManager has not yet provided seamless integration. The third and last category is mind mapping software that directly competes with MindManager. Mind mapping was popularized in the 1960s by British researcher and memory expert Tony Buzan. Since then, many firms have created and

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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