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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion
In going through a business decision process for complex technology selections, more and more use is being made of technologically driven processes using

dss bracket  growing trend to combine DSS and knowledge bases for product and project evaluation that can benefit all sides, leading to a methodology called Knowledge Based Selection. Getting the methods and the technology right is important. This is the main focus of TECs value proposition through its research and tools development programs. Maximizing the benefits from using knowledge driven selection processes requires two key components: accurate data and a clear process enabling stakeholders to navigate through

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