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3 DSS Myths Exploded
Making a decision related to your own business or the company you work for is not simple: modern business models have too much information to be analyzed by one

dss source  and alternatives. A robust DSS should be composed of the following elements: 1. An information repository (knowledge base) where source data is stored. For example, TEC’s software selection DSS contains knowledge bases of all the major software types, including ERP, BI/BPM, CRM, PLM, POS, etc . 2. A model or methodology that describes the criteria and paths to consider when carrying out an evaluation. TEC’s best-practice selection methodology , for instance, was developed specifically for complex

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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