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Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

evaluating rfp vendors  the risk involved with evaluating and selecting business solutions. Once the risks posed by the negative trends affecting the enterprise solutions marketplace are internalized, IT management will likely search out a greater number of potential solutions, not just the obvious ones. IT management must relentlessly qualify all of them. Tough questions must be asked and answered. In some evaluations, for example, one vendor's integrity (validated by their current customers) must have more weight than another

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