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Technology Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté
It was with great sadness that TEC learned of the death of Marcel Côté, chairman of TEC’s board of directors.

great plains states map  community organizations. Truly a great humanitarian and a great Canadian, his contributions will not be forgotten. TEC extends its sincere condolences to Marcel’s wife, Louise, and to all his family and friends. About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is a software advisory firm helping private and public sector organizations around the world make informed enterprise software decisions—saving time, money, and heartache. The online Evaluation Centers,

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