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The Importance of the White Paper and What It Can Do for You
The white paper—a wonderful little piece of literature chock full of thought provoking insight and informative prose—got its start many years ago, long before

it rfp white papers  help you make intelligent IT product purchasing decisions. Our white papers are sorted by Topic Industry Vendor Name Top 25 We’re certain that you will find the information you’re looking for. There are many other resources TEC can offer first time or even second time buyers of enterprise software, including software evaluation centers (where you can start your software selection project) request for proposal (RFP) templates , and software evaluation reports . For the past 15 years, TEC’s products

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