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A New Look on the Horizon for TEC
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of

look for rfp  New Look on the Horizon for TEC A New Look on the Horizon for TEC Montreal, Canada, February 8, 2007 – Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) further assists software purchasers by redesigning its web site to reflect its software selection methodology. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies

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