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Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies R. Cundiff - September 11, 2000 Read Comments Introduction Negotiating a software and services license is a multi-faceted endeavor in which many aspects of the vendors strengths and challenges should be leveraged to the purchasers advantage. In order to maximize the value and time spent negotiating information technology contracts, a project negotiator should never walk into a vendor negotiation without a clear plan and a
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