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Off-shoring: Are You Getting Your Money's Worth?
Are companies that offshore software development, call center operations, and remote implementations really saving money? Are customers and users realizing

no bid letter  installation and testing. Make no mistake about it. The savings from a remote implementation over the traditional method can be significant. The theory is that, if quality time can be provided to the off-shoring consultants, your company saves on out-of-pocket expenses and, to some extent, on on-site consulting hours. That's a big if . Most companies start with the best intentions, but may not have the discipline to maintain the commitment, or a shift in business priorities may cause a reallocation of a

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The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects


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