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rfp risk  Myth #4 - RFI, RFP, Customer Visits and Demonstrations will provide enough information to make a decision. I'll let Will Rogers address that one. It ain't what you know that gets you in trouble, its what you know that just ain't so. Technology application is successful when the business and technology environments come together with good process fit and product capabilities. Every business problem has existed before, but every business and technology environment is different. Magic Response #4 - Have

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