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Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation
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commission based sales  the US Federal Trade Commission as an antitrust investigator, performing analyses of IT vendors and markets. Throughout his career, he has led best-practice workshops on technology procurement in Europe and North America, and negotiated software licensing agreements for Global 1000 enterprises and government agencies. Christina Park is a senior research analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers. She has nearly ten years of international IT experience in business systems, enterprise applications, and

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Getting Back to Selling


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Knowledge Based Selections


Knowledge Based Selections allow companies to truly reach an optimum and justifiable technology decision. Knowledge Based Selections have several unique characteristics that enable a company to rapidly and effectively marry internal business requirements with a myriad of vendor attributes that relate to both product performance and long-term value to clients.

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