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Take your Negotiation Game to the Next Level by netnetinc
June 15, 2010, 3:49 pm
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Hone your IT negotiation skills with renowned industry experts from NET(net), the world leader in IT Investment Optimization.  NET(net) University’s Negotiation Program, conducted at DePaul’s O’Hare campus in Chicago, is a two-day program dedicated to developing the theory and practice of strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and dispute resolution to reach commercial terms.  With improved skills in these areas, you will be able to give your company the competitive edge it deserves.

The NET(net) University Negotiation Program is designed for organizations that want to gain a better understanding of the Information Technology (IT) marketplace and improve their ability to negotiate with IT suppliers. The IT marketplace is a highly specialized arena where customers often make large purchases, but do so infrequently.  Because many organizations do not negotiate with IT suppliers on a regular basis, they are at a disadvantage when negotiating with IT suppliers who contract these types of agreements more frequently and consistently, with a higher level of understanding about how to structure a favorable outcome.  Read More


Quick slideshow “Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft’s Online Office Apps” by netnetinc
June 15, 2010, 3:48 pm
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Microsoft has quietly launched “Office Online” this week.   Should you care?  Read More

Is Anyone on the Line? by netnetinc
June 15, 2010, 3:45 pm
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The traditional phone call is becoming less relevant and competing with a variety of  more effective means of communications.   Organizations should be mindful of how employees communicate before making significant new investments in phone systems.  Read More

Even in a SaaS Relationship, the Data is Always Yours by netnetinc
June 15, 2010, 3:44 pm
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Simply because data storage is in the cloud doesn’t mean that the data itself isn’t customer-owned.  Customers who make the mistake of believing they give up that ownership may be able to correct this error before it’s too late.   Read More

One particular area to check very closely in your Microsoft volume licensing negotiations by netnetinc
June 15, 2010, 3:43 pm
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Each month, Microsoft generates and disseminates an updated master price list via a secure portal.  This list includes every possible permutation of product, license versus software assurance, new versus renewal, 1, 2, or 3 years remaining, enterprise edition, standard edition, level A, B, C, D, Enterprise Agreement (EA), Select Agreement, Open licensing, and on and on and on… literally, tens of thousands of unique line items are updated monthly…Keep Reading

How to Tell When Your Microsoft Sales Team is Lying to You… by netnetinc
June 15, 2010, 3:42 pm
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It’s been said there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.  To this list I propose to add “not really a lie, technically, but it certainly isn’t the whole truth and some people might consider it downright misleading”.  Read More

Optimize Persuasiveness Series (3 of 4) by netnetinc
June 15, 2010, 3:40 pm
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Many clients we work with underplay or overplay their ability to persuade their supplier to bring them to their way of thinking.  In this four part blog series, we will discuss the four most effective strategies we have seen clients use to optimize their persuasiveness with their suppliers.  Read More