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Uncharted Waters by Matt Heusser

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From the Cloud to Virtualization, Software As a Service to Web Services, ideas seem to be everywhere all the time. Somewhere, somehow, someone needs to separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ve asked Matt Heusser to provide his insight and commentary on the prevailing issues for IT staff today.


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Heusser Negotiation Strategy

May 23, 2016 - Most of us in technology hate to negotiate, which means we take what we can get. That puts someone else in charge of a zero-sum deal. What if there were a different way? It would have to allow you to close a deal within seconds, that puts you in charge without any deception or shenanigans....... READ MORE

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