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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT

extensive decision making  report draws on Quocirca’s extensive knowledge of technology and its use in business, and provides advice on the approaches that IT vendors can take to the sales process. The report draws on information gathered from interviews with 300 senior financial, IT and marketing managers from UK businesses and Quocirca would like to thank them for their time. We would also like to thank the sponsors of the research behind this report; Cohn and Wolfe and GCL. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Information Technology (IT) sits

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