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Advancing the Art of Pricing with Science
Companies in search of a better, more precise method to determine the best prices for their products and to meet their margins, should harness statistical

types of scientific research  discretion to structure all types of deals, from quotes to orders, agreements to contracts. As a result, some deals go through with overly generous terms, while others are lost due to gross pricing misalignment. These harmful practices continue to take place despite some pricing pundits shouting blue murder (protesting) about the ingrained, casual thinking that pervades the global economy regarding pricing. Both consumers and businesspeople erroneously assume that price has everything to do with cost.

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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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