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How do prominent ISVs or ISPs 'stiff' corporations for $100,000+ in penalties?
Hint : Does your team develop and follow negotiations
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It can be nearly impossible to find time in your busy schedule to develop a software negotiations strategy. Yet, without a clearly defined strategy, effective negotiations are nearly impossible. Unfortunately, too many corporations are caught in this trap. The result: poorly balanced agreements in which you lose and many of the less "user friendly" Independent Software Vendors invariably win big.
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