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IT Procurement Handbook for SMEs by David Nickson

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Introduction

When you start writing a book with ‘IT Procurement for SMEs‘ as the title, you have a great fear that making it interesting is going to be a challenge. This was a needless fear; the problem was limiting the scope to make the task achievable and the book light enough to pick up. The real problem starts with the scope of the SME (small and medium enterprises) market.

DEFINITION

SME. An SME is an organisation with less than 250 staff. This is subdivided between ‘small‘ with up to 50 staff and ‘medium‘ with 51 to 250 staff. The ‘small‘ category is sometimes further partitioned to include a ‘micro‘ category with up to nine people. SMEs ...

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