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Off the Shelf IT Solutions - extras (further information)

The articles, templates, diagrams, books and training that feature in these Extra pages are complementary to our book, Off the Shelf IT Solutions. They have been made freely available to download by author Martin Tate. The material is subject to BCS website terms and conditions.

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Further information

Convince the boss
BCS' news release contains the justification for buying the book.

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An introduction
Read about the book, author, event dates and booking information:

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Evaluating, Selecting and Procuring Off-the-Shelf IT Solutions
One day course based on the BCS book

Further reading
Marmel, E. (2013) Teach Yourself Visually Office 2013 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)). John Wiley & Sons: Chichester.
[Note the Visually series has an unusual but effective approach – explanations are annotated screenshots. Therefore, this reference is an example only – it is important to find the book that matches your specific version of Microsoft Office. To more effectively exploit the templates, you should verify that you understand Sections, Styles, Fields, Properties and Non-Printing Characters in Word, plus Validation, Fill and Filter in Excel.]

Tate, M. (2015) Off-The-Shelf IT Solutions: A practitioner’s guide to selection and procurement. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT: Swindon.

Read a sample (Contents, Foreword, Glossary, two chapters and Index):

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Corrections and updates
This document tracks both repairs (errata) and enhancements. There are a small number of corrections in the first table. The second table has new information from learning after going to press, for instance new references, or analogies that came out of recent training workshops

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