A Selection Method for COTS Systems

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    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelses stedFrederiksberg
    UdgiverCenter for Applied ICT (CAICT), CBS
    Antal sider15
    ISBN (Trykt)9788792524072
    StatusUdgivet - 2010
    NavnCAICT Communications
    Nummer2010/1

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    Hedman, J. (2010). A Selection Method for COTS Systems. Frederiksberg: Center for Applied ICT (CAICT), CBS. CAICT Communications, Nr. 2010/1
    Hedman, Jonas. / A Selection Method for COTS Systems. Frederiksberg : Center for Applied ICT (CAICT), CBS, 2010. (CAICT Communications; Nr. 2010/1).
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