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1. For many reasons, small and medium sized businesses are slow to adopt technology to improve their business models. Gives examples of factors that contribute to decisions to delay new technology implementation.

2. What are some other ways we can manage channel conflict between resellers and dealers?

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1. For many reasons, small and medium sized businesses are slow to adopt technology to improve their business models. Gives examples of factors that contribute to decisions to delay new technology implementation.

Lack of resources is a factor that contributes to decisions to delay new technology implementation in small and medium sized businesses. These companies may not have the money to invest in the technology, or the manpower to learn about the technology and implement it. Costs are typically the biggest barrier to adopting new technology. There might also be concern that once resources are invested in the technology than something better will come along, forcing the organization to reinvest in newer technology, and involving more corporate change.

Small and medium sized businesses have the advantage of often having a stronger reliance on personal connection, thus making technology less attractive at times. Furthermore, adding new technology may increase the need to recruit new staff, which may cause additional financial pressures on the businesses. In addition, should the technology encompass a need for training there is additional drain on the system. ...

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This solution describes why small and medium businesses are slow to adopt new technology, and also how to manage channel conflict between resellers and dealers. APA references are included.

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