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    I need assistance with comparing and contrasting 2 major off the shelf software packages that could be implemented in an organization. I have many topics answered already except following:

    1. Identifying then compare and contrast 2 major off the shelf software packages
    2. Description of how they may be used in an organization
    3. Identification of features to be used as-is, possible modifications and additions
    4. Brief summary describing issues to be faced in the modification of the package

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    1. Identifying then compare and contrast 2 major off the shelf software packages

    When identifying, comparing and contrasting 2 brands of software you are actually doing a pro-con type of report. It is important to do some research on each software besides just what the developer says about it because you are going to need to know if users are having software glitches as well. You might find this information on the developer website if they have knowledge base on their support web site. Another might be product evaluations (you might find those by doing a Google search). For example, if you compare and contrast two anti-virus programs, Norton and McAffee alike have support knowledge bases on their web site. This information is important to know because you don't want to find a software for a company that is having so many glitches that it is a negative effect on production and/or performance. When describing each of these products it is important to keep ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution guide helps you to understand what important information should be found when comparing and contrasting two off the shelf software packages. The solution suggests comparing Norton and McAffee, but is not a complete solution for comparing these two anti-virus programs. This solution is approximately 600 words.