Key Considerations When Renewing Your Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

Given that the cost involved with an EA is significant, organizations need to carefully evaluate their options prior to renewal time so that they make the right decision....

Beware of Free Software Licensing Help From Software Vendors

Software vendors’ offers of licensing help or free SAM engagements may not be what they seem to be. Responding immediately out of fear or haste, without adequate...

Don’t Let IBM’s Licensing Rules Squander Virtualization ROI

Organizations that have deployed IBM software in a virtualized infrastructure setting must comply with a variety of complex licensing rules, the most important of which...

Vendor Review Meeting Agenda Template

Use this template to guide review meetings with your vendor.

Vendor Classification Tool

Use this tool to classify your top ten vendors as Commodity, Operational, Strategic, or Tactical (COST) in a 2x2 quadrant.

Vendor Feedback Card

Use this tool to create a feedback scoring process that gives the vendor a chance to evaluate how your organization is facilitating or inhibiting the delivery of its...

Purchase Recommendation Template

The purpose of this template is to provide a framework for developing a recommendation report that will be presented to the enterprise’s executive.

Guide to Interpreting Standard Contracts

This tool is an information guide to help relative newcomers to contract law navigate the terms and concepts commonly used in IT vendor and service provider contracts.

Contract Approval Form

Once an executive has reviewed the Purchase Recommendation, they will need to decide whether or not to approve the recommendation and the associated contract. The purpose...

Contract Approval Documentation Checklist

Use this tool to document all information and materials that must be available prior to approaching the enterprise’s executive for final permission to sign a vendor contract.
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