Vendor Management - Solution Sets

Essentials of Vendor Management for Small Business

The purpose of the Blueprint is to provide small/medium businesses (SMB) with the basic vendor management necessities to maximize their IT vendor investment. SMBs...

Master the Secrets of VMware Licensing to Maximize Your Investment

VMware’s dominance in the Hypervisor space is not what it once was. However, it still owns significant market share. The growth of competitors in this technology has...
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Understand Cisco's Enterprise Agreement for Software

This blueprint will provide you with an overview of how the Cisco Enterprise Software agreement works, the pros and cons, and how to weigh the benefits and features to...
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Elevate Your Vendor Management Initiative

Once your vendor management initiative (VMI) has been operating for a while, it's time to take the next step in its evolution. It's time to transform the VMI from...
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Identify and Manage Reputational Risk Impacts on Your Organization

Organizations must diligently assess and protect their reputations, both in the market and internally.

Evaluate Your Vendor Account Team to Optimize Vendor Relations

Understanding your vendor team’s background, experience, and strategic approach to your account is key to the management of the relationship, the success of the vendor...

Identify and Manage Strategic Risk Impacts on Your Organization

Organizations must evolve their strategic risk assessments to be more adaptive to respond to global changes in the market. Ongoing monitoring of the market and the...

Identify and Manage Financial Risk Impacts on Your Organization

Vendors’ failure to perform, including security and compliance violations, can have significant financial consequences. Good vendor management practices help...

Drive Successful Sourcing Outcomes With a Robust RFP Process

A bad RFP is ineffective and incomplete; it creates more questions than it answers; and, perhaps most importantly, it does not meet your organization expectations. Using...
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Modernize Your Microsoft Licensing for the Cloud Era

Understanding Microsoft’s licensing can be like learning a new language and, to add a twist, the rules of the language change from year to year. The push to the cloud has...
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