Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative

IT continues to "outsource" to cloud, managed service, and other providers. As a result, IT (and the organization as a whole) becomes more reliant on these vendors, and vendor management becomes increasingly necessary to manage the relationships and manage the risks. Implementing a vendor management initiative is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity.Read more

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Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative - Vendor Management Blueprint

IT continues to "outsource" to cloud, managed service, and other providers. As a result, IT (and the organization as a whole) becomes more reliant on these vendors, and vendor management becomes increasingly necessary to manage the relationships and manage the risks. Implementing a vendor...

Elevate Your Vendor Management Initiative - Vendor Management Blueprint

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 tactical to strategic to maximize its impact and value. This blueprint will help you elevate your VMI with a cyclical approach that...

Understand Cisco's Enterprise Agreement for Software - Vendor Management Blueprint

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 maximize savings and realize ROI. Gain insight as to how Cisco and its partners market the program in the channel that will...

What Is Vendor Management? - Vendor Management Note

How is vendor management defined? Info-Tech’s The Five Vendor Management Towers of Excellence defines vendor management as a proactive, holistic, and strategic approach to interacting with vendors from cradle-to-grave (i.e. onboarding through offboarding).

Develop Your IT Cost Optimization Roadmap - CIO Blueprint

The widely predicted recession is pushing many organizations to the breaking point. In normal times, Info-Tech recommends a three-pronged approach to cost optimization that uses strategic, proactive, and reactive measures, but global factors have pushed many directly into reactive mode.

Essentials of Vendor Management for Small Business - Vendor Management Blueprint

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 continue to "outsource" IT to cloud, managed service, and other providers. As a result, IT (and the organization as a whole) becomes...

Essentials of Vendor Management for Small Business - Executive Brief - Vendor Management Note

Read this Executive Brief to understand how changes in the vendor landscape and customer reliance on vendors have made a vendor management initiative indispensable.

Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative – Executive Brief - Vendor Management Note

Read this Executive Brief to understand how changes in the vendor landscape and customer reliance on vendors have made a vendor management initiative indispensable.

The Limitation of Liability Clause – Take a Granular Approach to Identify and Manage Vendor Risk Better - Vendor Management Note

The limitation of liability clause should be negotiated at the granular level to apportion the risk between the parties more appropriately. Use leading contracting practices to ensure that you identify, evaluate, negotiate, and mitigate and manage contractual risk.

Microsoft Dynamics 365: Understand the Transition to the Cloud - Vendor Management Blueprint

Microsoft Dynamics licensing is often one of the top one or two expense items in enterprise software budgets. A move to the cloud may be eminent, but understanding the timing, the cost, and the licensing can be daunting to many departments in your organization. You need to analyze what makes...

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