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Addressing your IT supplier costs sharpening the pencil

In the current environment many
IT departments are taking a
careful look at their cost base. In
this piece we explore how to
undertake…

Reducing IT supplier costs whilst in contract

Over the years it’s quite normal
for requirements to drift away
from what’s in the contract. But
what’s less common is ensuring
the costs…

Security as-a-Service

Outsourcing more elements of
security is a growing trend, with
many IT departments moving to a
24×7 capability to secure their
businesses…

SD/WAN Upgrades

As demand for network capacity
increases with more remote
working it is more important than
ever to have flexibility in
bandwidth…

Key points in SaaS deals

Outsourcing more elements of
security is a growing trend, with
many IT departments moving to a
24×7 capability to secure their
businesses…

Laptops

One reseller reports that all
laptop stock of Intel i3 and i5
machines are gone, and that’s it’s
like the “wild west”. They go on to
say that…

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Industry Comment

“In addition to hardware, operating system software, and telecommunications equipment and services —
information resources traditionally acquired in the marketplace — organizations now turn to outside providers for
many components of their application systems, application development and integration, and a broad variety of
system management services. Yet despite this trend, there has to date been little, if any, research investigating the IT
procurement process.” – Robert Heckman, IT Today

Turnstone research shows that less than 5% of IT staff receive any formal procurement training, chiefly relying on
their own particular experience. Considering that personal experience realistically covers a limited part of the market,
and how fast the market moves, it makes sense to look at some staff training, to build on existing skills.