Topic: vendor management

Vendor Relationship Management Guide

This guide provides useful advice on creating partnerships with key solution providers. These alliances improve delivery quality and benefit realization at the same time sharing risks with key suppliers.

Software Licensing and Pricing Best Practices

This presentation discusses: How can organizations reduce cost and risk in software deals? What are the hidden costs in SaaS agreements, and how can organizations avoid them?

Factors Driving Outsourcing Project Efficiency

This whitepaper makes the case for quality – the authors argue that cost per hour does not reflect the true "efficiency" of an outsourced project; quality processes do.

Best Practices for Smarter Sourcing

Can Information Technology, which is critical to an organization’s success, deliver without a sourcing capability? The authors argue that not only is a sourcing strategy critical to IT value but also that a successful strategy requires a focus away from

Reinventing Procurement for Business Value

Procurement organizations are increasingly powerful with some controlling as much as 50% of the organization’s spending. Can they handle the challenges of the 21st century organization such as decreasing supply chain complexity, reducing product time to market and stimulating supplier innovation? What needs to change?

Which Buyers’ Skills Shape Supplier Performance?

This paper studies how buyers’ technical expertise and supplier governance skills shape their satisfaction with suppliers’ performance i.e. price, quality, and cooperativeness of products or services bought.

Outsourcing Vendor Management

 Outsourcing Vendor Management defines outsourcing, discusses the latest trends in the outsourcing industry and then defines vendor management and presents a vendor governance model.

Supplier Evaluation Framework and Process

 This paper introduces a supplier evaluation framework and process that focuses on building sustainable supplier relationships based upon core values.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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