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Seven Common Mistakes in IT Procurement... and How to Avoid Them

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Executive Summary

Information Technology (IT) departments are constantly evolving their infrastructure and services to keep pace with an ever-changing technology landscape. They must continually explore the marketplace for software, hardware, and services to keep their organizations ahead of the curve within their industry, or at least stay technologically compatible. All too often, a new technology can displace a longstanding IT investment, creating the need for additional investment in licenses, support, and transition efforts. Unfortunately, many organizations lack a consistent and long-range approach to IT Procurement. Deals are often pushed through on short timelines, and broader issues are not given the consideration they deserve.

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