When it's time to spend a big chunk of your IT budget on a new purchase, you need to systematically map out the requirements of your project or upgrade so that you select the best vendor. Episode #4 of Sanity Savers for IT Executives outlines a simple process to help you do your due diligence and improve IT vendor selection.
Here is a link to the original article that this tip was based on, plus several of TechRepublic's vendor selection checklists that are set up to use the process mentioned in this video. Disclaimer: The checklists are only available to TechRepublic Pro members.
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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.