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Elevating the Role of Procurement and Sourcing in Strategic Technology Initiatives

According to Gartner, organizations spend an average of 62% of their technology budgets on vendor products, services and outsourcing. However, when it comes to promoting the purpose and expected benefits of adopting the appropriate policies and processes, Sourcing, Procurement, and Vendor Management (SPVM) leaders too often fail to develop a communication and change plan. How can procure...

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[Dec 4 Webinar] Fasten Your Seatbelt! 2020 Technology Expense Management Market Predictions

CIOs and other technology managers faced a turbulent 2019 where both economic and accounting challenges drove the need to control costs, either as part of a sustained cost-reduction effort or as responsible financial stewards for digitally-driven businesses. The big question - will 2020 continue to be just as bumpy? Join key members of the MDSL Leadership Team and Hyoun Park, CEO and Chi...

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Meeting the Need for Speed (and Cost Control) in Software Procurement

At the turn of the century, the core responsibility for software procurement used to be simple – get the best possible price. Over the past decade as the market has progressed into Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), it became obvious that nobody was actually purchasing software, but the results the software could provide for their company. Today, in the era of widely accepted cloud computing,...

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Think You Can Live Without Mobile Usage Management and Rate Plan Optimization? Think Again.

How much are you spending on mobile communications that you really don’t have to be spending? If you think the answer is “zero” or you really haven’t thought about it much, you may be in for an unhappy surprise. Good news, there are ways to get that number as close to zero as possible. What You Don’t Know About Your Mobile Utilization CAN Hurt You! The main reason it's so important to ca...

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Technology Procurement Made Easier

Procurement teams face a number of challenges in ensuring goods and services are sourced at the best possible price. Without the tools to analyze technology usage and data across the organization, it is incredibly difficult to fully understand a company’s technology requirements and know what represents a deal that's favorable to the organization. In addition, procurement must stay on to...

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