Tag Archives: Purchasing

Book Review: Making Technology Investments Profitable

Making Technology Investments Profitable: ROI Road Map from Business Case to Value Realization is a book about maximizing the true value of IT projects and technology investments. Unlike so many other books on CIO and IT success, Jack Keen focuses on the … Continue reading

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Value of Options in Software Vendor Contracts

Conventional wisdom on software vendor contracts is to lock in terms for longer periods of time to reduce risk and eliminate uncertainty. This is certainly sound advice but I don’t find it to be universally good advice without additional consideration. … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Successful IT Outsourcing

Successful IT outsourcing requires a basic plan to deal with outsourcing vendors wanting to raise prices and renegotiate contracts in 2012. That doesn’t mean you need some fancy planning process or a costly vendor negotiation strategy. You simply need to gather … Continue reading

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6-Step Cloud Adoption Strategy to Maximize ROI

Here is a 6-step cloud adoption strategy that should go a long way towards a successful transition into cloud services that maximizes ROI. This cloud adoption strategy is also intended to help CIO’s demonstrate their business leadership by thinking more … Continue reading

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President Obama Continues Hammering on College Tuition

President Obama followed up his State of the Union address and his hammering on college tuition in a speech at the University of Michigan earlier this week. President Obama’s focus on college tuition is admirable but the language he is … Continue reading

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Lease vs Buy – Net Advantage to Leasing Calculation

The lease vs buy decision involves many factors including the financial analysis to determine the net advantage to leasing. Overall the lease vs buy decision hinges on a decision of owning or not owning the asset and a decision on … Continue reading

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Will ABC News Made In America Examine College IT Purchasing

ABC News Made In America series has turned its scrutiny on America’s colleges and universities a fact which I am sure most everyone is aware of. Earlier this week Made In America reported 850 colleges and universities had relationships with … Continue reading

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