Poor buying decisions cost your company more than money. The size of your IT supplier portfolio demands that buying decisions be made as part of a disciplined enterprise-wide process, guided by your IT architecture. Without that, countless uncoordinated buying decisions will create an infrastructure that's overly complex and too complicated to function effectively.
If you want your IT organization to be successful, you must be effective at managing your suppliers. Research conducted by the LeveragePartners indicates that a typical Fortune 500 company spends more than 60 per cent of its IT budget on external suppliers such as vendors and consultants.