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Sourcing & Vendor Relationships

In today's economic climate, reducing costs while making the right sourcing choices is a tricky balance every organization must master to achieve the desired benefits. What's needed is the ability to create vendor relationships that address near-term cost objectives, but also allow for longer-term scalability, enhancements and innovation.

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How to Assess a Software License Optimization and Entitlement Tool

Choosing an SLOE tool to manage license entitlement and optimize software deployment is a complex task requiring software asset managers to identify criteria that differentiate the toolsets. They should issue RFPs and perform proofs of concept for SLOE tools to provide a basis for comparing vendors.

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Unified Communications and Collaboration: Driving Business Value

The dramatic, rapid convergence of communications, collaboration and social media, accompanied by new cloud delivery models, poses a critical challenge for CIOs and planners. Significant opportunities and risks exist as Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Avaya all compete. Enterprises must rethink their strategic vendor relations and business models.

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Sourcing & Vendor Relationships Events

  • Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit

  • 2-3 June 2014 | London, UK
  • The premier IT sourcing event that provides actionable advice, the latest thought leadership and best practices to guide CIOs, sourcing executives and leaders in making the best informed decisions.
Hot topics to be covered:
  • Adapt IT sourcing strategies for a digital future
  • Benefit from cloud and integrate with traditional IT
  • Avoid being bypassed by the business
  • Manage your vendors for best performance
  • Pricing, contracting and negotiating for the best deal
  • Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit

  • 10-12 September 2014 | Orlando, FL
  • The premier IT sourcing event that provides actionable advice, the latest thought leadership and best practices to guide CIOs, sourcing executives and leaders in making the best informed decisions.
Hot topics to be covered:
  • Adapting IT sourcing strategies for a digital future
  • Navigating the IT services marketplace for the best deals
  • Integrating Cloud and traditional environments
  • Contract and pricing structures
  • Managing vendors to optimize performance

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  • North America
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Asia/Pacific and Japan
  • Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

  • 5-9 October 2014 | Orlando, FL
  • At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, attendees will gain the insight, tools and relationships necessary to create, validate and execute transformative business technology strategies.
  • Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

  • 9-13 November 2014 | Barcelona, Spain
  • At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, attendees will gain the insight, tools and relationships necessary to create, validate and execute transformative business technology strategies.
  • Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

  • 17-20 November 2014 | Gold Coast, Australia
  • At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, attendees will gain the insight, tools and relationships necessary to create, validate and execute transformative business technology strategies.
  • Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

  • 4-7 November 2013 | São Paulo, Brazil
  • At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, attendees will discover how to seize new opportunities, forge strategic partnerships to drive change and evolve to become indispensable leaders in the digital world.

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