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Close Loopholes in IT Procurement Governance to Eliminate Bypass Transactions

Published: 26 April 2013

ID: G00249078

Analyst(s): Guriq Sedha

Summary

IT procurement professionals can't afford to ignore loopholes in IT procurement governance that cause financial and operational losses. They must ensure that shareholders' interests are protected by closing the gaps in policies and processes that allow "bypass" transactions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Detect loopholes in the IT procurement governance framework by identifying transactions that have bypassed IT procurement controls
  • Analyze bypass transactions, identify the gaps in policies and processes that they expose, highlight those gaps to relevant stakeholders, and then use this analysis to improve governance, where needed
  • Use bypass transactions as opportunities to foster collaboration between IT procurement and business leaders — educate business units about the need to engage with the IT procurement team at an early stage regarding their future requirements

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