Gartner Research

Monitor Key Risk Criteria to Mitigate Vendor Failure

Published: 31 October 2014

ID: G00270010

Analyst(s): Christopher Ambrose


IT vendors can have access to your most sensitive data or control your critical processes. Outside highly regulated industries, many IT vendor management leaders don't have a plan to identify vendors posing the greatest risk of failure. Gartner provides guidelines to identify your "at risk" vendors.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify and Document Five IT Vendor Risk Categories
  • Identify Key Vendor Risk Indicators
    • Financial Risk
    • Operational Risk
    • Regulatory and Compliance Risk
    • Strategy Risk
    • Geographic Risk
  • Establish a Five-Stage Vendor Risk Monitoring Program

Case Study

  • Nirvanix

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