Gartner Research

Agenda Overview for IT Procurement and Asset Management, 2015

Published: 06 January 2015

ID: G00271411

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan

Summary

IT procurement and asset managers must broaden their horizons to seek out and proactively engage with a broader base of stakeholders. Success will be defined by developing better strategies to meet, manage and better inform digital business technology needs in 2015.

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Analysis

Key Issues

  • IT asset and financial managers are challenged to plan and manage all IT asset costs through their life cycle, from planning to disposition, to optimize cost and risk in the context of value
  • Software asset managers are challenged to manage software audits to minimize internal and external cost and compliance exposure
  • IT procurement professionals are struggling to engage early enough with stakeholders and providers to explore, model and leverage which technology sourcing options best meet desired business outcomes
  • IT procurement professionals are challenged to understand key trends impacting IT purchases to improve leverage and adapt negotiation strategies
  • IT procurement professionals are struggling to understand best-in-class contractual terms and conditions to protect their investments

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