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Strategic and Financial Events Among Leading Technology Vendors Require Vendor Risk Analysis

Published: 31 August 2017

ID: G00326250

Analyst(s): Gayla Sullivan

Summary

Strategic and financial events among leading technology vendors are accelerating and can significantly impact clients. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must plan ahead to be informed, assessing the impacts of these changes to mitigate the risk of potential business disruption.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • These Events Warrant a Re-evaluation of Large, Complex Vendors

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Increasing competition among leading technology vendors has accelerated the pace of strategic and financial changes, including capital restructuring and executive replacements, creating risk elements that could cause clients to face potential business disruptions
    • Vendor Risk Tracking and Analysis
  • Vendor risk management leaders may be unaware of, or not realize, the significance of changes when they occur with their most critical vendors, and consequently fail to take effective action to mitigate risks
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Vendor risk management leaders who fail to identify and plan for potential future strategic events and changes with critical vendors when negotiating contracts may limit legal recourse for mitigating negative business impacts
  • Methodology

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