Gartner Research

Q&A: Best Practices for Vendor Management

Published: 28 May 2009

ID: G00166756

Analyst(s): William Snyder


Vendor management was a significant topic at Gartner's Fall Symposium/ITxpo. In this research, we identify the top three questions about vendor management and offer best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • What is the right number of vendors — one or two, or even more?
  • Is strategic vendor management useful to government entities?
  • Are vendor scorecards really necessary?

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