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Aadil Nanji

Director Analyst

Aadil Nanji is a Director Research Analyst in Gartners IT Sourcing Procurement and Vendor Management Leaders Worldwide team. Mr. Nanji provides expertise to clients in the areas of Microsoft software contract reviews, pricing proposals and negotiation strategies to assist commercial, education and public sector clients in optimizing their licensing position, helping reduce costs and mitigate risks. His coverage includes licensing model comparisons, on-premises and online services such as Office 365 suites, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Azure service negotiations as well as Microsoft Premier/Unified Support agreements, and Microsoft SAM engagement/audit best practices.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Aadil had been with Info-Tech Research Group for over 9 years, where as a Director of Software Licensing, Contract Review, Vendor Management, he conducted research and analysis on software licensing contracts with a focus on Microsoft. He also advised C-level executives and their organizations on optimizing enterprise software licensing contracts, published research on licensing and compliance and presented Microsoft licensing sessions at world leading industry conferences.

Professional background

Info-Tech Research Group

Research Director

Areas of coverage

IT Contracts Negotiations

IT Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Operating Model


Honors Business Administration - Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Negotiating and Optimizing Cost for Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreements and Programs

2Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) Updates/Negotiation

3Microsoft Licensing and Cloud Subscription Trends

4Microsoft Premier and Unified Support agreements

5Microsoft Audit and Software Asset Management (SAM) Engagement Best Practices