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Ben Hatch

Ben Hatch: Category Manager, IT/Telecom at Corporate United
Ben is responsible for Category Management within the IT/Telecom vertical at Corporate United. In this role, he serves as the category manager for Multi-function Devices, Conferencing, IT Hardware Support, and Telecom Consulting. He works cross-functionally with stakeholders and suppliers to provide program support, provides ongoing support to Corporate United supplier relationships and ensures value is provided within the category to members and suppliers alike.
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The Real Cost of Insufficient Data Security

January 26, 2018 / by Ben Hatch posted in IT and Telecom, Voice and Network Services, Windstream

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It is hard to read any technology industry news these days without seeing an announcement of a security breach. This was most recently evidenced with the Equifax cyber attack that is estimated to have affected 143 million Americans.

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How Brand Consistency Can Achieve Double Digit Savings

November 1, 2017 / by Ben Hatch posted in Corporate Services, Konica Minolta, Marketing Services

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Brand consistency can be a challenge for global enterprises but is critical for success. Creating a consistent branding message enables you to develop global recognition while engaging with your audience to build meaningful relationships. A cohesive brand ‘voice’ is a benefit to the entire enterprise, but connecting global locations and tasking them to act as brand guardians can be complex. While this may seem like a minor issue to tackle, brand consistency is crucial for three very key reasons:

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Find Meaningful Value with a Third-Party Maintenance Provider: End your OEM Maintenance Cycle

October 2, 2017 / by Ben Hatch posted in IT and Telecom, IT Hardware Support, Curvature

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When your enterprise initially purchased your IT hardware the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) likely provided a warranty to help you protect your investment. But once that warranty expires how do you handle maintenance? How do you continue to maintain hardware reliability and cost competitiveness without adding risk to your operation? A third-party maintenance provider (TPM) can help extend the life of your IT hardware without practicing the dreaded ‘rip and replace’ motto that many OEMs operate under.

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Practical Implementation Guide for Managing IT Change to Take You from Preparation to Deployment

June 22, 2017 / by Ben Hatch posted in IT and Telecom, Konica Minolta, Multifunction Devices, Managed Print Services, Enterprise Content Management, Change Management

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In the first post of this series, we noted how instrumental your IT organization is to enterprise productivity, risk mitigation and profit protection. We also introduced the change management spectrum and it’s first two phases: 1) Communication Conception and 2) Collaborative Architecting.

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Core Guidelines to Simplify Unified Communications Adoption in your Enterprise

June 8, 2017 / by Ben Hatch posted in IT and Telecom, Unified Communications, West Unified Communications, Change Management

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Gaining stakeholder buy-in and workforce adoption for unified communications deployment is key to success.

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Practical Guide to Mastering the Four Phases of IT Change Management

May 30, 2017 / by Ben Hatch posted in IT and Telecom, Konica Minolta, Multifunction Devices, Managed Print Services, Enterprise Content Management, Change Management

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IT is a multifaceted category as it connects every function of your enterprise, no matter the type of work. Changing suppliers for an IT based offering can introduce specific challenges. It is vital to forge a path of properly set expectations that will make a positive and meaningful impact for the acclimation of your workforce to a new supplier, and vice versa.

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Infographic: Six Questions to Ask your IT Team & Jumpstart Alignment

May 15, 2017 / by Ben Hatch posted in IT and Telecom, Telecommunications Management, Source One, Infographic

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Read through these six questions you can ask to better align your procurement activities with your IT team’s initiatives. Alignment can be as simple as starting the conversation down the right path.

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Wellness Check: How Healthy is Your Procurement and IT Relationship?

April 12, 2017 / by Ben Hatch posted in IT and Telecom, Telecommunications Management, Source One, Infographic

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As technology is leveraged in almost every function of an enterprise, managing IT spend can be challenging for procurement organizations. However, when procurement and IT have a healthy alignment, teamwork can deliver innovation and act as a ‘change agent’ across the enterprise.

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Connect Workers to Realize Savings and Increase Productivity

April 5, 2017 / by Ben Hatch posted in IT and Telecom, Konica Minolta, Multifunction Devices, Managed Print Services, Enterprise Content Management

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The term “connected workforce” continues to gain traction, but its meaning often changes depending on the business function it is applied to. For procurement teams, many think connected workforce is out of their hands. Try to challenge yourself not to get stuck in the buzzword trap, procurement can directly influence and empower both productivity and innovation across your organization. The question is not whether innovation is listed on your job description but rather, what advantages can your organization gain from purchasing technologies with innovation in mind?

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