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.
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.
Enterprise businesses today frequently use more than one collaborative solution provider to keep their workforce connected. In fact, your business might work with a long list of providers with the goal of increasing productivity and collaboration. This challenges your technology team to derive a cohesive plan of action to maneuver the solutions while providing the best end user and network user experience.
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.
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?
Year over year procurement is challenged to cut, cut and cut more spend. Reducing spend becomes increasingly difficult after you have squeezed as much as you can out of your current programs and contracts.
As procurement teams and IT stakeholders continue to partner in business technology decisions it is important for procurement to understand evolving technology’s impact on your organization.
It comes as no surprise that managing IT and Telecommunications spend is challenging. With constantly evolving technology, complex contracting and billing practices, and legacy or outdated billing platforms, gaining a clear understanding of this spend category can be a headache. However, an IT and Telecommunications audit can help you navigate the labyrinth that is telecommunications spend.
As large companies evolve, IT strategies within communications infrastructure systems need to change to support the business goals of the company in harmony with the expanding IT marketplace. Successful IT Communications leaders in these companies focus on desired business outcomes to design and lead the change management cycles necessary to realign their systems. However, these communication infrastructure changes need to satisfy the following: