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Denis Desjardins has more than 25 years of experience in Information Systems—in diversified manufacturing, telecommunications and consulting businesses. His strengths include IT governance, outsourcing relationship development and program...
Vendor management is increasingly becoming the primary role of IT. As the cost effectiveness, reliability and flexibility of third party services increase, more applications, infrastructure and platforms are moving from in-house to the cloud. This is driving a fundamental restructuring of IT with a greater focus on building relationships with providers and working with them […]
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” That’s what the swashbuckling character Inigo Montoya says in the 1987 cult movie The Princess Bride, in response to the villainous Vizzini’s repeated and incongruous exclamations of “Inconceivable!” While comically captivating, Inigo’s observation holds a potential lesson for executives […]
Vendor Management and Governance is all about the big picture – maintaining transparency into the multi-vendor ecosystem and ensuring that all the moving parts are seamlessly integrated and aligned. But the high-level oversight that characterizes effective vendor management must be built on a foundation of operational detail, characterized by process consistency and adherence to standards […]
I am excited about this blog and the opportunity to share with you some ideas and thoughts you may find useful to your organization’s needs. The first post is something I believe to be relevant to you – as attaining success through outsourcing can be challenging. Organizations may adopt outsourcing as an alternative to reduce […]
By- Fabiano Rosa
As threats to cyber security become increasingly ominous, sophisticated and unpredictable, CIOs must address risks ranging from denial of service attacks to natural disasters to disgruntled employees. Global organizations must also manage complex networks of service providers and scores of third-party suppliers, many of whom have access to customers, sensitive data and critical technology. In […]
Frank Casale, Founder & CEO, Outsourcing Institute and Institute for Robotic Process Automation, Craig Nelson, Managing Director, Alsbridge and Jim McDonnell, General Manager, ServiceGrid BU, Cisco share best practices and insights on next generation vendor management.
Frank Casale, Founder & CEO, Outsourcing Institute and Jill Zunshine, Vice President, Americas Region, Global Procurement, Hewlett Packard discuss Global Procurement (GP) Spend Profile, GP Value Proposition, CP Operating Model, Deal Pursuit Life Cycle and Case Studies.
In today’s outsourcing marketplace, complex, multi-vendor service delivery models offer the potential benefit of leveraging best-of-breed capabilities. However, they also pose the formidable challenge of integrating and coordinating myriad players with varying roles and responsibilities and ensuring collaboration among a disparate team of providers. In addition, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements in many industries put the […]
Executives today manage increasingly complex contracts and service delivery structures, and must meet increasingly high expectations regarding business value, continuous improvement and compliance to a changing regulatory landscape. In this environment, the Vendor Management Office (VMO) has emerged as a critical governance and oversight tool. Designed to facilitate collaboration within the sourcing model as well […]
David England, Director “The best contract is the one you never have to pull out of the drawer.” That adage describes the idyllic sourcing relationship of old – one built on trust, open communication and aligned objectives. In such an environment, specific contractual terms and obligations rarely need to be called upon, since both sides […]