Tag: Vendor Management

  • The Nuance of Language and Effective Vendor Management

    The Nuance of Language and Effective Vendor Management

    “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 […]

  • Effective Vendor Management — Devil in the Details

    Effective Vendor Management — Devil in the Details

    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 […]

  • Cybersecurity Governance: Five Reasons Your Strategy May be Flawed – and How to Fix It

    Cybersecurity Governance: Five Reasons Your Strategy May be Flawed – and How to Fix It

    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 […]