Vendor Management

Vendor management and governance is emerging as a top business priority. Organizations are recognizing that effective oversight of service delivery is essential to managing multi-vendor service delivery models, to achieving anticipated value and benefits from outsourcing and to complying with increasingly stringent regulatory compliance requirements. In structuring their vendor management functions, businesses are focused on enabling consistent and standard oversight of each provider, as well as transparency and visibility into the entire chain of service delivery. Increasingly, businesses are outsourcing the day-to-day administrative tasks of vendor management to a third-party provider, and finding that this approach yields significant cost and performance benefits.

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Denis Desjardins

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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...

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