Effective IT Procurement – 1 Day


The sellers of IT goods and services often create an air of mystery using alliances and other devices to try and influence the decisions made by procurement organisations. This one-day course examines appropriate strategies and options for buying hardware, software, maintenance and outsourcing services. It is designed for procurement professionals new to buying IT, technical specialists requiring a commercial understanding of the IT market and those involved in IT projects and need an understanding of what is involved in buying IT.

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Understand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively

What key points will the training cover?

  • Review of the IT market and its impact upon IT procurement
  • Key steps relating to IT procurement
  • Stakeholder engagement during the process
  • Supplier engagement during the process
  • Outsourcing IT
  • Buying hardware – vital considerations and options, supply selection and relationship management of hardware suppliers
  • Buying software – vital considerations in purchasing bespoke and packaged software.  The option of cloud computing

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area