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  • Wolfgang Benkel
  • IT Services
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Maximize Value With IT Services Contractual Terms

    A contract is the foundation of any outsourcing relationship. It describes all aspects of the engagement, including the scope of work to be performed, the obligations of all participating parties,...

    • Downloads: 565
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Selecting The Right Pricing Models For Infrastructure Services

    Pricing models, especially in infrastructure outsourcing contracts, are the key to making outsourcing progressive, agile, and flexible. Alternatively, they can be the root cause for a static...

    • Downloads: 640
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:How To Implement Successful Innovation In Outsourcing Relationships

    Differentiate Between Continuous Improvement And Innovation

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for sourcing and managing IT services providers. It is designed to help sourcing and vendor management (SVM) pros develop the appropriate contractual terms...

    • Downloads: 548
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Continuous Improvement In Outsourcing

    Continuous Improvement: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    Many outsourcing relationships don't evolve much because they are lacking continuous improvement (CI), one of the important elements in outsourcing contracts. IT organizations want to keep their...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Providers Driving Workplace Services In EMEA

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 440
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Align Services Sourcing With Internal Capabilities

    Strategic Plan: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals need to know their strategic objectives before starting a new sourcing initiative. But making a smart sourcing decision depends on many factors,...

    • Downloads: 399
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Improve Service Management Processes To Gain Greater Agility In Multisourcing

    Processes: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    In outsourcing, service management processes regulate collaboration and communication between all the parties involved in service delivery. In staff-augmentation models, all of these processes are...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: North American Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Evaluating Leading Providers Amidst A Category Redefinition

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 456
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Services Contract Structure Checklist

    Forrester regularly advises clients on contract best practices for outsourcing deals related to application and infrastructure services. In our reviews, we see many instances where clients have...

    • Downloads: 74
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Global Workplace Services, Q1 2013

    Evaluating Leading Providers Amidst A Category Redefinition

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

    • Downloads: 507
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Outsourcing Maturity To Improve Your Outsourcing Relationships

    Today, many companies see outsourcing as a strategic function and seek help from IT services providers to build and operate their IT environment. Yet the result of the outsourcing trend is the...

    • Downloads: 334
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Use Services Benchmarks To Improve Outsourcing Relationships

    Benchmarks: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    Services outsourcing contracts are snapshots of outsourcing relationships, ones which reflect the desired relationship when the contract is signed. But life goes on, and services relationships change...

    • Downloads: 213
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Sourcing Responsibility Assessment Tool

    At Forrester, we see a lot of focus on the standardization of application and infrastructure service outsourcing agreements, particularly related to service-level agreements (SLAs), contract terms...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part Two

    The Key Contractual Prerequisites For Agile Outsourcing Relationships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application development due to a lack of experience...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Outsourcing Maturity Assessment

    This tool assesses clients' outsourcing maturity level, identifies clients' weaknesses, and automatically prioritizes those weaknesses based on clients' scores. Additionally, it...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Service Pricing Models Are The Key To Outsourcing Flexibility

    With the right pricing models, sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals can build the foundation for flexibility in infrastructure outsourcing contracts. Flexibility has different flavors,...

    • Downloads: 865
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Use Service-Level Credits And Incentives To Manage The Value In Outsourcing Relationships

    Service-level credits and incentive models are important tools to help outsourcing clients increase business alignment and enforce service-level achievement. Although we speak with many clients who...

    • Downloads: 445
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Vendor Selection For The Future Of Services Sourcing

    Vendor Selection: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    Selecting the right vendor for your IT services needs is becoming increasingly important as the solutions in the IT services marketplace evolve and change and the importance of strong business...

    • Downloads: 286
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Critical Sourcing Decisions Depend On Your Application Portfolio Analysis

    In the realm of IT services sourcing, the strategic decisions and vendor selection process for your company's applications and infrastructures are perhaps the most important. Your service...

    • Downloads: 312
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Measuring Satisfaction For Technology Services

    The Importance Of Customer Satisfaction Increases For Service Provisioning

    As technology becomes a critical part of delivering value to customers, the measurement of customer satisfaction (CSAT) in outsourcing relationships rises in importance. The reputation and value of...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Best Practices In Managing Outsourcing Service Levels

    DLR IT Refines Its Service Management Framework

    IT plays a critical role in the development programs of DLR (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft-und Raumfahrt), the German aerospace center. DLR relies heavily on its IT organization to provide its...

    • Downloads: 542
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    Best Practices For Successful Partnerships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, Forrester survey data shows that only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application...

    • Downloads: 266
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare For The Evolution Of Workplace Services Pricing Models

    As The Market Standardizes Core Offerings, Sourcing Professionals Need To Understand Tradeoffs

    Service desk and workplace services have evolved over the past few years from a strong end user, on-site model to a more automated, remotely managed delivery model. With standardization and...

    • Downloads: 316
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Define Your Governance Model For Outsourcing Relationships

    Organization: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    At Forrester, we see clients apply a variety of vendor governance models in their outsourcing relationships. These governance models cover the spectrum of IT services engagements, including: managed...

    • Downloads: 488
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Services Sourcing For Future Success

    Landscape: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    The way you source IT services is undergoing a revolution. The fundamental business requirements related to globalization — constant cost pressure paired with uncertain future market conditions...

    • Downloads: 292