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To help transform your organization for sustained business innovation, you balance business value, cost, and risk when sourcing and managing technology vendors.

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Chief Sourcing Officer
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Manage vendor relationships to support business strategies:

Improve efficiencies by consolidating technologies and portfolios:

Reduce costs through better technology and service negotiations:


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Latest Research For This Role

Report: Brief: Samsung Knox 2.0 Chases The Secure Mobile Market

But Do Customers Need Another Vertical Enterprise Device Platform?

April 9, 2014 | Henning Dransfeld

The relaunch of Samsung Knox 2.0 was widely talked about at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Customers and partners voiced mixed views on the market potential and the impact Knox will...

Report: Boost Your Software Negotiation Strategy With A Toolkit Of Models, Checklists, And Documents

Tools: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

April 2, 2014 | Duncan Jones

Forrester hears from many clients who run into problems with a software negotiation partly because they did not do sufficient work before they started. Others want to prepare fully but are unsure...

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Analysts Serving This Role

  • Gene Cao

    Gene Cao

    IT Services, Tech Partners & Channels...

  • Mark Bartrick

    Mark Bartrick

    Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Technology Pricing & Licensing...

  • Liz Herbert

    Liz Herbert

    Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Customer Relationship Management (CRM)...

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Upcoming Events For This Role

Forum: Forrester's Forum For Technology Management Leaders

May 5, 2014 - May 6, 2014

Forum: Forrester's Forum For Technology Management Leaders

June 12, 2014 - June 13, 2014

Forum: Forrester's Forum For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

October 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014

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