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Setting A Technology Sourcing Strategy For Digital Disruption

November 19, 2013

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Technology-sourcing strategists face increasing pressure to support organizational goals of innovation and disruption in a digital world. Most organizations are still in the early stages of their journey to digital — and they struggle to navigate a quickly changing landscape of technologies that require new skills. For organizations struggling with emerging technologies in a digital world (which most are, given these nascent technology markets), partnering to gain new skill sets from suppliers will be the quickest and lowest risk way forward. Yesterday's methods of lengthy business-case development and long request for proposal (RFP) cycles will not succeed in the new, digital world. Sourcing executives must approach digital initiatives through a more agile, iterative sourcing strategy that helps business executives move quickly from concept to goals to action. This report discusses how leading-edge organizations set the sourcing strategy for digital disruption and for engaging with technology and services suppliers in these initiatives.

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Table of Contents

  • Digital Disruption Sourcing Strategy Must Balance Speed And Planning
  • Follow Five Key Steps To Balance Quick Wins With Longer-Term Goals
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  • Plan Your Funding Sources Early On In The Cycle
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