Strategic buys elude IT heads

Nearly half of IT directors feel they are failing to make sufficiently strategic purchasing decisions, research has shown.

Nearly half of IT directors feel they are failing to make sufficiently strategic purchasing decisions, research has shown.

A survey of 236 IT directors from across the public and private sectors found that 46% thought their purchasing was not strategic enough, and 60% admitted they had "ended up with" equipment from multiple suppliers over the years.

Nearly 80% of IT directors thought systems simplification was key to improved productivity, the study by analyst firm the Bathwick Group, in conjunction with IBM, found. Some 66% were in the middle of consolidation projects.


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