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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