It’s an exciting time for IT and IT Procurement, as the increasing prevalence of the cloud promises new opportunities for a more agile approach to delivering software and infrastructure. With many in the IT procurement field predicting up to 20% growth in their cloud spending within the next couple of years, the technology’s adoption is as rapid as it is promising. This creates its own set of challenges for procurement.Ultimately, the increasing complexity of negotiations and contract terms means that the relationship between procurement and IT must be stronger than ever, and a collaborative approach to controlling technology spending will become more essential.
Key topics include:
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- Increasing centralization of procurement processes and adopting a center-led framework where necessary
- Adopting solutions that can provide visibility into both SaaS and on-premises software
- Leveraging software license entitlements to reduce license consumption