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IT Procurement Handbook for SMEs

David Nickson (author)

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ISBN: 9781902505985
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 172 x 246 x 13
Number of pages: 208
Publication date: 01 FEB 2008
Publisher: British Computer Society




A large organisation can suffer badly if it gets its IT procurement wrong. For a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME), it can be fatal. This handbook is the definitive guide for Small to Medium Enterprises looking to purchase IT products and services, covering everything involved in the procurement cycle, from identifying and managing the changing IT requirements of the business, through the evaluation and bidding process, to managing suppliers and the delivery of their IT products and services.".....a good read for those unfamiliar or new to both the procurement agenda and the IT category and the star rating (4 out of 5) is given with this type of reader in mind. " Supply Management Magazine - April 2008
David Nickson has several years' experience in IT sales and procurement across a wide range of industries. He advises several leading blue-chip companies and has worked on projects for major IT suppliers including Compaq, Capita, and Siemens. He is the author of 6 books and over 200 articles, and writes extensively on IT procurement and other issues.
This book has a tough objective. First, IT procurement is a broad subject. Second, the needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are diverse, for example when comparing an S with a handful of staff with an M employing up to 250 people. The book copes well on both counts. The author does provide a direct and straightforward perspective. This approach, together with the clear editorial structure, easy-to-read style and helpful key points, provides an informative and pleasurable reading experience. Overall, a good read for those unfamiliar or new to both the procurement agenda and the IT category and the star rating (4 out of 5) is given with this type of reader in mind.
1 Introduction
2 Procurement Cycle
3 Managing a Procurement
4 Identifying Needs
5 Risk and Procurement
6 Bid Documents
7 Bid Evaluation
8 QA
9 IT Specific Issues
10 Suppliers
11 Negotiation
12 Legal Issues

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