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4 Ways to Optimize IT Services Spend [Plus+]

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Increasing pressure on the CIO organization to deliver innovation to the business — at speed — is driving investment in IT services. However, this push for speed to market can result in poor sourcing practices, lower-quality business outcomes and higher costs. As a result, organizations often make mistakes that can cost them millions of dollars and also expose them to increased implementation and other risks.

So what is going wrong? There are three opportunities many IT services buyers miss. With increasing demands on the CIO organization, speed and service to the end business customer is of paramount importance. However, IT organizations need to be wary of several common mistakes that can negatively affect quality, on-time delivery performance and cost.

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