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Why collaboration will be key to a successful IT procurement strategy in 2021

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The relationship between IT buyers and procurement teams can often be a strained one. When IT buyers simply want to get the right technology deployed as quickly as possible, procurement protocols are often viewed as frustrating barriers — despite being absolutely necessary for any organization that wants to protect budgets and achieve value. During 2020, when the global pandemic caused havoc across supply chains, we saw these stresses heightened to new levels. If organizations are going to both roll out innovative solutions and achieve value during these challenging times, procurement teams and IT buyers will need to work together and adopt a collaborative approach.