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Vendor survey, server purchase

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Vendor Survey
Server Purchase
Communications Plan
IT Data Gather
Server Configuration
Training

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Vendor Survey: Vendor survey is done essentially to gather feedback and information from various vendors regarding the effectiveness of the procurement or purchasing process of an organization, so that existing policies, processes and systems can be improved.

Vendor survey can also be done to evaluate the capabilities and offerings of various vendors, so as to select the best possible vendor for procurement.

Server Purchase:

Servers are central to IT infrastructure; however, the technology and its implementation should remain largely invisible to business users. This affects the nature of the networks supporting successful server purchasing decisions. In the successful server decision shown in Figure 11, the IT Director to IT Manager nexus is predominant. This largely reflects the configuration for successful purchasing decisions across all technology categories. The CEO and CFO are both equally linked to the IT Director and IT Manager, with the CEO also connected to the CTO. IT Technical Support is peripheral to the decision. For a primarily technical decision, the overall configuration is balanced, with IT Director and IT Manager roles clearly having complementary roles in the decision process and both being linked to all other key players.

Reference: http://www.rossdawsonblog.com/Tech_Purchasing_Decision_Networks_Roundtable_Report_Mar2006.pdf

The purchase of server, just like the purchase of any other computing equipment should be made after careful analysis and evaluation of various alternatives. The first step is to clearly define the requirements of the organization. The next step is to identify key vendors and request proposal from such vendors. Once proposal is received, organization should evaluate the various proposals and go ahead with the best offer.

Communications plan: The implementation of a new technology within a company can cause dynamic changes in the corporate culture. Often such change meets with resistance that undermines the effort. Therefore, the success of new technology implementation can depend on how well the cultural change is managed. One key to managing change is a thorough and extensive communications program.

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Vendor survey is done essentially to gather feedback and information from various vendors regarding the effectiveness of the procurement or purchasing process of an organization, so that existing policies, processes and systems can be improved.

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