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How can you strengthen business and vendor relationships?

How can you strengthen business and vendor relationships?

By Sam Wainwright

Vendor management goes beyond identifying, evaluating and selecting a supplier. It is about establishing a partnership that is built on trust, communication and cooperation. In fact, you’ll quickly find that the best partnerships take work and careful planning. It is a two way street, where both sides – yourself included – are responsible for putting […]

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How to make sure your business is GDPR compliant

How to make sure your business is GDPR compliant

By Mike Donoghue

You may know what GDPR is, the key roles involved and the necessity of training your employees – but what else can you do to make sure you’re GDPR compliant? 1. Determine what data you need Before you can determine what data you need, you first need to realise that data comes in many forms. […]

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When to evaluate your IT solution vendors

When to evaluate your IT solution vendors

By Sam Wainwright

A lot of IT directors choose to review their vendors as part of their internal IT strategy review. However, it is also worth assessing them when you’ve got a particular objective in mind e.g. you want to reduce your IT costs, improve your workflows or enhance your security. Now, while most of the vendor sourcing […]

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What are the benefits of aligning your IT and business strategies?

What are the benefits of aligning your IT and business strategies?

By Mike Donoghue

The first thing you need to bear in mind is that aligning these strategies involves more than combining them together within a single document. It is a lot more complicated than that. In truth, what you need to do is make sure that every aspect of your IT strategy supports the long term goals of […]

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What is vendor sourcing?

What is vendor sourcing?

By Sam Wainwright

As a business, it would be naïve to think that the choices you make don’t influence your successes. Even your resource choices have the power to affect your efficiency, costs and security. For this reason, you need to approach vendor sourcing with an open yet critical mind, as only by striking up a productive partnership […]

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Everything new businesses need to know about GDPR

Everything new businesses need to know about GDPR

By Mike Donoghue

You could say that when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018, everything changed. Businesses especially saw a noticeable difference, as the rules regarding how they accessed, stored, used and protected data went through a major upheaval. As a new business, the first thing you need to understand is […]

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