Getting the most from your technology procurement


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Technology acquisition — especially when buying as a service through a cloud provider — is still quite immature, and often means the checks that would normally be made for a more visible project or product, are not made.

As governments embrace digital to engage and interact with citizens, getting the most from technology acquisition is critical to agency transformation.

Technology procurement is a critical issue and potential impediment for agencies wanting to fast track into the digital world. Poorly managed it leads to cost blowouts, delays and in the worst-case litigation.

Many cloud applications have a set of terms and conditions, which are often weighted in favour of the provider, with little ability to negotiate any terms. When projects go wrong this can often leave an agency with poor remedies.

Technology acquisition — especially when buying as a service through a cloud provider — is still quite immature, and often means the checks that would normally be made for a more visible project or product, are not made.

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