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Best Practices: How to buy technology expense-management services

  • Network World
  • 11/29/2018
  • Theresa Knutson & Steve Rosen

Buying technology services for an enterprise is a big undertaking and an expensive one, so it can be smart to use yet another service – technology expense-management (TEM) – to help maintain control over what you spend and what you get.

TEM is of ever-increasing importance to enterprise buyers because it touches on virtually all aspects of the technology lifecycle.  It has now emerged to encompass the ever-expanding universe of networking technologies and services spend including managed services, maintenance, hosting and cloud services.  As these technologies become more complicated and expensive, many enterprise users have availed themselves of third-party TEM services to help manage some or all of these expenses.

Here are some best practices...