TECH BUYER Dec 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US45664219

Developing an Agile Sourcing Strategy

By: Aaron PolikaitisVice President of Research, Vendor Sourcing and Management

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Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Agile Strategies for Emerging Technologies

Situation Overview

Figure: Worldwide ICT Spending by 2nd and 3rd Platform Technologies, 2017–2023

How Will Sourcing Organizations Cope with Growth in Technology Spending as well as the Shift to New and Emerging Technologies?

Advice for the Technology Buyer

Identify Legacy Technology Investments, Analyze Agreement Terms, and Scope Their Retirement Road Maps

Table: Legacy Technology Strategy

Identify Planned New and Emerging Technology Investments and Coordinate Their Implementation Road Maps with Legacy Retirements

Table: New and Emerging Technology Strategy

Embrace Innovation by Identifying Digital Transformation Drivers and Owners, Establishing Cross-Functional Dialog Between Owners and Technology Sourcing Executives, and Sharing a Common Vision

Table: Engagement Strategy

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