Post-COVID-19: Procurement Executives Discuss Cost Containment, Risk Management, and Preparing for the Next Normal

Post-COVID-19: Procurement Executives Discuss Cost Containment, Risk Management, and Preparing for the Next Normal

This IDC Perspective shares the experiences of senior procurement executive leaders as they discuss challenges and opportunities now that companies have achieved stasis after the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting was designed enable senior IT and procurement leaders to exchange ideas about their sourcing priorities for the next 6–12 months, the new business drivers they are responding to, and the techniques to make the IT procurement process go faster and better."Procurement executives and their teams are affected by the need to maintain business continuity after the first wave of the pandemic; however, many are also being asked to fill, without new spend, their companies' need to expand their capabilities," notes Aaron Polikaitis, research vice president, IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Introduction
Advice to Technology Leaders
Cost Containment
Getting Agile
Refining the Procurement Process
Addressing Cloud Sprawl
Containing Cybersecurity Risk
Preparing for the Next Normal
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