IT teams must take a variety of elements into account, including overall business success and performance, when considering the implementation of new products or services. Michael Voellinger explains that CIOs especially cannot rely on pre-existing vendor relationships alone:
Today’s best CIOs create value in large part through the introduction of innovative capabilities, speed, and flexibility — all of which are completely shut down when supplier relationships dictate the IT strategy. Even worse, with so much future revenue and success relying on a solid foundation of technology for success, these situations jeopardize the viability of the entire organization.
Check out the full post, Cozy CIO-Vendor Relationships are More Dangerous than Ever, from Infoworld.