SOURCE: UpperEdge

UpperEdge

May 25, 2011 10:00 ET

UpperEdge Launches Blog Focused on Objective Intelligence for IT Sourcing Success

Blog to Provide Strategies and Approaches for Establishing Optimal Relationships With Key IT Suppliers

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - UpperEdge, an Information Technology sourcing and advisory firm, today announced the launch of a new blog: www.upperedge.com/blog, designed to provide organizations precise and actionable advice to help them optimally structure IT partnerships and generate the most long-term value from them based on the application of proven IT sourcing, negotiation and supplier relationship management best practices.

UpperEdge will share their perspectives on the issues, strategies and approaches required to achieve greater transparency, flexibility, predictability and trust in supplier relationships. Specifically, the blog will focus on the following:

  • Achieving IT sourcing success at every step of the sourcing process -- from initial sourcing diligence, to evaluation and contracting, to SLA and incentive definition, to ongoing supplier relationship management
  • The importance of independent, objective and unbiased perspectives on market trends, risks and opportunities
  • Gaining confidence in IT contracts and relationships -- and avoiding buyer's remorse -- based on the latest market and supplier intelligence
  • Shedding light on the "unknowns" of supplier business practices and IT relationships
  • Innovative approaches for sourcing and shaping strategic IT supplier relationships to proactively address market-driven business needs and create value.

In addition, the blog will feature a recurring series on "Why SaaS Matters," and guest posts by innovative IT thinkers and leaders, as well as the CIO Consigliere, life lessons and worst practices as shared by a veteran of the IT sourcing game.

"Organizations lack sufficient time, resources and access to market intelligence and knowledge of current IT sourcing best practices, and as a result, are greatly challenged in engaging and managing the necessary software and services relationships they need to meet the ongoing needs of the business," says David Blake, CEO of UpperEdge. "UpperEdge was founded to provide companies with objective and informed advice to structure these partnerships optimally, and I am pleased we are providing a destination where organizations can find practical insights on how to maximize these strategic relationships, resulting in greater value with less risk."

About UpperEdge
UpperEdge provides forward-looking organizations relevant market and supplier intelligence, tailored strategies and precise execution methodologies to generate more value from IT investments, assets and relationships. UpperEdge strategies for IT sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier relationship management are backed by objective market and supplier intelligence and lessons learned from hundreds of successful IT sourcing and advisory engagements. Augmenting and complementing the IT organization and business-driven teams, UpperEdge clarifies the IT sourcing process, empowering clients to source and negotiate with confidence and optimize strategic IT relationships. The benefits include greater value from IT investments, increased strategic alignment, and reduced risk. For more information about UpperEdge please visit www.upperedge.com. To learn more important market developments and strategies for sourcing and negotiation go to: www.upperedge.com/blog

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