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January 24, 2011  6:01 AM

Procurement: Evaluation of solutions

Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
education, procurement, request for proposal (RFP), vendor evaluation

Procurement is one of the prominent tasks undertaken by a CIO regularly. In order to get ahead with his program, he has to constantly procure new hardware, software, network...

November 2, 2010  6:19 AM

Learn from the vendors

Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO career, learning, procurement, Secret tactics, vendor relations

Much of what I know about technology has been learnt from technology vendors. While it’s true that I have read about various technologies and also used them, at times the real understanding has come from vendor interactions. Vendors know best about the technology that they deal with. Vendor...

September 20, 2010  7:33 AM

Guidelines for replacement of data center equipment

Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
data center upgrades, IT budgets, IT equipment refresh, procurement

We have a lot of equipment in the data center—servers, storage boxes, SAN switches and network switches. Many of...

September 13, 2010  5:23 AM

Making the case for a laptop-desktop refresh cycle

Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
client refresh, IT budgets, procurement

Nowadays, all office employees are provided with a system—either a desktop or a laptop—to carry out their work. While such equipment is added whenever new employees join the organization, old systems are replaced with new ones (as and when they become due).  On this front, certain...


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