Procurement and ICT: Am I my brother’s keeper?
Conclusion: The role and responsibilities of procurement and corporate services organisations is increasing relative to those of ICT groups as ICT becomes increasingly bought ‘as-a-service’ rather than installed as capital-intensive internal infrastructure.1
This demand is driving the trend to focus on governance, probity and sourcing management issues in buying decision frameworks.
Neither corporate procurement nor ICT sourcing teams can succeed in isolation: both will sink or swim together. The near-term challenge for most enterprise buying activities will continue to be the ability for both procurement and ICT to keep each other adequately informed and sufficiently knowledgeable in the other’s domain2.