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September 2013 Vol. 12 No. 7

Who's making the decisions about today's IT purchases?

ESG data shows users are making more and more rogue IT purchases. Here's why it's happening and how IT can regain control of the process and mitigate further risks. Are you an information technology (IT) manager who feels as if you're losing control of crucial business application purchasing decisions? If you are, you're not alone. Recent ESG data finds users are making more and more rogue IT purchases, so it's time for you to get in front of the curve. IT is losing its grip on technology buying decisions when it comes to business applications. The world has changed significantly from the command and control world where IT makes all the decisions related to what tools and applications can be used for business processes and data. We've all been hearing anecdotal data from software vendors, especially those in the online file-sharing and collaboration space, who report that knowledge workers have become increasingly involved in business application purchases. And we've strongly suspected that a shift was underway. But ESG research...

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