Stop Playing Games With Your IT Roadmap

A monopoly is never good for anyone. Learn how to break free of vendor lock-ins and drive digital acceleration.

Megavendors are notorious for charging existing clients massive upcharges, abolishing cost-saving tier pricing, and unfavorable bundling tactics. While it seems convenient at first, being locked into a single vendor means you surrender control of your IT roadmap and will be left behind in the digital acceleration race.  

It’s a story as old as time. What started out as a good idea to keep all your software maintenance and support needs with the OEM soon turned into more of a nightmare with no fixed SLAs, diminished support for older products, and ever-changing software licensing agreements with increased potential for unwanted audits.

Let’s face it. The only one who should be in control of your IT roadmap is you. 

Our new guide, “Beyond Vendor Lock-Ins: Taking Ownership of Your IT Roadmap for Long-Term Success,” features actionable ways to uncover vendor service issues that stand in the way of implementing a future-focused IT strategy, along with valuable questions to ask yourself as a healthy skeptic driving digital innovation when evaluating your current IT roadmap.

There are plenty of advantages of owning your own roadmap, and we could go on and on about them, but the guide also includes a real-life example from Experienced CIO and Executive Advisor Mike Rozsa about a time when a megavendor attempted to derail his roadmap and how his former company handled it.

If you’re questioning who really owns your roadmap — you or the OEM — or if you just want to learn more about how using multiple vendors offers definite advantage over the megavendor monopoly model, download the guide today.


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