Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Ovum’s breakfast briefing on Mega-Vendors: Strategic Partner or Locked-in Master? Sydney, October 25th from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Consolidation in the enterprise applications and IT infrastructure markets has created global mega-vendors, which we call strategic vendors, critical for enterprises and large government organizations. The enterprise applications strategic vendors act as a "tent pole" for an ecosystem that is increasingly complex and in a state of flux, which raises the risk for enterprises and vendors alike.

In this session, we will present Ovum's framework and research on the strategic vendor concept and how they are creating the products and ecosystems that lead the IT market and provide the infrastructure that enterprise applications and industry-specific applications rest on:
How are strategic vendors being created and in turn how are they creating their ecosystems?
What are the upsides and downsides to committing to the strategic vendor approach?
How can end-users unlock the potential of working with a strategic vendor and its ecosystem?

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Ovum provides clients with independent and objective analysis that enables them to make better business and technology decisions. Our research draws upon over 400,000 interviews a year with business and technology, telecoms and sourcing decision-makers, giving Ovum and our clients unparalleled insight not only into business requirements but also the technology that organisations must support. Ovum is part of the Informa Group.
Tanisha Kaul
P: +613 9601 6723


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