Sustainability on the Agenda for 2021

25 November 2020

 Embedded IT Sustainability Blog

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

At Embedded, we try to predict the requirements technology buyers will have in the future. Clearly, everyone is focussed on COVID at the moment, with financial security of the supply base and cost savings methods most likely at the top on the agenda. However, as we appear to be “normalising” the pandemic, people’s attentions are shifting to other matters.

We believe Climate Change and Sustainability are going to be top of the agenda in 2021… or we certainly think that they should be.

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Building Buyer and Supplier Relationships

25 November 2020

Buyers Suppliers min 

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

Embedded IT provides two perspectives on the IT Supply Chain - one from the perspective of the Buyer, and the other from the perspective of the Supplier. We try to keep this perspective balanced, as we believe that understanding both sides of the buying / selling transaction delivers the best services for our clients. This ultimately builds stronger relationships between the Buyer and Supplier, in a fragmented and complex industry.

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Decision Making, Politics and Procurement

29 June 2020

 Embedded IT - Decision Making, Politics and Procurement

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

When I consider the complexity of some of the larger IT projects out there, it often makes me wonder how on earth they ever get anywhere.  Due to the variables surrounding technical, operational and commercial requirements, it takes a solid structure and a lot of navigation to get to a position where all parties are in agreement, in terms of what needs doing.  Furthermore, it is when the parties cannot agree that the risk and delay occurs. So, is there a good way to manage this aspect?

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Embedded IT's Summer Supplier Project

25 November 2020

Supplier Summer Data Projects 

 

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

Throughout the summer we’ve been working on a project which involves identifying publicly available data on the UK IT industry, largely from a buyer’s perspective. Our objective is to identify all of the IT companies in the UK, so that any buyer is able to pick from the most relevant options, based on a series of attributes. This is the underlying premise of the Embedded Directory - a website we created to support buyers in sourcing technology based on available facts, rather than marketing.

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Collaborative vs Prescriptive Sourcing

29 June 2020

 Collaborative vs Prescriptive Sourcing

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

My personal and professional life have often inspired the opportunity to inform and improve aspects of the other.  Recently, my wife and I invested in some home purchases which provided interesting analogies to work related buying, and I thought it would be beneficial for others if I were to share.

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