Vendor Relations

Vendor Relations

Our members decide on which themes we are active. We are working on a balanced relationship between customer and supplier.

We focus on:

  • Creating a level playing field between supply and demand sides through a joint 'Code of Conduct'. Realizing flexibility, adaptability, transparency and scalability in contract formation. 
  • Increasing knowledge on contract & supplier management, software asset management and identity & access management.
  • Discussing the perceived bottlenecks in the relationship with large vendors.

In a rapidly changing technology landscape, where cloud demands an ever greater role, it is important to maintain good relations with the supply side. More balance in the rights and obligations of both client and supplier is essential for further development of this relationship.

Latest news

CIO Platform Nederland in FD news ‘The stranglehold of the software giants’

2019-10-21 FD Wurggreep.jpgFriday 11 October 2019 14:00 The Dutch business newspaper ‘Het Financieele Dagblad’ (FD) paid attention to a topic that is urgent to CIOs: the need for large software vendors to adapt and balance their behaviour towards customers. The article has now been translated by FD from Dutch into English. full story

Urgent letter CIO Platform Nederland to the DPA’s to test software together

2019-09-23 Brandbrief AP.jpgTuesday 24 September 2019 08:30 Today CIO Platform Nederland has sent a letter to the board of Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP, Dutch DPA) the Dutch Data Protection Authority. In it we call on AP to set up a program together with the other European DPA’s that should lead to better compliance of commonly used software products, services and the associated conditions with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). full story

Results Supplier Satisfaction Survey 2018 released

20181129 Supplier satisfaction survey.jpgThursday 29 November 2018 14:58 The results of the ‘EuroCIO Supplier Satisfaction Survey’ reveals a slowdown of cloud adoption and an increase of exit strategies and actions due to inflexible vendor licensing and pricing models. full story

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