Tag Archive: Procurement

IT Strategic Sourcing Wins Higher Ed Award 

Photo: David Wilson; Thomas Trappler (author); Cathy O'Sullivan, chief of staff to the chief operating officer, UC Office of the President.

By Thomas Trappler. At the California Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC) conference on October 1, 2018, David Willson, manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition at UC Berkeley, and I accepted a Focus on Efficiency award on behalf of the whole UC IT strategic sourcing community. The award recognizes UC for creating a partnership between the UC procurement and IT communities that has successfully improved the effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes of IT…
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Save Dec. 12 for Webinar: UC’s Cisco Agreement – More than Routing and Switching

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Learn from Cisco professionals about the new UC contract with EPlus for Cisco procurement and about UC’s formal strategic relationship with Cisco. You may think of routing and switching as the core Cisco technologies. Well, over the past few years…
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Tariffs Impact Pricing under Some UC Systemwide IT Agreements

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By Thomas Trappler. In March 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a report detailing its investigation of China’s trade practices related to intellectual property. To address issues surfaced in the report, the USTR subsequently announced additional tariffs…
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UC Procurement Gets Deals for IT Infrastructure

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By Michael Wegmann. UC Procurement Services is excited to announce the availability of UC wide agreements reflecting deeply discounted prices for IT infrastructure. Products in five categories– routers and switches, wireless, firewalls, servers, and storage – are now available either…
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