Sam Wainwright

A consultant at Economit, Sam delivers strategic and honest advice to clients who want no-nonsense and impartial guidance to information technology and security for their business.

How can you strengthen business and vendor relationships?

By Sam Wainwright

Vendor management goes beyond identifying, evaluating and selecting a supplier. It is about establishing a partnership that is built on trust, communication and cooperation. In fact, you’ll quickly find that the best partnerships take work and careful planning. It is a two way street, where both sides – yourself included – are responsible for putting […]

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When to evaluate your IT solution vendors

By Sam Wainwright

A lot of IT directors choose to review their vendors as part of their internal IT strategy review. However, it is also worth assessing them when you’ve got a particular objective in mind e.g. you want to reduce your IT costs, improve your workflows or enhance your security. Now, while most of the vendor sourcing […]

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What is vendor sourcing?

By Sam Wainwright

As a business, it would be naïve to think that the choices you make don’t influence your successes. Even your resource choices have the power to affect your efficiency, costs and security. For this reason, you need to approach vendor sourcing with an open yet critical mind, as only by striking up a productive partnership […]

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How To Align Your IT Strategy With Your Business Strategy

By Sam Wainwright

IT plays a fundamental role within every business, and as such has become a critical part of every department. In fact, every time a new piece of tech launches, our expectations grow. We automatically assume that it will reduce our costs, improve security, boost productivity and will increase workflows and communication. We expect more… Yet […]

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How to Reduce IT Costs for Your Company

By Sam Wainwright

Believe it or not but controlling IT expenditure isn’t as easy or as straight forward as you might think. Sure, you can keep receipts of everything you buy. However, unless you have got someone who is experienced enough to step back and calculate its return on investment – as well as assess its infrastructure – […]

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The Biggest Cyber Security Threats of 2019

By Sam Wainwright

As technology becomes an even bigger part of our lives, influencing both the personal and the professional, being aware of the dangers cyberattacks pose is essential. The reality is, they both affect the other; running parallel in their behaviours. Meaning, every time tech and cyber security evolves; cybercriminals methods for accessing your personal data evolve […]

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