The technology purchasing cycle for education is not set in stone, but there are several stages that help make it successful for purchasing professionals each year. Stages may overlap, solutions often need to be purchased at different times during the year, and incremental products and services are added as needed.
During each stage, E&I and our technology suppliers are here to answer questions, provide information, and help you get the products, services, and solutions you need when you need them.
There are several things to consider when purchasing technology, including:
In preparation for the buying season, it is good practice to:
Many of our members are now in the research stage of the purchasing cycle. With supply chain issues still existing in some areas, it may be beneficial to start the buying process now. So reach out your suppliers to be sure you’ll have the solutions you need — when you need them. Our suppliers are here to help. Carahsoft, CDW-G, Connection, AVI-SPL, D2L, IVCi, Mythics, Strata Information Group, and others provide the cloud services and related hardware and software solutions you need for the buying season and year-round.