But there are also many users who believe that working with one vendor has much merit.
Marco Baptista, the CIO of Inter, a Venezuela-based telecommunications company, uses HP in is IT shop.
By using a single vendor, Baptista, feels he gains economies of scale, systems are easy to replace, and management is easier.
Baptista believes you do loose some competitiveness by relying on one vendor, but said that relationships matter and he has had one with HP for 15 years, "and we're really happy with the products."
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