Just heard on the grapevine of a tech deal announcement where once again a law firm has made a purchase without apparently doing the full round of due diligence. OK, it was not a very big deal, but of the 4 serious vendors in the frame, only 2 were contacted – and one of those that was overlooked says their solution would have saved the firm £100 a week. True, some firms waste this much on biscuits each week but nevertheless you do wonder if some IT directors have ever heard of the concept of shopping around – or realised there is a recession on.