Stories by Kim S. Nash

How to evaluate vendor performance

McDonald's gave its first technology supplier of the year award to a small point-of-sale vendor that started as a defense contractor. <a href="http://www.partech.com">ParTech Inc.,</a> in New Hartford, N.Y., beat out more than 100 other software and hardware suppliers, including <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/377513/subject/IBM+Corporation">IBM</a>, <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/377513/subject/Microsoft+Corporation">Microsoft</a> and <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/377513/subject/Oracle+Corporation">Oracle</a>.