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Scout: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 7, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On November 26th, 2013 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate Scout, a New Wave company that provides “painless” RFP capability to its clients.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of experts will provide their take on the interview and offer […]

More than 6 years after my Dangerous Myths post, Jason Busch admits that he kind of got it wrong (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

June 19, 2013

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“I spent five years at FreeMarkets before launching Spend Matters and covering the market as a journalist and analyst . . . I’m a guilty party in terms of reverse auctions and foisting them on suppliers . . . I am also a proponent of them as well, but as you’ll see in our thinking […]

Towards Tesco Reborn, or why Procurement Insights is your number 1 source for well . . . procurement insights by Jon Hansen

June 17, 2013

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It is a very exciting time for the Procurement Insights brand, especially with the recent launch of our new European Union Edition. Besides having has its Chief Editor one of the top public procurement experts in the UK (and perhaps even beyond) in the person of Colin Cram, we are going to be announcing 10 […]

New Forrester report suggests IBM finally got it right in buying Emptoris – I wonder if anyone remembers the IBM Ariba adventure? by Jon Hansen

March 7, 2013

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I recently found myself contemplating and writing about life as a parent when one passes the half century mark.  Just to be clear right out of the gate, and to avoid a restless night on the family couch, my partner Jennifer is nowhere near 50. This last point clarified, the age factor does come into […]

The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Jon Hansen

January 16, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this third installment of […]

Is Ariba Still On-Demand? For shareholders and execs the answer is yes but . . . (The Ariba Interviews Revisited)

September 13, 2012

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Shortly after taking to the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network in the Spring of 2009, I had both the unique opportunity and pleasure of interviewing Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Minahan as well as their CFO Ahmed Rubaie. The shows, which originally aired on April 16th, 2009 (There’s a slow, slow train […]

Is this the beginning of the end of the improbable long run of “one hit” Larry?

May 24, 2012

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It is no secret to my regular readers that I am not a big fan of Oracle’s Larry Ellison. The origins of my disenchantment go all the back to the vendor’s early days when Ellison was forced to lay off approximately 10 percent of the company’s workforce due to questionable accounting practices. Specifically Oracle sales […]

Danny DeVito Comments on The SAP Acquisition of Ariba for $4.5 Billion . . . Well Sort Of . . .

May 22, 2012

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“You know, at one time there must have been dozens of companies making buggy whips. And I’ll bet the last company around was the one that made the best goddamn buggy whip you ever saw. Now, how would you have liked to have been a stockholder in that company?” Comment made by Danny DeVito in […]

For the majority of vendors moving into the realms of sustainability procurement technology, it is either a sign of desperation or distraction but . . . with Rosslyn it’s just another crack in their egg

October 26, 2011

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Don’t bite off more than you can chew, or avoid starting a new project until the present project is completed, are axioms that immediately come to mind when I consider the efforts on the part of some vendors to find that all important traction that ultimately leads to the scalability of their business model. In […]

Are The New Titans of the SaaS World Highlighted in 2009 Special Suffering From The Oliver Twist Syndrome When It Comes To Market Penetration?

June 10, 2011

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Back in June 2009 I had aired a segment on the PI Window on Business titled Emerging Giants: The New Titans of the SaaS World, which in hindsight is interesting in that at least 2 of the senior executives who participated in the panel discussion represent organizations that are shall we say walking lightly but […]

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