Browsing All posts tagged under »Emptoris«

IBMs acquisition of Emptoris: So there was a plan after all by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2014

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In my post yesterday regarding Oracle’s acquisition of Micros Systems I wrote the following: The only concern I have is whether or not Oracle will screw things up by seeking to assimilate Micros into its culture, as opposed to capitalizing on its core or indigenous strengths.  In its purchase of Emptoris, IBM recognized that company’s […]

Oracle’s purchase of Micros takes me back to my old hospitality days by Jon Hansen

June 24, 2014

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A long time ago, in a galaxy (okay lifetime) far, far away . . . As soon as I heard the news that Oracle was expanding its reach into the hospitality business through its $5.3 billion purchase of Columbia, Maryland-based Micros, I was immediately reminded of a fellow by the name of Joe Finizio. Joe […]

The Elcom enigma; A case of unlimited possibilities and unrealized potential by Jon Hansen

April 1, 2014

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Based on my conversation earlier this morning with Elcom’s Executive VP Finance David Elliot, I could not help but wonder if we should seriously consider broadening the definition of a start-up business. I have of course written about Elcom in the past, including my reference to  the company in my September 23rd, 2013 post “Welcome […]

Variables in the Adoption of Auctions in Procurement by Kelly Barner & Alun Rafique

February 24, 2014

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Editor’s Note: When Kelly Barner and Alun Rafique submitted this post on the variables in the adoption of auctions, they hit close to home in terms of an area of procurement about which I have a great deal of experience and expertise. For several years my research into the utilization of advanced algorithms within the […]

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 […]

Substance over sizzle: Can Elcom replicate its success with Scotland? by Jon Hansen

October 17, 2013

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As many of you already know, beyond this blog I have written 5 books in total – two of which were as a ghostwriter.  Remind me to tell you one day why I prefer the anonymity of assuming the ghostwriter persona. In the meantime, I think that it is safe to say that I know […]

Forrester’s Duncan Jones and His Big Bang Theory Relating to Market Evolution by Jon Hansen

July 10, 2013

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“I don’t see any evidence that this product was at all significant in IBM’s decision to acquire Emptoris, let alone be “based on the acquisition” as you seem to be suggesting.  Its too early to expect IBM to have coherent plans for what to do with its services procurement product, and while it doesn’t fit […]

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 […]

With IBM’s acquisition of Emptoris the other shoe drops vis-à-vis the latter’s 2009 acquisition of Click Commerce or . . . will Jason Busch finally get what I was saying!

December 22, 2011

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Jon, I had a lot more respect for you before this post. Seriously, you seem to dismiss the market dynamics of acquisitions as not consequential, referencing indirectly what I wrote. But in doing so, you’re actually showing a complete lack of knowledge of what happens after software acquisitions and their impact on customers! comment by […]

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