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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 […]

How Nipendo makes us all look smart by Jon Hansen

June 2, 2014

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Back in my April 23rd post “What IBM was to mainframes and Coupa was to SaaS, Nipendo is to the P2P cloud“, I wrote the following; I believe that Nipendo is a company to watch – and watch closely – in that not only have they seen the future, they also understand it and are […]

While the firing of non-cloud employees raises legal red flags at IBM, what is the future in high tech for the older workforce? by Jon Hansen

May 12, 2014

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“If you’re part of a crew, nobody ever tells you that they’re going to kill you. It doesn’t happen that way. There weren’t any arguments or curses like in the movies. So your murderers come with smiles. They come as your friends, the people who have cared for you all of your life, and they […]

Does controversial IBM presentation to federal government panning SMEs still hold true today? by Jon Hansen

February 25, 2014

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Nearly 9 years ago, I received an e-mail from Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance President and CEO John Reid. In it, he shared with me the comments from a less than happy vendor who related the details of a presentation by Neil McPhedran from IBM regarding the creation of the new SME Office and the company’s […]

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 […]

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