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March Break (Radio) Madness? by Jon Hansen

March 3, 2014

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Okay, right off the bat I am going to acknowledge the fact that the NCAA March Madness event is hands down the big news this month.  And yes, I do usually watch the games into the wee hours of the night, strategically flipping between different channels so has not to miss any of the action. […]

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 […]

Year in the Life Series Winner to be announced on February 14th by Jon Hansen

February 12, 2014

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Well I have to start out by saying that I was more than a little surprised by the tremendous response that we received from the vendor community regarding the first Year in the Life of an eProcurement Start-up program. To everyone who had submitted the names of companies who they believed were ideal candidates for […]

cloudBuy: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 30, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On December 17th, 2013 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate cloudBuy, a New Wave company that that helps clients to “maximize” their purchasing power.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of experts provide their take on the interview and offer […]

GroupRFx: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 22, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On January 21st, 2014 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate GroupRFx, a New Wave company that offers a competitive bidding platform designed to improve the procurement and tendering process within a GPO framework.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of […]

New Year, New Slogan – “Control the Narrative” by Kelly Barner

January 13, 2014

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In the wake of the 2012 U.S. presidential election, the political idea of managing one’s ‘optics’ spilled over into the corporate world. The pesky but popular buzzword captured an increased focus on how everything looks to observers from timing to backdrops to the tone of a statement or presentation. It is a topic I took […]

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 […]

A Year-end Look at Perspective, Priorities, and Productivity by Kelly Barner

December 5, 2013

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Editor’s Note: Well Kelly Barner has done it again! Just when I think that her writing could not get any better she blows my mind with what I consider to be one of the most interesting posts I have read anywhere this past year. Besides infusing a contextually entertaining reference in the form of the […]

Breaking News from Gartner: Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon by Jon Hansen

November 14, 2013

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Given the “breaking news” in the November 13th, 2013 ComputerWeekly.com article “Gartner: CIOs need to address procurement to buy IT from startups,” it seems that the increasingly maligned analyst firm is heralding in an new era of CIO enlightenment regarding the need to engage with smaller IT firms. Of course based on their industry coverage over the […]

Is there a “relational element” to the Atyeo lawsuit that dates back to the 90s? by Jon Hansen

November 14, 2013

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Just as my January 26th, 2013 post on the Bruce Atyeo lawsuit against the Canadian Government regarding the controversial award of a 2004 relocation contract to Royal LePage generated considerable debate – it was one of this blog’s most commented upon posts – yesterday’s follow-up post on Atyeo’s court victory is heading down a similar path. Of the comments […]

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